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A Quilty Cannery

Bringing the best of the past into today

Welcome! It’s a pleasure to welcome you to this passion project of mine... chronicling a quarantine spent growing and preserving food and making quilts to keep the people I love warm and cozy up. Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn, or a seasoned professional exploring new ideas, A Quilty Cannery is here to inspire. Check out the latest posts below.

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Prime Rib Beef Stew

It's a cold (6 degrees F) and windy late January day, and we just cleaned out our deep freezer. When I saw the frozen leftover prime rib...

Better than Takeout! Chinese Fried Rice

Last night, I tried a new recipe from a home chef YouTuber that claimed that it was "better than takeout" chicken fried rice. It looked...

Senate Bean Soup

Ham Shanks make all the difference! On New Year's Day, we were supposed to join a soup potluck party at a friends, and I had a steamy pot...

2022 In Review! A Cannery Update

I definitely did not can as much this year as I did in the past two years, but I have continued to can, steadily, especially some of my...

Shishito Peppers!

A few of the garden/homesteading YouTubers I follow all swear by blackened shishito peppers and a garlic aioli sauce (claiming it will...

A Snowy Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas! I'm sitting in my kitchen, making some holiday-inspired treats, listening to Christmas tunes, and looking out on a very...

A Thanksgiving Canning & Garden Recap

This year, Thanksgiving was bigger than originally planned, and so it was a great opportunity to make some homemade stock and make some...

Instant Pot Refried Beans

I saw a simple Instant Pot recipe on "How to Make Dinner" on youtube tonight, and decided to give it a try. It all came together in...

Roasted Tomato Soup

Earlier in September, I posted a few times about my second tomato canning run of the year (what to do with the peels, and canning crushed...

A Soupy Start to Autumn

Yesterday was the official first day of autumn, and the weather is finally (and quite suddenly) colder and wetter. I have a few days off...

Canning Tomatoes in '22: Take 2

We picked up another peck of roma tomatoes at the Saint Mary's Thursday Farmer's market, and I set out to put more tomatoes up. This...

Clearman's Cheese Butter Topping!

At the Von's grocery store in Covina, I found the Clearman's cheese bread topping for sale. The prices in California for everything were...

Recipe: Crunchy Pesto Chicken

It's that time of the year when the basil is growing strong, and here's a fun recipe to make with all that herby goodness: Crunchy Pesto...

In Time for Tuesday, it's Taco Pizza!

I've never been a fan of Taco Pizza (or really, any thing on Pizza that isn't available on a traditional pizza/Italian restaurant menu),...

The Start of the 2022 Grilling Season!

This past week, it was finally time to get out the grill chimney, load it up with coals, and make our first grilling attempt of the new...

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