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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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The Start of the 2023 Garden!

And with a little soil and a mist of water, the first seeds are planted! Our last average frost is April 30th, and it's usually warm...

The Winter Carnival Orchid Show

It wouldn't be January with out the Saint Paul Winter Carnival... and for me, it wouldn't be the winter carnival without the Orchid Show...

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 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...

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...

Garden Update: Potato Harvest!

In this year's garden, I decided to try to grow my own potatoes! I bought a "potato pot" and seed potatoes at Gerten's garden center,...

What to do with Tomato Peels?

All safe canning recipes require that you either peel the tomatoes, or remove the peels (and seeds) by running the sauce through a food...

Late August: Garden Update

It's late August, and it's time for a quick garden update and recap. The summer of 2022 in zone 4b (Minnesota) has been cooler than...

A July Garden Harvest

It's early July, so the only things I'm harvesting are green and leafy (with the exception of one lone green bean that was ready to go). ...

Gardens in a stormy sky

Last night, the sky was a million different hues, including a brief stint as golden yellow. This was a great opportunity to get some...

Garden update!

We moved our Greenstalks this weekend and got our container garden set up. Tonight, the sky looked pretty evil, but the garden was...

Pahl's CSA - Box #1 (2022)

This year, I'm splitting a teaser share with a friend, as neither of our households can get through a box in a week! This past Wednesday...

A Late-June Garden Update

This weekend, we finally got the remaining pavers removed from the front "patio" that we want to convert to a garden over the next few...

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