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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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Garden Update: More Tomatoes

As we near the end of the season, the tomatoes are still coming in (the green ones in the photo above are cherokee purples, and not green...

A Perfect Bike Ride

Happy Fall! Here in the upper midwest, early October is usually one of the best times of the year for outside activities. Beautiful and...

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...

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,...

Moda Blockheads 4: 26 & Bonus Blocks

Just a few weeks left, and today they surprisingly dropped a "triple play" bonus block on us. I chose the pinwheel 9-Patch version: The...

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...

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