Author Archives: Amber Gillespie

Preserving the Harvest

While we all love to eat our veggies fresh from the garden, the overabundance of our crops can and should be reserved for later use. Many herbs and vegetables can be frozen, dried, fermented, canned, or cellar stored so we … Continue reading

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Fall Salves & Tinctures

As summer starts to wind down and weeding and planting give way to harvesting and processing, I like to begin to think about my winter remedies. I like to make salves, tinctures, and syrups to ensure my health through the … Continue reading

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Fall Soil Amendments

The second week in September has brought with it a chill reminiscent of October. While most of us are all still busy harvesting and processing the fruits of our labor, now is also the time to begin thinking of fall … Continue reading

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Jelly/Jam/Chutney/Ketchup time!

As the Summer begins to reach it’s crux, I begin to make jam. After waiting all these weeks for the berries, clovers and tomatoes to ripen, the jelly/jam/chutney/ketchup making begins. Some of my favorite jellies include watermelon and red clover. … Continue reading

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Fun with Fermentation!

For me, summer is not only about eating as much bounty in all of its freshness, but also about preserving that bounty to enjoy in the midst of our snow-blanketed Vermont winters. While there is no way to quite capture … Continue reading

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