crushed red pepper

One of my favorite things to do at the end of summer is to grab all my leftover red chili peppers (plus any other red colored peppers I have lying around) and dry them out to make crushed red pepper flakes.  It is so easy!   This process begins with drying out whatever peppers you…

pesto

I LOVE hanging out with one of my best friends, Justine!  I love her passion for making things herself and doing anything she puts her mind to. A few weeks ago she asked me if we could make pesto together.  It was lovely!  She showed me how you can use different types of nuts and…

canning – basil peach pepper jelly

One of my favorite late summer hobbies is canning.  It is exciting to see the completion of all the beautiful glass jars filled with yummy goodness.  I had one of my good friends, Justine, come over to help can with me a few weeks ago.  She was awesome at helping take pictures and jotting down…