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Green Pepper Jelly

Re-Posted from www.penncrofthomestead.com Chris made my first introduction to pepper jelly. Hot peppers in jelly didn’t seem particularly appetizing to me, but I tried it anyway. “Oh Wow”, how unexpected! It was spicy and sweet and I wanted to devour...

In Season: Tomatoes

Re-Posted from www.penncrofthomestead.com It’s the end of July and all my love and attention towards my tomatoes is starting to pay off. I have a few heirloom varieties; Brandywine, Green Zebra, Sungold, San Marzano and other standards like Roma and cherries. In...

Citronella Scented Beeswax Candles

Re-Posted from www.penncrofthomestead.com Summer is in full swing and as much as I enjoy the long days and warm weather, I could do without all the bugs that come with it. Blech. This season has been particularly gnatty around us and even though I employ my chickens...

In Season: Strawberries

Re-Posted from www.penncrofthomestead.com Around here, the month of June is the time for strawberries. And I LOVE strawberries. These little berries are not only divinely sweet and tart when they’re in season, but they’re naturally low in sugar and packed...

Easy Homemade Bread

Re-Posted from www.penncrofthomestead.com I’m a terrible baker. I just am, precision and accuracy are not in my culinary wheelhouse. But I can make some darn good bread. I had never even humored the idea of bread baking because my lack of skills until my father...

DIY Rosehip Oil

Re-Posted from www.penncrofthomestead.com I’ve only just discovered the wonderful versatility of rosehips, specifically within the realm of my skincare routine. My batch of homemade rose hip is finally ready, so I wanted to share how simple it is to make....