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FROM the FARM: Reader needs recipe for pickled yellow banana peppers

FROM the FARM: Reader needs recipe for pickled yellow banana peppers

While serving as guest speaker at Saturday's 60th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration for St. Mary's Medical Center Auxiliary of Hobart, reader Sarah Boyajian of Hammond asked me an interesting question.

October 23, 2013 12:00 am
Home Canned Peaches in Medium Syrup

Home Canned Peaches in Medium Syrup

Farm wife Joann Scamerhorn's home-canned peaches await the pantry and basement cellar to be enjoyed throughout the winter, celebrating this fall's bountiful fruit harvest.

September 18, 2013 12:00 am
Wild Black Raspberries Perfect for Jam and Preserves

Wild Black Raspberries Perfect for Jam and Preserves

Plump and juicy deep black wild raspberries are sweet and flavorful finds in early July along wooded areas, ditches and ponds and ideal for homemade jam and preserves.

July 31, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Farm neighbor was dedicated to kitchen craft

FROM the FARM: Farm neighbor was dedicated to kitchen craft

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

July 17, 2013 12:00 am
All about food

All about food

CROWN POINT | A five-week Home Food Preservation course is being offered by the Lake County Purdue Cooperative Extension Service to individuals interested in learning basic food preservation techniques and how to preserve food safely using the most up-to-date, researched-based information.

February 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Garden Beets are Colorful and Flavorful Whether Pickled and Canned or Roasted

Garden Beets are Colorful and Flavorful Whether Pickled and Canned or Roasted

This week, Times Columnist Phil Potempa's mother Peggy completed this year's canning of pickled sugar beets, a favorite of Times Readers. But there are still plenty of "table beets" in the garden, shown sliced here, ideal for roasting.

August 01, 2012 12:00 am
Advanced boiling water canning classes offered by Purdue Cooperative Extension

Advanced boiling water canning classes offered by Purdue Cooperative Extension

CROWN POINT | An advanced boiling water canning class was recently held at the Lake County Purdue Cooperative Extension Service in Crown Point, where participants learned to safely preserve: Oktoberfest Beer Mustard, Bruschetta in a Jar, and Carrot Cake Jam.

January 31, 2012 3:14 pm Photos

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Preserve holiday tradition with gifts from the garden

Preserve holiday tradition with gifts from the garden

For Daniel Gasteiger, the holiday season begins in May when the rhubarb and strawberries ripen. That's when he starts putting foods by for the many people on his gift list.

November 10, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Homemade Peach Preserves

Homemade Peach Preserves

Fresh peaches are key to the sweet amber spread that awaits with each autumn's annual batch of homemade peach preserves at the farm.

October 12, 2011 12:00 am
Students find out they "can"

Students find out they "can"

CROWN POINT - Marjy Hyman, left, of Hebron and Kathy Horvath, of Highland, recently participated in a Home Food Preservation class on canning tomatoes and tomato juice sponsored by the Lake County Purdue Cooperative Extension Service in Crown Point. Corinne Powell, extension educator for Con…

September 01, 2011 12:00 am

Register by Aug. 22 for class on tomato canning in C.P.

CROWN POINT | Registrations must be made by Aug. 22 for a Boiling Water Canning Class on canning tomatoes being offered from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Lake County Purdue Cooperative Extension Service, 880 E. 99th Court, Crown Point.

August 08, 2011 12:00 am
Food preservation can be a healthy choice

Food preservation can be a healthy choice

As fresh vegetables and fruits start finding their way to local farm stands, people want to learn to preserve, to put up what's growing in their gardens.

May 05, 2011 9:00 am Photos

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Food preservation: new methods enhance old traditions

Food preservation: new methods enhance old traditions

When I was very young and living in Indiana Harbor at the four flat building on 135th that my grandmother owned, I was afraid to go down the poorly lit curving stairs and into the cement-floored basement.

May 05, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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FROM the FARM: Here's the answer to reader's 'Nine Day Pickle' question

FROM the FARM: Here's the answer to reader's 'Nine Day Pickle' question

One of my favorite old photographs printed in my original "From the Farm" cookbook published in 2004 features my Grandma and Grandpa Potempa in 1943 standing in the pickle patch at our farm.

July 28, 2010 12:00 am
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