Hi! I am Karen, mother of two hungry kids and full time high school science teacher. I believe that even busy families can find time for fresh, homemade foods. Despite my full life, I strive to feed my family of four delicious, nutritious, and economical meals. As a family, we strive to grow as much food as we can from our small semi-urban lot in Sonoma County, California. We have multiple fruit trees, a vegetable garden, and 4 loud chickens.
The bounty of each season is worth celebrating! Many of our meals are based on whatever is fresh and bountiful in our yard or what we can glean from the yards of our friends and neighbors. What seasonal food we have in surplus goes into the canning jars. Visit Home Canning Basics for a primer on canning and a list of my food preservation recipes. I hope you will read along with me and find some inspiration to fill your belly, pantry, and life with fresh and tasty foods.
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Karen Juul Wilkinson
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