Sunday, November 8, 2015

Pressure Canning Chicken and Rice Soup

I pressure canned some chicken and rice soup. It turned out great! I read alot about not using rice in pressure canning but I put just a tablespoon in and it seemed like it was just right. We had a jar for dinner tonight and it tasted great!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Canning Taco Meat

Canning ground beef to be used for tacos and taco salad is a great timesaver and it's great to have the seasoned meat read to heat and create your favorite Mexican dish. Check out this clear, step-by-step instructional video on canning meat for tacos.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Mountain Traditions Project - Appalachian Homesteading - Josh, Gabe, Josh and Jesse

From the mountains of Western Maryland and West Virginia comes a series of short films about Appalachian traditions in our changing world.

Shot over several months in the summer of 2011, the films follow the stories of a mountain dulcimer player, a metalworker, a quilter, a hammer dulcimer maker, a group of homesteaders and a group of kayakers. The music for the films was composed and performed by Appalachian musicians.

The Mountain Traditions Project is a collaboration between Appalachian Independent Newspaper, Mountain City Traditional Arts and Interdependent Pictures.

More information on the ongoing film project can be found at