The red potatoes and sweet potatoes are growing roots and should be ready to plant soon. I'm now trying to grow some yellow onions from organic root half/bottoms I cut off for a recipe. The onions are just starting to develop roots. Normally these are discarded, but in the name of frugality and zero waste, I'm trying to regrow anything we eat that can be easily regrown. Here is the progress:
Our water bath canner came the other day and was only in cardboard with some tape to close it. I found a used Presto pressure canner for free, but can't seem to get it open. The givers didn't know much about it and seem to have sealed it closed by putting the lid on wrong after showing the inside to me. One of the handles is broken from trying to open it (it was already cracked) and will need to be replaced. Hoping I will find someone who knows more about canning and can help direct me on fixing/opening it.
Water Bath Canner:
I made some rose water in my water bath canner as a distiller and strained my vanilla extract after about 6 weeks of waiting. (See Recipes page on how to make rosewater and vanilla extract) I also started some more vanilla extract and some mint extract using the vanilla extract recipe and crushed fresh mint leaves.
All from Our Garden, Zero Waste and Plastic-Free Reused Glass Jars:
Here's to Zero Waste Living!
Little Urban Greenie