Preserve Video

Join urban householder Harriet Fasenfest and friends in her backyard canning kitchen to learn everything you need to know about putting up the harvest. Presented in an easy and approachable format, Preserving with Friends offers safe and reliable steps for making jam, canning fruits and tomatoes, making pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi, …

Welcome

Welcome to the householding pages.  I will be writing from time to time.  I hope you will enjoy it. For a while now it will be harvest and my attention will be split.  Ahh, I have just cooked the gravensteins for sauce.  But besides the harvest, I’m written out.  What …

Filling Up Your Stores

Filling Up Your Stores When I first started making, teaching (as in how-to) and gifting jam, folks would invariable suggest I should go into business.  Though I understood it as a compliment, I was struck how quickly folks suggested I should go to market. But I’m an old timer.  I …

Dear Smarty Pants

Dear Smarty Pants I’ve been thinking about trust.  How its the bedrock of all relationships.  I’ve been thinking about the economy and the environment and the way our business and political leaders have been minding them.  I’ve been listening to all the pundits and economic forecasters posit on when things …

The Householders grab bag

Sacrifice Stew In a recent broadcast of Democracy Now, Amy Goodman told her guest, the award-winning investigative journalist and activist Allan Nairn , “The most hit word in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is the word “austerity” in 2010.” I acknowledged Amy Goodman in my recent book because her reporting, her show, …