An Introduction To Canning Food For Beginners

Are you interested in preserving your garden harvest? Or maybe you got a great deal on the bulk strawberries you just bought from the farmer's market? It is totally possible. Canning is an art which has been around since the early 1800’s. It went out of fashion after...

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The Benefits Of Pickling Food From Your Garden

Pickling is one of the oldest forms of food preservation. It involves submerging the food in either vinegar or a salt brine to keep it from spoiling. Spoiling is a process that involves bacteria, and not all bacteria are created equal when it comes to spoiling or...

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Dehydrating Food Tips – What You Need to Know

  Dehydrating or drying out food is one of the oldest food preservation techniques out there and something that’s making a bit of a comeback in recent years. The idea is to preserve the food by removing as much of the moisture or water content as possible. Not...

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Can I Freeze Fresh Vegetables And Fruit? Yes You Can!

There is only one answer to the question of can I freeze fresh vegetables and fruit? YES you can! In fact, one of the easiest things to do when you have more fresh produce than you know what to do with is to freeze it. A surprisingly large variety of fruits and...

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Where To Find Great Deals On Produce To Preserve

Before you can start to put up food, you need the produce to work with. While you can certainly head to your local grocery store to pick up 20 pounds of green beans to can, it’s probably not your best option. Not only will it cost you quite a bit, even if green beans...

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Five Common Methods of Processing & Preserving Food

Preserving and storing food is becoming a bit of a lost art and it’s a shame. What do you do when you come across a great deal at the grocery store or the farmer’s market? What do you do when you’re offered a discount on a bushel of produce that you can’t pass up?...

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Harvesting and drying herbs is practically a rite of passage for gardeners every Fall. Don’t know about you but I have gotten pretty spoiled by the free and much better tasting herbs growing right outside my back door! I know where they came from…they were grown...

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Make Your Own Miniature Fairy Garden – The Easy Way

Do you want to jump on the bandwagon and make your own miniature fairy garden too? Not only is it great fun for all members of the family, but it also can make an amazing gift. Below are some complete fairy garden kits that have everything you need to get started,...

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Learn How to Make Miniature Fairy Gardens

Let your imagination soar by learning how to make miniature fairy gardens! This is a really fun and unique gardening project that is perfect for everyone. They are SO easy to put together, allow you to be as inventive as you want, and will become an engaging family...

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How To Make Compost From Food Scraps

Were you aware that we Americans throw away 40 percent of our food each year? The Environmental Protection Agency tells us that throwing food away in a landfill is similar to tying it up in a plastic bag and leaving it there. The food simply rots-which produces...

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Becoming a vegetarian in 2012 meant I had to learn how to eat vegetables-not something customarily in my menu beyond lettuce & carrots. I also choose to live as simply as possible. Gardening is a natural part of this new path for me.  Learn more about me here.


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