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Eating Seasonally in Fall

Eating seasonally in fall is a mash-up of summer crops and cool weather favorites such as broccoli, pumpkins, apples, and persimmons. The bright sun and crisp, cool air of fall signals the end of harvest season in many places. However, fresh and in-season vegetables...

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Plum Jam with Orange & Cardamom

Plum jam is a delightful combination of tart and sweet, bright and spice that is sure to be a jar of summer on your pantry shelves. And this canning recipe makes a small batch that comes together quickly meaning you can get back to summer in a flash too. Perfectly...

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Jam and Jelly Recipes for Everything

Jam and Jelly recipes are such a huge part of the simple life. Whether you're brand new to canning or a seasoned preserver, jams and jellies are perfect. Traditional flavors, savory treats, or quirky experiments - there seems to be Jam and Jelly Recipes for...

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Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Raspberry cheesecake cookies are a completely portable way to get all of summer's and dessert's favorite flavors in a tiny package. This from-scratch recipe uses fresh raspberries and pantry ingredients, not a boxed mix. Highlighting Summer's Best Fresh raspberries...

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4 Ways of Freezing Herbs to Use All Year Long

Some herbs loose their flavor when dried and are better preserved by freezing. Fortunately, there are several ways of freezing herbs depending on your needs and the herb itself. Freezing Herbs in Water or Oil The “right” way to freeze herbs is to chop them up, put in...

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Homemade Vanilla Raspberry Jam

Raspberries are hands down my favorite -whether I buy them in the store or am foraging for the small wild ones that grow in my backyard. The season always seems to go by so fast though. There are several choices when it comes to preserving these pretty red berries...

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Eating Seasonally in Summer

Eating foods in their season is a great way to eat local, save money, and take advantage of the most delicious produce. Eating seasonally in summer is probably the easiest of all the seasons merely because of the sheer volume of fresh foods. When to Find Summer...

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Natural Pest Control in The Vegetable Garden

Sometimes people think that organic gardening means not using any kind of pest control in the vegetable garden. That's simply not the case. Organic gardening means thinking holistically about the garden instead of just trying to control a certain pest on a certain...

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Make Honeysuckle Jelly and Savor Summer All Year Long

Nothing smells like summer quite like honeysuckle does. The sweet smelling flowers can be found on vines in undisturbed places, usually with children around them eating the honey flavored nectar. Although the rest of the plant is not edible, honeysuckle flowers are...

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