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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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How to Make Money on your Homestead – Cottage Food Laws

It seems these days everyone has a side hustle. Etsy shops, selling on Ebay, walking the neighbor's dog... there are so many ways to bring in some extra cash these days. Ever wonder just how to make money from your homestead? Cottage Food Laws just might be your...

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Using Worm Castings to Build Healthy Soil

Building healthy soil takes time, in fact, it can take year. But there are things you can do to speed it a long like using worm castings to nourish your plants and build healthy soil. What are Worm Castings In a nutshell, worm castings are worm manure or poop if you...

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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies are a classic treat that everyone can love. These are full of the crunchy goodness many of us remember from our gluten eating days and full of chocolatey decadence. Simple Gluten Free There's no need to worry about converting some...

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Tips for Growing a Container Herb Garden

There are many reasons to grow a container herb garden. If you life in a cold climate you can grow herbs inside in a container. If you don't have much space for gardening, you can grow herbs in containers on the patio or balcony. Even if you have room in your...

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