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14 Tips for Wildfire Safety and Prevention at Home

Wildfire safety and prevention starts at home. Wildfires, started by lighting strikes or man-made, burn on average over 7 million acres in the US annually. While these fires can be scary, there is a lot you can do to protect your home and preventing these fires from...

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Lavender Dandelion Jelly Recipe

Dandelion jelly is an amazing and easy way to use up and share common lawn weeds and wildflowers - make it even more special and flavorful by infusing lavender. This easy preserve starts off like most flower jellies with an herbal tea meaning this lavender dandelion...

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11 Free Natural Fertilizers for the Vegetable Garden

There's no doubt about it, plants need food. These 11 free natural fertilizers can be found in most homes. Let's stop throwing them away and instead use them to feed the vegetable garden. We all want to get the best harvest we can from our vegetable garden and it...

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Easy Homemade Potato Leek Soup Recipe

Potato Leek Soup is an easy and delicious recipe. Its especially delicious on a rainy day! I originally tried Julia Child's recipe. I used to love watching her. She was always entertaining and made everything look so yummy. But her soup recipe called for "simmering...

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17 Green Money Saving Bathroom Ideas

Working towards a green, money saving bathroom can be as easy or intense as you want it to be. Whether you simply swap a plastic shower curtain for cloth or decide to make your own "family cloth," each step can help both the environment and your wallet. Whether you...

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Fermented Garlic and Honey

Make this easy fermented garlic and honey preserve (also called "honey garlic") for flavorful meals and some immunity boosting in one jar. Ferments can sometimes be fussy bits of preservation. But not with this easy garlic and honey preserve. This simple recipe goes...

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9 Best Vegetables for Fermenting – other than cabbage

When people think of fermenting vegetables they usually think of sauerkraut which is fermented cabbage. But there are many other vegetables that make great ferments. Here's what to grow in a fermenter's garden. Two main way of fermenting vegetables There are two main...

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Homemade Apple Pie Cake

This apple pie cake gives you all the flavor of a homemade pie without the fuss of making pie crust. This easy apple cake recipe can be served as part of a brunch in its coffee cake style or be eaten as dessert. Pie Filling The thing that makes this cake so very easy...

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Spring Salad Recipes

As the season changes so do our meal plans and food cravings. Switch from the heavy, comforting soups of winter to these spring salad recipes for nutritious and delicious meals. The great thing about these spring salad ideas is that they all feature in-season produce...

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