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How to Make Simple Syrup for Canning, Cooking, and Drinks

Making an old-fashioned simple syrup is as easy as boiling water and sugar together. Depending on the ratio you can make a super heavy syrup or a very light syrup. You can also make flavored or honey simple syrups. Let's explore how to make simple syrup to use for...

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Best Chicken Breeds for Heat and Keeping Them Cool

Best Chicken Breeds for Heat and Keeping Them Cool

Choosing the best chicken breeds for your climate can be a big decision. Most people are concerned about their egg layers in cold weather, but many chickens actually adapt to cold weather far easier than to hot weather. Just as there are things to do to ensure your...

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Fermented Cherry Tomatoes

Fermented Cherry Tomatoes

Fermented tomatoes are a great way to preserve small bits of the abundant crop for snacking, salads, appetizers and more. Making lacto-fermented cherry tomatoes is an easy preservation project that only takes a few minutes to pull together and less than a week to...

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How to organize and store seeds for frugal gardening

How to organize and store seeds for frugal gardening

If you're a gardener, you need a way to organize and store leftover garden seeds for the next season. Stored properly, most seeds will remain viable for at least a year, some up to four or five years. Here are some simple seed storage solutions and answers to the most...

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Fresh Fruit Cookies

Fresh Fruit Cookies

Make the most of summer's most amazing delights with these fresh fruit cookies. Use any fresh fruit you have on hand and prefer in this super simple recipe. These also happen to be vinegar cookies. And while it might seem strange, the vinegar helps give the cookies a...

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Fermented Vegetables for Healthy Preserves

Fermented Vegetables for Healthy Preserves

Fermented vegetables are a great and tasty way to preserve the summer harvest. Fermentation recipes are basic and flavorful while also adding a healthy does of probiotics to our preserves and meals. The great thing about learning how to ferment vegetables is that the...

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Easy Lavender Milk Bath Bomb Recipe

Easy Lavender Milk Bath Bomb Recipe

Bath bombs are a fun and luxurious way to end the day. Bath bombs can be expensive and filled with questionable ingredients but when you make homemade bath bombs you can control the cost and the ingredients. Use this easy lavender milk bath bomb recipe as a starting...

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Low Sugar Balsamic Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Low Sugar Balsamic Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

When you find yourself with a couple pounds of extra strawberries, this Low Sugar Balsamic Strawberry Rhubarb Jam is just the thing. I love making small batches of jams and jellies. We're not huge jam eaters in our house, plus I like the ability to try lots of...

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Easy Ways to Help Your Garden Survive Summer Heat

Easy Ways to Help Your Garden Survive Summer Heat

The summer heat can be just what our gardens need to grow amazing vegetables and herbs. Or it can completely burn up the garden. Here are some tried and true tips for keeping your vegetable and herb garden healthy and growing through the summer heat. Water Deeply Most...

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