Tutorial: How to can using a waterbath

Tutorial: How to can using a waterbath

(Links throughout this post are affiliate links, which means if you click on them and happen to purchase something, I get a small percentage of the sale. This does not cost extra to you, but does help fund the blog. )  It wasn’t that many years ago that the idea of canning produce freaked me…

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Five Tips for the Gardening Newbie

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Spring is officially here and summer is around the corner, my mind is ready to garden! Now if the snow would melt, that would be great…. Starting a garden is wonderful, but it can also be a big stress for anyone that hasn’t done it before. I do not consider myself a veteran gardener, but…

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How to get your Kids to eat (and like) Vegetables

How to get your kids to eat (and like) vegetables

Anyone who knows my family well enough knows that my kids like vegetables. Don’t misunderstand me, my oldest would eats pounds of white pasta if allowed but that doesn’t mean he won’t eat a big helping of salad. And the questions I get asked most often,  “How do you get your kids to eat that?…

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Dehydrating Celery

Dehydrating Celery

Dehydrated celery is something that I never thought I’d have to have in my house. But, do you know how convenient it is to have a jar full when one of your kids gets sick and asks for soup? I almost always keep a whole chicken in the freezer for this purpose as well. And…

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Dehydrating Tomato Skins

Dehydrating Tomato Skins

Canning season seems to have hit here with a flurry! We’ve been busy preserving tomatoes, blueberries, peppers, and celery the past few weeks. I’m hoping to finish up and move on to apples, grapes and beets this next week. One thing that always bothers me is the amount of waste when canning whole tomatoes. But,…

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