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Just Because You Can . . .

I have a fellow co-worker whose favorite saying is “Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.” This piece of advice applies to a wide variety of topics from using expired food to standing on the top of a ladder. 484 more words

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Tips for Freezing Fresh Herbs

Fresh herbs are one of the many joys of springtime. They add wonderful, bright flavor to your foods and can make an otherwise colorless food colorful! 354 more words

Home Food Preservation

Drying Your Own Fruit

One of my favorite ways to preserve fruits and vegetables is to thinly slice them and dry them in my dehydrator. Drying is one of the oldest methods for preserving foods. 247 more words


Ready , Set, Plant.....

I hear the birds and I know spring is on its way.  Buried under the mounds of white, the grass is just waiting to grow and when those signs appear, I know it’s time to think about a garden.  534 more words

Home Food Preservation

Winter Comfort Foods - Soups and Stews

During the cold days of late winter, families often rely on soups and stews as a staple of meal planning. Whether fixing an old family favorite or trying that new recipe you recently found on-line or in a magazine, we often find ourselves with more food than our family needs for one meal. 254 more words

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New Year's Eve, and the Kale is Still Here

Kale: A Fashion Statement

Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m a big fan of kale.  One of my first posts on this blog was about kale and includes a great kale soup recipe. 604 more words


A Canning Jar is a Canning jar? Right?

Nope. Wrong. Not all “canning jars” are created equal.

Canning jars, sometimes called Mason jars, are a hot trend these days. They are everywhere – from a rebirth of home canning to decorations for weddings and picnics and even countertop storage for small items. 387 more words

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