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Inexpensive seed starter "greenhouses"

I bought these disposable basting trays at the Dollar Store. I am going to use them to start my seeds. The lid should help keep water inside the pot, and function as a little greenhouse. 24 more words

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Homemade Tomato Paste

Q: How do you fix a sliced tomato? 
A: Use tomato paste. 

So I managed to spill hot tomato puree all down the front of myself, my oven door and all over my kitchen floor today. 671 more words

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Summer in Season: Tomatoes

Here in sunny Queensland you can grow toms almost year round, but traditionally summer is the season for harvesting tomatoes. Even in Queensland they are at their best, and CHEAPEST, in the warmest months of the year. 453 more words

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Old-fashioned Lemon Cordial

There’s nothing quite so refreshing as a cold glass of lemon cordial on a hot summer’s day – which is probably why there is such a long tradition of cordial making and drinking in the Commonwealth countries. 513 more words

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Beneath the Christmas Tree

With less than a week to go before Christmas, I think it’s about time I got cracking on the gifts. I’ve purchased a few items, but on the whole this will be a handmade Christmas. 476 more words

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A Little Loo Lovin'

You know you’re a parent when you find yourself sitting on the toilet, cuddling a cranky toddler while you’re doing a poo.

Cranky toddlers aside, we humans produce a fair bit of… 1,172 more words

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Weed tea

Sometimes my garden is growing lots of delicious, nutritious food…

And then sometimes it’s growing weeds. If I’m lucky it’s just a few and the chookies get a treat :-) 335 more words

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