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Don’t Throw That Pumpkin Away!

Later this month, many of us will be thinking about what we are going to do with the pumpkins we have grown or bought to use as decorations around the house.  Rather than throwing them out into the field or … Continue reading

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Garden Beets

The coolness in the air is a sure sign the seasons are changing from the warm days of summer to the crisp days of fall. Beets are often considered a summer vegetable because they are gown in many backyard gardens. … Continue reading

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Prepare to Preserve: Pressure Canner Testing

Finally, summer is here and your garden may be offering a bounty of fresh produce. If you plan to preserve your harvest throughout the season by using a pressure canner, one of the most important things that you can do … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Pumpkin – Full of Flavor and Health Benefits

Pumpkins are a sure sign of fall! While many people decorate with pumpkins, did you know eating pumpkin provides several health benefits? Choose pumpkins with a bright orange color to ensure high levels of beta-carotene which the human body converts … Continue reading

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Plan Now for Home Canning Later……..

Each day I walk to the garden to see how things are growing, though I must admit it seems the weeds win every time!  I love to spend time outside after working inside all day and I am anticipating the … Continue reading

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