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Enjoy Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables Year-round by Dehydrating

By: | 0 Comments | On: May 6, 2014 | Category : Gardening

Bruschetta with sun dried tomatoes, basil leaves and garlic

As you learned from our previous articles on food preservation, dehydrating foods can be a healthy way to save money on your grocery bill. Imagine being able to snack on healthy berries, vegetables, etc. in the middle of winter for a delicious immune-system boost. Plus, dried vegetables and fruits have... more

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Tips for Effective Canning and Freezing

By: | 0 Comments | On: May 3, 2014 | Category : Gardening

Food canning and freezing tips

Last week I posted an article on canning and freezing as popular ways to preserve foods, especially for those like us who grow vegetables and fruits. They’re both good preservation methods that will prevent waste and save a lot money. But things can go wrong, and sometimes your efforts to... more

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A Guide to Making Your Own Spices

By: | 0 Comments | On: April 29, 2014 | Category : Blog, Gardening

Herbs and spices

Have you ever gone to the supermarket to buy a particular spice and were shocked at the price? Spices can get expensive — really expensive — especially if they are organic. And did you know that many supermarket spices are known to contain fillers? So not only are spices expensive,... more

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A Guide to Food Canning and Freezing

By: | 0 Comments | On: April 26, 2014 | Category : Gardening

canned vegtables

Freezing and canning are wonderful ways to preserve the bounty of your garden, local market, and/or even sales at your grocery store. If you’ve never preserved food before, it may seem a bit overwhelming. Maybe you’ve dabbled a bit in canning or freezing (most of us freeze foods at one... more

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Benefits of Drying Vegetables and Fruits

By: | 0 Comments | On: April 23, 2014 | Category : Gardening

Close up of various dried fruits

Have you ever been faced with a garden full of produce you weren’t sure what to do with? Or maybe the grocery store or farmers’ market had a sale, and you wish you could take advantage of that much fresh food but you’re afraid it will go to waste. Maybe... more

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Pros and Cons of Canning and Freezing Fruits and Vegetables

By: | 0 Comments | On: April 21, 2014 | Category : Composting, Gardening

Benefits of canning and freezing

For those of you who grow your own vegetables, fruits and herbs, and if you’re like us, you grow much more than you need. Some you give to family and friends, but consider preserving some of your harvest for the colder months. When summer comes to a close, or in... more

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