Recipes and Food
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Do you have a lot of chard growing in your garden? Learn how to dehydrate Swiss chard (and make chard powder) using these simple methods!
Do you have a large spinach harvest from the garden? Learn how to preserve spinach to extend its shelf life- so you can enjoy it longer!
Is your garden full of cabbage? Get step by step instructions for dehydrating cabbage at home, so it doesn’t go to waste!
Do you have a lot of cabbage in the garden? Learn all the ways to preserve cabbage to extend its shelf life- so you can enjoy it longer!
Do you have a lot of spinach in the garden? Learn how to dehydrate spinach (and make spinach powder) using these simple methods!
Do you have a bumper crop of fresh basil from your garden? Learn how to freeze basil so you can enjoy this tasty herb all year round!
Do you have seasonal apples to preserve? Learn how to dehydrate apples at home so you can store and enjoy your apples all year long.
Do you have a garden full of rosemary? Learn how to dry rosemary using 3 different methods. As well as how to store and use your dried rosemary!
Do you have a bumper crop of basil in your garden? Learn how to preserve basil at home, so you can enjoy it all year long!
What are the best tomatoes for making & canning salsa? Are there specific types of tomatoes you should use in your home canned salsa or does it really matter?
Do you grow zucchini? Don’t let the extra go to waste- learn how to dehydrate zucchini and preserve it for the winter months!
Do you preserve a lot of food and have a ton of canning lids hanging around. Are you wondering can you reuse canning lids more than once?
Kale is one of the easiest vegetables to preserve and dehydrate at home. Learn how to dry kale using these 3 simple methods!
Do you have a garden full of basil? Learn how to dry basil so you can enjoy that great basil taste in dishes and meals all year long!
Are you looking to get an electric food dehydrator? Check out this buying guide for the best food dehydrators & compare the top models to choose one that is best for you!
Are you ready to stop buying premade mixes and starting making your own? Here’s how to make homemade pumpkin pie spice for a fraction of the cost!
We all know and love our pumpkins and winter squashes, but what about gourds? Can you eat gourds or are they better off as a fall decoration only?
Okra is growing in popularity around the world both in gardens and it meals. But have you ever stopped to wonder: is okra a vegetable or is okra a fruit?
Is pumpkin a fruit or a vegetable? What if I told you the answer may surprise you? Learn more about the difference between fruits and vegetables and where pumpkin falls.
Oregano is more than just a culinary herb. It is a powerful medicinal plant with many health benefits. Do you know the all the uses and benefits of oregano?
Do you have fresh eggplant that goes to waste? Learn how to store eggplant for the best results so that it keeps longer and retains quality.
Let’s answer the age old question once and for all- Is a tomato a fruit or vegetable? The answer is not as clear cut as it may seem!
Cucumbers are a favorite food of many. They are nutritious and help keep you healthy. But is a cucumber a fruit or a vegetable?
Can you eat guinea fowl? Can you eat guinea eggs? Find out the answer to these questions and learn more about what these birds can do for your homestead!
Are you ready to stop buying premade mixes and starting making your own? Here’s how to make homemade taco seasonings for a fraction of the cost!
Tarragon is a top culinary herb. Did you know it can be used to ease toothaches and fight anxiety? Read on to find out all the benefits of tarragon