Recipes and Food
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How to Dehydrate Apples for Longer Storage
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.
How to Dry Rosemary
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!
10 Ways to Preserve Basil at Home
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!
The Best Tomatoes for Making & Canning Salsa
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?
How to Dehydrate Zucchini
Do you grow zucchini? Don’t let the extra go to waste- learn how to dehydrate zucchini and preserve it for the winter months!
Can You Reuse Canning Lids?
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?
How to Dry Kale (3 Different Ways!)
Kale is one of the easiest vegetables to preserve and dehydrate at home. Learn how to dry kale using these 3 simple methods!
How to Dry Basil- 2 Easy Methods for Drying Basil
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!
11 Best Food Dehydrators for Drying and Dehydrating
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!
How to Dry Dill- 2 Easy Ways to Make Dried Dill
Do you have a garden full of dill? Learn how to dry dill so you can enjoy that great dill taste in dishes and meals all year long!
How to Dry Oregano (The Best Way!)
Do you have a garden full of oregano? Learn how to dry oregano so you can enjoy that great oregano taste in dishes and meals all year long!
5 Ways to Preserve Winter Squash and Pumpkins
Winter squash is a great garden crop that gives you a big harvest and a lot of calories. Learn how to preserve winter squash and pumpkins for later use!
6 Ways to Preserve Summer Squash
Summer squash is a great crop that gives you a big harvest in a short period of time. Learn 6 ways to preserve summer squash to save your harvest for later!
6 Ways Preserve Green Beans from Your Garden
Green beans are a great crop that can give you a big harvest in a small space. Learn all the ways you can preserve green beans to enjoy all year long!
11 Ways to Preserve Tomatoes (& Replace Commonly Used Pantry Items!)
Do you have a large crop of tomatoes in the garden? Try some of these ideas to preserve tomatoes and replace your store bought items with homemade ones!
How to Make DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice
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!
Can You Eat Gourds? (or Should They Stay Decoration-Only?)
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?
Is Okra a Fruit or a Vegetable? (and Does it Matter…)
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 Vegetable? Well it Depends on Who You’re Asking…
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.
The Many Uses and Benefits of Oregano
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?
How to Store Eggplant Correctly for the Best Results
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.
Is a Tomato a Fruit or Vegetable?
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!
Is a Cucumber a Fruit or a Vegetable?
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 and Guinea Eggs?
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!
How to Make Homemade Taco Seasoning (For a Fraction of the Cost!)
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!
Nutritional and Medicinal Benefits of Tarragon
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