Grow the Best Asparagus!

  I love fresh asparagus! And after a long cold winter, it’s usually the first gem to emerge from my sleeping garden here in the southeast US.  And asparagus is full of those reviving ‘green’ nutrients that we need after the hearty stews and heavy meals of winter that kept us warm.   Asparagus reminds me…

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Protect Your Freezer!

How much do you depend on your freezer? So many homesteaders have a freezer full of food!  It’s a big convenience when our gardens ‘come in’ all at once, to be able to freeze extra and then can or dehydrate as the garden wanes and is less productive.  During hunting season, freezers are priceless to…

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19 Ways To Use Your Zucchini

Summer bounty means the zucchini are abundant!  So abundant sometimes, we have to look for ways to use them up!  There are hundreds of recipes using zucchini.  Here’s a list of my favorite ways to use this exquisite vegetable all summer long! 19 Ways To Use Your Zukes! The old fashioned ‘dip in batter and…

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Honey Fermented Pomegranate

Fermenting is fun, easy, and so nutritional.  Look – Pomegranate! We’ve all heard about probiotics lately. Fermenting gives food those extra probiotics naturally. Lots of enzymes and just plain ‘good stuff’.  So here’s an easy delicious recipe using pomegranate seeds to get those healthy probiotics in.  And its oh so crazy good!  I plan a…

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9 Tips For A Great Fall Garden

With just a few steps, you can have a great fall garden full of crisp broccoli, sweet carrots, delicious kohlrabi, spinach, cabbage, and so much more! Vegetable gardens are typically full of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and green beans!  As these delicious vegetables begin to wane, many folks consider their garden done for the year.  But…

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Summer Fruit Sherbet!

Summer Fruit Sherbets!  Fruit-only sorbet and sherbet is so delicious.  It’s a bowl of tart sweet fruity goodness on a hot summer evening.  With a few simple ingredients, you can enjoy your favorite fruit combinations and flavors too! Is there anything better than a tangy bowl of sherbet to snack on?  Worried about too much sugar…

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White Wine Lemonade

Delicious Lemonade made with a wonderful white Chardonnay is so refreshing on a warm summer evening at the patio, or for summertime celebrations! White Wine Lemonade 2 quarts Lemonade (This can be made from frozen concentrate, or make your own with fresh lemons and sugar) 1 sliced lime 1 sliced lemon 1 handful of cleaned, washed…

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Fried Corn – A Southern Treat!

Fried Corn – A Southern Treat! Sweet and buttery, Southern Fried Corn is a delicious dish for breakfast or a side dish with good Southern gravy! I grew up with gardens.. My dad had four gardens!  Our entire back yard was one big planting of corn, tomatoes, beans.  We had an elderly neighbor who no…

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Raw Plum and Chia Fruit Leathers!

Raw Plum and Chia Fruit Leathers! Wow these are so good!  Raw fruit blended with crunchy nutty chia seeds.  Packs a protein punch!  Great for snacking, lunchboxes, or treats! I love plums!  I was so fortunate to be gifted this fabulous fruit since my trees are still too small to produce.  My friends had put…

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17 Growing Tips For Watermelon!

17 Growing Tips For Watermelons Lovers! Watermelon.  Just the name itself conjures up visions of summer picnics, swimming, hiking, and refreshing deliciousness.  Even better when that big ole watermelon is chilled and sweet and juicy.  Every kid deserves a big slice, with juice drizzling down their chin all the way down to their belly button!…

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Eat Your Seeds!

Seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition! Seeds.  Most people think of tossing back a handful of pumpkin seeds or sprinkling a little chia on yogurt.  But seeds are versatile, beneficial, and delicious!  It’s so easy to mix all kinds of seeds into healthy foods you already eat.  And your body will be happy you did!…

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Creamed Lambsquarter

I love lambsquarter!  Its delicate flavor rivals any spinach you’ve ever tasted.  And the fact that it grows wild makes it even better! Lambsquarter will grow in disturbed soil, so be sure that the area you are picking is free of chemicals and/or fertilizers.  Pick fresh young leaves, although the larger leaves are good too….

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Organic Ant Control

Organic Remedies For Ants I seem to have ants all over the place these days!  They congregate in my kitchen and on my back porch, and they are all over my garden.  I don’t use pesticides in my home or garden, so I’ve been searching for other remedies.  When I had chickens, they were my…

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Flower Honey Infusion

Flower Honey Infusions Honey is simply delicious, don’t you think?  Nature’s sweetener!  I love a big dollop of honey in a cup of tea, over porridge or fresh homemade yogurt.  And adding berries or nuts to make an ice cream topping is amazing.   As hard as it is to imagine, flavoring honey with flower blossom for…

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