Monthly Archives: May 2014

Get More Out Of Your CSA – Make Vegetable Stock

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SHARE THIS PAGE: We are pleased to introduce our guest blogger, Sarah Mock from How I Pinch a Penny. Sarah has some excellent tips and creative ways to save money around your home. One way she saves, is by preserving her own food. Today she is teaching us how to use every ounce of goodness […]



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Hip Girl’s Guide to the Kitchen

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Our friend, Kate Payne, has a new book The Hip Girl’s Guide to the Kitchen!  We are excited to share the details about her latest book! We first met Kate last summer when she shared some great fermenting tips with us. We were inspired by her first book, The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking, […]



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Fun Ideas for Summer Celebrations

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SHARE THIS PAGE: After the winter that lasted forever and the spring that never seemed to take hold (golf shirt weather one day, fleece jackets the next?) we are so ready to gear up for summer, especially summer celebrations. Well, technically, Memorial Day comes before the official start of summer, but you get the idea. […]



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How to Make Spice Rubs for Dad

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Father’s Day is coming up…and we set out to find a DIY project for Dad that would be useful, fun, kid friendly, frugal & easy to personalize.  It can be pretty tricky to find that perfect Father’s Day gift or DIY project…but I think we’ve landed on a favorite! Grilling season has […]



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Canning and Preserving Classes

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Yes. You. Can. If you are new to preserving, or if you’d like to expand your preserving skills, the best way to do that is to take a class. Your local  Cooperative Extension office is a great place to start. You can search the Extension’s schedule of classes here. In addition to […]



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Home Preserving Resources

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Official Canning Resources The USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning Find Your Local Cooperative Extension Office Preserving Vegetables Preserving Fruits Pick Your Own Produce Find a CSA Tips for Crispy Pickles May 2016 Let’s Preserve Newsletter from Penn State Extension Our Favorite Preserving Sites A Valuable Mix of “How To” Posts &  […]



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Fermenting with Phickle and ReCAPS

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SHARE THIS PAGE: We first paired up with Phickle, our fermenting friend, when she shared an amazing Asparagus Pickle recipe on our blog.  Today, she is making Sunchoke Pickles and telling us how handy ReCAPs are for fermenting. ReCAPs and fermenting, you ask? Well, ReCAPs have a hole intended for a bung and airlock and […]



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