Category Archives: Drinks

Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe for Gifting

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Continuing our Homemade Christmas theme, we’re sharing a delicious trio with the amazing teachers in our lives! A jar of Hot Cocoa Mix, a jar of Homemade Marshmallows, and a little jar of crushed Peppermint Candy Cane. This creamy dreamy Hot Cocoa just may be what snowy days are may for! This […]

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Fruit Medley Smoothie Recipe

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SHARE THIS PAGE: A big thanks to one of our giveaway winner, Jacqueline Strickland. She won our Paper Straw Giveaway earlier this summer, when we introduced our great new paper straw designs and new pricing. Jacqueline selected the Confetti Dots and Robin Blue Dots patterns and used them at an upcoming gathering she was planning, […]

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Using Lavender in a Preserver’s Kitchen

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SHARE THIS PAGE: We made Lavender Jelly with Pomona’s Pectin earlier this year and were happy with how easy it was and delighted in the color and flavor! It got rave reviews by many of the Farm Show attendees, who also thought it would be perfect in an elegant brunch spread or as shower favors. […]

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Wholesale Paper Straws, Party Supplies, Inspiration for Summer Celebrations and a Giveaway!

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Just in time for summer we’re introducing tons of great new paper straw designs and new pricing! Plus great ideas, from Yesterday on Tuesday, for Father’s Day and 4th of July, not to mention TWO GIVEAWAYS! We now carry over 40 paper straw designs/colors! From polka dots, to gingham, to chevron, to […]

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Rhubarb Recipe Round-Up

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Depending on which growing zone you’re in, rhubarb season may already be in full force, or it may just be beginning to show up in smallish bundles at the market. Often, the Red Variety of Rhubarb is most popular – that rosy hue just pops in those gorgeous foody posts- so it’s […]

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Winter Herb Kvass from Ferment Your Vegetables

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Yesterday, we enjoyed a very informative session with Richard Kralj, M.Ed, RDN, LDN a Food Safety & Quality-Senior Extension Educator with Penn State Cooperative Extension,  on the basics of pressure canning. We’ll share some tips we learned in a future post. We also welcomed Amanda Feifer, the fermentation educator and author of […]

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Drinking Vinegar Never Tasted So Sweet

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Today we’re thirsty and we’re talking about shrubs. No, not the green, leafy kind that grows in your yard. The acidic yet refreshing beverage enjoyed by many for CENTURIES. Crazy, right? Shrubs are an acidulated drink that stems from almost as early as the Middle Ages and was drank in the Middle […]

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Strawberry Jam Recipes and More

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SHARE THIS PAGE: We are happily welcoming strawberry season here in Lancaster, PA. If you can get your hands on some fresh berries, here are a few ways to preserve that irresistible taste for later! Hooked on the Vanilla Bean? Try this incredibly addictive Strawberry Vanilla Jam from Food in Jars. Want this same great […]

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Very Merry DIY Gifting Ideas + 2 Giveaways!

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SHARE THIS PAGE: We’ve been busy testing some new DIY holiday gifting ideas, and have enjoyed reading the ideas from our friend, Kate Payne, of The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking. Kate made raw live vinegar from fruit scraps and is gifting them in our French Square Dairy Jars. What a great way to eliminate […]

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How to Make Your Own Mulling Spice

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SHARE THIS PAGE: One of our favorite ways to welcome these shorter days, cold evenings and the Holidays is to make Mulled Apple Cider. Once the aroma fills our home, it suddenly feels warmer and the world is a better place!  In the past, I’d simply thrown a scoop of whole cloves and a cinnamon […]

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