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How to Dry Herbs in your Oven

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SHARE THIS PAGE: If you’re a couple of years into your herb garden, you’ve likely realized that there are some herbs that you just can’t keep up with. Some of them – like our Thyme, Oregano and Savory – faired very well over the winter, had expanded their growth area and were bursting with new […]



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Thai Basil Black Raspberry Shrub

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Fruit Shrub Spritzers have become favorite refreshments on these hot summer days. Simply pour a little shrub over a glass of ice and fill with seltzer and you’ve got a sparkly delicious drink.  We’ve enjoyed trying out some new flavor combinations too, as we compete with the birds for our Black Raspberry harvest each day, and as our herb patch explodes with […]



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Honey Sweetened Preserves

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Honey has a long history of being the favorite natural sweetener, so it’s resurgence into preserving recipes isn’t surprising. Why Honey? It’s a natural, much healthier alternative to processed sugar or artificial sweeteners. Its supporting role of a sweetener allows the flavor profile of the fruit or other ingredients to shine through […]



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No Bake Chocolate Chip Protein Bites for National Chocolate Chip Day

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SHARE THIS PAGE: So, the timing of this post is quite good for our household…as the last weeks of school are now upon us, and between concerts, field trips, end of year school projects & events, the normal stuff of work, and a daunting new project, I find I’m living with this constant sense that I’m forgetting […]



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Commercial Kitchen, Small Business Incubator, Shared Use Kitchen Directory

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SHARE THIS PAGE: It’s a big step to take your in-home food business to the next level! Finding a commercial kitchen you can rent is often a very good way to grow your business while maintaining control over every aspect of your product. It can provide you the opportunity to do testing for larger batches, make […]



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Planning to Preserve the Harvest – Part 2

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SHARE THIS PAGE:  In the 1st part of this series, we shared tips on how to pull together your preserving plan. The focus of Part 2 is on how to make sure that your preserving toolbox is up to date, stocked and ready for action! Evaluate your Preserving Ingredients: Check expiration dates & freshness on […]



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Preparing to Preserve the Harvest – Part 1

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Although some folks continue to preserve all year around, for many of us, spring time brings on a significantly greater opportunity to preserve the harvest at the peak of freshness. Over the years, we’ve prepared for many such seasons, and though we might not follow through on each of our preparing & […]



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St. Patrick’s Day Printables

St Patrick's Day Fillmore Container

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Whether you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on a large or small scale, we’ve got some festive details that will add some fun to your event. Our wide selection of containers & colorful Daisy and Straw Hole Lids & accessories, earth-friendly paper drinking straws,  along with the charming free printables available will help […]



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How to Make Milk Kefir

Make your own Milk Kefir Fillmore Container

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Several years ago, Amanda Pfeifer of Phickle, spent some time sharing some of her fermenting expertise at our Preservation Station – such a treat! She graciously shared some of her Milk Kefir grains (SCOBY) with us and we’ve been enjoying them ever since! We’ve continued to feed them, and they’ve continued to […]



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Super Bowl 2017 Giveaway

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SHARE THIS PAGE: If you’re planning to watch the big game with family & friends, we’re giving some lucky winner the opportunity to add some extra team spirit to their party with a fun Super Bowl Giveaway! The winner will get: Mixed Jar of Straws (48 straws) of their choice of team colors for  Patriots […]



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