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Grow Some Food!

Growing a vegetable garden in your own backyard provides food for the table, of course. But the ready availability to locally produced food is good for the environment as well, as long as you’re growing organically. And then there’s the soul soothing act of digging in the soil. Isn’t it time you grew some food?? See ALL of my garden posts here!

Vintage skills like food preservation, soap making, gardening, and even simple home cooking are seeing a resurgence as a new generation seeks the comfort of old-fashioned handmade living.

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Garden Hack: Germinate Seeds in Your Instant Pot!

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Germination of seeds like tomatoes and peppers requires very warm temperatures. Using an Instant Pot for germinating seeds makes it EASY!

This Soft French Bread Recipe is the Perfect Match for Soup

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This soft French bread recipe is great to pair with soup, slice for toast, or to make your favorite sandwich. This easy French bread loaf is a winner!

Home Food Preservation Methods for Saving the Flavor of Summer

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Did you know you can replicate canned food at home? Or make your own freeze dried snacks from fresh fruit? Check out these food preservation methods & eat well!

How to Grow Okra for Southern Cooking

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Try something new in the garden! Growing okra in the garden nets a harvest as well as beautiful blooms. It’s delicious baked or pickled!

Growing Asparagus for a Perennial Garden Harvest

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Growing asparagus in the home garden makes this often-expensive vegetable easy to put on the table without busting the grocery budget!