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Passion Fruit Cake Recipe for a Taste of the Tropics

LOAF OF passion fruit cake on a green rectangular plate with a half lilikoi and purple flower in the background

Liliko‘i is arguably the epitome of tropical flavor. This passion fruit cake is splendid alone or with fresh fruit & whipped cream.

Step-By-Step Guide to Canning Jams and Jellies

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Canning jam and jelly at home is one of the easiest ways to get started with home canning, and it adds abundant flavor to the pantry!

Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap

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This liquid laundry soap recipe gets clothes clean without the harsh chemicals & fragrances. Plus — you can skip the plastic jugs! 

Try this Easy Fermented Banana Pepper Recipe

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Ferment hot banana peppers and then follow this hot sauce recipe to make a DIY condiment to spice up all of your meals.

How to Make Tepache from Pineapple Skins

bubbles and pineapple pieces visible in a glass fermentation jar

Tepache is a breeze to make at home and it’s a delicious and refreshing beverage. Plus? It uses the part of the pineapple that most people throw away!