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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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10 Reasons to Grow Nasturtiums for Food and Garden Goodness

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Looking for an easy flower to add to your vegetable or flower garden? Grow nasturtiums! They’re pretty, hardy, and edible!

How to Make Ketchup at Home (Canning Recipe)

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Try this tamarillo recipe for ketchup! It’s a great substitute for your favorite store bought brand if you’re harvesting lots of tamarillos.

Easy 5-Ingredient Cilantro Sauce with Garlic

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No cooking required! Just buzz up the ingredients in a food processor and you’re ready to serve this delicious cilantro sauce with tacos!

How to Grow Chives as a Perennial Herb

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Chive plants have a perennial nature and can be a tasty addition to vegetable, herb and flower gardens. Sound good? Consider growing chives in your veggie or herb garden!

Snack it up with Lacto-Fermented Radishes

If you’ve never thought about preserving radishes from the garden, this recipe for lacto fermented radishes with turnips might change your mind.