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Articles about organic gardening, from-scratch recipes and food preservation techniques and tutorials.

8 Time-Saving Canning Tips to Help You ‘Put Up the Harvest’

Puttin' up the harvest (aka. canning and preserving food) is by far one of the most rewarding aspects of this homesteading lifestyle, in my humble opinion. I can honestly say there’s nothing better than the feeling I get come fall and winter when our pantry is...

Homemade “Cheesy” Kale Chips: Dehydrator & Oven Instructions

Learn how to make your own cheesy kale chips at home with this simple tutorial that includes instructions for using either a dehydrator or an oven.  * * * When I was growing up, “kale” wasn’t even part of my vocabulary, let alone my diet....

6 Canning Safety Rules You Must Follow

Well friends, summer’s finally here, and that means canning season is upon us. This also means it’s time for a little refresher course on canning safety, because while this might not be the most exciting aspect of canning and preserving food,...
Homemade Hamburger Buns

Homemade Hamburger Buns

I hate the dry, cookie-cutter, Wonder Bread-style hamburger buns you get from the grocery store. Not only are they a little lackluster, but depending on what brand you buy, you may be getting all sorts of unwanted and potentially harmful...

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Homemade Beef and Bacon Burger Patties

Homemade Beef and Bacon Burger Patties

Everything tastes better with bacon, and these homemade beef and bacon burger patties are no exception. They’re meaty and juicy and full of flavour, and best of all they’re 100% meat patties with no bread or eggs, making them a good option for...

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6 Hacks for Growing a Bumper Crop of Tomatoes

6 Hacks for Growing a Bumper Crop of Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of those crops that you really can’t grow enough of. Even if you’re not a big fan of fresh tomatoes, chances are you enjoy some tomato-based products on the regular. And that means that if you grow your own tomatoes, you can make those products at...

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Homemade Honey Brioche Bread Recipe

Homemade Honey Brioche Bread Recipe

* This post is sponsored by Nielsen Massey Fine Vanillas & Flavours. Recipe and opinions are my own. I’ve been working on my bread game lately. I always seem to get into “bread mode” in the middle of spring… ya know, when we’re up to our eyeballs in seedlings and...

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Homemade Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Homemade Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Hot cross buns. Hot cross buns. One a penny, two a penny, unless you can’t buy them from the store and have to make your own instead. Okay, that’s not really how the song goes. But those may as well be the lyrics right now because with the entire world shut down due...

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Homemade Pasta (Without A Pasta Maker)

Homemade Pasta (Without A Pasta Maker)

Did you know it's possible to make homemade pasta without a pasta maker? Because it is, and it's actually a lot easier than you might think! I’ve wanted to learn how to make homemade pasta from scratch for quite some time now. The thing is, when...

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Top 10 Best Crops for Your Victory Garden

Top 10 Best Crops for Your Victory Garden

Victory gardens gained popularity in both WW1 and WW2 when American and Canadian citizens were encouraged to grow as much of their own food as possible so that commercially grown food could be sent to troops and allies fighting overseas. Today, victory gardens are...

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Hi! I’m Anna, and I’m a city girl turned modern homesteader who’s passionate about growing, cooking and preserving real food at home, creating my own herbal medicine and all-natural home and body care products, and working toward a simpler, more sustainable and self-sufficient life each and every day. 

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