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

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...

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...

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...
Traditional Christmas Tourtière Recipe

Traditional Christmas Tourtière Recipe

Tourtière is a traditional French Canadian meat pie that’s made only at Christmas time, but this tourtière recipe is good enough to enjoy all year long! According to this article by Food Network Canada, tourtière can be traced back to 17th century Québec. French...

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Old-Fashioned Homemade Eggnog Recipe

Old-Fashioned Homemade Eggnog Recipe

I’ve been wanting to try making homemade eggnog for a while now. In fact, I’ve been wanting to try making it myself ever since I realized you could make such things at home.  But, like many things, it’s just one of those projects that’s been pushed to the back...

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Perfect Homemade Flaky Pie Crust

Perfect Homemade Flaky Pie Crust

  The key to any good pie is a perfect, flaky pie crust. This all-purpose pie crust is buttery and flaky and goes great with both sweet and savoury pies. And it's as easy as pie to whip together from scratch;) * * * I don’t know anyone who...

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