Grow strawberries today in your yard and reap the sweet rewards of these tasty little fruits all season long! Strawberries are famous for home gardens with their sweet flavor and versatile nature. They're easy to grow and will thrive in almost all soils and climates as long as the location … CONTINUE READING about Grow Strawberries in Your Garden: A Comprehensive Guide to Success
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Whether planted early in the spring or late summer, Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris var. cicla) will still stack on its nutritional wealth! This cool-season veggie is a fast grower, with most of the varieties taking only about fifty-five to sixty days from sowing to harvest. It’s cold hardy, … CONTINUE READING about Swiss Chard: A Healthy Green to Enjoy in the Cool Season Garden
Spinach (Spinacia oleracea), a green Persia-native vegetable, is an excellent source of calcium, iron, and vitamins A, C, B, and K. It belongs to the amaranth family alongside beets, quinoa, and Swiss chard. Like lettuce, spinach craves excellent growing conditions, although more versatile in … CONTINUE READING about Spinach: A Complete Growing Guide and Answers to FAQs
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Castile liquid soap may seem the latest can-do product on your household cleaning kit. But the truth is that it has been around for centuries—with its history dating back to the Crusades times. It originated in the Mediterranean region—Spain’s Castile area—before spreading to Europe, hence the … CONTINUE READING about Castile Liquid Soap: 20 Wonderful Ways to Use It for Home and Body
If you want the freshest smelling home ever, skip the chemical lemony-fragranced commercial products and turn to the real thing. The humble lemon. This bright yellow fruit does much more than infuse your water or keep your fruit salad vibrant. In fact, you should try to clean your kitchen with … CONTINUE READING about 16 Fantastic Ways to Clean Your Kitchen With Lemon (Smells Incredible!)
Coffee filters have more uses than you probably realized. They are super-affordable, readily available, and so practical to keep on hand. Of course, you know that you need these to brew a pot of your favorite java. However, we found 25 ways that you can put them to use all around the house … CONTINUE READING about Coffee Filters: 25 Astounding Ways to Use Them in Everyday Life
Hydrogen peroxide can do much more than provide first aid to your minor cuts and scrapes. The next time you want to clean and disinfect surfaces in your home, consider this reaching for that humble brown bottle. Why Clean With Hydrogen Peroxide? Not only does it clean many surfaces, but it also … CONTINUE READING about 15 Surprising Things to Clean With Hydrogen Peroxide (save money!)
Dehydrated eggs, aka powdered eggs, are a simple way to store away a protein-packed food staple in a minimal amount of space. You will find them egg-ceptionally (pardon me!) easy to make, albeit the many steps do take many hours due to the dehydration process. Regardless of the time … CONTINUE READING about Dehydrated Eggs (Powdered Eggs) in 6 Easy Steps
You will be pleasantly surprised to find out exactly how easy it is to dehydrate potatoes. In fact, you can make this process happen in only four easy steps. I will grant you that they are very time-consuming, especially the many hours in the electric dehydrator. Why Would You Want to … CONTINUE READING about Dehydrate Potatoes in Your Electric Dehydrator in 4 Easy Steps
With those still rising food costs--and economists predicting the grocery inflation to hang on for a while--you might be looking for ways to cut your weekly food costs. Who isn't, right? If you dehydrate apples when they come into season or when you can find them at a reasonable price, you can shave … CONTINUE READING about How to Dehydrate Healthy Apple Slices in 5 Easy Steps
Cabbage might be among the easiest to dehydrate vegetables that we can share with you. Unlike many of the dehydrator projects we describe, it does not require any blanching and ice bath processes. That simplicity means that you can prep a nice big batch of this staple veggie and have it begin the … CONTINUE READING about 5 Super Simple Steps to Dehydrating Cabbage
Breads and baked treats
Pecan bars are so rich and scrumptious, but they can be somewhat labor-intensive to prep and bake. However, this recipe makes it easier by using a semi-prepared method. That's because you will use a packaged chocolate chip cookie mix as the base layer of the bars. About these chocolate chip … CONTINUE READING about Pecan Bars: How to Make Chocolate Chip Pecan Bars in 6 Easy Steps
Sourdough biscuits offer a tangy, rich alternative to an everyday favorite recipe. However, most sourdough biscuits--even the drop biscuits variety--require a long time for the dough to rise. Frustrated with the long wait time, I set out to find a fast-rising solution. After much trial and … CONTINUE READING about Sourdough Biscuits: A Recipe for Fast-Rise, Buttery-Flavored Treat
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Perhaps you've never heard of a sillcock key. Still, it could be one of the most vital tools you could use in an emergency or survival scenario. We all have a basic expectation that water will stream out our faucets when we turn on the taps. But what happens if we ever see the day when the water … CONTINUE READING about 5 Excellent Reasons to Keep a Sillcock Key in Your Emergency Kit
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Chocolate chip pecan bars taste rich and delicious, but you’ll find them easy to make with this semi-homemade recipe. So buttery!
Sourdough biscuits are a tangy, moist, and delicious twist on your family’s traditional recipe. Learn how to make them.
These seven dinner ideas can provide you with some inspiration when you can’t think of what to cook on a busy day.
Eating corn, freshly harvested off the stalk, is a harvest tradition. Here are 5 creative ways you can put this fresh vegetable on your plate.
Dehydrated eggs or powdered eggs are easy to make. Albeit the dehydration time is long, they make an egg-cellent emergency supply.
Some sourdough starter recipes are very fussy, with multiple steps and draining off liquid and daily feedings. But this one is so easy!