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How to Freeze Food

When you’re stocking your freezer with foods to last all year round, you have to think about more than just shelf life and nutritional value. You also have to consider how long each food will keep until it can be eaten. Unless you want to be eating ice cream every night for a month straight,…

How to Preserve food by Canning

More and more people are now learning how to preserve food in their homes in order to make it last longer, which will prevent their food supply from rotting, saving them a lot of money every year as a result of the global financial crisis or economic recession. The method of food preservation, such as…

Preserving cilantro

How to Preserve Cilantro

Image Source: FreeImages ‍How to Preserve Your Cilantro: 7 Tips to Keep It Fresh For a Long Time Cilantro, also known as coriander, is a versatile herb that can be used in a variety of dishes. Apart from using it in salads and sauces, you can even use cilantro to season your drinks and desserts….

Keeping chickens out of garden

Learn How To Keep Chickens Out Of The Garden: 3 Proven Methods That Work

Keeping chickens in the backyard is a great way to have fresh eggs and enjoy the benefits of keeping backyard birds. However, there may be times when you’re ready to plant something new or have tender seedlings in your garden, and want to keep your chickens out of the area. To help you avoid having…

how to preserve avocados

The Best Ways to store Avocados – How To Preserve Avocados For the Long Term

Image Source: Unsplash Avocados are one of those fruits that people either love or hate. While their glorious green flesh is an excellent source of healthy fats, they don’t keep very well. They oxidize (turn brown) and go bad very quickly unless you take specific measures to preserve them. Luckily, there are a few different…

How to Clean Your Aerogarden: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Clean an Aerogarden: A Step-by-Step Guide Aerogardens are indoor gardens with built-in lights, water reservoirs, and sensors that automatically feed the plants and direct them towards the light to encourage growth. They’re incredibly easy to use, but over time they can become a bit smelly, slimy, and green if you don’t clean them…

What You Need to Know About Ameraucana Chickens Care

The Ameraucana chicken breed is a great choice for anyone who wants to keep backyard chickens for their eggs, as pets, or as an addition to their garden. These chickens have feathers that are bright orange and purple. In fact, the name Ameraucana comes from the combination of American and Araucana. They’re one of the…

The Beginners Guide to Raising Chickens for Eggs

Raising chickens for eggs is both rewarding and fun. It’s not only great for your backyard but raising chickens also comes with a variety of benefits. They are quite low maintenance and produce fresh, organic eggs that you can use for cooking and eating. If you’re thinking about getting some hens to raise in your…

How to Choose the Best Chicken Coop for your flock & Where to buy it

Chickens seem like a fairly easy animal to farm. They’re tiny, simple, and don’t do all that much, but if that’s the thought process you go in with, you’ll be surprised because chickens can be a little more than a handful. These are animals that thrive if you keep them in the right environment, and…

How to Make Marlborough Pie – The Easiest Recipe Ever

I’ve already replied to e-mails and looked at new recipes and ordered some supplies for holiday craft projects…   I think writing about pie is a reasonable next step.Anyway, this is such a delicious pie recipe that despite the fact that all of these pictures are old, from the Days Before The Blog, I’m going…

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How to Freeze Food

When you’re stocking your freezer with foods to last all year round, you have to think about more than just shelf life and nutritional value. You also have to consider how long each food will keep until it can be eaten. Unless you want to be eating ice cream every night for a month straight,…

How to Preserve food by Canning

More and more people are now learning how to preserve food in their homes in order to make it last longer, which will prevent their food supply from rotting, saving them a lot of money every year as a result of the global financial crisis or economic recession. The method of food preservation, such as…

Preserving cilantro

How to Preserve Cilantro

Image Source: FreeImages ‍How to Preserve Your Cilantro: 7 Tips to Keep It Fresh For a Long Time Cilantro, also known as coriander, is a versatile herb that can be used in a variety of dishes. Apart from using it in salads and sauces, you can even use cilantro to season your drinks and desserts….

Keeping chickens out of garden

Learn How To Keep Chickens Out Of The Garden: 3 Proven Methods That Work

Keeping chickens in the backyard is a great way to have fresh eggs and enjoy the benefits of keeping backyard birds. However, there may be times when you’re ready to plant something new or have tender seedlings in your garden, and want to keep your chickens out of the area. To help you avoid having…

how to preserve avocados

The Best Ways to store Avocados – How To Preserve Avocados For the Long Term

Image Source: Unsplash Avocados are one of those fruits that people either love or hate. While their glorious green flesh is an excellent source of healthy fats, they don’t keep very well. They oxidize (turn brown) and go bad very quickly unless you take specific measures to preserve them. Luckily, there are a few different…

How to Clean Your Aerogarden: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Clean an Aerogarden: A Step-by-Step Guide Aerogardens are indoor gardens with built-in lights, water reservoirs, and sensors that automatically feed the plants and direct them towards the light to encourage growth. They’re incredibly easy to use, but over time they can become a bit smelly, slimy, and green if you don’t clean them…