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Fun with Pumpkins

Fun with Pumpkins

Though you can buy canned pumpkin throughout the year, somehow it just doesn’t feel right to me to make a pumpkin dessert until there’s an autumn chill in the air. I often make my own pumpkin purée from homegrown or … Read More

Fresh Ideas: Lemon Balm

Fresh Ideas: Lemon Balm

The amount of rain that’s fallen from the sky in recent weeks has not been kind to farms and gardens around here. My cucumbers and tomatoes are pretty done for,  my carrots are very unhappy, and my potato crop didn’t … Read More

Herbal Simple Syrups

Herbal Simple Syrups

While I try not to consume too much sugar in my diet, I have recently become enamored with making homemade simple syrups infused with herbs from my garden. A simple syrup is made by heating sugar and water in a … Read More

Furniture Flipping 101

Furniture Flipping 101

As a furniture rehab enthusiast, nothing makes me more excited than to hear someone say, “I love to see your furniture before and afters and I can’t wait to take on a do-it-yourself furniture rehab of my own!” At this point in the … Read More

Zucchini Pickles

Zucchini Pickles

Zucchini are so prolific in the garden that when my mom told me she’d put in 4 starter plants, I decided not to plant any. I figured she’d need to share hers, and indeed that’s been the case. She brought … Read More

Perfect Garlic Dill Pickles

Perfect Garlic Dill Pickles

I’ve had a bumper crop of pickling cucumbers in my garden this year: I believe it’s because we’ve had so much rain. I’ve been making pickles all summer long… I’ve made batches of salty pickles, sweet pickles, and pickles that … Read More

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