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Culture Your Own Probiotics For Your Backyard Chickens

Add to Favorites By Juleigh Howard-Hobson, Oregon A probiotic is an organism that gives benefits to its host. Yogurt is probably the most commonly found probiotic around, but it is not …

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Maple-Vanilla And Peach-Oh-My!

Add to Favorites When I invited seven friends over for a girls’ jamming and canning night, none of us had made jam with pectin before, and we had never attempted to make anything shelf stable. We knew …

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Jamming with Rhubarb

Add to Favorites By Allison Carroll I love rhubarb season. Here in Maine, where I live with my family in an old farmhouse on a few acres, rhubarb is one …

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How Does Freeze Drying Work?
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Freeze-drying has been around more than 100 years. But how does freeze drying work? And why is it better than simply dehydrating? People have developed many food …

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Food Preservation Methods Got us Through the Great Recession
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites I should have made shirts declaring, I survived 2009. If I said that food preservation methods saved us, would you believe me? How many of us don’t …

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Bone Broth Recipe: A Hot Trend in Modern Health
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites I grew up in a family where “waste not, want not” was a way of life. My mom, Mary, would save leftover bones and scraps of meat …

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SCOBY Uses: More Than Just a Healthy Brew

Add to Favorites Did you know that there are dozens of SCOBY uses that don’t involve brewing a batch of kombucha? Once I learned how to make kombucha at home, …

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Apple Butter Uses Aplenty
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Apple butter uses truly do abound. The apple itself is such a versatile fruit, which can be preserved in so many ways as a beverage, a sweet …

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Cooking Fresh Pumpkin: 3 Ways to Use Pumpkins

Add to Favorites By Pauline McKenzie – I love cooking fresh pumpkin every year! When I make pumpkin pie, my granddaughters normally eat the pumpkin pie filling, but not the crust. With …

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6 Ways of Preserving Food Through the Ages
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Some ways of preserving food have been around since ancient times while others are modern. Older methods can leave meals dry, salty, fermented and imperfect. But they …

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How to Make Kombucha at Home
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Not long after I began drinking it, I decided I needed to learn how to make kombucha. If you buy it in the store, you will pay …

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Canning Salsa Recipes Abound
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Canning salsa recipes are everywhere these days. There are so many options to try! You can experiment with canning salsa using tomatoes, corn, beans, fresh herbs, dried …

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How Long Does Homemade Jam Last?

Add to Favorites Here’s how long homemade jam lasts: For homemade jam using sugar and processed by canning in a hot water bath, you can expect to get about two …

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Reviving Old Crab Apple Recipes
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Previous generations grew crab apple trees as an edible, not just decorative, tree. People knew how to care for apple trees and nurtured these trees well to …

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Learning How to Dehydrate Food
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Knowing how to dehydrate food is a matter of survival for many. I learned food preservation methods from my grandmother. Her pantry is still an object of …

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