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Don’t Be Fooled: Growing Saffron is Easy!
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Life is short. Cook with saffron. My motto strengthened when I started growing saffron and stopped buying it. Ancient people plucked the reddish stigmas of Crocus sativus …

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Coriander/Cilantro: Herb and Spice All in One
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites My first herb garden was planted years ago with familiar Mediterranean herbs including basil, parsley, mint, and thyme. I experimented with different recipes, and with each new …

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Growing Catnip for Home and Medicinal Uses
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites A recent stroll around my backyard revealed that we are growing catnip among the wildflowers we planted several years ago. I was excited to discover this new …

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Creative Lavender Uses in the Kitchen
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites When we moved into our home two years ago, I planted lavender all across the front of the house because I find it so calming to smell …

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The Many Uses of the Chicory Plant
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites It’s getting to be that time of year when wildflowers appear a-plenty along roadsides everywhere. As I drive along, I like seeing the colors appear and trying …

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From Fresh Herbs to Dried Teas

Add to Favorites By Shirley Benson, Wisconsin – Going from fresh herbs to dried herbal teas is a wonderful, inexpensive way to cure many of your daily aches and pains, …

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How to Make a Comfrey Salve for Chickens
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Learning how to make a comfrey salve for chickens and ducks is easy. Comfrey salve is such a useful item to have around — everyone should have …

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Charcoal Uses: A New Look at an Old Medicinal

Add to Favorites By Rene Ammundsen – Charcoal uses are nothing new. In fact, charcoal has been around so long that many of us have forgotten just how useful it can …

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How to Make Homemade Soap: Easy Terms You Should Know
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Even with easy homemade soap recipes, beginners get bombarded with foreign terminology. Use this glossary if you’re wondering how to make homemade soap easy.

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Solar Dyeing Wool Using Natural Plants
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Solar dyeing wool with natural dyes is a simple procedure that yields beautiful results. The process is fairly safe so the whole family can enjoy the experiment. …

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Making Natural Clothing Dye From Vegetables
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites My mother was always fascinated with using vegetables for natural clothing dye, and some of that interest must have rubbed off on me. While she was primarily …

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