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Beat the Heat with These Super Cool Foods

Add to Favorites By Sam Ayers —  It may be hot outside, but it doesn’t mean you have to lose your cool! Stocking your kitchen with the right foods will …

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Learn How to Make Flavored Vinegar

Add to Favorites By Rita Heikenfeld and Erin Phillips – Remember when buying vinegar meant choosing between distilled, clear grain vinegar, cider, and a few choices of red and white …

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Homemade Pickled Beets

Add to Favorites By Jerry Hourigan I watch the Food Network channel a lot and I have yet to see my old buddies Alton, Ina, Paula or Rachael ever add …

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Beyond Kraut & Kimchi
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites By Gail Damerow Preserving vegetables by adding salt and setting them aside a few days to ferment is part of our family tradition. Before fermentation became all the rage, it was …

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6 Uses For Your Watermelon Plant’s Bounty
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites The beginning of the summer is when you read about watermelon planting tips, but this is the time of year when you start to think: What do …

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Food Preservation Methods for an Abundant Tomato Harvest
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites As an herbalist, I’m always thinking of ways to use the abundance of herbs this time of year. Couple that with a huge tomato harvest and it’s …

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Kohlrabi: I Grow An Oddball

Add to Favorites By Nancy Pierson Farris, South Carolina Kohlrabi: the oddball among vegetables I grow in spring. The word means turnip-cabbage. Like a turnip, kohlrabi produces an edible bulb. Unlike …

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Fast-Growing Plants For Impatient Gardeners

Add to Favorites By Armani Tavares For those of us who suffer from a chronic condition known as impatience, here are some plants that I can recommend growing. They’re easy, …

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Heirloom Tomatoes Withstand the Test of Time

Add to Favorites By Anita Stone, North Carolina There has been a resurgence of interest in tomatoes in recent years, not the everyday luscious fruit, but heirloom tomatoes, a new …

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The Power Of Potatoes

Add to Favorites By Shirley Benson, Wisconsin Waste not—want not, an old saying I remember my father repeating to me many times, usually when I was leaving too much potato …

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Planning Your Shakespeare Garden

Add to Favorites By Lisa Ann Bargeman – As a big fan of Shakespeare, having my own Shakespeare garden was a MUST! In his works, many beautiful cultivated plants are mentioned. …

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Anyone for Growing Okra?

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone Growing okra started with a grimace but became a garden and kitchen staple. I remember moving from Ohio to North Carolina with my …

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What are Heirloom Tomatoes?

Add to Favorites By: Anita Stone, North Carolina What are heirloom tomatoes? There has been a resurgence of interest in tomatoes in recent years, not the everyday luscious fruit, but …

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Growing Beets: How to Grow Bigger, Sweeter Beets

Add to Favorites By Nancy Pierson Farris – Have you ever tried growing beets? Beets can be planted early, harvested at any stage of their growth cycle, and do not require …

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The Goji Berry Plant: Grow the Alpha Superfood in Your Garden

Add to Favorites By Don Daugs – We introduced our experiences with growing goji berry plant, also known as the wolfberry, to Countryside readers with two articles in 2009. The …

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