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Two Ways to Preserve Herbs

Two Ways to Preserve Herbs

Our Minnesota temps at night are dipping into the mid forties which means that tender annual herbs like basil are starting to turn. Perennial herbs like sage, thyme, chives and oregano hold out a little longer until it frosts. I like to have nearly everything harvested […]

Pickled Jalepenos

Pickled Jalepenos

Many of you know that I have a fairly large garden for growing fresh veggies all summer long. The trick to gardening is to either limit yourself to growing only what you can eat fresh or to learn what to do with it when you […]

How to Freeze Sweet Corn

How to Freeze Sweet Corn

One of my most favorite experiences of the summer is that first bite of sweet corn on the cob around the 4th of July when the sweet corn is just starting to be ready. The sweet corn crop continues through the rest of the summer […]

How to Preserve Spinach

How to Preserve Spinach

  I was gone for a week camping and getting in touch with nature and upon my return, my once manageable spinach crop was suddenly out of control! The whole garden was really pretty impressive but seriously, check out the ridiculous size of those spinach […]

Preparing the Garden for Spring

Preparing the Garden for Spring

  Standing in the middle of my grandmother’s strawberry patch, I pick up the red fruits eager to make jam with her. To my left are many rows of tomato plants, beans, cucumbers and a lot of other plants that I have yet to learn […]


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