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Things To Do with Zucchini

By Fredrica Syren: If you ever have grown zucchini, you know that it tends to produce A LOT. This year I have only one plant but it’s been giving us many beautiful zucchinis, and then a friend of mine came over with loads of them from her garden. We eat …

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Preserving Food without a Refrigerator

By Larraine Roulston: As homesteaders in Canada’s Peace River District, my grandparents hunted for meat, and planted fruit trees and vegetables. Without refrigeration, my granny also had to store enough of their harvest to last the family until the next growing season. One method was the use of a root cellar …

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Fall Is here

There’s no doubt that fall has arrived in Sweden. During the last week, mornings have been wet and chilly, and we have to wear jackets and hats. Although I’m not quite ready for summer to be over, I do love all the changes of color that fall brings. It’s natural …

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The Price of Cheap Food

By Fredrica Syren:  When I tell people we try to eat only organic and local food, I hear so often how expensive this must be. I have to say that I’m getting a bit tired of hearing how food is too expensive, especially when I see the same people driving …

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Dirt Makes You Happy

By Kim Robson: Those of us who cultivate a garden can attest to the peaceful feeling we get when tending to our plants. Avid gardeners will tell you that the physical act of gardening is a stress reducer and mood lifter. Their garden is their “happy place.” The fact is …

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Squeasy Snacker by Squeasy Gear

By Dawna Matthews: I generally prefer glass to plastic or silicone due to the fact it is better for the environment as well as human health. For several months I have been searching for something to replace my 4 year old’s sippy cup which has been very difficult as she …

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Raising Girls To Be Happy and How My Daughter Saved Me

By Fredrica Syren:  I’v already written about how, as parents, we’re role models for our kids. Now I would like to talk about how to raise a daughter to be happy and to have a healthy body image. My daughter Bella is turning 8 years old. Lately, I’ve noticed that …

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Enjoying Your Fall Garden & Extending Your Harvest

By Larraine Roulston: Autumn is a delightful time to enjoy your garden. During the cold weather, your compost heap will not decompose as quickly, so you may find your composter has become too full for you to continue adding organics during the winter. If that is the case, then before the …

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Easy, Peasy, Cheesy — DIY Easy Homemade Cheese

By Emma Grace Fairchild: As someone who loves to cook and play in the kitchen, making cheese was my dream — one I never thought would be attainable. That was, until I was invited to a friend’s house to make “paneer,” a traditional soft cheese commonly found in Indian cuisine. …

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Acai Smoothie Bowl

Most morning we eat blueberry oatmeal for breakfast but once in a while I like to change it up and we eat something else. This morning it was acai bowls just because I miss San Diego (where they are very common) and I just found frozen acai (yay). Acai is …

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