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Urban Foraging–Nature’s Pantry

By Kim Robson: Most people think of foraging as an activity only for those lucky enough to live in remote forests or idyllic fields. But just because you live in the city doesn’t mean you can’t hunt for and collect nutritious food and plants to add to your diet. And …

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Too Many Apples?

By Fredrica Syren: I love fall for many reasons but one major reason is that’s it’s prime apple seasons. My family loves to go on apple self-picks and after we come home with loads of apples I go into preserve-apples mode. Here are some recipes that I tried that were …

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Got Too Many Tomatoes?

By Kim Robson:  This is the time of year when our backyard tomato plants are heavy with ripe fruit. Every day brings a few more and they start to pile up. I can use only so many. But I don’t want to give them away, either. How to best preserve the season’s bounty? My favorite standby method is this great …

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DIY Apple Cider Vinegar

By Kim Robson:  For centuries, vinegar has been used for countless purposes: pickling, pest control, personal and household cleaning, and cooking. But did you know that vinegar, specifically apple cider vinegar (ACV), is also an ancient folk remedy? Hippocrates is said to have prescribed ACV for a variety of ailments. Be wary of books and websites that …

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Preventing Food Waste–How To Keep Your Produce Fresh Longer

By Larraine Roulston: It is often a challenge to use up all your fresh vegetables and fruits before they start to look less desirable. When you discover you have more produce than you can eat in the immediate future, freeze some while it is still fresh. Alternatively, make preservatives or …

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Vegetarian Cooking Made Easy

By Fredrica Syren: No matter whether you’re a meat eater or a full-time vegetarian, eating more plant-based food is good for the planet, your wallet and your health. Whenever I talk to people who would like to include more vegetarian food in their diet or would like to cook more …

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Tips for Using Rhubarb

By Fredrica Syren: Here in Sweden, rhubarb is one of the first “fruits” to grow in the summer. I grew up with rhubarb, and during the season my friends and I would break off a piece and eat it — just like that. Rhubarb is actually a vegetable related to …

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Super Charge and Super Fast — Food on the Fly

By Fredrica Syren: Between 3 kids and their activities and a very busy schedule, putting lunch or dinner on the table can be a challenge … and I mean a HUGE challenge. I am starting to understand why parents who work long hours may end up serving takeout food or …

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Eat Your Weeds — Dandelion Syrup

By Fredrica Syren It’s so funny how dandelion flowers are, for anyone on a quest for the perfect grassy yard, your worst enemy — but, for a child, a source of major fun. I remember as a child loving dandelions. Their leaves were food for my rabbit; their yellow flowers …

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Blending and How to Choose a Good Blender

By Fredrica Syren: Of all the equipment in my kitchen, my blender is the one I use the most. A matter of fact, we use it a couple of times daily and even have brought it on vacations☺ Throughout the years, I have gone through my fair share of blenders …

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