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What to Do with Your Pear Harvest

By Fredrica Syren: A few weeks ago we went with friends on our yearly apple and pear picking trip to Julian. Thistradition is such fun — the kids love picking apples and pears. However, this year, due to the drought, there were few apples — and they had already been …

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How To Dehydrate Food

By Kim Robson: Summer’s bounty is just around the corner, and we may find ourselves with far more garden produce than we can consume. Canningis a good option for preserving food, but many people feel intimidated by the whole process. Dehydrating food is an inexpensive and simple way to store …

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Fermenting vs. Canning

By Kim Robson: The art of food preservation has been practiced for thousands of years. Our ancestors figured out how to preserve meat and fish with drying and salting, and how to preserve fresh vegetables with canning and fermenting. Before the advent of canned goods and, later, refrigeration, in-home canning …

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Eating Seasonally in Autumn

By Emma Grace: Now is a wonderful time for produce because of the overlap of summer and early autumn. We are able to enjoy the freshest foods of summer like tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant and green beans, and fresh herbs like basil and parsley, while simultaneously seeing autumn foods like new …

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Uses for Fresh Herbs

By Kim Robson: At our home, we love to grow our own veggies whenever possible. Fresh herbs top the list for culinary and medicinal uses. Every spring, I start a container garden for the season. Invariably, I pick up a variety of herbs to grow. I usually get mint, basil, …

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Nutella Is Made with Palm Oil

By Kim Robson: Palm oil is extracted from the fruits and kernels of palm plants, and is a highly valued vegetable fat in food production because it makes things easy to spread. It’s used worldwide in baked goods, snack foods, frozen foods, and candy (usually as a vegetable oil); and …

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Pre-Made Batch Meals from the Freezer

By Kim Robson: Sometimes we just don’t have the time or energy to prepare a meal from scratch. A great solution is batch cooking! Over the weekend, you can make several portions of your favorite recipes, and freeze them for your own do-it-yourself frozen dinners! The bonus: you know exactly …

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Quick Jams for Autumn

By Emma Grace Fairchild: The days are shorter and the air cooler as autumn approaches parts of the world, including my home in the Czech Republic. After a sunny and warm September, October is bringing cravings for soups, mulled wine and other tasty concoctions simmering on stovetops. At the same …

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Freezing and Storing Fruits and Vegetables

By Fredrica Syren We might not feel it yet, but fall is approaching and the one thing I miss the most during the colder months is the variety of fresh organic produce from either my own garden or a farmers market. Since my family has committed to eating local as …

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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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