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Erin Phillips

Erin Phillips
 lives on a small farm with her family, where they raise chickens and ducks. She also grows fruit, vegetables, and herbs, which she makes into homemade products like jams, pickles, sauces, infused vinegars, and fresh bread.
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Articles by Erin Phillips

Try My 7 Best Beet Recipes
August 15, 2020 · · Canning & Kitchen

I have been growing beets in my garden for a couple years now. They are so easy to grow!

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Learn How to Grow Carrots
March 26, 2020 · · Growing

Learning how to grow carrots is easy and rewarding. This versatile addition to the garden is wonderful fresh in so many dishes.

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Cattails: A Useful Pond Plant
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites The cattail plant is ubiquitous in many parts of the United States. In Ohio, it grows in drainage ditches and along roadsides, ponds, and lakes. There are …

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Grow the Cattail Plant in Your Farm Pond
March 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites The cattail plant is ubiquitous in many parts of the United States. In Ohio, it grows in drainage ditches and along roadsides, ponds, and lakes. There are …

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Create Your Own DIY Cookbook
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites One day as I was looking through my grandmother’s cookbook, I got the idea to make a DIY cookbook to preserve our family recipes. As members of …

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A Tasty Baked Dog Treat Recipe
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Your pups will be sure to love this baked dog treat recipe, whether they are livestock guardian dogs or family pets. This all-natural baked dog treat recipe …

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An Easy Carrot Cake Recipe Evokes Sweet Memories
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites This easy carrot cake recipe came down to me from my mother, who passed away just over two years ago. She didn’t teach me any easy pie …

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A Caramel Pear Crumble Recipe
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites This pear crumble recipe was inspired by the big old pear tree in our front yard. Our neighbors planted it when they built our house more than …

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A Quick & Easy Chicken Eggplant Recipe
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites If you’re anything like me, this time of year you find yourself out in the garden an hour before dinner time trying to put together a healthy …

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Kitchen Gift Guide: Homemade Bread Recipes, Mason Jar Cookie Mixes and More
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites As we prepare for the holidays, I always take a day to make gifts from the kitchen to share with friends, teachers and co-workers. One of my …

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Flavoring Kombucha: My 8 Favorite Flavor Combos
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

About a year ago I learned how to make kombucha. From the start, I found that flavoring kombucha was really the fun part. Once you make your first batch, you can begin experimenting with kombucha recipes, adding things to enhance the flavor of your brew.

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Apple Butter Uses Aplenty
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Apple butter uses truly do abound. The apple itself is such a versatile fruit, which can be preserved in so many ways as a beverage, a sweet …

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How to Make Kombucha at Home
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Not long after I began drinking it, I decided I needed to learn how to make kombucha. If you buy it in the store, you will pay …

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A Tomato Ketchup Recipe Anyone Can Make
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites It’s nearing the end of tomato season. You learned how to care for tomato plants, tended them tirelessly, and now – if you’re like me – you’re …

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Canning Salsa Recipes Abound
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Canning salsa recipes are everywhere these days. There are so many options to try! You can experiment with canning salsa using tomatoes, corn, beans, fresh herbs, dried …

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