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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

Reviving Old Crab Apple Recipes
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Previous generations grew crab apple trees as an edible, not just decorative, tree. People knew how to care for apple trees and nurtured these trees well to …

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A Homemade Dandelion Wine Recipe
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites This dandelion wine recipe all started with violets. I know that might seem like a strange statement, but violets were my introduction to foraging. My neighbor introduced me …

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How to Make Jelly from Queen Anne’s Lace
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Walking just about anywhere in the countryside here in Ohio, you will find the beautifully intricate white flower called Queen Anne’s Lace. I recently learned from my …

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How to Make White Wine Vinegar Flavored With Herbs
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Recently, I was walking through my herb garden with my neighbor and local herb expert, Rita Heikenfeld, when she spied my patch of scallions all a-bloom. She …

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Freezing: Food Preservation For Your Garden Greens
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Why do we preserve food? All those plantings often provide way more greens than can be eaten at once. To save abundant garden greens for later use, try …

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A Tasty Recipe for 3-Bean Salad
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites My bean plants have been growing splendidly this year, which means I have made my Dilly Bean recipe more times than I can count. When I picked …

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6 Uses For Your Watermelon Plant’s Bounty
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites The beginning of the summer is when you read about watermelon planting tips, but this is the time of year when you start to think: What do …

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Creative Lavender Uses in the Kitchen
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites When we moved into our home two years ago, I planted lavender all across the front of the house because I find it so calming to smell …

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The Many Uses of the Chicory Plant
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites It’s getting to be that time of year when wildflowers appear a-plenty along roadsides everywhere. As I drive along, I like seeing the colors appear and trying …

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How to Make a Comfrey Salve for Chickens
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Learning how to make a comfrey salve for chickens and ducks is easy. Comfrey salve is such a useful item to have around — everyone should have …

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