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How to Make Vinegar and Other Vinegar Basics

Add to Favorites By Rita Heikenfeld and Erin Phillips – Did you know that one of the most common condiments, vinegar, has a history going back to ancient times? Over …

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Cooking Duck Breasts

Add to Favorites Photos & Story By Janice Cole, Minnesota If you’re looking for something special to serve this holiday season, think duck. That is, duck breasts. Yes, you can …

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How To Make Sauerkraut

Add to Favorites By Linda Baccei This is a method I adapted that combines getting things started with dry salting and then using a brine solution as needed. You will need a large …

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Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Add to Favorites Makes 7 quarts        14 pounds of tomatoes run through strainer (weigh them before straining)        1 cup of olive oil     …

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Cherishing the Natural Beauty of Icelandic Sheep

Add to Favorites By Marguerite Chisick – We discovered that Icelandic sheep were our ticket to a more sustainable way of life! It is not uncommon for people who are living …

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Cider Vinegar to Treat White Muscle Disease
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By Laurie Ball-Gisch – The summer of 2002 was the first time I encountered White Muscle Disease in our flock of purebred Icelandic sheep. It affected two …

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Learn How to Make Flavored Vinegar

Add to Favorites By Rita Heikenfeld and Erin Phillips – Remember when buying vinegar meant choosing between distilled, clear grain vinegar, cider, and a few choices of red and white …

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In a Jam?

Add to Favorites By Ellen J. Pilch — Ever find yourself in a jam for a homemade gift idea? Instead of waiting until the last minute and being forced to buy …

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The Secret to Good Pickles

Add to Favorites By Beth Kramer – A wise homemaker clued me in to the success of pickles — your water source. The minerals in water can interfere with the pickling …

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Culture Your Own Probiotics For Your Backyard Chickens

Add to Favorites By Juleigh Howard-Hobson, Oregon A probiotic is an organism that gives benefits to its host. Yogurt is probably the most commonly found probiotic around, but it is not …

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It’s Time To Preserve Your Tomatoes

Add to Favorites By Kay Wolfe Tomatoes are one of the easiest and most common plants grown in backyard gardens. Everyone loves fresh tomatoes picked from their own vine, but if …

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Bone Broth Recipe: A Hot Trend in Modern Health
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites I grew up in a family where “waste not, want not” was a way of life. My mom, Mary, would save leftover bones and scraps of meat …

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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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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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