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Elderberry Offers Edible and Medicinal Benefits
August 9, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

My first experience with elderberries came when my husband and I moved to the country to build our first home. We purchased land that was pretty much untouched as far …

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KuneKunes: The Pigs That Smile Back

By Jill J Easton – Are you looking for pigs you can live with and enjoy, but that will also provide delectable table fare? Consider KuneKunes. These heritage pigs have many …

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How to Tell If You Have a Healthy SCOBY

Of all the things that couples argue about, I’ll bet the last one you’d ever think of is whether or not you have a healthy SCOBY in your kombucha jug. …

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Prevent Sheep Bloat by Managing Your Flock
May 17, 2019 . · Sheep

By Laurie Ball-Gisch – “What does a bloated sheep look like?” was the question on the phone late Sunday evening. The question brought back some nightmarish images to my mind …

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Healing Herbs For Herding Dogs

By Judith Toth Bigham, Ohio Although herding is first and foremost an agricultural enterprise it has in recent years “morphed” into a competitive sport that attracts enthusiasts from all walks of life. Even confirmed “urbanites” …

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Making Chai Tea 101

It’s that time of year when our kitchens are fragrant with warming spices. Common spices, like cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg make their appearance in many holiday dishes and drinks. …

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Hannah’s Farmhouse Chocolate Pecan Banana Bread

by Hannah McClure– Around our home, fruit is one must-have grocery item year round. From mandarins and apples to berries and bananas, my little ones and I love the healthy …

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Middle Eastern Fish Dishes That I Pine For

By Habeeb Salloum, Canada – I have always enjoyed and cooked fish dishes including several Middle Eastern fish dishes. Even before I knew their health attributes I looked upon fish, one …

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Summer Green Smoothie Recipes
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

Whether making a green smoothie or adding summer greens to a fruit smoothie, these blended concoctions are healthy and revitalizing. The last year or so of high school through college, a …

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Purslane: Benefits of an Annoying Weed

By Habeeb Salloum, Canada Rather than saving purslane benefits for the salad bowl, most gardeners weed it out for the compost heap. Yet, people have been eating purslane as a vegetable in …

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A Recipe for Luxurious Luffas
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

“Taste this,” Paew Piromya tells me in her father’s Bangkok restaurant as she passes a green vegetable dish with brown gravy across the table. “Guess what it is.” The thick vegetarian …

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Finding the Best Pumpkins for Pies
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

It’s not a pumpkin. Or is it? Three pies sat on my table. A sweetly spiced aroma wafted through the room while condensation glistened atop the baked custard. Freshly whipped …

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Try My 7 Best Beet Recipes
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

I have been growing beets in my garden for a couple years now. They are so easy to grow! I always end up with an abundance; so I’ve been on …

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Health Benefits of Olives and Olive Oil

By Habeeb Salloum – In the world of mythology, the olive tree is supposed to have been first grown in the Garden of Eden. More realistically, according to historians, it has …

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Stuffed Chicken Galore!

By Habeeb Salloum Stuffed chicken with rice is the most favored way of stuffing chicken in the whole of the Middle East. Various versions of it are prepared in all parts …

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