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Ice may be needed for many reasons. To help keep perishable items cold, bring down a fever of a sick person, cool you off in extreme heat of summer. But what do you do if there is no electricity and...

Mukdenia 'Karasuba' is a "must-have" for the shade garden with these ruffled leaves and red edges that seem to glow in the morning light.

from The Homesteading Hippy

Learn how to can your garden potatoes for storing!

There a few ways to store potatoes, and canning is a very good way, especially if you don’t have a root cellar to store them in. We don’t even have a decent basement and with only rocket stove heat, the extreme temperature changes during the… [read more

from Serious Eats

Spicy Dilly Beans

Spicy Dilly Beans from Marisa (Food In Jars) via Serious Eats - made these for swap last year and for Christmas gifts - HUGE HIT

Poverty Prepping: Canning butter, cheese, sour cream and cream cheese

from Older Mommy Still Yummy

How to Sterilize Jars in the Oven

I've always wanted to learn how to do this. How to Sterilize Jars in the Oven

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Autumn-Ibiza? IDEA 7. SPORTS - SURF. In these months there are still pretty warm temperatures yet far from the extreme heat of summer.

Green Tomato Salsa ~ I stumbled upon this recipe for green tomato salsa verde.  I made a few adjustments here and there and came up with something that is darned near close to perfection!

A lemon jelly with a hint of Vanilla-With only a few short weeks to harvest and preserve Meyer lemons this is an out of the ordinary delicious, and easy way to enjoy lemons all year.