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Plum Crazy

With all the heat this summer the plums are ripening sooner than usual.  Yippee! I never really understood the term “plum crazy” until this year’s banner harvest; I can’t stop picking when there is ripe, juicy fruit to be had and every possible space is covered with some plum related project. “Are you nearly done?” […]

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Fermented Dill Pickles

Making great pickles is easy! Here’s what you need: Brine solution is made by dissolving 2 tablespoons of salt into a quart of water. Cover and let the pickles sit until the desired level of fermentation is reached. They will be cloudy and bubbly. It usually takes 5 to 10 days for pickles to ferment […]

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Plant Dyes

How do you know if a plant might make a good dye? Rub it between your fingers and see if it stains. If it does give it a try! To help the dye “bite” the yarn or fabric you need to use a mordant. Pickling alum is one I like to use; easy to find […]

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Currant Jelly

Ruby glowing tart currant jelly is one of my favorites. This year we had enough berries to make a bit of this luscious treat. Cook the liquid until it reaches jell point. Here’s how to know when you’re there.

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Making Rose Petal Beads

Have you ever wondered where the name rosary comes from? Originally the beads were made from rose petals! Here’s how you can make your own scented beads.

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Image via Pexels By Maria Cannon Gardening used to be a way of life. Even if they weren’t farmers by trade, most people had to grow their own food in order to ensure they had enough to eat throughout the year. Children learned to till, sow, harvest, and preserve as soon as they were old […]

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From being a humble plant that outlasts everything else planted in a garden, rhubarb has become fashionable; it now takes a center role in zingy cocktails, is partnered with various fruits in jams and is a favorite for desserts. Happily it still is very easy to grow.  Find a spot in your yard that gets some good […]

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Visiting my cousin Kit we made her mom’s pie!

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Olive Processing

We are in the heart of olive growing country in Southern Spain and visited a wonderful museum.

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Madrid Botanical Gardens

This beautiful garden was founded in 1755 and is filled with plants from all over the world. Even in January there were things to see and learn about.

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