Category Archive for: ‘Recipes’

Delicously Warm Spiced Peach Brandy Preserves

Warm Up to Fall with this Spiced Peach Brandy Preserves Recipe

This peach brandy preserves recipe has to be my all-time favorite jam.  When I first tried it I was blown away at the complexity of the flavor and how different peaches could become when species and liqueur are added. It takes a predominately summer-flavored fruit like peaches and adds the warmth of cozy fall spices. This peach brandy preserves recipe is …

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Chocolate Mint Sun Tea Instructions

Sun Tea: Two Ways | Hundreds of Possibilities!

Sun tea is just about the most simple way to make a summer beverage. Infuse water with flavor in two ways: fresh tea and dried tea. Once you know the steps to making sun tea, the flavor is all up to you, and the possibilities are endless! Fresh Tea If it’s sunny and you have a bunch of extra herbs, why …

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Pickled Radishes With Vinegar These Are Surpringly Addictive

Pickled Radishes

There just aren’t enough recipes with radishes.  They are just about the most fun veggie out there but they are completely under-appreciated.  Radishes are easy to grow, go from seed to food in a month, have gorgeous red (purple/pink/white) globes hidden under the soil, and they add just the right spicy kick to summer food. Many times we only use them in early spring as they are …

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Natural After Bite Recipe That Works

Insect Bite Roll On Remedy

This insect bite roll-on is great to have on hand when you least expect that you’ll get attacked by mosquitoes, flies, or other annoying pests. If you’ve ever been caught outside at dusk without bug spray you may also know the frustration of trying to enjoy time with friends while getting eaten alive by mosquitoes or swarmed by flies. This handy …

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Zucchini Noodles Zoodles

Zucchini: the Houdini of Vegetables

I never really thought much of zucchini until I started growing it as a gardener. Sure, I’d heard the tales of home gardens producing masses of these green summer squash and creatively learning to deal with the glut. But is wasn’t until I fell in love with the taste of it that I made sure it had a place in …

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Natural Homemade Bug Spray Recipe With Essential Oils

All-Natural Bug Spray Recipe

This all-natural bug spray recipe is not only bad for bugs, it’s good for you. Good, because it’s super simple. Good, because it actually smells nice. And good, because it’s not toxic on your skin. All that and it keeps mosquitoes from biting. If you’ve visited recently you would have probably happened by the Citronella CANdle project where you will have learned two things: I hate mosquitoes and …

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