Category Archive for: ‘Thanksgiving’

garden book gift guide

The Gift of Inspiration: the Best Garden Books to Give this Year

The holidays are coming, and what better way to treat your gardener friends than by giving them the gift of new garden ideas to dream about? A new gardening book is most welcome during the winter months, when you can escape into plans and inspiration for what you will plant, create, and harvest next year. Here are some of our …

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Adding to the wreath

A Magnificent Magnolia Wreath Brings Cheer to the Season

I love experimenting with different wreaths, and this year I decided to try making one out of magnolia since they produce such gorgeous foliage. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! The glossy leaves with textured undersides create an interesting contrast that looks unique and eye-catching while still maintaining the classic natural look of a fresh wreath. Disclosure: …

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The essential guide to poinsettias.

Get to Know Your Poinsettias: History, Growing, and Styling

We all see poinsettias everywhere we go throughout the holidays. They are for sale in pretty much any store you walk into, are a stand-by for school fundraisers, and can be seen in many peoples’ houses over the season. December 12th is even National Poinsettia Day in the United States! Poinsettias have become such a universal symbol for Christmas and …

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how to cut butternut squash for recipes

How to Prepare Butternut Squash for Recipes

The earthy, nutty flavor of butternut squash is perfectly comforting on a cold autumn day. If you are not used to cooking with this rich, delicious squash, it can be difficult to know what to even do with it. Follow these simple steps to cutting and prepping a butternut squash and you’ll be on your way to pro squash chef …

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cranberry bog

Fall Cranberry Harvest: Touring the Cranberry Bogs in BC

Did you know that British Columbia is the 3rd largest cranberry producer worldwide? BC produces about 17 million kilograms of cranberries annually on about 50 family farm operations. Cranberries are native to North America and are prized for their tart flavor and anti-inflammatory properties. Cranberries are higher in antioxidants than pretty much every other fruit out there, which makes it a …

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Orange Ginger Cranberry Sauce

Orange Ginger Cranberry Sauce Recipe

I have never had canned, processed cranberry sauce. I’ve seen it slide in a can-shaped lump into a serving bowl, get mushed around, and presented beside the holiday bird, but I’ve never tried it. Hmmm, I wonder why? For many years I thought I just didn’t like cranberry sauce. The idea of that bright red, weird-looking jelly on turkey just …

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