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How to Make Your Own Raspberry Liqueur

So I'm a fan of cocktails (martinis especially), and I want to start making them at home. That may sound ...
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How to Make a Lightbulb Greenhouse

I've had this project on my list for years. As a fan of DIY hacks, any sort of repurposed/reused doodads, AND ...
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How to Grow Legumes: Yin-Yang Beans

Are you looking to grow something different this year? If you're anything like me, you want to break the monotony ...
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Making Crabapple Jelly

Last month I volunteered with Hidden Harvest, an independently funded organization that harvests fruits and nuts from trees in Ottawa ...
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CSA Box Week #6: Roasted Squash and Smoky Maple Green Beans

So this week has been fairly uneventful. The CSA Box has the usual items. I kept things simple. I steamed ...
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Making Vegan Basil Pesto and Pickled Hot Peppers

Can you believe that it's almost October? It seems like the summer passed by so fast. With the nighttime temperatures ...
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Cherry Scones (Vegan)

Fresh cherries are only available for a short time in Canada. What I usually do is buy a small amount ...
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DIY Grape Trellis – High Cordon Trellis System

This summer, H and I built a grape trellis for the garden plot. I've been wanting to grow my own ...
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Spring pasta salad: Asparagus, basil pesto, and chive flowers

I put together this recipe one night while trying to use up the asparagus and cherry tomatoes in the fridge ...
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How to make Kefir

Today I'm posting a review of kefir grains along with instructions for making your very own kefir at home. The ...
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How to make vegetable broth from veggie scraps

Do you ever feel bad when you throw away veggie scraps, even if they are going into the compost? I ...
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How to Make Kimchi

I keep hearing about fermented foods and how great they are supposed to be for our gut health. A good ...
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Harvesting and Saving Tomato Seeds

So last month I taught myself how to save seeds from garden vegetables. I figure if I'm going to keep gardening, ...
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Smoky Apple BBQ Sauce

Shouldn't apples be part of the main dish too, sometimes? It's that time of year for apple crumbles and apple ...
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Love yogurt? Make your own – make it Greek, even!

I have a confession to make. I wasn't planning to post about yogurt until I had mastered it. The plan ...
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Newbie Sushi: Homemade Avocado and Cucumber Rolls

Last night we made our own sushi. Normally we go to an all you can eat sushi place but for ...
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Creamy Carrot Soup with Parsnips and Coconut Milk

When I was younger and lived with my parents, my mother took two different recipes and mixed them together to make a creamy carrot ...
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30 Day Vegan: days 26-28 + Nut & Fruit Quinoa Cereal Recipe

Something unexpected has happened since I started the 30 day vegan challenge. I don't drink coffee anymore. At first, I stopped drinking it ...
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3 Tips for Growing a Humongous Basil Plant

Fresh basil is awesome in the summer. You can add it to bruschetta toppings, pasta sauces, or make pesto from ...
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Homemade Truffles with Variations (Vegan!)

These truffles are rich and creamy and perfect for the holidays. The secret ingredient: cashews blended with water to serve as a cream ...
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