Category Archives: Recipes and DIY

Kombucha: A Refreshing, Healthy Drink, And a Fun DIY Project

We have all seen kombucha at the store—the glass bottles filled with orange liquid advertising their probiotics and health benefits. But what actually is kombucha? Where did it come from? Kombucha has been used both as a delicious drink and … Continue reading

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Simple Suggestions for Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving is an odd holiday. We look forward to gorging ourselves on an excess of food and drink for an entire afternoon and evening. Then, for the next two weeks, we have to figure out how to eat or deal … Continue reading

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How You Can Use Coffee Grounds for Agriculture and Your Household

Americans love coffee. One could even say that it fuels us. Many of us choose to make our delicious coffee at home instead of paying high prices for store-bought lattes. This means we are left with coffee filters full of … Continue reading

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Easy Ways to Improve Your Homemade Coffee

Everyone loves coffee, but most people don’t like the price tag that goes along with treating yourself to a fancy coffee from a high-end coffee shop. Instead, many people choose to brew their own at home. In our bleary-eyed morning … Continue reading

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Umami, the Savory Flavor

In elementary school we all learn about the basic flavors our tongue can taste: sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. Recently we have learned about another flavor called umami. This flavor has been translated from Japanese as a yummy savory taste. … Continue reading

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Pickling: An Easy Way to Preserve Your Favorite Veggies

We’re all familiar with pickles—cucumbers preserved in brine with dill and some other spices. But you can pickle almost any vegetable, from asparagus to zucchini, and make the most of the work you did in your garden or the veggies … Continue reading

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Easy Tips for Slow-Cooker Meals

There’s nothing like coming home from your garden patch with lots of potatoes, carrots, broccoli and other veggies. But what do you do with them? Sure, there’s the standard baking or boiling, but in the summer heat, maybe you don’t … Continue reading

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Cool Gardening Tools for 2016

It’s not so much the “new year” anymore, but with spring just around the corner in North America, it’s almost time to break out those cool new gardening tools you got for the holidays! There are tons of new products … Continue reading

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Move It to the Roof!

If you live in a small space or an apartment, chances are you just don’t have that much space to work with for gardening. You can put pots around the house or in the windows, hang herbs from the ceiling, … Continue reading

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From Winter Garden to Festive Feast

With the holidays coming up and family coming in, now is a great time to maximize your garden’s abilities. Making dishes from winter produce to put on the table this time year will help save you money at the grocery … Continue reading

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