Guest Post:

Today, we are lucky enough to have a guest post by writer and nature lover Mackenzie Kupfer. Mackenzie has been a lover of all things green since the age of six when she began gardening with her Nana. She is currently an online publisher for the provider of flower gardening supplies, Avant [...]

DIY: Easy Pear Jam Recipe

Ingredients: 4 Cups of Finely Chopped Pears 1/2 Cup of Water 5 Cups of Sugar 2 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice 1/2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon 1/4 Teaspoon of Ground Cloves 1 Box of Dried Pectin 1 Tablespoon of Butter

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DIY: Easy Jalapeno Pepper Jelly Recipe

Ingredients: 1 Cup of Jalapeno Peppers 2 Cups of Apple Cider Vinegar 6 Cups of Sugar 2 Pouches 0f Liquid Pectin (3 Ounces Each) *Red or Green Food Coloring (Optional)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DIY: How To Harvest Garlic

This is going to be the first in a multi-part series on harvesting, curing and preserving garlic. The first part is of course, harvesting the garlic. This is an easy process, but also a delicate one. You have to be very careful not to bruise the bulbs. Otherwise, they won’t store well and will rot. [...]

Chicken Parmesean Recipe

Ingredients: 4 Unfrozen, Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts 1 Jar of Marinara Sauce 1 Bag Shredded Parmesan Cheese 1 Egg 2 Tablespoons of Cooking Oil (I prefer Olive Oil, but you can use any type) 1 Box of Noodles 1/2 Cup of Milk 1/2 Cup of Bread Crumbs (this is 1/2 the price of shake and [...]

DIY: How to Make Hard Apple Cider

The recipe below is for 6 gallons of hard apple cider however, the recipe can easily be adjusted down to make a smaller amount. To do so just change the ratio of the ingredients. For 1 gallon use 1/6 of all the ingredients, for 2 gallons use 1/3 of all the ingredients, for 3 gallons [...]

Quick Tip - DIY: Compost Can

For all the composters out there I have a real quick tip to share. Kitchen waste makes some of the best compost around; not to mention it means you don’t waste your waste. One problem people tend to have with composting though is they just don’t want to walk all the way to the compost [...]

DIY Camping Pillow

Today’s Tuesday tip could not be easier. Anyone that has ever been outside knows it’s dirty. Duh, right? So, why take your clean pillows from your house where they can get dirty and at the same time take up so much space in your bag. So, I came up with an alternative solution that serves [...]

Website of the week: Instructables

Website of the week: Instructables

I recently found this week’s website of the week, Instructables and fell in love. It is the best “how to”/”Do It Yourself” website I have ever encountered and best of all… it’s FREE! The site first began at MIT as a way for students to share ideas and work together. [...]

Recipe for Easy Healthy Tuna Alfredo Pasta

Here is my recipe for Easy Tuna Alfredo Pasta from the pantry. If you are going to store food long term, (and even FEMA agrees you should always store at least a week’s worth), then you should also learn how to cook it. This recipe can be cooked up in less than half an hour [...]