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How To Store Your Winter Squash

These tips for storing winter squash will help ensure you have fresh vegetables from your garden long into the winter months. Summer is easy. Our gardens are overflowing with leafy lettuce, ripe tomatoes, and fresh ears of corn. As the temperatures drop, our gardens can still offer us a second …

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Fermenting Basics

What Is Fermenting? Fermentation is the process of converting carbohydrates to alcohol or organic acids using microorganisms such as yeast or bacteria—usually under anaerobic conditions. Fermenting is a natural occurrence, meaning that it can and does happen without humans doing anything. Sometimes grapes or berries will drop off the vine …

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Canning Basics 101

What Is Canning? Canning is a food preservation method that uses temperature to kill microorganisms while sealing food in an airtight container.  My Top Five Favorite Benefits of Canning Save Money–When you can your own food, especially food that you’ve grown yourself, you save money. You can save even …

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