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Giving the Gift of Fragrance

Fragrant DIY Gifts - LivingHomegrown.com

Fragrant DIY Gifts - LivingHomegrown.com

Okay – we are down to the wire here with only a few days left before Christmas.

If you need a some last-minute gifts, here are a couple of simple ideas.

Now, when I say simple…that does not mean they are cheezy!

The following two gift ideas are easy to make and inexpensive, BUT they are also really nice and thoughtful gifts to receive.

And if you don’t end up using them as gifts, keep them and use them yourself.

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When Good Preserves Go Bad

Just like planning next year’s garden – This is the time of year when I start to think about next year’s canning season. For me, part of that process...

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6 Food Stories To Inspire you

Late winter to early spring can be such a frustrating transition for a gardener/food crafter. As we look at the calendar, we are chomping at the bit to: Plant...

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Pressure Canners vs. Pressure Cookers

There is always much confusion between pressure canners and pressure cookers – which is totally understandable! Their names are similar They look similar And even the words “canner” and “cooker”...

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How To Force Fruit Tree Branches into Bloom

Every time we winter prune our fruit trees (which is a good thing to do), we are cutting off potential blooms. It can’t be helped. But rather than compost those...

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6 Hacks for Opening a Stuck Canning Jar

In a perfect world, we should never have a stuck ring on a canning jar because preserves should be stored WITHOUT the rings! Didn’t know that? No worries. I wrote...

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Start Where You Are

People dive into homesteading and preserving for a variety of reasons. For me – it’s about: Capturing seasonal flavor Connecting with my food Knowing where my food came from and...

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Clear Jel vs. Sure Jell in Canning

Clear Jel® and Sure Jell® are trade names of two products used in canning in two VERY different ways. But because their names are so similar, there is often...

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When Cancer Throws You a Curve Ball

I took 3 weeks off to be with family through the holidays and to make big plans for Living Homegrown. Part of my look forward to 2015 involved looking...

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