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Brew Your Own Kombucha

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Kombucha is a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY) that forms a zoolgleal mat. This unique beverage has been used for over 2000 years to improve health and fight against infection and chronic disease. The Ancient Chinese called Kombucha ...

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Scent Your Home Naturally with these Simmer Pot Recipes

Simmer Pot Recipes

Avoid harsh and unhealthy petroleum-based paraffin, artificially scented candles. Instead use a simmer pot to make your home smell like you’ve been baking delicious goodies all day! Instructions: Fill a small saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add ...

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Freeze & Preserve Fresh Herbs in Olive Oil

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Do you use your freezer to preserve herbs, vegetables, or fruit? The freezer can be a powerful, overlooked method of preserving. Pesto, strawberry puree, tomato soup — stash them away now for colder times! One of my favorite ingredients, a ...

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Home and Garden Uses for Epsom Salt

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Get rid of raccoons Are the masked night marauders poking around your trash can, creating a mess and raising a din? A few tablespoons of Epsom salt spread around your garbage cans will deter the raccoons, who don’t like the ...

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Top 5 backyard chicken breeds

When backyard hobbyists first start raising chickens, they are sometimes astounded by the number of different chicken breeds that are available. A quick perusal of your favorite hatchery’s catalog will reveal several hundred chicken breeds. After several millennia of domestication, ...

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Complete Guide to Home Canning

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Home gardens are a great way to produce healthy, nutritious fruits and vegetables. But healthy eating doesn’t have to stop when gardens quit producing. You can preserve the healthy, home-grown nutrition you value and make it available all year round ...

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