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How to Can and Freeze Tomatoes when you have No Time

Every May I emerge from winter ready to conquer the world and plant an enormous garden, which may have included 27 tomato plants.  Every September I end up silently cursing my optimism. I love canning and freezing tomatoes, but I find that tomato season in my zone 3 Saskatchewan garden

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How To Cope When You Have Too Much Zucchini

Zucchinis are like rabbits-they multiply quickly, seemingly overnight.  That little plant that looked so innocent in spring now is producing five offspring a day that you have no idea what to do with.  Heaven help you if you planted more than one or two. Every time I turn around, another

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Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Muffins

Can’t get enough of everything pumpkin spice?  Me neither!  Call me basic, but once September rolls around I just can’t get enough of pumpkin flavoured goodies. These chocolate chip pumpkin muffins are sort of healthy, great for lunches and after school snacks, and just plain delicious!

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Mixer-Friendly Pumpkin Bread Recipe

When you think of pumpkin bread, you probably think of the sweet cake-like stuff that’s usually served with coffee, right?  This pumpkin bread is completely different.  Use this delicious and moist pumpkin bread for making sandwiches or toasted for breakfast with butter and jam.

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How to Make Easy & Delicious Pumpkin Seeds for Your Next Snack

Remember this from our last post about making pumpkin puree?  Those “guts” from your Halloween Jack-o-lantern needn’t go to waste!  I’ll show you how you can make an easy and delicious snack from the leftover pumpkin seeds. In yet another attempt in finding nutritious-things-my-son-might-consider-eating, I decided I would try roasting

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Quick and Easy Ways to Store Your Carrots Until Spring

There are six ways to store carrots for the winter: canning, freezing, pickling, dehydrating, cold storage in a root cellar, and refrigeration.  Do it right and you can easily supply yourself with carrots until Spring. Some of these ways take more time, effort, or resources than others.  I’ll go through

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How to Harvest & Process Fresh Pumpkin

For the longest time I’ve had an irrational fear of processing pumpkins.  It just seemed overwhelming.  How would I cut them?  Why did the guts have to be so gross to deal with? Then as pumpkin puree climbed to $4 a can, I decided enough was enough.

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Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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