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SASKATOON BERRY JAM

I love the taste of Saskatoon berries and this jam recipe keeps the deliciousness going all summer long. American friends, you might also know these berries as serviceberries or juneberries. Whatever you call them, this jam is delicious and easy to make! RELATED: How to Can Saskatoon Berries BEFORE YOU

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HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY RHUBARB JAM WITH PECTIN

As a child, my favourite jam without question was strawberry jam. I loved my grandma’s homemade jam, and I slathered it thick on fresh slices of homemade bread. However, once I became an adult, strawberry jam kind of tasted… bland. I wondered how I loved it so much as a

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3-INGREDIENT HOMEMADE NOODLES

It’s cold out. We can’t do a lot of gardening or outdoor activities, so it’s the perfect time to dust off those homesteading skills and prep some noodles for the coming year. If you live in a dry, prairie climate like I do in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, winter is the ideal

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Calm Your Cough with a Four-Ingredient Hot Toddy

Feeling sick?  You’ll want to try my four ingredient, non-alcoholic hot toddy to sooth your cold, cough, or sore throat.  It’s so much better than cough drops! For the last month I have been sick.  Like hacking-out-a-lung-no-voice-the-doctor-is-my friend-sick.  I think my issues are finally getting sorted out, but I’ve cracked

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Deliciously Addicting Lemon Poppyseed Zucchini Muffins

This post contains affiliate links.  If you purchase anything, I earn a small commission at no extra charge to you.  Thanks for your support! If you are the owner of a zucchini plant gone wild, you know the struggle–what on earth do you make with zucchini that you haven’t already made

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Delicious Maple Spice Crab Apple Butter

Do you have a favourite smell?  One that brings back all your favourite memories?  Of crisp Autumn days or happy times in the kitchen? If I could pick one smell, it would be crab apples. Their pretty red-pink might also win for best colour too.  I digress. Lessons in Crab

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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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Kristen

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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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