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EASY-TO-MAKE RUSTIC MINIMAL DIY CHRISTMAS WREATH

Every year I want to make a Christmas wreath–think modern, rustic, and full of natural greens. I love looking at all the options in the stores, but the prices make me pause. So I set out to make my own. This version is super easy to make and the supplies

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LAST-MINUTE HOMEMADE FUDGE SAMPLER GIFT

Picture this: It’s the last weekend before Christmas and you’ve realized that not only are you very much NOT ready. You still haven’t shopped for everybody on your list. And you forgot about your kid’s teachers, that nice neighbour who always shovels your sidewalk, and your favourite co-worker who makes

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CHOCOLATE-COVERED RICE KRISPIE CHRISTMAS TREE TREATS

Tired of the same old Christmas baking? These easy chocolate-covered Rice Krispie treats will shake up your usual holiday baking. The recipe comes together in minutes and is sure to impress. Your only problem will be keeping enough on hand for friends and family. For this recipe, you’ll need Rice

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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? What do I do with all those seeds? Then as pumpkin puree climbed to $4 a can

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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, but I digress. One

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How to Host a Party in a Small Space

Do you want to host the party of your dreams, but find your space lacking?  Never fear!  This past weekend we hosted a party for 26 in a 1050 sqft house with our space and sanity intact.  Here’s how you can do it too.   I have general tips at

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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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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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6 Hardy Fruits You Can Grow From Seed

When you live in a colder climate, it’s easy to think that your fruit growing options are limited. Not so! These six hardy fruits can be grown from seed in Canada or any colder zone. You can start these fruits indoors, then set them outside in your garden or in

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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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