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THE ULTIMATE EASY SOUR CHERRY PIE

When you live in a cold climate like I do, any fruit you can grow seems extra special. We have two cherry trees on our acreage, and every year I look forward to harvesting those trees. Sour cherries have come a long way since the Nanking cherries of my youth.

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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 MAKE CRAB APPLE JUICE

One of my happiest childhood memories is of drinking crab apple juice straight from the jar at my babysitter’s house. The juice was always accompanied by some tasty home-baked cookies and delightful conversation. Now that I’m older, I wanted to recreate the magic. Related: 28 Hardy Fruits to Grow in

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5 Easy-to-Make Peony Floral Arrangements

Our peony week has come to an end!  If you missed any of the posts, here’s all the links. Plenty of peonies in your yard and no idea what to do with them?  You’ve come to the right place!  Here’s 5 Easy projects you can make with flowers you likely

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Long-lasting Purple and Pink Bouquet

By now, a weekend at my Mom’s pretty much means that I will be raiding her backyard and making her a floral arrangement.  She’s a really good sport about it, helping me out and taking pictures or being an extra set of hands when I need her to.  She gets

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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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