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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 Pick a Paint Colour with no Regrets

Have you ever tried to pick a new paint colour for your room, only to feel indecisive and discouraged?  What if you get it wrong!?!?  It will be a huge waste of time, plus you probably hate painting, so you really don’t want to do it twice. . . or

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Easy Snowy Winter Twigs

Do you love those pretty sparkly & snowy branches that come into the stores this time of year, but hate the price tag? Me too. Thankfully, they are super easy to make with stuff you probably have around the house.

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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.

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The Ultimate Easy Sour Cherry Pie

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

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Side Table Makeover for under $20!

Tired of your dark brown side table?  I know I was.  It certainly did not go with the light and bright concept I had for the living room.  All you need to change things up is $20 and about 3 hours.  Your actual prepping and painting time probably only adds

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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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