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Gooseberry Jam

Gooseberry Jam is a delicious topping for breads, and so worth the trouble of picking the gooseberries. The bushes have long thorns, which means that you can’t pick these berries in a hurry, and you probably don’t want to make your young kids help you with this task. I got

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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. One thing that might be a little different

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How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies (It’s Not What You Think)

Every year we struggle with fruit flies. The temperature rises, you leave out one little piece of fruit, and the fruit flies slowly become overlords of the kitchen. Usually I’m able to get rid of them by keeping the fruit in the fridge, aggressively cleaning, and if all else fails,

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Raspberry Muffins with Chocolate Chips

The other day I went to make my favourite raspberry bran muffins with the fresh raspberries I had just picked, and realized that there was no way my son would eat them. While it’s not the end of the world, I really wanted to make a muffin that everyone in

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How to Make a Bouquet Look Stunning with 3 Simple Rules

Have you ever tried to make a bouquet, and found that it fell flat? And worse yet, you really didn’t know why? It’s not your fault. You just need to follow these three simple rules for a better bouquet every time. By using shape, colour, and texture to your advantage,

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How to Can Saskatoon Berries

Canning Saskatoon berries is very easy and a great way to free up some freezer space when you’re preserving a lot of summer berries. If you’ve ever made jam before (or even if you haven’t), you can easily can Saskatoon berries. You can also use this basic canning method and

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How to Freeze Saskatoon Berries

Can you bottle up the taste of summer? Not exactly, but freezing Saskatoon berries for later use comes pretty close. You’ve spent hours in the berry patch picking, now it’s time to clean and freeze those beautiful berries! I’ll show you exactly how to clean and freeze Saskatoon berries, as

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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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