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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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Pumpkin & Succulent Autumn Centrepiece

I was going to my family Thanksgiving dinner and was looking for something quick and easy to give the hostess, especially since I didn’t have to bring any food.  Did I think ahead and get something on my last shopping trip? Of course not. Thankfully I was inspired by my

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Garden Fresh Roasted Tomato Sauce

Can I tell you a secret? I don’t like tomatoes. But I really wish I did.  I long to love a toasted tomato sandwich on homemade bread with a vine-ripened, garden fresh tomato.  For some crazy reason, uncooked tomatoes taste like dirt to me. *scratches head and thinks to self*

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3 Homemade Mini Face Masks for Glowing Skin

While I’m out camping and renovating for the next 5 weeks, I’ve asked my friend Sarah to do a guest post.  I love Sarah’s blog Pretty Simple Ideas.  She has the best beauty DIY’s and tips on living your best life, all while keeping it simple.  Head on over to

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Moving Towards Zero Waste

Curious about the zero waste lifestyle?  I’ve been following the blog Waste Not YXE since it’s beginning and I’ve been dying to ask it’s founders some questions. How did you start? How do you stay on top of things? Does anyone with kids do this? I sat down with Cassandra

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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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