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QUICK & EASY WAYS TO STORE YOUR CARROTS UNTIL SPRING

There are six ways to store carrots for the winter: canning, freezing, pickling, dehydrating, cold storage in a root cellar, and refrigeration. Do it right and you can easily supply yourself with carrots until spring! Some of these ways take more time, effort, or resources than others. I’ll go through

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MUST HAVE EQUIPMENT FOR HOME CANNING

You’ve decided you want to start canning & preserving food at home–hurray! But if you don’t know anyone who wants to pass down their used canning equipment, the start-up costs can add up. What do you absolutely need for canning? What can you live without? And what equipment is worth

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THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO HOME CANNING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

You’ve grown the garden, harvested the vegetables, and are dreaming of canning all that lovely produce to last over the winter.  Or maybe you’ve bought some peaches from the fruit truck, or collected raspberries from your local fruit farm. Whatever your canning dreams are made of, canning for the first

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HOW TO MAKE CHOKECHERRY JELLY

Just as the Saskatoon berries start to dry out, a new prairie berry emerges: the chokecherry! Chokecherries are very astringent, so they don’t taste good when you eat them straight off of the tree. However, when you extract the juice and add copious amounts of sugar, they’re downright delicious. There

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HOW TO HARVEST AND PRESERVE SOUR CHERRIES LIKE A BOSS

July and August are busy months for the Saskatchewan berry picker. Strawberries start off July, followed by Saskatoon berries, raspberries, and then finally, sour cherries. Of the four, sour cherries are my favourite. Yes, they are a lot of work, but they are well worth the effort. We love them

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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! RELATED: How to Can Saskatoon Berries BEFORE YOU

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HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY RHUBARB JAM WITH PECTIN

As a child, my favourite jam without question was strawberry jam. I loved my grandma’s homemade jam, and I slathered it thick on fresh slices of homemade bread. However, once I became an adult, strawberry jam kind of tasted… bland. I wondered how I loved it so much as a

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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 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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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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