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How To Cope When You Have Too Much Zucchini

Zucchinis are like rabbits-they multiply quickly, seemingly overnight.  That little plant that looked so innocent in spring now is producing five offspring a day that you have no idea what to do with.  Heaven help you if you planted more than one or two. Every time I turn around, another

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How to Make Easy & Delicious Pumpkin Seeds for Your Next Snack

Remember this from our last post about making pumpkin puree?  Those “guts” from your Halloween Jack-o-lantern needn’t go to waste!  I’ll show you how you can make an easy and delicious snack from the leftover pumpkin seeds. In yet another attempt in finding nutritious-things-my-son-might-consider-eating, I decided I would try roasting

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How to Make an Adorable Halloween Chick Costume

One of the things I love most about my son is that he’s not like everybody else.  In the last three years when I’ve asked him what he’s wanted to be for Halloween, he’s always come up with a unique answer.  And he never waivers in his choice either. Last

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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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Naked Mini-Egg Easter Cake

Do you need an impressive dessert this easter?  While I can’t say that this is the best cake ever, I can  say that 18 hungry university students utterly devoured it and asked for seconds.  Make of it what you will.

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Dollar Store DIY Valentines Day Banner

Here’s a simple Valentines day decor DIY that even a 9 year old can do.  (I know, I made some of my students try it.)  Younger children can do this craft with supervision as long as they are able to cut in a straight line. All you need is tissue

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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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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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