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  As cucumber season is coming to an end here in Michigan getting in one last taste of yumminess from my vines is a pleasing prospect. Here is a recipe that needs only a few cucumbers to make and is really easy. No canning is required and it will last for months in the refrigerator. Deep into […]

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Have you ever seen free pallets on Craigslist? They are almost always a post with free pallets, and there are so many cool things to make out of them.  I have been wanting to up my photography game on the blog, I thought it would be a great idea to pick up some free pallets.  I got […]

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I’ve framed old things before (like this sheet music) but never have I hurt a book, ever. Until today. I’ve got all my books unboxed and either up on my shelf or loving stowed away awaiting more bookshelves to be built (I need more walls). As I categorized and organized these old tomes I realized […]

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Planting a row of basil in my kitchen garden gave me plenty of fresh leaves during the summer months for immediate use. It is so delightful to pick my own organic vegetables and herbs straight from the garden to the kitchen. The flavors cannot be any better. Trying to save these garden fresh herb flavors for […]

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I was at target…again(it’s bad that it’s right next to my house!) and I purchased a couple different color wooden clipboards(3$ each I’m sure you can find brown ones at the dollar store too).  As soon as I saw them I thought to myself that they are the perfect canvas for a lettering project! As an […]

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Have you ever tasted a current in anything? I know I haven’t but when I went to pick blueberries the grower had a whole section dedicated currents. When I asked what people use them for the grower promptly replied, “I make a great wine but some European ladies make chutney with them.” European ladies? This […]

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Laboring in my garden and harvesting my own food is rewarding. What is not rewarding is when I open a jar of my own fermented pickles and spit them out in disgust. That is what happened to me when I tried various pickling recipes found on the internet. For me they are way to salty, inedible for my palette. […]