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Bare(ly) Homesteading: How to Make Breadcrumbs

Here is another easy one for the “Urban Homesteading for Dummies” series. Leftover bread? Devastating to throw away, especially when you’ve put all that effort…

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Bare(ly) Homesteading: How to Make Oven Dried Tomatoes

Another addition to what I’d like to start calling my “Homesteading for Dummies” series that currently includes “Even You Can Make Jam” and “Anyone Can…

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Bare(ly) Homesteading: How to Make Jam: Super Easy Recipe to Become the Master of Your Own P,B,&J

This post is for Green Moms Carnival hosted by Abbie over at Farmers Daughter.   The topic this month is Food Independence. Because I am…

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How to Make Your Own DIY Tomato Cage

I like to think I’m crafty, but I have more of a creative brain than nimble fingers. I can’t cut in a straight line and…

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Buns in the Oven – Finding the Perfect Breadmaker Recipe

Ever since I read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle I’ve been intrigued by the idea of making my own bread. Or, more accurately, intrigued by the idea…

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Easy Five Minute No-Cook Play Dough Recipe

Because the weather is getting colder and you need some ideas to keep the kids busy indoors: 1 cup flour 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup…

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Freezing My Butt Off: The Homemade Popsicle Diet

I’ve always been 10-20 lbs. overweight. I have worked out religiously since I was 14 – from Pilates to pushing strollers and plenty of cardio…

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Super Easy Guide to City Composting

A few friends have asked me about composting, especially in the city. So I wanted to put together a few tips on making it simple.…

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