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Homemade raspberry jam being spread on a piece of bread

Making Berry Jam
Here are few things that I do differently....I put the jars on a cookie sheet & place them in a 250 degree oven prior to getting my jam started. When starting to get ingredients together I add 1/4 cup of lemon juice to the pot (to keep the colour bright in...


Homemade raspberry jam being spread on a piece of bread

Making Berry Jam
PS So far this season, I have bottled 46 jars of Strawberry jam & 23 jars of Black Cherry jam.....


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Keeping SOS Pads Longer
By cutting the SOS pads, you are sharpening your scissors too - two jobs in one!


leaf decorated autumn leaf lanterns

Autumn Lanterns
What a great craft for any few requirements and so easy. Thanks for sharing.


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Sweet Acorn Squash
Follow the same directions except cook in microwave for about 9 minutes...quick and easy.


Large Pink and Yellow Flower Blossom

Scenery: Pink And Yellow Flower (Charlston, OR)
What a beautiful photo and flower. Do know what kind of flower it is?


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Freezing Fresh Mushrooms?
Yes, you can. Slice them to your own preference, put them into heavy duty freezer bags, do not stuff the bags, press out as much air as possible and freeze them laying flat. Whenever you want some give the bag a light hit and take out what you want and put...


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Easy Pecan Bark Candy
I, too, am wondering about the pecans?


Purple and Yellow Viola Flower

When our children were very young, they used to call pansies Crankie Flowers, because the pansies reminded them of cranky old mens faces all crinkled up.


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I have been making pickles this way for many years and have never had any that did not turn out perfectly. Have even left them in the fridge over the winter at our cottage and they still are crispy & crunchy in the spring.


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Storing Mushrooms?
I too use my dehydrator. They are a marvelous invention but I also freeze chopped up mushrooms for uses on pizzas and in chili. All that is done is to chop to the size I like to use; put them into medium sized freezer bags making certain to remove as much air...



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