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How to Clean & Cook Fiddleheads

How to Clean & Cook Fiddleheads

Fiddlehead ferns are a sure sign of spring in my adopted Vermont home. Ambitious foragers head out into the woods to find the perfect spot to harvest fiddleheads, then they sell them to local grocery stores and farm stands. Those those of us coming out […]

How to Build a Bean Teepee

How to Build a Bean Teepee

Bean teepees are a vertical gardening option for growing pole means. These bean towers are an awesome addition to your garden for many reasons.  First, they are a great example of vertical gardening – going up with your garden can help save space and allow you […]

How to Build a Covered Raised Bed

How to Build a Covered Raised Bed

There are a number of benefits to building a covered raised bed in your garden. It serves as a physical barrier to keep pests away (from rabbits to leek moths). It can extend your season by offering a shade cover. And it can keep your […]

How to Re-Use Old Potting Soil

How to Re-Use Old Potting Soil

Can you re-use old potting soil from empty planters? The short answer is yes. However, you’ll need to follow a few tips to ensure your new plants are happy and healthy. If you’re anything like us, things tend to get tossed in the shed at […]

How to Make a Borax Ant Trap

How to Make a Borax Ant Trap

A borax ant trap is a simple solution for getting rid of ants. It is easy to make and use. Many households will already have the ingredients on hand. They are also pretty cheap. You can get a whole box of Borax (which you can […]

How to Upcycle a Flannel Shirt: Six Simple Sewing Projects

How to Upcycle a Flannel Shirt: Six Simple Sewing Projects

With one flannel shirt, you can make up to 6 sewing projects ranging from clothing to gifts to practical items!

How to Make No-Knead Bread

How to Make No-Knead Bread

No-knead bread recipes are an easy solution for at-home bread-making. They require very little “hands-on” time and almost always produce a great loaf. Using simple ingredients and just a few tools, you too can become a bread-maker. Making your own bread is a great step […]

How to Re-Grow Scallions from Roots

How to Re-Grow Scallions from Roots

This is going to be a short post. Because re-growing scallions at home is easy. It saves money, and it works in a pinch when you know you won’t be going to the store or harvesting more scallions soon. I don’t need to make you […]

How to Grow Sprouts in a Jar

How to Grow Sprouts in a Jar

Sprouts are basically seeds that have germinated and become young plants. They can be easily grown in batches at home with just a mason jar and a mesh lid. It takes about 3-5 days to grow your own sprouts at home. Why Grow Sprouts? Like […]

How to Make Homemade Chocolate

How to Make Homemade Chocolate

Homemade chocolate. Just the idea of it is music to my ears. Chocolate that doesn’t have a ton of extra ingredients and can be made on demand. Chocolate that tastes decadent and can be dressed up any way you want. Chocolate made in my own […]