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My Five Favorite Ways to Preserve Tomatoes

It’s tomato season here at Happy Acres, and I am keeping busy harvesting and processing them. I’m not complaining, since it looks to be a great year for them and last year they had lots of issues with splitting and … Continue reading

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Homemade: Tomato Paste

Tomato paste has been a pantry staple for me as long as I can remember. It’s a great thing to have on hand for adding extra tomato flavor and color to sauces, stews and soups. Up until recently, I had … Continue reading

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Monday Recap: Having A Berry Good Time

It appears we have transitioned from asparagus season to berry season here. Blueberries were the first berry on the scene. The harvests went from a trickle to a torrent in no time. We’ve been getting over a pound a day … Continue reading

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Digging, Drying and Clearing

I love living in a place where there are distinct and different seasons, and we definitely have four different ones here in Southern Indiana. I also look forward to each of those seasons, some perhaps more than others, and to … Continue reading

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Saturday Spotlight: Calendula

Normally I do a spotlight on a specific variety of a plant, but today’s spotlight is on a species of flowering plant that has been grown in gardens for centuries: Calendula officianalis. The cheery orange or yellow blossoms of Calendula … Continue reading

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