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Roasted Whole Dove Recipe with Paprika and Butter

Thad is back with another delicious wild game recipe! …It is the time of year where you can combine a fresh harvest from the field with fresh harvest from the garden for a wonderful dinner. Mourning doves, cucumbers, tomatoes, onion and basil are all at their peak in my part of the country — Minnesota. This Roasted Whole Dove Recipe with Paprika and Butter is a simple dish that looks […]

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How to Keep Plants Alive During Vacation

At some point in our lives, we have come back from a relaxing getaway only to find that all our plants have perished. Unfortunately, this was the case for me despite being gone for three days. However, I have learned that there are many ways you keep your plants alive during vacation. Here are a few tips and tricks that can easily be implemented to save you (and your plants) […]

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How to Reduce Your Food Waste

College equipped me with all sorts of knowledge, but one thing I had to learn after graduating was how I can reduce my food waste. On one hand, summer is bountiful and the perfect reason to experiment with dishes. However, what can you do with all of the leftover bits and pieces? Here are some handy tips I am using to be better. How to Reduce Your Food Waste: Freeze […]

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Favorite Campfire Recipes

Cooking in nature over an open fire enlivens the senses and the food tastes so much better when you’ve had to work a little harder for it. In my latest episode of Modern Pioneering, I share three must-have favorite campfire recipes, plus a bonus on how to clean your cast iron skillet after some campfire cooking. Favorite Campfire Recipes: Recipes Include: Campfire Coffee Beer Can Bread Cast Iron S’mores BONUS: […]

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A Rhododendron Tour at Tulipwood Gardens

Join me on a Rhododendron Tour at Tulipwood Gardens. We’ll tour the many types of Rhododendrons growing at Tulipwood, some from the American Rhododendron Society. I share their Latin names and talk about the challenge of combatting deer while trying to grow them. Do you have any tips for growing Rhododendrons and protecting them from the deer? Share them in the comments! A Rhododendron Tour at Tulipwood Gardens: Rhododendron Varieties […]

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A Private Boat Tour of Lake Como

If you follow me on Instagram, you know well that I recently took an Italian road trip. I started off in Lake Como which was like having dessert first. One of my favorite things that we did in Lake Como was rent a boat and tour around the lake to see the amazing villas and towns. You can see much of the lake in 2 hours and it is magic. […]

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Preserving Herbs and Medicinal Tea Blends

In this Modern Pioneering episode, I teach you how to use herbs in multiple ways. Then learn how to make your own tea blends and create your own tea bags! Preserving Herbs and Medicinal Tea Blends: Herbs make everything taste better, and can be stored and preserved in so many ways. One of my favorites is homemade tea blends. Topics Include: How to make Sage Sugar Homemade Medicinal Tea Blends […]

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Visual Tour of Villa Le Barone

Walk with me as I take you on an intimate sunset tour of Villa Le Barone in Tuscany, Italy. Stroll through the traditional Italian garden and hotel villa run by Count and Countess Aloisi de Larderel. Visual Tour of Villa Le Barone: Visuals Include: Hydrangeas Geraniums Edible Garden Design Herbs Fruit Trees Container Plantings Pathways Grounds Infinity Pool Scenic Views Sunset Special thanks to Villa Le Barone: (Check them out […]

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You Brew Kombucha

This summer, we are all about loving ourselves inside and out. Before recently, I would avoid kombucha despite enjoying other fermented foods. It is more of the mystery of what kombucha is that deterred me, but I am here to elucidate that. This beverage is refreshing, bubbly, and the fact that it is good for your health makes it all the better. Best of all, you can brew kombucha too. […]

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Making the Most of Summer’s Bounty

Making the most of summer’s bounty is one of my favorite pastimes. And finding unique ways to store and preserve food is my way to taste summer even in the coldest months. I’d love to know how you preserve and store foods at home. Share with me in the video comments so we can learn from each other! Making the Most of Summer’s Bounty: Topics Include: Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups DIY […]

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