Cool Stuff

How to Cut an Onion Without Crying

I don’t know about you, but I can’t cut an onion without major tears running down my face. But I love cooking with onions, so I decided it was time to get to the bottom of it and find a solution. In this latest live episode on my YouTube Channel, I tried four different methods for how to cut an onion without crying to see if any of them worked […]

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Uses for Used Tea Bags

We have all heard about upcycling coffee grounds, but what about uses for used tea bags? One of my favorite ways to relax in the evening is curled up with a mug of tea, but those daily tea bags really add up! Thankfully, tea bags are just as useful outside of the mug as they are in it. Here are some of my favorite ways to put them to good use. Uses […]

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How to Take Care of Garden Tools

I think the only way to make it through a lingering winter is to dream of things to come in spring. My grandmother used to make a pencil drawing of her garden and how she wanted it to look, and then she would go about making lists of the things she was going to grow in it. And then perhaps go further into the recipes she might make with the […]

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5 Healthy Alternatives to Coffee

I personally drink way too much coffee (I’m sitting at a Starbucks with a latte as I’m writing this). Too much coffee usually results in dehydration; I experience really bad withdrawal symptoms and headaches if I don’t drink coffee every single day. Although coffee itself isn’t bad, it definitely doesn’t give you the hydration your body needs. Are you someone like me who can’t seem to live without coffee? If […]

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Make Your Own Potting Soil Mix For Less

If you’re like me, you’re already thinking past the winter weather and dreaming up what kinds of things you can plant in the spring. In this episode of Modern Pioneering I show you how to make your own potting soil mix so that you can have a container garden no matter what kind of space you have around you. I’d love to know if you have any tricks of your own, please […]

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Beauty Hacks with Olive Oil

Salads, meats, pasta… what doesn’t olive oil pair well with? Though there is nothing like a quality bottle of olive oil to elevate a dish, olive oil can do just as well in your beauty routine as it does in your kitchen cabinet. High in antioxidants and squalene, it is the perfect ingredient to moisturize your hair, skin, and nails. Besides, who doesn’t love a little special ingredient that can […]

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How to Make Pesto Without a Food Processor

Isabel is back today with a delightful and traditional way to make pesto just like an Italian grandmother! Don’t know about you but it has me dreaming up my herb garden. – Georgia I love pesto. In the summertime, you’ll find multiple basil plants growing on my porch and cuttings on the window sill. However, recently I ran into a problem; I had a ton of fresh basil but no food […]

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Cowboy Coffee

Do you know how to make the best cup of campfire coffee? Let me show you how. In this episode of Modern Pioneering I show you how to make make delicious campfire coffee while camping using this Cowboy Coffee recipe. And I even have a secret trick if your coffee is too acidic, you won’t believe what it is! Be sure you’re subscribed to my show for more Modern Pioneering […]

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How to String and Dry Peppers

Got an abundance of peppers from your garden? Or love all of the pepper varieties you are finding in the store or farmers market? In today’s Modern Pioneering episode I show you how to string and dry peppers to store for year round use. It’s the gift that keeps on giving! How to String and Dry Peppers: What did you think of this video? Have you subscribed to my YouTube Channel? […]

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Succulent Tips for Beginners

Have you ever grown succulents? Do you know how much to water them or how much sun they need? The answers may surprise you. In this latest Modern Pioneering episode I share my succulent tips for beginners. Follow these easy steps to grow beautiful succulents all year round. Succulent Tips for Beginners: What did you think of this video? Have you subscribed to my YouTube Channel? It’s free and you’ll learn […]

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