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The Best Fall Gourmet Pickles Recipe

The start of fall is my family’s favorite time of year to preserve fresh food we’ve grown in our backyard garden. We’ve been canning food for several years, but have never tried or even thought much about pickling. Last year, we received a jar of mouthwatering, homemade pickles as a gift. The brine and ingredients in that jar became the inspiration for these gourmet pickles. The Best Fall Gourmet Pickles […]

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Modern Pioneering Video: Watermelon Keg

We propose one final outdoor party this weekend, and that you make this. Here Georgia shows you how to turn a simple watermelon into a party centerpiece! Blend the watermelon with water for a refreshing drink or with vodka for an adult version. All you’ll need is: A spigot which you can buy here A cutting board A large bowl A large spoon A serrated knife A small paring knife A […]

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Homemade Bug Spray

As with many household items, natural bug spray can be made inexpensively and naturally at home. Why would you want to make your own bug spray? Because it won’t contain the chemical DEET, which although approved by the EPA, is known to cause a whole host of problems, from allergic rashes to neurological damage. Yuck. In my Modern Pioneering series I show you how to make it with just a […]

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Seed Bombs

Here is the latest installment of my Modern Pioneering series. From The Garden, The Home, and The Wild, you’ll be learning recipes, projects and skills for a self-sufficient life. In this one, I teach you how to make seed bombs and be a ‘guerrilla gardener’ and prove that you don’t need to own a big yard to get your hands in the dirt. I’d love to hear if you enjoy this […]

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Eggshell Seedling Planters

Here is the latest in my Modern Pioneering video series. From The Garden, The Kitchen, The Wild, and The Rest, you’ll be learning recipes, projects and skills for a self-sufficient life. This one teaches you how to upcycle your eggshells and turn them into eggshell seedling planters, which you can then transplant right into the ground–the shells serve as fertilizer! I’d love to hear if you enjoy this one, and please […]

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7-Herb Frittata and Upcycled Flower Styling

In this episode of my free Modern Pioneering series, I have a nifty idea you can use for an easy brunch and an upcycled table centerpiece. 7-Herb Frittata and Upcycled Flower Styling are two ways to use eggs. You’ll never want to throw out your eggshells again with these upcycled flower vases. If you’re into eggshell tricks, be sure not to miss this other one on eggshell seedling containers. And […]

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Video: Homemade Bacon Salt

Bacon and salt equals… bacon salt! This is the perfect condiment to have in your refrigerator for a rainy day! Put it in your eggs for breakfast, sprinkle over sliced tomatoes, toss it in a salad, or add a little extra somethin’ somethin’ to your steak. You know you want to.  Homemade Bacon Salt:   What did you think of this video? Have you subscribed to my YouTube Channel? It’s free […]

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Video: Christmas Tree Napkin Fold

An elegant table setting makes any dinner special, but especially around the holidays. In this video you’ll learn a festive Christmas tree napkin fold that is very quick and easy to put together, and will surely delight your family and guests. Christmas Tree Napkin Fold:   Supplies ●  Square fabric napkin ●  Optional: candy cane, berries, or ribbon for the top, and a pin Instructions Start with a square fabric […]

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Video: How to Make the Perfect Pie Crust

Here is How to Make the Perfect Pie Crust. We are right in the middle of pie season. And the secret to a good pie is a delicious flaky pie crust. In this recipe you’ll learn how to put together the perfect pie crust that will serve as the base for any pie filling you choose. How to Make the Perfect Pie Crust: Watch this video, I bet you’ll never […]

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