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Shopping from Your Freezer – Oxtail Soup

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Keeping a freezer organized is the nemesis for many. I have a chest freezer which is probably more susceptible to chaos than an upright one. Because I’m somewhat OCD when it comes to the freezer, I will clean and reorganize my freezer at least every three months. With this frequency, it usually takes me less than an hour to...

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Honey-Fennel Roasted Carrots

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During my weekly meal planning sessions there is rarely anything that I don’t get excited about with the small exception of what in the world to make for side dishes. The winter is exceptionally difficult for me because the amazing bounty of summer is still forever away, so the prospect of more root vegetables can be a bit...

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Containing and Organizing the Freezer

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Growing up, freezing and canning fruits and vegetables occupied most of our family’s time during summer and fall. We relied on the bounty from our gardens to fill most of our menus during the remainder of the year. It was a way of life typical to practically every household around us. Outside of jams, jellies and tomatoes, I...

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How Does Your Garden Grow ~ Ordering and Reading Seed Packets

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by The Park Wife Gardening is a little bit addictive. Yes, it starts innocently enough. You grab that hearty little tomato plant that catches your eye with visions of salsa dancing in your head. It grows beautifully and most importantly, it’s delicious. Heady with success, your next step is usually a modest garden of several...

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Mary’s Homemade Bread
Jan 15, 15

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Our family has been making a transition to healthier eating during the last few years and one of the foods we’ve changed is our bread. I like knowing what’s in our food. I like simple ingredients. And I LOVE the smell and taste of homemade bread. Like most women, I have a full schedule and don’t have a lot of time to knead and...

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Kids in the Kitchen: Beyond the Basics

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I try to bring my children in the kitchen to participate in the craft of cooking. Not all the time, of course. (We all know a mama sometimes needs to cook in peace.) I enjoy watching my children learn about food, and I love that measuring and following recipe directions allow for practical application of reading and math skills. My...

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