Category Archives for "Food & Drink"

How To Store Fruits & Vegetables So They Last Longer…

You spent 20 minutes sifting through loads of produce and walked away with perfectly delicious gems. Don’t let your prizes spoil: read these pro tips on storing the most popular fruits and vegetables so you can enjoy them when you want to… VEGETABLES… Here are some great tips on prolonging the life of popular veggies… […]

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The Edible Flower Guide: Cooking With Flowers From The Garden…

Edible flowers can add visual interest, fragrance and flavor to your salads, cold drinks and meals. This guide describes easy and appealing flowers to grow and use. Make sure you have identified flowers correctly. Latin names are included since common names vary in different parts of the country. EDIBLE FLOWERS TO GROW… THESE GARDEN ORNAMENTALS […]

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How To Make (Brew) An Organic Gallon Of Kombucha For $1…

Kombucha is a tea consumed commonly in Japan and China and is created using what’s known as a SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast) which ferments the sugar creating a tea rich in acids, enzymes, vitamins, minerals and probiotics. It’s delicious and super healthy and you can make a gallon for about a dollar […]

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Milk Showdown: Cow vs. Sheep vs. Goat – Which Is Best?

“It’s the final countdown! Get ready ya’ll because today we’re gonna have a competition of epic proportions. That’s right folks, after thousands of years of milk-drinkin’, we, here at Weed ‘em & Reap are going to finally make the decision everybody’s been waiting for. We’re going to decide which is better out of cow, sheep, […]

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Cheesemaking: The Very Basics.

“I’d like to think that my naivety in cheese making can be of great benefit to you. After all, if you were an expert cheese maker you certainly wouldn’t be reading a beginning cheese making post. So, in defense of my post, I’m hoping it can offer you some basics TO a novice FROM a […]

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Making Homemade Chicken & Beef Stock

“Making homemade stock is a great use of leftover chicken carcasses and can save you money from not having to buy chicken stock. Plus, it’s a lot healthier than pre-packaged stock and tastes better. It sure what the difference was between stock and broth. Basically, broth is made from meat and stock is made from […]

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The Busy (Or Lazy) Mom’s Guide To Food Preservation

“I know the thrills of garden produce are gone when my kiddos start groaning every time they see me chopping zucchini or green beans. The tomatoes they never seem to tire of, but they seem to lose enthusiasm for everything else by mid-September. I’ve spent about ten years experimenting with different ways of preserving my […]

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Portable Soup: My Homemade Bouillon

“Portable soup, a sort of homemade bouillon, sustained travelers before Cup O’ Noodles lined rest stop shelves and salty powdered bouillon cubes gave home cooks a short cut in making soups, stews and sauces. Modern cooks who seem to favor time saving packaged ingredients over more elaborate traditions have lost their taste for laborious culinary […]

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