Tons of people make their own evergreen holiday decorations for friends, charity, coworkers or as a seasonal business. We decided to go find the very best do-it-yourself) video tutorials, so you can easily make your own lavish holiday decorations that look and smell like Christmas. We’ve got DIY wreaths, swags, garlands and centerpieces, all made […]
As berries and other fruit come into season in Canada, many people make their own fruit preserves so they can enjoy them all year long. Even more appealing is the control you have over what goes into each jar, allowing for creativity, healthy choices, and the omission of chemicals.
Welcome to our series on food preservation. It’s a five-part series of articles that will take you through all food preservation options, including freezing, fruit preserves, dehydrating, canning and pickling. We’ll include recipes too! This introduction summarizes your options, shows you where to find bulk produce at the best prices, and offers other helpful preservation […]
Do you love homemade Easter decorations as much as I do? Sadly, I possess very few crafting skills and little talent in that regard, so I appreciate easy ideas for holiday decor.
Whether it’s H1N1 or a Coronavirus, nobody wants to get the flu. When it does hit our home, we want to prevent it from spreading with thorough disinfecting and sanitizing. Usually, it’s a simple matter of picking up some antibacterial cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer. But when the world is threatened by a pandemic, panicked […]
Adding a little Valentine’s Day love to your baking can start with cookie cutters, but you can also decorate treats with naturally nutritious (and tasty) red, pink and purple food dyes that you make yourself.
Back, shoulder and neck pain have plagued me for years, primarily due to the nature of my work and sitting at a computer for 12+ hours per day. I’ve learned to focus on prevention with stretching, trigger point massage (at home and professional) and natural supplements. This has reduced flareups significantly, but occasionally I still […]
The easiest and most versatile method of food preservation, is to freeze it. Many fruits and veggies can be frozen without any preparation, or you can wash and chop them so they’re easy to take out and use for healthy recipes. While we’re all aware that freezing food is an option, there are a surprising […]
Dehydrated food used to be something functional and practical in certain situations. It was valued as a lightweight, compact, nutritious way to preserve food for hiking, survival kits, or even military meals. While some people dehydrated for home use, it wasn’t as common as freezing or canning. That doesn’t mean it’s new though! Dehydrating is […]
Canning opens up a whole new world in food preservation. You can preserve a wide range of vegetables and fruit and serve tasty variations all year long.