Category Archives: Home Canning, Freezing Drying

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Maple Walnut Granola

This easy granola packs healthy oats, crunchy walnuts and a touch of sweet maple syrup. Oats contain cancer-preventing fiber and contain essential minerals and vitamins. Walnuts contain high amounts of polyphenols, phytochemicals that have antioxidant properties. Make them anytime for an easy go-to breakfast or snack. (more…)...
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Three-Ingredient Cherry Jam

When you get the kids in the kitchen, you make both great food and great memories. This simple yet tasty three-ingredient recipe for cherry jam uses frozen fruit, chia seeds and maple syrup. (more…)...
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Pickle Problems: A Troubleshooting Guide

There's nothing better than opening a jar of homemade pickles and taking that first satisfying bite. As soon as you bite down into a crunchy cucumber you're immediately flooded with memories of summer days gone by. Growing, harvesting and pickling your own canned goods can be an extremely rewarding experience, but what do you do...
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Homemade Fruit Roll Treats

Aiming to limit processed “added sugars” doesn't mean we must give up all our favourite treats — DIYing your own homemade versions lets you control the quantities of ingredients. (more…)...
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How to Make Dried Apple Rings

Sure, you can buy dried apple rings in the grocery store but I don't think they really taste like apples. Too much processing and not enough apple for me. When you make your own dried apples you know that they are pure apple and they taste that way too! No preservatives or added sugar, just...
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Apple Cinnamon Fruit Leather

Fresh autumn apples, warm cinnamon spice and the natural sweetness of Medjool dates are all it takes to make these simple, natural fruit snacks. Snacking is a great way to add a variety of healthy plant foods to your diet, throughout the day. These fruit leathers are rich in fiber and contain quercetin, a flavonoid...
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