best jam recipes

33+ Best Summer Jam Recipes

Homemade jams and jellies are some of my favorite things to make every year, especially in the summertime!  Using my best recipes, I make jam for my family, friends, clients and as Christmas gifts!  It's just so amazing to me how many delicious combinations of fruit, herbs and spices there are with which to make these fabulous jam recipes! Let's dive in! 113 Homemade Christmas Gifts from the Kitchen As seasonal fruit becomes available, either from your garden or even grocery store loss leaders, you can make lots of jams and jellies! Take advantage of this fresh fruit and keep an eye...

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Composting for Beginners

Composting for Beginners

One of the most important skills you need to master, if you plan to grow amazing food, is composting.  "Composting for Beginners" will not only answer your questions and concerns about composting, but we will get your compost pile started! Composting isn’t as complicated of a subject as some would make it seem. Sure, there’s a ton of science and chemistry behind what happens when compost is formed, but you don’t need to know all of that to get started composting. It’s like owning an iPhone.  You don’t really need to know how to build an iPhone, you only need to know how...

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How to Survive Comfortably Without the Grocery Store

How to Survive Comfortably Without the Grocery Store

Can you imagine a life, so self-sufficient, that you could do without the grocery store?  Could you survive one day/week/month, if the grocery store wasn't available to you?  You might be surprised as we discuss "How to Survive Comfortably Without the Grocery Store". Going to the grocery store is something that most Americans do, once, twice or more often each week.  Most of us can't imagine how we would survive without the local grocery for any period of time. A little over a hundred years ago, the first "self-serve" grocery store, Piggly Wiggly opened in Memphis, Tennessee in the year 1916.   But...

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DIY Homemade Dandelion Oil and Salve

DIY Homemade Dandelion Oil and Salve

There are few flowers in more abundance than dandelion in the springtime!  So why not make use of this miracle plant and make some DIY Homemade Dandelion Oil and Salve! Dandelion, also known as Taraxacum Officinale, is a member of the Sunflower family. While the entire dandelion plant can be consumed and is a power-house of vitamins and minerals, today we will be focusing on the blossoms of the dandelion to make Dandelion oil. Dandelion oil is for topical use only and makes a great massage oil for sore muscles and stiff joints.  It's also good for reducing inflammation and stress after...

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How to Grow Strawberries in a Container

How to Grow Strawberries in a Container

Who doesn't love fresh strawberries in the Spring?  Ever wish you could grow your own?  Container gardening to the rescue!  Let me show you how to grow strawberries in a container! Strawberries represent that Springtime has arrived! Not only are strawberries delicious, but they supply Vitamin C, manganese,  folate, potassium and high levels of antioxidants. And don't forget about how fabulous strawberries are in pies, cakes, jams, jellies, smoothies and just raw! So, let's get to growing some strawberries in a container!     Are There Different Kinds of Strawberries? Strawberries come in two varieties: June-bearing - As the name indicates, these berries bear fruit in June.   June-bearing...

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How to Grow Your Own Herbs for Tea in a Container

Are you an herbal tea-lover?  Yep, me too!  Have you seen the prices for good quality herbal tea lately?  Outrageous!  Why overpay when it's so fun and easy to grow your own?  Let me show you how to grow your own herbs for tea in a container! You might be someone who enjoys the aroma of herbal tea, or perhaps you just love the flavor!   As many of you know, herbal teas can also be used as a remedy for many ailments, like inflammation, sore throat, depression and even anxiety! My favorite teas are probably green tea, which I drink to reduce...

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How to Prepare for Difficult Times in Life

How to Prepare for Difficult Times in Life

Life doesn't come with any guarantees of security.  While we shouldn't allow fear to dictate our lives, we should also know how to prepare for difficult times in life, should they arise. If history is any indicator (and it is), difficult times will visit our lifetimes at some point and it pays big dividends to be prepared. It's naive to think that you'll never lose your job, have a sick child, experience a fire or natural disaster, go through a divorce, experience a long bout with depression or even the death of a loved one. Chances are good that you'll experience many...

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how rich people think

How Rich People Think

The wealthy of this world are different than most people.  Well, heck yeah, they have more money than most people, right??  Worded more correctly, the wealthy think differently than most people.  "How Rich People Think" breaks down not only how rich people think, but also how they behave and how that keeps money in their pockets. First, let's define "wealthy". The words "rich" and "wealthy" aren't words that I'm fond of. Words that I prefer to use to describe someone who is financially independent don't include "rich" or "wealthy".  I prefer terms like "independently wealthy", "resilient", "affluent" or "well off". For the sake...

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How to make eco friendly cleaning products

How to Make Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

Frugal people share at least one thing in common.  They know "How to Make Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products"! You see, frugal people truly hate running to the store for one random item that they might have just run out of. Frugal people also dislike unexpected expenses and overpriced items. This is why prudent folks know all about the magic of cheap, eco-friendly, everyday household items, like vinegar, baking soda, borax, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol and Dawn dish soap to clean their homes with! I am convinced, from spending decades inside of grocery stores and watching people in the checkout, that folks spend 15-20% of...

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