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Sweet Cinnamon & Raisin Bread

You know what goes well with cinnamon raisin bread? Coffee. That’s right. And butter. A big slab of it, melting down into every crack and cranny. Mmmmm… Cinnamon raisin bread is so good. But I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that. You already know. But out of the millions of recipes out there

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Hearty Whole Wheat Skillet Bread

I think bread can be beautiful. I am fascinated by the connection food has in our lives. How it connects us with the land, with each other, and how all of it makes us feel. It’s almost like there was design in this, like this was part of the plan. It’s almost as if food

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Lessons From Our First Year of Market Gardening

  Market Gardening has become the craze. Do a quick search on the subject and you’ll probably find someone boasting about how you can make six figures growing vegetables in your front yard. Thousands of YouTube videos have been made on the subject. Advocates like Curtis Stone and JM Fortier have made the idea of

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Spotlight: Siberian Kale

I wasn’t always a fan of kale. As a matter of fact, I always associated the taste of kale with dirty feet. It wasn’t until we started to grow our own that I really started to appreciate kale for what it is. Kale is a super food packed with so many nutrients like Vitamin K,

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DIY Hoop Frame For the Raised Beds

I’ve been thinking about ways we can extend our growing season. Why wait to plant in May when we can plant lettuce and other cold weather crops in March? And what about harvesting kale and Brussel sprouts in December or January? So I started building these cold frames that fit over the raised beds. They

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Experimenting With Gardening: The Core Method

We’ve started putting in raised garden boxes, where a lot of our cold weather crops will be grown, with a transition into summer crops, and I wanted to quickly share the gardening technique we’re experimenting with this year. It’s called the Core Method, and its not necessarily a new technique. But this is the first

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5 Corn Varieties To Consider Growing This Spring

It’s January and the temps are plummeting again outside. The last couple mornings here have been below zero, something we’re still getting used to. The land is still frozen, there’s left over snow in the fields, ┬ábut I’ve got my mind on spring. I’ve been flipping through the seed catalogs, trying to put together our

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