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Canning 101: How to waterbath can

I’ve been writing this blog as an experienced canner speaking to other experienced canners.  It’s come to my attention that I’ve nothing on here talking about the basics.  So lets do! The first thing I’m going to tell you is … Continue reading

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Jars. Why I like them, how to use the different varieties, and how to get ’em for free!

Jars are probably the iconic thing that people think of when they talk canning and food preservation. But, did you know there is actually a history of canning jars in America? No? Neither did I until a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Identity Theft

On Tuesday, I sat down to do our taxes.  I began to hook up all of our accounts to my new version of Quicken and discovered a discrepency in one of the credit accounts; 6 charges to the theater in … Continue reading

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Reusing and Recycling Child Car Seats

Originally posted on Fletcher Allen – Health Care Blog:
Fletcher Allen is launching the first initiative in Vermont to recycle old child car seats into items such as detergent bottles, culverts and other non-clear plastics. Fletcher Allen, in partnership with…

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Knives are Sharp.

Caution, graphic pictures. This Sunday, while cooking dinner for my family (great recipe, see below!), I decided to sharpen knives.  We’ve a great set of all stainless Kitchen Aid knives that I truly love.  But they do go dull.  We’ve … Continue reading

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