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Holiday Gift Idea: Homemade Tea Bag Favors

There is no better way to share your love of the garden than to give gifts made from products that you grew in that garden for the holidays. Dried flowers, herbs, barks and berries combine beautifully to create a variety of unique teas sure to satisfy the taste buds. Recipes are everywhere, but why not […]


5 Easy Ways for the Beginner to Start Crafting

I confess: I’m not craftsperson. I am in awe of the folks who spend hours cultivating an art. I am a rather inept practitioner of many a crafting art, and I am a dabbler. This summer, I have signed up for a blacksmithing course because I love the idea of pounding hot metal into shapes. […]

Sun Dried Tomato Dip - via Better Hens and Gardens

Sun Dried Tomato Dip

This is a great dip for using our homemade sun-dried tomatoes, it’s delicious and the taste is light years ahead of dips from the grocery store.


Roasted Tomato Soup

Roast tomatoes with peppers, onions, and garlic for a tasty soup that’s great eaten fresh or preserved for later. This general method allows for plenty of customization to suit everyone’s tastes!