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Stress-free, Succulent Turkey

Being Canadian, we have already enjoyed our Thanksgiving turkey, and it was delicious. I used to dread cooking turkey, hoping desperately that it would be neither undercooked nor dry and overcooked.  With this recipe it’s so stress-free to make tender and delicious turkey! Here’s what I do (and what some of my friends are now […]

A Christian Homeschooler on The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo is a best seller, not only on Amazon and the New York Times, but also internationally.  You’re probably thinking the same thing I was. An international best seller about tidying up?  How is that possible?    Not being a naturally tidy person (although it’s amazing how […]

Pickled Beans, Large and Small Batches

Large Batch Pickled Beans: Use about 5 gallons of freshly picked green beans to make about 14 quarts pickled beans. Carefully wash and trim beans. Into each hot, clean quart jar put: 2 cloves of garlic 1 head dill weed 1 t crushed chili peppers Fill with carefully cleaned and trimmed beans, allowing 1 inch […]

Christmas Gift Ideas

There are gifts, and then there are gifts that last.  The books and other ideas listed below will be sure to make memories for your family.  We’ve enjoyed each one of them and are thrilled to share them. Obviously, some of the best gifts are those that involve companionship and imagination:  a huge box, an […]

Is School Closed for Harvest?

So, here we are, almost a month and a half after beginning our school year.  How has it gone?  Well, we garden…and we understand intimately why pioneer schools were often rather empty during harvest season. Between salsa making, picking squashes, canning applesauce, and more, we have had many fewer full school days than we wished.   […]

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