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History of Pickling and Pickling Spices: Preserve Your Food Like a Pro

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History is riddled with references to cooling, sweet, tart, and crunchy pickles. They make an appearance in historical documents as well as literature and seem to be a favorite of both the wealthy and poor alike. But what exactly is pickling and how did it gain such notoriety? The history of pickling and pickling spices …

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Giant Pumpkins: How to Grow and Care For Your Own

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Giant, oversized pumpkins are always a focal point to those visiting pumpkin patches each autumn. These grand fruits grab the attention of all who see them, and are priced accordingly due to the care and attention they require to reach their large sizes. Because of this they often create awesome backdrops for fall-inspired photographs, but …

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Cheapest Fruits and Vegetables: A Month by Month Guide to What’s Fresh

A Guide to Fresh Produce Month by Month

Nothing is better tasting than fresh fruits and vegetables right out of the garden, but that isn’t a reality for everyone due to the time, effort, and space it takes to get a decent harvest. Plus, your produce is only good for a short period of time, which means you need to store it for …

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