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Today We Planted Garlic

Well, we did it! My Not So Pioneer Life has planted garlic!! I have always struggled with what I should plant in my garden beds. I do have a limited amount of space and dedicating an entire bed to garlic has not been an option in the last two years. This year I got serious. […]

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Recipes

  Pan Fried Potatoes       With zero shortage of potatoes in our home, you can imagine I have more than a few ways to cook a potato. Now while I could eat mashed potatoes just about every day, my kids will not. They will eat fried potatoes though. They’re even more inclined to […]

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Chicken Noodle Soup

It’s getting to be that time of year. The weather is cooling down, your harvest or farmers market buys are making their way into your kitchen. Warm, earthy root vegetables are asking to be chopped and peeled. In some cases chickens are being culled from the flock. In my case chicken is being purchased. It’s […]

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Easy Mashed Potatoes

Since bringing in our potato harvest you can imagine what our side dishes have been like. Yes…all potato all the time!! Is there ever a bad time for potatoes though? Hash browns at breakfast, french fries at lunch and twice baked potatoes at dinner? I think so! While there are a myriad of possibilities for […]

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Why I Planted a Heritage Garden

  History means a lot to me, so much so, that I’ve traced my family tree back to the 1700s… No princesses yet, I’m afraid. I love learning classic skills that still have modern applications, like making my own soap, or knitting a cozy afghan. So when my husband Anthony pointed out that we should […]

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Growing

Top 10 Vegetables to Grow for Beginners

    Starting a vegetable garden can be a intimidating.     When I started out I thought I would be fancy and start my veggies from seed. That didn’t work out so well. I started them a little too late, I moved the plants outside when they were too small and they either fell […]

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