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New love: Food dehydrator

I got a new to me food dehydrator. I didn’t know a thing about dehydrators, so called my SIL to ask about her experience with drying food. The previous owner (who is one cool mama) told me that she had used it for the pear tree in her yard — she just sliced the fruit […]

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Return to the produce auction

I met my brother and his family at a produce auction. While I have attended in the past {and recorded my first produce auction visit here¬†exactly two years ago [and at examiner.com (here and here)]}, this was their first time. Everything was pretty much as I remember it, but the physical space was better. Lighting, […]

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My August to date

Whew! August has been quite busy! Week 1. I started the month with a Food Swap. (previously blogged in this post) Our next one will be in early September. I am really really looking forward to it! Week 2. I made a corn creation for the state fair. I will have to write about it […]

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My first food swap

I planned a food swap to one of my Facebook groups last month. Everyone attending had never been to one before. I was happy to see -anyone- show up. What is a food swap? It’s an event where people bring food and the like, and trade for other food items on a one to one […]

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