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My Fresh Herb-Drying Setup – No Energy Required!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I harvest fresh herbs from the garden before the first killing frost of the year. Then preserve them to use all season long.

A Facebook follower asked about my herb-drying setup. Y’all know I’m all about simplicity! So I thought I’d show the simple way I dry my fresh herbs.

Herb drying doesn't need to take any energy or special appliances. Come see my herb-drying setup. #TexasHomesteader

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You Can Peel A Whole Head Of Garlic In Seconds!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I grow & harvest lots of garlic every year. So much so that there’s no way I can use it all fresh before it goes bad. So to preserve some of the garlic further I also like to keep a jar filled with peeled garlic cloves in my freezer.

But ugh, peeling that many cloves is going to be a long, sticky chore, right?

Nope.

Come see how I can peel whole heads of garlic cloves in seconds.

We love garlic, how about you? I have a shortcut to peel garlic too. I can peel a whole head of garlic cloves in seconds. Come see how! #TexasHomesteader

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Easy Pressure-Canning For Homemade Bone Broth

by Texas Homesteader ~ 
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I make my own healthy, nutritious bone broth. It’s easy and very inexpensive to make yourself. I use some broth for meals now, but much is pressure-canned for the pantry to use later.

Don’t be intimidated by a pressure canner, y’all. Canning broth is easy.

Preserve your homemade broth. Use a pressure canner when canning broth. It's easy and your reward is jars of homemade broth for months #TexasHomesteader

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Accumulating Okra When You Don’t Have Enough To Fry

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I only planted a few okra plants in the garden. So how will I accumulate the few okra I harvest each day until I have enough to fry?

I keep a dry seasoning mix in my freezer. Then I’ll add the cut okra to that mix each day until I have enough to fry.

An easy way to accumulate fresh okra from the garden & prepare it for frying at a later time. A quick mixture of flour, cornmeal & spices. #TexasHomesteader

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