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Melanie Baltzer
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Melanie Baltzer commented on Jennie Sayers's blog post 'Chlorine bleach....or not? Thoughts please?'
"If you scrub your coffee cups with baking soda I find that works very well. I have not personally bought bleach for quite some time, but I have to get myself off of the bathroom cleaner purchases....."
Feb 20, 2012
Melanie Baltzer commented on Caroline Malcolm's blog post 'Achieving HOMEGROWN'
"Listen, the world as we know it is going to hell in a handbasket in a hurry. The more of us that will be able to be self-sufficient the better for humanity. You do your own thang!!!!"
Aug 26, 2011
Melanie Baltzer commented on Shira Friedman's blog post 'Organic or not, which do you choose?'
"Have you read anything by Elliot Coleman? He is an organic farmer in maine who grows and sells produce year round (yes in the winter too). He practices what he calls "Deep Organic". No sprays needed."
Aug 23, 2011
Melanie Baltzer replied to Melanie Baltzer's discussion 'Rum Pot/Rumtopf' in the group Food Preservation
"yes for sure it would be great on ice cream! I want to try making it with spiced rum."
Jul 28, 2011
Melanie Baltzer replied to Melanie Baltzer's discussion 'Rum Pot/Rumtopf' in the group Food Preservation
"Raisins! That would be really good, especially if you then used the raisins in a cake...... Good for arthrities eh? Yeah I suppose it would be, wink, wink."
Jul 28, 2011
Melanie Baltzer replied to Janine Roe's discussion 'Blossom End Rot'
"Blossom end-rot is actually caused by a calcium deficiency. To combat this, add some DOLOMITIC lime to your water when you water your tomatoes. Some people say eggs shells due tot he calcium contained in them, but it is not enough. The lime trich…"
Jul 27, 2011
Ginger Watkin replied to Melanie Baltzer's discussion 'Rum Pot/Rumtopf' in the group Food Preservation
"I will have to try this.  Sounds so much like the potted fruit my Great Aunt Suzanna (from Newfoundland) used to make.  HA - she also said it was good for her arthritis, but added that it was a great sleep aid as well!  Put a few of…"
Jul 10, 2011
Rich Milliron commented on Melanie Baltzer's photo
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"Great shot!  Fun stuff!!!"
Jul 8, 2011
Rich Milliron commented on Melanie Baltzer's photo
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"Nice!"
Jul 8, 2011
sparky replied to Melanie Baltzer's discussion 'Rum Pot/Rumtopf' in the group Food Preservation
"I think my mom used to do this with raisins.  LOL, she said it was good for her arthritis.  Suuuure mom!"
Jul 6, 2011
Melanie Baltzer added a discussion to the group Food Preservation
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Rum Pot/Rumtopf

I came across a recipe that I thought may interest some people. It is called a rum pot, it is a traditional german recipe updated by the NSLC (Nova Scotia Liquor Commisson). Get a big Mason Jar or other big canning jar and sterilize it.Get some seasonal fruit and toss sugar with fruit-it should be a ratio of 2 parts fruit to 1 part sugar.Let fruit stand for an hour.Put fruit in jar (1 big one or individual ones-good for gift giving!!)Top with white rum-the fruit must be completely covered, the…See More
Jul 6, 2011
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Jul 6, 2011
Melanie Baltzer joined johna's group
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Homegrown Cookin!

Share your favorite recipes that make use of the seasonal bounty that you have grown. Pesto, Tomatoes, Squash and more!
Jul 6, 2011
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This is a before picture of the garden.
Jul 2, 2011
Melanie Baltzer joined Torry's group
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Food Preservation

How-To's on putting food aside: canning, freezing, drying, much more...See More
Jun 15, 2011
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The Serviceberry in bloom!
Jun 6, 2011

Profile Information

What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama
A bit about me:
Striving to be more homegrown!:)
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
BBQ'd ribs.
Currently reading:
Seed catalogues
Currently listening to:
Dave Matthews
My latest DIY project:
My garden and house
Web site I recommend:
http://www.atlanticfarmfocus.ca/

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