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Preserved Home: A pitch for using pits and scraps

Strawberry scraps can be used to make fermented vinegar. (Photo by Laura Woolfrey Macklem)

Laura Woolfrey Macklem

August 6, 2020

Grocery prices are climbing, so turn scraps into savings while adding interesting and healthy items to your pantry.

Preserved Home: Homemade vinegar can be a real mealtime gift

Homemade vinegars can be a flavorful and economical way to brighten salads. (Photo by Laura Woolfrey-Macklem)

Laura Woolfrey-Macklem

September 3, 2015

My family doesn’t like store-bought salad dressing because it just tastes like oil with some flavoring. It drags the freshness of salad down, and there never seems to be enough flavor. I’m sure there are some exceptions, but I’ve never found a salad dressing that made salad shine as it should. The ...

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