Make Your Own Herbal Tea Blends

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One of the easiest ways to incorporate more homegrown edibles into your daily diet is to add herbs. We often remember to cook with herbs, but tend to forget that using them in a beverage can be just as rewarding. Besides having amazing scents, herbs have medicinal properties that are sometimes amplified with the addition of hot water.

The Best Way to Preserve Hot Peppers

Shown: Varieties of sweet and hot peppers.

Hot peppers are great to have on hand, but if you've ever grown them yourself, you may have found that too much of a good thing can be a bit of a problem. What do you do with tons of hot peppers when you can only enjoy a few at a time? Well, I'm here to tell you: this is a good problem to have. Hot peppers are easy to preserve and enjoy long after the peak growing season is past. Check out my favorite ways to preserve and enjoy hot peppers below.

How to Choose the Best Coffee Maker for You

There's no one best way to make coffee. It all comes down to personal preference (and, honestly, what you want to see on your kitchen countertop every day).

To choose the style of coffee maker that's right for you, first assess your coffee personality then check out our picks at the price point that's right for you.

Related: 9 Rules for How to Make a Perfect Cup of Coffee

Secrets to Perfect Homemade Tomato Sauce (with No Added Sugar)

Many store-bought tomato sauces have heaps of added sugar to tame the natural acidity of tomatoes. Plus, they're usually loaded with sodium. But if you can turn on an oven, you can make a healthy sauce from scratch. And it tastes really good, too.

Any type of tomatoes will work. Romas are our favorite. Their mild-sweet flavor is consistent from season to season. Beefsteak tomatoes have more water, so you'll have to cook the sauce longer. And, depending on the variety, heirloom tomatoes can affect a sauce's color.

Pickling Parties Are the Best Kind of Party & Here's Why

I've always been a big partier, but at age 40 you won't find me doing keg stands. Instead, my last several gatherings have been in the name of food preservation. Sounds strange I know, but I'm a produce hoarder who preserves every fruit or vegetable I can stuff in a jar. It's a time-consuming hobby that goes a lot faster if you have lots of hands on deck. So to satisfy both my obsession with pickling and my love for entertaining, I throw pickling parties. At the end of it all, every­body goes home with jars of tangy jewels.

How to Turn Any Herb Into Pesto

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I’ve been spending a lot of time with my freezer lately. This time of year, the berry farm is beckoning with its fruit-laden bushes, my garden is overflowing with vegetables and my herbs are growing much faster than I can eat them.

13 of the easiest herbs and vegetables to grow

With so much fresh food for the picking right now, I’ve been saving much of it in my freezer for less plentiful times (winter!).

How to freeze 16 summer fruits and vegetables

Drinking Coffee Might Help You Live Longer—Here's Why

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Coffee lovers, rejoice!

Should You Follow the Ayurvedic Diet?

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