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Raising A Family On A Budget
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Home Economics for Real Life
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This Saturday, I'm teaching a canning class.  There will be water bath & pressure canning demos, as well as some yummy and cough award winning cough items to taste.  Registration is open through 11p on Friday night.

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In the last 5 years, there has been a bit of a home canning explosion!  Canning has become trendy.  

Unfortunately, with this influx of people into such a wonderful hobby, there is also a lot of misinformation floating around about what you can can at home.  For example, did you know, you should not can pumpkin butter at home but apple butter is ok?  Or that you need to pressure can vegetables, never water bath can them?

I have been helping out my friends and family with their canning and home food preservation questions, and now I want to help you too.  Join me on Saturday, August 22 from 9a-12:30pm for An Introduction to Home Food Preservation at the RWJ Center for Health & Wellness in Mercerville, NJ.

During this class, we will discuss boiling water bath canning, pressure canning, freezing, and dehydrating and how to utilize these processes to preserve what you grow in your garden, buy at the farmers’ market, or purchase on steep discounts through out the year.  

Thank you to everyone who has been sending my family positive thoughts over the past few weeks.  Sadly, my father, Chuck Mitchell, passed away last week, and we celebrated his life with family and friends over the weekend.  I'm slowly getting back into the groove, and look forward to finding our new normal.

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February 14th is National Donor Day, an observance day originally designated by the Department of Health and Human Services to raise awareness for organ, eye, tissue, marrow, platelet and blood donation.

Today, more than 120,000 patients are on the waiting list to receive a lifesaving organ transplant, and countless others are in need of cornea, tissue, bone marrow, blood and platelet donation. My father, Chuck Mitchell is one of them.
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There are a limited number of seats still available for this Sunday's class - An Introduction to Home Food Preservation.  We're going to be talking about how you can freeze, dehydrate, and can the items you grow and those that you get at the farmers' market this year.  Hope to see you there!

http://mvfarmersmkt.org/an-introduction-to-home-food-preservation/

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The Morrisville Community Farmers' Market will be opening for its inaugural season on Sunday 9/21.  Please consider supporting the market through their Indiegogo campaign.  The goal - $1900 to cover insurance, advertising, and the fees to become a non-profit.  Even a $1 donation would be a big help when you are talking about a grassroots campaign.

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My husband & I are unable to go to Lady Antebellum on Aug 3 in AC, so I'm giving our tickets away! 

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Delicious, creamy, vanilla ice cream and a chance to win a bottle of Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla in honor of National Ice Cream Month.

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Get a refurbished +Vitamix for $299.99!  #ad



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