Monthly Archives: September 2011

Canning 102: Preserve Pickles, Fruit & Tomatoes

Canning and preserving home grown foods is becoming popular and we are dedicating another post on canning and preserving high acid foods, like pickles, fruit, and tomatoes. Because pickles, fruit, and tomatoes are relatively easy to preserve, these foods containing high amounts of acid are a popular choice for canning and preserves. These foods provide you with the opportunity to prepare and enjoy a wide array of recipes, including side dishes and desserts. High-acid foods include fruits, fruit juices, jams, jellies, fruit spreads, salsas, tomato sauce, pickles, relishes, chutneys, sauces, vinegars, and condiments. To can and preserve high-acid foods, you will need the following, all …

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5 Essential Outdoor Power Equipment for the Home

Outdoor power equipment can make yard work much easier and more enjoyable. It also cuts down the time you spend working in the yard, allowing you more time to relax and enjoy your yard. Friedman’s Home Improvement lists the five essential outdoor power tools to get you started taming the great outdoors: Lawnmower — The most essential of all outdoor power equipment, Friedman’s offers several varieties that will best fit your outdoor requirements. Leaf Blower — Leaf blowers can be electric powered or gas powered. Always wear hearing and eye protection when operating a leaf blower. String Trimmer — String trimmers include both electric and …

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Paint Your Home Like a High-End Designer with These Tips

Have you been watching the inspirational painting techniques used on the home design and renovation shows on HGTV and the DIY Network? Some of these home painting techniques are simple, and some are a bit more complex. Friedman’s Home Improvement carries Ralph Lauren Home Interior Paints, and we have discovered some of the painting techniques they use to create the intended mood of a room or home. Click on the following painting techniques to learn more about how to make your painting project look like it was done by a high-end designer. See the colors of Indigo Denim and learn how to apply these painting …

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