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Santa Sightings 2016! Where to See Santa in the Iowa City Area

Visiting Santa is a treasured holiday tradition for many families. We just so happen to have some insider information on Santa’s whereabouts, and we’ve compiled this guide to help you and your family track him down. To get those precious photos of your kiddos meeting Santa, here are some of the local places where you […]

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Adventures in Home Canning: The Spaghetti Sauce Edition

I’ve gotten into canning and food preservation in the past few years.  As a child I remember my mother’s gigantic garden, with rows upon rows of vegetables.  She canned green beans, corn, carrots, tomatoes, peaches, pears, applesauce, jams and jellies, and even chicken and beef.  The low rattling sound of the pressure canner was a […]

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Four Ways to Use (or Preserve) Summer Squash

We are deep in the midst of summertime, and if you are a gardener that means one thing…your summer squash plants are exploding! Summer squashes are different from their more heartier winter cousins in that they are harvested when their skins are still soft and tender, and therefore edible.  Yellow squash, zucchini, and patty pan squash are […]

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