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Mexican Hot Dog Roll-ups (Banderillas): with Hot Sauce

Mexican sausage banderillas are essentially hot dogs wrapped and fried in a flour tortilla and usually served as a lunch food. Add a spicy Mexican pizza sauce (aka chimichurri for pizza) instead of ketchup or mustard and you have a much tastier dish that can be enjoyed as lunch or dinner. Both the banderillas and …

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Indoor Vertical Gardening: a Beginners guide

We’re all well aware of the benefits of growing your own food: it’s tasty, it’s cheap and it’s fun. But what if you don’t have a big garden to grow your vegetables, fruits and herbs in? No worries if you’re a city dweller or lack space. Indoor gardening isn’t just for houseplants! You can grow …

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How to Grow Blueberries in Pots for your Deck, Patio or Balcony

Growing blueberries in large pots is a perfect way to grow some of your own food at home when you are constrained by not having a large garden area, or if your garden area is shady (blueberries like full sun). This summary will give you the basic requirements for success! A how-to video is included …

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Retro Tiki: Mai Tai & Pineapple Glazed Ham Balls

Waikiki Ham Balls (with a pineapple glaze) was a popular appetizer in the 60’s tiki scene, and the recipes below feature a retro ham ball recipe, as well as a retro tiki Mai Tai, complete with umbrella.  I have to admit, I was leery of the idea of “ham balls”, but surprise, surprise.  They were …

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