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The health benefits of pumpkins

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 20/08/2018

20 August 2018 Tanya Malan Seeing that we are starting our HATCH-A-PUMPKIN-PATCH challenge (find the competition details on the Homeschool Heirloom Gardeners Facebook page), I thought it appropriate to tell you about the amazing benefits of pumpkins! Before we speak about the benefits of pumpkins, let's just take note that squash and pumpkin are part of the same family being the Cucurbitaceae Family and just on an interesting point, they are all actually considered fruit! Throughout history pumpkins has had many uses. Remember Jonah in the Bible? He sat under the shade of a gourd to relieve his sunstroke! In…

Recipe: Herb Vinegar

Relevance: 89%      Posted on: 28/10/2018

Ingredients • 1 garlic clove, peeled, optional • 300 – 320 grams fresh oregano, basil or tarragon sprigs • 1-1/4 cups white vinegar or white wine vinegar Directions • If desired, cut garlic in half and skewer with a toothpick. • Place in a glass jar or bottle. • Add your herb of choice (oregano, basil or tarragon). Set aside. • In a small saucepan, bring vinegar to a simmer (do not boil). • Carefully pour into containers. Let cool to room temperature. • Remove garlic after 24 hours. Cover and store in a cool, dry place for up to…

Homeschool Heirloom Gardeners Winter Challenge 2018

Relevance: 36%      Posted on: 28/08/2018

Winter Challenge 2018 – it was a challenge indeed! Winter is a time when things slow down. This season is usually seen as a time of preparation for spring and summer. Homeschoolers, however, are a different breed. They are used to doing things differently – to think outside the box. As a matter of fact, they will only use the box if it serves a practical purpose and enable them to learn and grow! It is therefore not surprising that they jumped at the chance to take on the Winter Challenge put to them by Durandt’s Heirloom Seeds. They were…