EASY PEASY REFRIGERATOR PICKLED PEPPERS -

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Yields 4 Pint Jars

What you need:

2 pounds of peppers (we used yellow hot peppers)

1/2 cup of coarse sea salt

4 cups of water

1 cup of distilled vinegar

Red pepper flakes to taste or garlic

4 pint canning jars with lids and seals.

Directions:

Slice peppers in rings leaving seeds. If you like your peppers less hot, take the seeds out, if using hot peppers. BUT remember to wear gloves and not to rub your skin, eyes or any other part of your body as the oils will sting!

Pour in water, salt, and vinegar into a sauce pan. … Read More

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By Jennifer Rubenstein

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The gentle buzzing of the honey bee is all around during the season. Flying from one flower to a stalk of lavender and back to another flower and then onward to their bee colony where they will greet the Queen Bee. Honey bees are fascinating creates who provide us with one of the most ancient super foods and they are considered a symbol of sacred femininity. But did you also know:

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