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Recipe Box: Lemon Blueberry Bread

Our oldest son loves lemon bread and often requested it when he was still living at home. He is now living in Seattle and as I was making this bread I was thinking of him and wishing I could send him a loaf! I love plain lemon bread but I have to say the blueberries are a delicious addition!

Lemon Blueberry Bread

1 ½ cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 cup Greek Yogurt
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
Zest of two lemons
½ tsp vanilla
½ cup coconut oil
1 ½ cups blueberries tossed with 1 Tbsps. flour.

Preheat your oven to 350. Grease a loaf pan and set it aside.

Combine the yogurt, sugar, eggs, lemon zest, vanilla and coconut oil. In a smaller bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly add the sugar and yogurt mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix well.

Toss the blueberries with a Tbsp of flour. Then fold them in the batter. Pour the batter into your loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes of until done. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then place on a a wire rack to cool.

Cool lemon bread before glazing.

Cool lemon bread before glazing.

Combine 1 cup of powdered sugar with 3 TBSP of fresh lemon juice. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled loaf.

Lemon Blueberry Bread

Lemon Blueberry Bread

Perfect with an afternoon cup of tea!

Lemon Blueberry Bread

Lemon Blueberry Bread

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HomeAcre Hop #93


Welcome to The HomeAcre Hop!

After a wonderful two weeks in the Pacific Northwest I am finally back home in Vermont. I love Washington and Oregon and spending time with our four children is always fun! Managed to explore both the cities of Portland and Seattle and spend some time hiking as well. All too soon it was time to say good bye and head home.

Mt Rainier

Mt Rainier

Please join us in the HomeAcre Hop this week, share your homesteading, homemaking and homeschooling posts!

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and Me! (Nancy @ On The Home Front)

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As we head into the cooler months it is always a god idea to have a well stocked pantry. Erin over at Yellow Birch Hobby Farm shared an excellent post on Canning Potatoes. this is a wonderful means to make sure none of your harvest good to waste!Canning Potatoes

Congrats! :) If you would like to be featured in the future, be sure to link back to the hop! We love to read encouraging posts about homesteading. Please stop by to congratulate the featured bloggers this week! If you were featured, grab the button to display proudly on your blog!


Prudent Living on the Homefront

Please, only link posts that you haven’t linked before and follow the rules!

Before you link up your perfect post remember the rules!

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Why Gardening is Good For You

Why Gardening Is Good For You

Why Gardening Is Good For You [Infographic] by the team at

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Deals for October

Here we are almost through the month of October already! The time just seems to slip by! I love the month of October, the cooler nights and the bright sunny days. It is also a good time of year to find some great bargains.

I love October.

I love October.

October is a big candy month. Stock up on candy for all your holidays this month.

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October is a good month to buy candy.

Do you like to garden? October can also be a good time of year to check your garden centers for deals on perennials. Plant soon so the plants have a chance to get established before the cold winter weather sets in. It’s also a great time of year to find mulch and soil amendments on sale.

Look for deals on perennials.

Look for deals on perennials.

Need some new blue jeans? October is also a good time to find deals on blue jeans. Retailers stock up for the back to school season and they may want to move those items they didn’t sell.

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October can be a good time to buy bluejeans.

Look for local bargains as well. Ibex, a high-end local clothes manufacturer holds a tent sale every Columbus Day Weekend. It’s a great time to find fabulous deals on clothes you might not be able to afford during the year.

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Ibex Tent Sale

Remember no matter how good the deal is ask yourself  “do I really need this?” Buy only what you need. Remember there is a difference between a need and a want!

Frugal tip, prudent living

Don’t spend money you don’t have!

Crabapple and Plum Jam

Getting ready to leave the west coast and head back to our home state of Vermont. Couldn’t resist sharing this wonderful jam recipe with you.

Fall in Vermont means beautiful foliage and crabapples! I can never resist making a batch of this wonderful jam.

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Vermont Foliage

Before making this delicious jam I had never cooked with crabapples before.

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Usually they are used in jellies rather than jam. When combined with plums they impart a sweet-tart flavor and the color is absolutely gorgeous. A perfect fall jam. Don’t overcook it as both plums and crabapples are naturally high in pectin and this jam thickens considerably after it is cooked.

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Plum and Crabapple Jam

3 cups of quartered unpeeled crabapples
1 ½ cups water
1 cinnamon stick about 4 inches long
4 cups of sliced blue or purple plums
5 cups of sugar
¼ cup dry red or white wine or grape juice.

Place crabapples, water and cinnamon stick in a very large stainless steel or enamel saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, cover, reduce heat and boil gently for 10 minutes or until fruit is soft. Remove from heat and discard cinnamon stick. Press crabapples though a sieve; discard solids.

Return crabapple pulp to saucepan. Add plums, sugar and wine. Bring to a full boil and boil rapidly, uncovered, until mixture will form a gel, about 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.

jam, prudent pantry

Combine crabapple pulp and plums.

Ladle into sterilized jars and process in a water bath canner for 10 minutes.


Plum and Crabapple Jam

This jam makes a wonderful gift over the holidays as well, if you can bare to give any away!

Makes about 6 cups.

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Just a few more days to explore the Pacific Northwest and then I’ll be home and back to blogging!

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