Free Resources

Free Resources for You

I’m happy to share these free resources with you. They include templates, charts, how to’s and handouts. If you need more details or are interested in a workshop on these topics, email me.

Herbs & Spices

Herb Workshop Handouts – notes from Herb Workshop

Herbs for Tea – key points from the Herbs for Tea workshop

Spice Substitutes – check this chart when you don’t have what the recipe calls for

Meal Planning

Weekly Meal Planning Template (Color) – Dinner only

Print this template to create your own meal plan with a shopping list.

Weekly Meal Planning Template (Color)- 3 meals, 2 snacks

Print this template for a meal plan with 3 daily meals and 2 snacks.

Sample Weekly Meal Plan 3 meals/2 snacks following MIND Diet

Weekly Meal Plan MIND Diet

Sample Weekly Meal Plan (Autumn) – sample meal plan with grocery list

meal planning free resource
A weekly meal plan with grocery list.

Storing and Preserving Food

Storing Fruits and Vegetables – How to Store Common Fruits & Veggies with tips

Hot Water Bath Canning – Step by Step for Using the Hot Water Bath Canning Method

Sterilizing Jars – Step by Step for How to Sterilize Jars in a Canner or in the Oven

Testing for Gel Set – How to Test for Gel Set

Pectin Chart – Comparison of Different Pectins

A Look at Pectin – What is Pectin, Pectin Levels in Different Fruit, Making Homemade Pectin

Troubleshooting Jams & Jellies – Common Issues with Jams & Jellies and What to Do


Planting Chart zone2b 3 – Garden Planting Chart (when to plant what in Zone 2B-3)

Approximate Harvest Time for Zone 2b – Harvest Time of Common Vegetables in Zone 2B-3

Labels and Tags

Chai Tea Labels – see full post here Homemade Chai Tea Blend

Finishing Salt Labels – see full post here How to Make Finishing Salts

Round Vinegar Labels – see full post here How to Make Infused Vinegar

Four Soup Labels – mixed tags for Prairie Garden Soup Mix, Chicken Noodle Soup Mix, Split Pea & Ham and Veggie Quinoa Soup Mix

Bean Soup Label – separate sheet for Bean Soup Mix

Chicken Noodle Soup Labels – separate sheet for Chicken Noodle Soup Mix

Split Pea Soup Labels – separate sheet for Split Pea Soup Mix

Veggie Quinoa Lentil Soup Labels – separate sheet for Quinoa Lentil Soup Mix

Cranberry Chocolate Oat Cookie Labels – baking instructions for Cranberry Chocolate Oat Cookie in a Jar on decorative labels

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookie Labels – baking instructions for Gingerbread Cookie in a Jar

Chocolate M & M Cookie Labels – baking instructions for Chocolate M&M Cookie Mix in a Jar

Generic Labels & Tags

Fillable Colourful Labels – easy to cut, colorful labels

Blank Christmas Tags – various Christmas images to print on card stock

From Our Kitchen & Warmest Wishes Gift Tag – biz card labels to print and cut

Made with Love light blue Gift Tag – biz card size print and cut

To and From Green Holly Tag – biz card size, print and cut

Get tags here.

Please respect my copyright on these free resources. They are available for individual, home use only. If you’re interested in commercial use such as for workshops, please email me to discuss. You know how much research, time and effort goes into creating these resources, please be respectful of the work I put into these resources.