Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Canning Chat & Applesauce Wars

canningchat lilsuburbanhomestead with karen lynn

August 21, 2014:   Come join Karen Lynn for some Canning Chat and some fun stories about her and her husband’s Applesauce Wars!  As we approach the end of August Karen Lynn’s show this week  is all about her love of the art of canning and her best canning tips and strategies for all of you!

She will also share how her and her husband make the long arduous and sometimes tiring task of canning fresh local produce more fun for them and the family!

Karen Lynn will also share that tomorrow is her birthday and in a few days it’s her and her husband’s Silver 25th Wedding Anniversary and to top it all of she is celebrating a Bloggiversary too!

August is truly an exciting and momentous month for Karen Lynn make sure to tune in and join in on the fun!

Show Resources:

 Karen Lynn’s Primitive Canning Pantry Cupboard

Secrets To Making Your Very Own Prized Pickles

Crock Pot Apple Butter

Canning Chat:  The Right Tool For The Right Job

Favorite Apples To Can:

Ginger Gold



Also remember to experiment with different apples even if they aren’t always the no. 1 recommended apple for applesauce they may just surprise you!

Have a question or an idea for a show?  Contact Karen Lynn at [email protected]


Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Interview with Bren at BGgarden

Interview with Bren at BGgarden - Lil' Suburban Homestead with karenLynnJuly 31, 2014:  Karen Lynn has a guest on her show who is no stranger to Social Media and is no stranger to the spot light;  Bren who not only is owner of the blog BG Garden, a Photographer with a background in the fine arts, Co-Founder and acting Administrator of Twitter’s Monday Night #Garden Chat, and is now an HGTV Gardens Community Manager for Ask & Share, and lastly she is a Social Media Correspondent for some of the larger garden shows.  Whew…. that was a mouthful and that is why you will love meeting Bren she wears many hats, is quite knowledgeable, and is always willing to share her know how with others.

Bren’s blog BG Garden features topics such as Recipes, Technology, Roses, Canning, Farm Structures (Photography), and that’s just some of the topics her blog covers.  Be prepared for beautiful photography and Karen Lynn personally loves Bren’s love of technology and social media….they are kindred spirits!  If you haven’t gotten to know Bren you will definitely want to after this interview and you can join her and Karen Lynn every Monday night at 9pm Eastern at #Gardenchat on Twitter.

Show Resources:
Lets Connect*Share*Grow on Social Media
#gardenchat : website is at 
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Bren at HGTVgardens : community manager for Ask&Share 
My profile is at
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