Spiralized Zucchini Recipes and the Simplest Way to Use Veggie Noodles

We are still loving this cool kitchen gadget, the Spiralizer, and can’t wait for the abundant zucchini harvest to roll in! When it’s time for summer squash harvest bonanza, or, if you’re just looking to create healthier but delicious dishes, spiralized zucchini recipes are the way to go for delicious pasta using healthy, low-cal veggie noodles. … Read more

Homestead Living and Journey to Self Sufficiency

We’ll get to all the MANY triumphs and failures of this homestead living journey in just a few, but first, everyone loves a good story. But, if you want to just get to the meat of it, scroll on down to title “Hit Hard by a Superbug” to get into the homesteading topics and fermentation … Read more

Homemade Probiotics – Powerful Medicine from Your Garden

The Homely Cabbage Transforms into a Super Food For pennies on the dollar, you can turn your garden cabbage into a virtual miracle medicine. This is a “medicine” that should be in every refrigerator. We’re big on prevention, and sauerkraut has top shelf in our health chest. The bad news: most store bought sauerkrauts do … Read more

Make Your Own Fermented Foods for Preservation and Health

Fermentation – a centuries old method for preserving food. Most gardeners preserve their vegetables by freezing or canning them. The more traditional way of preservation is fermented foods. Long before refrigeration was ever even a seed of an idea, fermentation was the method for preserving food. Fermentation for preservation is not just for harvest time. We’re fermenting … Read more

Dandelion for Food, Tea, Wine and Health

A favorite, nutrient-packed edible weed. Would you poison your food or throw away good medicine? No, of course not! So just how did we get to this place where each year Americans spend billions to do just that? In the early days of America, there were Native American tribes who “hunted” buffalo by driving herds off … Read more

Cute Kalettes – the Offspring of Kale and Brussel Sprouts

Kale Married Brussel Sprout and Had Sweet and Nutty Kalettes Have you heard of—or tried—Kalettes yet? If you enjoy Kale and Brussel Sprouts, this may be of interest. We grew these last year, but they didn’t do so well, and froze with our first frost, even though they were under a cloche. If you’ve grown these … Read more

How to Store Carrots plus Carrot Nutrition and Recipes

Protect Your Harvest and Make it Last When the abundant carrot harvest rolls in, it’s time to plan for storing them to last as long as possible. Proper carrot storage through the winter months will help them last and keep them from rotting. The first step in storing carrots actually begins with your planting plan. … Read more

Fermented Tomatoes with Basil and Garlic

If you’re into consuming gut-healthy probiotic-rich foods, don’t stop with just cabbage for sauerkraut. Having fun experimenting with some of your favorite other veggies. And if you haven’t yet made your own, once you do you’ll want to keep a regular supply of probiotic-rich foods in your fridge and pantry. We prefer a well-stocked pantry … Read more

Beet Recipes – Beneficial in Lowering Blood Pressure

Lettuce Turnip the BEET! Okay, so that’s a bit corny… and cheesy, but it’s still punny, so we’re going to milk it for all it’s worth! The beet crop is coming in and they are nutrient packed bundles! All parts of the beet can be eaten, from the lovely green tops to the bulbous roots and … Read more

Interesting and Unusual Pickling Recipes

Pickling is Not Just for Pickles! Pickling our garden bounty is an important survival skill to get us through in leaner times. Few things warm a gardener’s heart more than a fall pantry stocked full of fresh canned and pickled vegetables and fruits. If you like to experiment and try new things then you may … Read more