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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Ginger Ale with Real Ginger for Taste and Health

The Real Ginger Ale Ginger Ale can be such a refreshing—and healthy—beverage, especially if you make your own. It tastes much better, more real than most on the market today, plus homemade ginger ale would provide some of the health benefits...