Compact Fluorescent Lamps or CFLs are becoming the light bulb of choice in our homes. They are more energy efficient and last longer than incandescent bulbs which is good but did you know that you cannot dispose of them in the trash when you are done with them? Read this post and find out why […]
Making soap is a time honored, old-fashioned skill that it seems everyone who is seeking a simpler life is able to learn. Everyone but me that is….I have not yet been able to conquer my fear of the process but it is time to step into my true hobby farmer self and learn. In this […]
Seed libraries have been in the news lately and some have even received notice that their activities may not be legal. Read this post to see how you can help Save a Seed Library!
Kefir grown from kefir grains at home has many more beneficial bacteria, yeasts, enzymes and probiotics than what you can purchase at your local grocery and it is easy to make too!
I learned to make my first loaf of bread in 1981 from a recipe in a Good Housekeeping Cookbook from 1963. It wasn’t perfect but I have enjoyed the process ever since. In this post, I share my recipe for basic white bread and also my recipe for sourdough bread. I have a starter that […]
Bone Broth is all the rage in NYC right now but it is really a very old, traditional way to cook. The slow cooking method extracts amazing amounts of nutrition from bones whether chicken, lamb, fish or beef and that nutrition is easily consumed and digested. Bone Broth is good for leaky gut, to boost […]