Making chili powder seemed mysterious to me until I did a little research. Then I realized it’s as easy as it sounds essentially all you have to do is grind the chilies into a powder. Genius! Chili. Powder. You could do it with a coffee grinder, a mortar and pestal, and probably a food processor, […]
Farm fresh, hard boiled eggs have a reputation for being difficult to peel. If you need pretty hard boiled eggs and don’t want to wait for them to age, try steaming them instead!
Sometimes it seems like there’s only two options, buy the not-so-eco-friendly cleaning supplies, or put a lot of time and effort into creating your own. I’ve never been one for meticulous grating bits of soap into a pot on the stove, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t more ecological options out there. It’s a good […]
Last year my family belonged to a CSA where we would get heirloom tomatoes. These tomatoes were grown just a couple miles from our house, and were delicious, so I decided to save the seeds for this year. Tomatoes self pollinate, so it’s easy to save seeds even if you don’t grow the plant in […]
I have to admit, I was a little nervous the first time we sat down to eat one our backyard meat rabbits. I had never eaten rabbit before, and I didn’t even know if I would like it. I was especially nervous about how the kids would feel about the whole experience. Even before we […]
Most often when I tell people I do my laundry with soap nuts they ask “What are soap nuts?” And that’s an excellent question, because they aren’t very well known yet, even though they are amazing. Soap nuts are not actually nuts, but they are a berry that grows on a tree from the Sapindus […]