We have been waiting years to finally leave the city and move to the country, and now the journey begins in earnest. Many of you are probably several years or even decades into learning how to be self-sufficient on your land, but we’re here at the very start. We have just moved onto our land, […]
Foraging can be an intimidating thing to start. The perception seems to be that you can only go out gathering wild food if you are already an expert! My teacher heart wants to tell you, though, that if you only try to do something once you feel like you know “it all,” you’ll never […]
I feel pudding gets the short stick of the dessert world–it’s often relegated to summer camp and hospital dessert options, where the best you’re going to get is a plastic cup full of shivery chocolate-ish goo. Homemade pudding, however, can be an absolutely delicious treat. You can customize it to any flavor you’re feeling, control […]
Just because your basil is only a tiny spring sprout at the moment doesn’t mean you can’t have delicious pesto NOW. This easy, super-adaptable recipe uses foraged spring greens to whip up a wonderfully garlicky, green sauce to put on pasta, eggs, toast, or whatever your heart desires.
While getting ready to move to our homestead, we’ve taken a serious look at all our possessions and have been weeding out all the things we don’t want to have to move. In the process, we checked out our dinnerware and found some surprising information about the potential for lead in our plates! Not a […]
Sometimes, you don’t have everything you need to make something work, but you still need to make it work. And sometimes, that’s the best possible problem, because it forces you to solve the problem in ways you wouldn’t naturally do. I find myself often trying these sorts of puzzles in the kitchen, where I firmly […]