When I started making my own yogurt, it was a result of doing research into the makings of commercial yogurt. I found a lot of information that surprised me, and not in good way, convincing me that homemade yogurt is really the only way to go. Real yogurt is a healthy and delicious food, and […]
The mile-long yogurt aisle at the grocery store makes it seem like yogurt is a mysterious, expensive, non-homemakeable food. However, I now know that the best, healthiest, tastiest, and cheapest yogurt I’ve ever had is the one I now make in my kitchen every two weeks. And you can make it too. But I don’t […]
When you get a cut or other minor wound, what do you do? If you are like me, you probably went for some peroxide or alcohol to disinfect the wound and then some Neosporin (or other antibiotic ointment) to help it heal. But that all changed a few weeks ago. Read on for the benefits […]
Everyone: even though boiling is the most common way to prepare veggies, for the love of all that is tasty and nutritious, ITS TIME TO STOP. Save the boiling pot for tea or pasta, and give your poor vegetables a chance. Read on for seven simple ideas to treat your vegetables right!
Sometimes I’m overwhelmed by the prospect of what our homesteading life will entail once we move to our 12 acres, but I try to not be discouraged. I have little experience in managing a farm, but I’m ready to learn. Given time, a habit of asking lots of questions, and a lot of trial-and-error, it […]
At its heart, fermentation is a chemical process that is performed by many living things (including humans!). So, to understand it, you need to know a little bit about living things and a little bit about chemistry. Fear not, though! I am here to lead you through the science of this fascinating process.