Cultured foods are a wonderful way to introduce healthy probiotics and beneficial yeasts into your diet. Milk kefir is one of the simplest ways to start your journey into cultured and fermented foods.
Running a homestead (or household in general) can be an expensive enterprise. So can living in the country for that matter! Many folks striving towards self sufficiency will argue that you shouldn’t go into debt to do it and I’m inclined to agree. Using credit or borrowing money from a bank and self sufficiency are […]
I’ve been making my own bone broth now for almost a year – ever since I left my vegetarian ways – and I must say it’s incredibly satisfying. Knowing that I can make some so nutritious for my family and in my slow cooker no less! As a herbalist I’m always trying to find ways […]
With four ash trees, two birch trees and five mature maple trees on our 1/2 acre property, well let’s just say we have a lot of leaves to deal with right now. Since self sufficiency and frugal budget management are very important to us, we make use of everything we have around the homestead. If […]
One of my homesteading goals for this growing season was to experiment with lacto-fermentation recipes in the kitchen. After discovering Nourishing Traditions, my viewpoint on food has drastically changed and this has trickled down to the food decisions we make. This is probably one of my favourite flavour combinations and after my first batch flopped […]
Nothing says self sufficiency like turning compost scraps into liquid gold! Find out how to take your apple peels and cores and ferment them to make homemade apple cider vinegar.