Reishi mushrooms are one of the easiest mushrooms to identify, and a great place to start for beginning mushroom foragers. They have no poisonous look alikes, so they’re relatively safe as well. Though reishi are generally too tough to eat, their medicinal properties have been well documented.
Strawberry rhubarb pie is one of the first home grown pies you can make in the spring and early summer, but with the tartness of rhubarb it’ll need some added sugar. If you’re cutting back on refined sugars, try sweetening it with maple to add flavor as well as enough sweetness to balance out the […]
Getting your kids involved with growing mushrooms can be a great way to expose them to life outside the plant and animal kingdoms. Plants and animals are tangible, while understanding bacteria can be a bit tricky. Mushrooms are a good middle ground where kids can watch them grow with their own eyes, but still understand […]
There’s something about making your own soap that makes you feel capable and crafty. Soap, for most people anyway, is something you see every day. It’s personal. It literally touches just about every part of your body.
Roasting your own coffee at home is surprisingly simple. Though you can buy expensive coffee roasting appliance, all you really need is a burner and a cast iron pan. There are plenty of reasons to roast your own beans.
Working with bees wax can be a sticky mess, leaving your kitchen and tools completely covered and potentially clogging your sink drain. Here are two things crutial to understanding bees wax cleanup: