The simplest way to begin making herbal medicine is to dry herbs and use them in teas or decoctions (the latter are very much like teas, except they use more heat to draw out the medicinal properties of tougher plant materials, such as roots). Another easy method of making traditional plant medicine is to create […]
Is your garden or CSA box overflowing with summer squash at the moment? Here’s more than 50 easy, fresh, summer squash recipes to try. The all use basic pantry staples and common garden produce.
One of the easiest foods to ferment is homemade sauerkraut. Learn how simple it is to make your own homemade sauerkraut with only 2 ingredients. No canning supplies is required, its so simple you’ll be amazed! It might take a couple practice runs, but you’ll have the “knack” for it in no time . Learn […]
This post will explain whether or not you can use an instant pot for canning, and why, using scientific information you can trust from the USDA. Read on for the scoop on using an instant pot for canning! Instant pots are the modernized version of a pressure cooker. My Gram used to use a pressure […]
Should you be feeding mealworms to chickens? Mealworms are an excellent treat for your chickens. The only downside to feeding mealworms to chickens is having to buy mealworms. Since I don’t really provide feed to my chickens after the leave the brooder, I’m always a little reluctant to buy feed for them. Mealworms are worth […]
Are you canning curious? This post will help demystify the process of preserving food in jars, clarify what you need in the kitchen to can, whether or not you need to simmer your canning lids as Grandma used to, if you need to sterilize your jars (the answer will surprise you!), what the deal is […]