How (and why) to Dehydrate Aloe Vera: Because Aloe Vera is so great to have on hand and can be used for so many ways, I wanted a way to preserve it. By drying it and turning it into a powder, I can use it in a variety of ways and store it for long […]
Having a good emergency water filter is an important homesteader backup, in case your main water source gets contaminated. A good emergency water filter is one that removes bacteria and parasites which are found in untreated water sources. What makes this product a great water filter is that it also removes odor, color, chemicals, and […]
Why would you need to label your canning jars? Tomato sauce looks a lot different than maple whiskey peaches, right? It sure does but tomato sauce made with zero jalapeno is a lot different than one made with one jalapeno- just ask my five year old. Raspberry jam, strawberry jam, cranberry lemon jam all start […]
How to dehydrate eggplant: Eggplant is really an amazing vegetable and I am embarrassed to admit, I had never had eggplant once in my 48 years until recently. It was just not something my family ever served growing up so I never bought any as an adult either. My son planted some this summer in […]
This post shares the best preserving pan, the best food mill, and the to-die for cherry pitter for the canner in your life. It shares everything that’s useful, nothing that’s not, all in an easy to read post.
As summer winds down so does the garden. Now all that’s really left to do is battle the occasional pest and harvest, harvest, harvest! If you’re like me you have fresh fruit and veggies absolutely everywhere! Thankfully I have a dehydrator which is really great because dehydrated food takes up much less space to store […]