Small batch canning is a canning recipe book that is devoted to smaller sized recipes which are perfect for smaller sized families, kitchens, appetites, and jars. Canning has a reputation for being a task suited for preserving pounds upon pounds of produce, for some unnamed disaster, in preparation for a time when the access to […]
I recently had the pleasure to read Melissa Norris’ new book “Hand Made: The Modern Guide to Made from Scratch Living”. So much more than just a recipe book, Melissa really invites you into her life, sharing personal stories from her childhood and family life intertwined with some seriously delicious recipes, handmade gift ideas and […]
“Homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It is characterized by subsistence agriculture, home preservation of foodstuffs, and it may or may not also involve the small-scale production of textiles, clothing, and craft work for the household use. Homesteading is not defined by where someone lives, such as the city or the country, but by the […]
If you love to garden, you know how important pollinators are! Bees provide us with both delicious honey and beneficial beeswax. Beeswax is the perfect natural ingredient to add to cosmetics, healing balms, and other helpful household items. Making solid perfume with a creamy texture is very simple and easy. Solid perfume is perfect for […]
Isn’t stirring peanut butter the worst? Peanut oil spills all over the jar, down onto the counter, and all over your hands. How frustrating! Here is a method that takes the frustration out of stirring natural peanut butter.
Want to try something different this year for Christmas? We love these vintage boot stockings hanging from the mantle–and they were really easy to make too.