Category Archive: Homesteading

Jan 22

7 Essential Herbs and Spices for Every Kitchen

Depending solely on salt and pepper for food flavoring is boring. There is a wide range of herbs and spices available to consumers, enough to make every meal unique. A little extra tang is not all you are missing out on. Many aromatic additives are beneficial to our health. Think about that the next time …

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Jul 15

Apartment Homesteading: Top 4 Ways to Homestead in the City!

You live in the city, and you LIKE your urban lifestyle. Yet you like the idea of being self-sufficient, eating organic produce, making homemade food, paying less for groceries, being more independent… The basic tenets of homesteading and self-sufficiency definitely appeal to you. I have good news for you! Even if you have NO balcony, …

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Nov 05

Jam Making Principles – Four Easy Steps to Making Your Own Jam

Find out all the details you need to know to make your own homemade jam after the jump!

Oct 19

The Truth About Home Canning

If you’ve thought about doing some of your own canning this year but find it a bit intimidating, don’t despair! Learn the difference between truth and myth when it comes to home canning before you throw your arms up and walk away. Myth One: Canning is too expensive. Truth: Canning actually save you money! Most …

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Oct 19

How to Cook Fresh Pumpkin

My favorite part of fall is food laced with pumpkin! From scones to lattes, to cookies and roasted seeds, I never get sick of pumpkin. Although most recipes that use pumpkin will allow you to use canned puree, it’s not as hard as you might think to cook your own fresh pumpkin to use in …

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Oct 19

Six Reasons to Start Seeds Indoors

Whether you’ve grown a vegetable garden for years, or are just starting out, there are many good reasons to start your seeds indoors (instead of buying plants). It’s not as hard as you might think. Here are eight great reasons to try it this year: It Saves You Money This is always a great motivator, …

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Oct 13

How to Make Great Baked Goods With Your Pumpkins

So you grew pumpkins this year. Or maybe you just bought some to decorate the house or yard. Don’t throw them out; use them for baking. With pumpkin puree, you can make great baked goods from bread to pies to muffins. Sure you can buy canned pumpkin from the store but fresh is better, healthier, …

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Oct 11

Canning – How To Can Peach, Apple and Pumpkin Fruit Butters With Recipes

During the Summer and Fall months I enjoy harvesting the fruits and vegetables that we grow in our garden every season. Once our food is harvested…I like to get busy in my kitchen canning a variety of relishes, soups and fruit butters. Canning is not a difficult process like most people think and it can …

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Sep 30

How to Make Your Own Lemongrass Lavender Laundry Soap

I love to make my own laundry soap! Not only is it economical, but I feel good using a product that won’t harm my family or the environment and it smells heavenly! I buy all of the ingredients, accept the essential oils right at my local grocery store. I live in a very small town, …

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