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Probiotics During Antibiotics l Probiotic foods you can make and eat when you're sick l Homestead Lady (.com)

Probiotics During Antibiotics

Probiotics During Antibiotics l Probiotic foods you can make and eat when you're sick l Homestead Lady (.com)While you’re taking a prescription antibiotic, it’s important to keep your gut flora healthy and active.  An easy and effective way to do so is to consume a hearty dose of probiotic foods during your antibiotic regimen.  Here are a few simple tips for making and consuming probiotics.  These are especially suited for times when you just feel yucky.

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Gvetch, a Russian caponata l This vegetable relish is a great way to preserve your eggplant l Homestead Lady (.com)

Canning Eggplant with Gvetch

Gvetch, a Russian caponata l This vegetable relish is a great way to preserve your eggplant l Homestead Lady (.com)Are you an eggplant lover looking for a way to can this delectable veggie?  Here I share one of my favorite Russian relishes, gvetch. Gvetch is a great way to get your eggplant preserved to enjoy year round. Continue reading “Canning Eggplant with Gvetch”

Canning Jars and Other Newbie Canning Tips l Learn to home can with confidence l Homestead Lady (.com)

Canning Jars and Other Newbie Canning Tips

Canning Jars and Other Newbie Canning Tips l Learn to home can with confidence l Homestead Lady (.com)Are you a new canner and need all the advice you can get?  Worried about which canning jars to use and which lids are the best?  From canning jars to equipment to recipes, here’s a great round up of newbie canning information.  Continue reading “Canning Jars and Other Newbie Canning Tips”

Bee House in the Bee Friendly Garden l Tips on creating a bee friendly garden plus a book review l Homestead Lady (.com)

Bee House in The Bee Friendly Garden

Bee House in the Bee Friendly Garden l Tips on creating a bee friendly garden plus a book review l Homestead Lady (.com)Have you heard reports about the dangers our honey bees face these days?  Have you also heard that they pollinate an estimated 70 percent of the world’s plants, including many food crops?  Maybe it’s time you and I did our part and thought of ourselves as nice hosts for the pollinators.  We do this by providing them with a food source (flowers), something to drink (simple dish of water) and a bee house, of course!  Here’s how we made our own bee house for nesting bees and have plans for our very own pollinator garden this year.  The book that’s helping us do both?  The Bee Friendly Garden, by Frey and LeBuhn. Continue reading “Bee House in The Bee Friendly Garden”

Toasted Coconut Cream Pound Cake l with coconut oil and other healther ingredients l Cake Stand Cookbook review l Homestead Lady (.com)

Pound Cake with Coconut Oil

Toasted Coconut Cream Pound Cake l with coconut oil and other healther ingredients l Cake Stand Cookbook review l Homestead Lady (.com)If you’ve been eyeing that summer pound cake from your favorite bakery, hold onto your pocket book for just a few days more!  Before you buy, make this Toasted Coconut Cream Pound Cake with wholesome ingredients, including virgin coconut oil, fresh eggs and shredded coconut.  Continue reading “Pound Cake with Coconut Oil”