Gluten Free Pizza Dough l Plus DIY Backyard Bread and Pizza Oven book by Homestead Honey l Homestead Lady (.com)

Gluten Free Pizza Dough

Gluten Free Pizza Dough l Plus DIY Backyard Bread and Pizza Oven book by Homestead Honey l Homestead Lady (.com)Are you on the hunt for great gluten free pizza dough?  Well, search no further because we have a fantastic recipe for you – it’s even naturally leavened (sourdoughed) for good measure.  And guess, what else?  We’ve got a fantastic, easy to use resource for those wanting to learn to build their own PIZZA OVEN! Continue reading “Gluten Free Pizza Dough”

Violet Gelatin l Forage for violets and make this herbal flower snack l Plus many other flower recipes l Homestead Lady (.com)

Violet Gelatin and Other Flower Foods

Violet Gelatin l Forage for violets and make this herbal flower snack l Plus many other flower recipes l Homestead Lady (.com)If you don’t have the time to make violet jelly, but really want that lovely, sweet flavor of violets try this simple recipe for violet gelatin.  Using nourishing, healthy bone gelatin and fresh violets from the spring garden, you can throw together this flower food snack for after school or anytime.  Plus, we have a wonderful round-up of other edible flowers and different ways to prepare them.  Continue reading “Violet Gelatin and Other Flower Foods”

Make Your Own Powdered Sugar l Kitchen Quick Tip by Homestead Lady (.com)

Kitchen Quick Tip: Make Your Own Powdered Sugar

Make Your Own Powdered Sugar l Kitchen Quick Tip by Homestead Lady (.com)Here’s a new, informal series of quick tips we’ve learned by living the homesteading lifestyle.  Some of this stuff you may already know and some of it might be new.  It’s important we share the things we’ve learned so the next generation of modern homesteaders won’t have to waste their precious time making our same mistakes, right?  (They can be free to go off and make their own!)  So, here it is for today – Make Your Own Powdered Sugar! Continue reading “Kitchen Quick Tip: Make Your Own Powdered Sugar”

Organic Honey Caramels l Real Health if Not Real Organic l Homestead Lady

Organic Honey Caramels: Real health, if not real “organic”

So, what’s the scoop on organic honey in the U.S. anyway?!  Why do we see USDA Organic honey labels, but hear reports that there’s no such thing?  Here’s what I learned about organic honey, more on the benefits of raw honey and, SERIOUSLY, the best homemade honey caramel recipe ever!Organic Honey Caramels l Real Health if Not Real Organic l Homestead Lady

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Forsythia Dandelion Jelly with Vanilla l Spring foraged flowers for sweets l Homestead Lady (.com)

Edible Flowers – Forsythia Dandelion Jelly

Forsythia Dandelion Jelly with Vanilla l Spring foraged flowers for sweets l Homestead Lady (.com)My family and I have been trying to improve our understanding of and experience with foraging plants for food and medicine.  This means, I’m constantly perusing my yard and the yards of total strangers looking for nettle and purslane.  We go up into the mountains and covetously seek out the pennyroyal and the elderberry.  Always being responsible about how much we take and leave behind, this new skill has stood us in good stead.  We’ve used some wildcrafted yarrow several times to stop bleeding while hiking and we’ve learned that we love lambs quarter even more than spinach!  Lately, we’ve started to branch out our wonderings and wanderings into the world of edible flowers.  Today we’re sharing our current favorite, forsythia – plus, we’ve included the recipe for our forsythia and dandelion jelly with real vanilla and honey.  It tastes like spring! Continue reading “Edible Flowers – Forsythia Dandelion Jelly”