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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”

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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Pancake Maker Magic l Sourdough Ebelskivers l Homestead Lady.com

Pancake Maker Magic on Pancake Day

This is a plug for family traditions.  We’re not Catholic but we love the humble holiday of Pancake Day (or Shrove Tuesday).  We pull out all the stops and experience pancake maker magic – you can, too!  We’re sharing it here for our third installment of #hotforbreakfast Hot Breakfast Month!Pancake Maker Magic l Sourdough Ebelskivers l Celebrate Pancake Day l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Pancake Maker Magic on Pancake Day”

Five Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Kids to Make l With basic skills and materials, craft these together quickly l Homestead Lady (.com)

Five Last Minute Gifts for Kids to Make

Five Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Kids to Make l With basic skills and materials, craft these together quickly l Homestead Lady (.com)My children enjoy making a large number of the gifts they give each holiday season.  With five children, though, December can simply fly by with all our other activities and plans.  If you have this problem, too, I present a quick list of last minute gifts for kids to make.  These are just a few of the things we’re playing around with this year; each year births and new batch of last minute gifts for kids to make.

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Gift Baskets l A Review of Gift it From Scratch l Homestead Lady

Gift Baskets: Review of Gift it From Scratch

Gift Baskets l A Review of Gift it From Scratch l Homestead LadyIt’s not only Christmas time that you and I stand in need of simple, wholesome ideas for filling gift baskets to present to friends and family. All year long there are occasions where just the right combination of homemade flavors will take an ordinary day and turn it into an occasion. I had the pleasure of reviewing Kathie Lapcevic’s book Gift it From Scratch recently and I had to pass on some of what I learned to all of you. Continue reading “Gift Baskets: Review of Gift it From Scratch”