Tag: preserve

Canned Meat: Making the Most of Your Homestead Chicken

Canned Meat Making the Most of Homestead Chicken l Feeding your hens right l Canning Tips l Homestead Lady (.com)Are you wondering how best to nourish your flock so they can, in turn, nourish you?  Have you raised up a nice batch of fryers and are ready to butcher them, but are wondering how you’re going to preserve all those birds?!  Never fear, canned meat is here!  Plus, a review of The Frugal Chicken’s Feeding Your Hens Right e-course. Continue reading “Canned Meat: Making the Most of Your Homestead Chicken”

Caramel Applesauce l A whole foods twist on a classic snack food l Food preservation at its finest l Homestead Lady (.com)

Caramel Applesauce for Canning

Caramel Applesauce l A whole foods twist on a classic snack food l Food preservation at its finest l Homestead Lady (.com)If you’re an applesauce fan, you have got to try this simple caramel applesauce for a tasty twist on a classic snack.  This recipe is safe for canning so that you can enjoy it all year round! Continue reading “Caramel Applesauce for Canning”

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”

Homesteading Books for Beginners Recommendations l Homestead Lady (.com)

Homesteading Books: Beginning Basics

Homesteading Books for Beginners Recommendations l Homestead Lady (.com)Ready to start homesteading but don’t know where to begin?  Are you a city kid like me and have to learn all your homesteading skills from scratch?  I am genuinely excited to share these homesteading titles with you as you begin your journey towards self-sufficiency.  Books are among my greatest, most effective homestead mentors.  Even after homesteading for a number of years, I’m still collecting great books. Continue reading “Homesteading Books: Beginning Basics”

The Art of Natural Cheesemaking l Review l Essential Homestead Book that even teaches you to make your own rennet and culture l Homestead Lady

The Art of Natural Cheesemaking – A Review

The Art of Natural Cheesemaking l Review l Essential Homestead Book that even teaches you to make your own rennet and culture l Homestead LadyAre you interested in learning to make cheese?  Are you trying to keep your homemade cheeses as healthy as possible but aren’t sure where to start? If you’re trying to use non-industrial methods in your home kitchen, and especially if you’re interested in using raw ingredients, regular cheese making books, as fine as they are, might leave you with unanswered questions.  Let The Art of Natural Cheesemaking lend you a hand.

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Healthier 72 Hour Kit and Backpacking Food l Includes a Review of Valley Food Storage l Homestead Lady (.com)

Healthier 72 Hour Kit and Backpacking Food

Healthier 72 Hour Kit and Backpacking Food l Includes a Review of Valley Food Storage l Homestead Lady (.com)I am constantly on the prowl for 72 hour kit and backpacking food that’s healthy or, at least, healthier.   Here are a few ideas for healthify your hiking and backpacking foods, as well as your 72 hour kit food preps. Continue reading “Healthier 72 Hour Kit and Backpacking Food”

Raised Bed Gardens l What to do in the garden in later spring l Review of The Organic Canner l Homestead Lady (.com)

Raised Bed Garden: What to do in Later Spring

Raised bed garden, lasagna garden, year round garden and whatever your zone, these tips for “later spring” gardens will work for you.  Simply adjust up or down as many weeks as you need to account for your last frost date for your area.  I’m in zone five, so if you’re in zone ten, you’ll need to do quite a bit of adjusting, fyi.  I’m also including my review of The Organic Canner, by Daisy Luther, in this post because this book helped inspire me to make more concrete growing plans in the garden this year.  I know I want to make some of her recipes and put them up, so I’m figuring out what and how much to plant.Raised Bed Gardens l What to do in the garden in later spring l Review of The Organic Canner l Homestead Lady (.com) Continue reading “Raised Bed Garden: What to do in Later Spring”