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.
Want a healthier snack? If you’ve got organic grapes, learn how easy it is to make your own organic raisins. Continue reading “Make Your Own Organic Raisins”
Here’s another kitchen quick tip – make your own 3 step sour cream. Continue reading “3 Step Sour Cream”
Are 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.
If you’re on the fence about bee keeping, pick up Honeybee, by Marina Marchese. This short read is a delightful combination of quality prose and useful bee information. Disclaimer: it may tip your over the fence in favor of the bees. Just sayin’.
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Have you wondered about having your own quality dairy in your backyard? Thinking about goats? Worried about the expense and wondering if this backyard dairy adventure will really save you money? Here’s a guest post from our archives with Elise from The Frugal Farm Wife to answer the question – are dairy goats cost effective? Continue reading “Dairy Goats: Cost Effective?”
I’m not much of a couponer but I must admit I have a penchant for free food – especially when it’s on the wild side. Have you learned to forage yet? Are you maybe even unsure what that means? No worries! Come along while I chat with experienced homesteaders, herbalists and foragers on how to gather the free food Mother Nature offers us in abundance. Continue reading “Wild Free Food”
Ever had a happy accident in the kitchen? Vanilla honey was one of those for us. May you have just such an accident. Continue reading “Make Your Own Vanilla Honey”
Get your mind out of the locker room. I’m talking about growing hamburger rolls. Or sandwich bread. Two things to recommend this process: Gluten Free – Pick Your Own Buns. Continue reading “Gluten Free – Pick Your Own Buns”
I’ve been thinning my beets lately, picking out the extra beet sprouts so that the ones left behind can grow big and fat. Our strawberries are going like gangbusters, too, so it was natural that the two harvests should end up blended together. I gathered my apron around my garden treasures and went into the kitchen to prepare a beet greens salad with strawberry dressing. Continue reading “Beet Green Salad with Strawberry Dressing”