Tag: Homemade

Homemade

Homemade is always best!  The articles tagged with “Homemade” will teach you how to make foods, crafts, homestead items and even gifts yourself.  Get DIY and MYO tips on how to craft a homemade homestead with us here at Homestead Lady.

We never include ingredients like corn syrup or other processed sugars, margarine, highly processed grains or synthetic dyes.  Instead, we will help you craft a healthy kitchen based on whole foods principles:

  • whole, properly processed grains – including fermentation like sourdough
  • real, quality fats like animal lards, whole milk butters and rich oils
  • a variety of vegetables and fruits
  • alternatives diets like Paleo, Keto, gluten-free and others
Upcycled Gifts from the Garden l DIY Grape Vine Garland Tutorial plus more DIYs l Homestead Lady.com

Upcycled Gifts from the Garden

Are you trying to make handmade gifts this year?  Would you rather use green, organic materials that are practically begging to be turned into natural crafts?  Here’s a collection of upcycled gifts from the garden for your homemade Christmas this year.  Bonus: we’ve included a video and text tutorial of how to make your own grape vine garland, or swag, for gifting or decorating your own porch or hearth this holiday season.

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Natural Crafts for Fall l Tutorials and suggestions for natural crafts for the whole family l Homestead lady.com

Natural Crafts for Autumn

Natural Crafts for Fall l Tutorials and suggestions for natural crafts for the whole family l Homestead lady.comThe homestead family works long hours together every day but it’s important to not forget the fun!  Here are some simple natural crafts for autumn that are enjoyable for the whole family.  Did you know we have several fall holidays coming up?  Use them to plan your natural crafts for kids and grown ups alike!  Continue reading “Natural Crafts for Autumn”

Grape Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping

Grape Coffee Cake Recipe with Crumble Topping l Use the grape harvest for this wholesome coffee cake l Homestead Lady.comIf you have an abundance of grapes this season, delight your kids with back-to-school grape coffee cake recipe with crumble topping.  Any color grape you have on hand will work since this is the absolute best coffee cake recipe, with an even better 2-part crumble topping.  Plus, at the end please leave us a comment with your own favorite back to school traditions – I’m making a list! Continue reading “Grape Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping”

Blackberry Jam with Shredded Apple Pectin Substitute l A canning recipe l Homestead Lady.com

Substitute for Pectin: Blackberry Jam with Shredded Apple

Blackberry Jam with Shredded Apple Pectin Substitute l A canning recipe l Homestead Lady.comYou’ve just started your blackberry jam and you open the cupboard to discover you’ve run out of pectin.  The stores are closed, the kids are in bed, you’ve already taken off your bra – no way you’re going to the store!  No worries, grab a few apples and you can finish that tasty batch of blackberry jam with this shredded apple pectin replacement. Continue reading “Substitute for Pectin: Blackberry Jam with Shredded Apple”

Once a Month Meals Canning Schedule l Once a month canning schedule to keep your family eating healthy food all year round l Homestead Lady.com

Once a Month Meals: Home Canning Schedule

Once a Month Meals Canning Schedule l Once a month canning schedule to keep your family eating healthy food all year round l Homestead Lady.comYou’ve heard of Once a Month Meals, right?  Well, here’s a schedule for Once a Month Meals – the Home Canning version!  Here are twelve store-bought items you will water-bath and pressure can at home this year.  One food each month.  No stress, a modest time investment, lots of healthy meal planning at home.  Continue reading “Once a Month Meals: Home Canning Schedule”

Canning Recipe: Dark Cherry Mulberry Jam

Are you growing or foraging mulberries and need a great mulberry jam recipe?  Well, here you go!  This mulberry jam recipe mixes fresh mulberries with dark cherries (or any berry you have on hand) for a rich flavor and unique splash on your morning toast.  Black Cherry Mulberry Jam l Home grown or foraged mulberries with tart dark cherries for a healthy home-canned jam recipe l Homestead Lady.com

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Keeping Kids Safe in the Canning Kitchen l Safety tips for canning with children l Homestead Lady.com

Keeping Kids Safe in the Canning Kitchen

Every summer my kitchen turns into a canning kitchen.  I have five children.  It’s become an imperative to learn how to keep my kids safe in the mess of my seasonal canning kitchen.  Join me for these three simple tips to keep your own kids safe in the canning kitchen each year.

Keeping Kids Safe in the Canning Kitchen l 3 Canning Safety Tips for Kids l Homestead Lady.com

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Reduce Food Waste with Vegetable Dyes l Create color from your compost bin with these tips and Natural Color by Sasha Duerr l Homestead Lady.com

Reduce Food Waste with Vegetable Dyes

Any fiber geek loves their natural dyes, but have you ever thought you might be helping the planet with them?  Learn how to reduce food waste with these vegetable dyes made right from your compost bin.  No special materials, no expensive ingredients – just rummage around your kitchen to make these natural dyes.  Plus, read our review of Natural Color by Sasha Duerr and be inspired to make even more vegetable dyes!

Reduce Food Waste with Vegetable Dyes l Create color from your compost bin with these tips and Natural Color by Sasha Duerr l Homestead Lady.com

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Easy Homemade Cheese l Maple Yogurt Cheese l Homestead Lady.com

Easy Homemade Cheese: Maple Yogurt Cheese

Do you like the idea of making cheese at home but are a bit intimidated to start?  Try  this easy homemade cheese: maple yogurt cheese.  Using homemade or store bought yogurt, you can enjoy homemade cheese today! Easy Homemade Cheese l Maple Yogurt Cheese l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Easy Homemade Cheese: Maple Yogurt Cheese”