Tag: Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen is a collection of articles on kid-friendly recipes for food and crafts.  Teaching children how to cook and create from scratch in the kitchen when they’re young will enable them to confidently prepare nourishing, homemade foods when they’re older.  It can be hard to teach young children (and even teens!) how to confidently navigate the kitchen but your efforts will bear sweet rewards.

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

So, get those kids in the kitchen with us here at Homestead Lady!

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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Healthy Gingerbread House l Handmade and wholesome recipe for gingerbread house l 2 ways to make it for the holidays l Homestead Lady.com

Homemade Healthy Gingerbread House 2 Ways

Healthy Gingerbread House l Handmade and wholesome recipe for gingerbread house l 2 ways to make it for the holidays l Homestead Lady.comFor a healthy twist on a homemade holiday favorite, here’s our version of a foodie’s Gingerbread House. If you get to the end of the instructions and decide you need something easier, don’t worry. We’ve included a busy-mom version that’s still healthy and fun. Continue reading “Homemade Healthy Gingerbread House 2 Ways”

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

Are you an eggplant lover looking for a way to can this delectable veggie?  Here I share one of my favorite Russian relishes, gvetch. Making home canned  gvetch is a great way to get your eggplant preserved to enjoy year round.Gvetch, a Russian caponata l This vegetable relish is a great way to preserve your eggplant l Homestead Lady (.com) 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”