Tag: Preserve

Preserve

Articles at Homestead Lady tagged with “Preserve” will include those on the topics of canning, dehydrating and any other method of preserving foods and even herbs.  These DIY tips, How-to’s and helps are meant to assist you as you build your home storage, prevent waste and loss on the homestead and generally learn to be come even more self-sufficient.

milk kefir grains on a wooden spoon

How to Make and Use Milk Kefir

Have you heard of milk kefir?  Maybe all you know is that is has some connection to probiotics and everyone seems to pronounce it differently.  Well, here are the basics on how to make milk kefir, along with the benefits and ways to use it.  milk kefir grains on a wooden spoon
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Elderberry No Bake Granola Bars

These healthy, nut free elderberry no bake granola bars are so easy to make that they’ll show up in your lunch box every week.  With soaked oatmeal, coconut oil, dried elderberries and honey these bars are homemade treat you and the kids will love! 

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Fresh Cranberry & Dried Persimmon Sauce

Combine the benefits of heart-healthy cranberries with foraged persimmons for a richly flavored holiday sauce.  This homemade cranberry sauce recipe includes cinnamon, oranges, dried persimmon and a hint of vanilla. Stop eating store bought cranberry sauce this year and replace it with this healthier, tastier homemade version! 

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Instant Pot Grape Juice Recipe

Here’s how to make a healthy grape juice recipe the easy way in the instant pot.  You can drink the grape juice fresh, make jello or prepare it for canning.  In just minutes you can be drinking your own fresh, grape juice! 

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dried apple chips in a dish compared to fresh apples

Dried Apple Chips and Light Apple Vinegar

Don’t let the apple harvest rot in your pantry! Here’s a tutorial for healthy DIY apple chips in the dehydrator. BONUS, a free excerpt from our book, The Do It Yourself Homestead, on how to turn apple scraps into healthy apple vinegar. dried apple chips in a dish compared to fresh apples

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How to Make Sun Dried Tomatoes

Here’s how to make and how to use sun dried tomatoes – the ones that cost so much in the fancy food stores.  Sun dried tomatoes are low carb friendly and healthy.  You don’t even have to have a dehydrator to make them yourself! Continue reading “How to Make Sun Dried Tomatoes”

cup of juice

Make Healthy Juices at Home

With some simple equipment you can learn to make your own healthy juices from fresh, summer fruits.  Not only will these healthy juices be healthier than store bought, but it will most likely be cheaper, too.  Not to mention that it makes a great food storage product and is useful in many recipes and drinks. cup of juice Continue reading “Make Healthy Juices at Home”

Herbal Flower and Rose Syrup

Do you have a recipe that includes rose water or rose syrup and you’d like to make your own?  Have you gone foraging and now have edible and herbal flower specimens like honeysuckle and clover that you’d like to use?  Here is a simple recipe for an edible flower syrup that you can use in so many different ways.

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3 Quick Ways to Preserve Grapes

If you end up with a lot of fresh table grapes that you’d like to deal with quickly so they don’t spoil, read on!  Here are three quick ways to preserve grapes in order of time consumption and hassle for the busy homesteader and DIYer. 

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