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.
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”
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. Continue reading “Make Healthy Juices at Home”
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.
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.
If you’re inspired to make sugared violets every spring, but are trying to watch your carbs, here’s a simple solution for you: low carb sugared violets! This process is so simple that even the kids can help out. You should be enjoying low carb sugared violets in just a few days with these 5 steps!
You may think that because you’ve gone Paleo or even Keto that you can never enjoy your favorite breakfast foods again. No, ma’am! Try this method for making dehydrated Paleo hash browns from Paleo and Keto approved veggies. Dehydrating them before you use them is the secret to keeping them perfectly moist, without being a soggy mess.
Pumpkin is a great vegetable to preserve whether you’re overwintering in a pantry, canning chunks or dehydrating chips or pumpkin leather. It’s so versatile in your food storage program! For space saving and ease of use, I really enjoy dehydrating a lot of my pumpkin harvest. Let me show you how to dehydrate pumpkin AND make a pie out it. Continue reading “Dehydrated Pumpkin – A Pie Recipe”
You’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”
You’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”