The Lost Art of Cooking Over a Fire

The Lost Art of Cooking Over a Fire

Today, the majority of people have fireplaces in their homes as aesthetic features that maybe produces a little heat. More likely than not it even sucks heat from the room! Not too long ago, however, it was the only source of heat or method of cooking anyone had. Whether you find yourself camping, without power, […]

CrockPot French Onion Soup (For Canning)

CrockPot French Onion Soup (For Canning)

I had been wanting to try this recipe for awhile. Fall is heading our way, French 0nion soup is an absolute favorite of mine, and the hubby likes to buy canned soups to take to work. I hate how much sodium and other random crap they have in them. Last time I tried to eat […]

Chicken Pudding: A Historic Recipe, Reimagined

Chicken Pudding: A Historic Recipe, Reimagined

I have a weakness for historic cookbooks. There’s something nostalgic about cooking the same recipe, the same meal that women cooked a hundred years ago, two hundred years ago. The first book that got me hooked on historic cooking was The Virginia Housewife by Mary Randolph. Growing up in a 300 year old farm house in Virginia, I […]

35 Essential Chicken Terms You Need To Know

35 Essential Chicken Terms You Need To Know

If you’re like me and just getting started in your chicken loving adventures, it’s important to know some essential chicken terms. Before we walk the walk, we need to learn how to talk the talk. Here are the top 35 essential chicken terms you need to know to get started: 1.Bantam A petite breed, about […]

30 Second Guide to Growing Sweet Potatoes

30 Second Guide to Growing Sweet Potatoes

In this series I’m compiling the quick and dirty info on growing specific vegetables. Just the basics. No fluff, no frills. When you’re sitting down in the late Winter, surrounded by seed catalogs, and your garden plan in front of you, you want a quick reference. How far apart can you plant? What pH do […]

Natural Soap Making for Beginners: Book Review and GIVEAWAY!

Natural Soap Making for Beginners: Book Review and GIVEAWAY!

  My good friend, Kelly, over at Simple Life Mom has finished a beautiful new book on natural soap making and to celebrate, is offering it up as a giveaway for my readers! To start off an entire MONTH of free giveaways, Kelly is offering 2lbs of her homemade, natural organic soap. To enter, click […]

Medicinal Plant Profile: Lavender

Medicinal Plant Profile: Lavender

Growing Lavender Lavender is a fantastic beginning herbalist’s plant to grow and use on the homestead. Growing lavender is incredibly easy. It requires little maintenance and is very tolerant to drought or over-watering. It attracts beneficial insects to your garden, and repels mosquitoes and other pests. When selecting your lavender, it is important to be […]

How to Pickle Garlic Scapes [Recipe]

How to Pickle Garlic Scapes [Recipe]

Last week I posted about why and how you should harvest your garlic scapes. Scapes are often cherished, very seasonal delicacies at farm-to-table restaurants. They add fresh, green touches to a strong garlic flavor. One of the best ways to preserve and then eat scapes is to pickle them. Pickled garlic scapes are a “refrigerator […]

How and When to Harvest Garlic Scapes

How and When to Harvest Garlic Scapes

  Growing Garlic If you haven’t tried your hand and growing garlic yet, I highly recommend it! It requires patience (up to 8 months!), but they are incredibly low maintenance, and can be incredibly profitable. Craig from Profitable Plants Digest claims you can make $8 per sq ft of garlic. And one head of garlic can be broken […]

30 Second Guide to Growing Potatoes

30 Second Guide to Growing Potatoes

In this series I’m compiling the quick and dirty info on growing specific vegetables. Just the basics. No fluff, no frills. When you’re sitting down in the late Winter, surrounded by seed catalogs, and your garden plan in front of you, you want a quick reference. How far apart can you plant? What pH do […]