You may be surprised to learn that there are many common vegetables that you grow can re-grow from scraps. This can be a great money saver, both when it comes to starting a new vegetable plot, and when it comes to your existing food growing efforts. Making full use of a plants ability to grow new roots and regenerate is a great way to use natural processes to your advantage. It can also help you reduce the amount of food waste that you generate in your home. Which Vegetables Can You … [Read more...] about 20 Vegetables You Can Re-Grow From Scraps
Gardening is one of the most enjoyable activities in the world that allows you to spend endless hours outside - increasing happiness and decreasing stress levels, all the while growing nutritious food in your backyard. It is a win-win situation! Or so it seems... Except when it comes to the toughness of your hands and the potential attack on your immune system that may leave you feeling down for days. More on that in a bit. On a homestead, urban or rural, your hands are what keep the … [Read more...] about The Best Gardening Gloves For Women – I Tested 5 Of The Most Popular
Fresh or powdered - garlic is a cooking staple. When it comes to my spice rack, garlic powder is probably the one thing I run out of most frequently. While I generally opt for fresh garlic when cooking, garlic powder is great for whenever I want a quick pop of garlic without the hassle of peeling and slicing a clove. Garlic powder is an excellent last-minute addition when you want to adjust the flavor of a dish. For instance, I will add a dash to mashed potatoes if they are a … [Read more...] about How to Make Your Own Garlic Powder
As the colder weather arrives, food growers often hurry to gather in the last of their summer season harvests. They work to make sure that plants have adequate protection over winter, lift the plants that need to be lifted, and bring tender plants under cover. Those of us with a shorter growing season often feel that we are in a race against time. The good news, however, is that the first frost is not always a hard deadline when it comes to harvesting edible produce. In fact, some … [Read more...] about 10 Vegetables That Taste Better After Frost
Stewed quince with honey is a recipe of ancient origin, appearing in Roman cookbooks in the late 4th or early 5th century. Then along came sugar. And it changed everything. Traditions were lost and new ones were made, making sweetness love at first bite. Yet, the health risks of eating too much sugar are evident. Around the year 1700, people were eating, on average, about 4.9 grams of sugar a day (4 lbs. per year). In modern day times, sugar statistics show that the average American … [Read more...] about Traditional Quince Paste With Honey (No Sugar!)
Whether you heat your home with wood or just enjoy sitting around a fire pit with friends and family, there’s nothing as comforting as the warmth and dancing light of a fire. But did you know the wood you burn can have a significant impact on how hot your fire is and how long the wood burns? Make sure you’re burning the right kinds of wood to meet your heating needs. Firewood is either hardwood or softwood. But what the heck does that mean? According to this article over at … [Read more...] about What’s the Best Wood to Burn in Your Wood Stove?