So, dairy and I do not always get along. I spent five years dairy-free because of all the sinus issues it caused. And then I discovered raw milk. What a wonder; I can now enjoy dairy again, as long as I keep it raw. That’s why I love this simple recipe for creamy, homemade raw milk cottage cheese.Continue Reading
The Ultimate Guide to Growing, Preserving, and Using Herbs
I have to admit, I’m a sucker for a beautiful book. And The Homesteader’s Herbal Companion does not disappoint. While beauty will certainly get me to pick up a book, the contents must be just as attractive and interesting. Author Amy K. Fewell has done a great job of delivering the whole package.
It’s not often that I accept a guest post, but I’m delighted that Kelsey Steffen said yes when I asked her to write a guest post on the benefits of sourdough and talk about her eBook, Everyday Sourdough: Easy Recipes for the Everyday Baker.
I’m a huge fan of sourdough, so it may surprise you that I have no other posts on my site about the topic. Because my husband and I only eat about 2 loafs of bread a month, I’ve never felt that it was worth my while to bake my own. We’re blessed to know an amazing baker and barter bread for garden produce!
I wholeheartedly agree with Kelsey about the benefits of baking with sourdough. I particularly have trouble with yeast breads, but do perfectly fine with sourdough. Kelsey explains why in her post below.
I’ve had several items on my wish list as I move towards more natural living, and slowly but surely I’m checking items off my list. Sunflair® Solar Ovens sent their Deluxe Solar Oven Kit for my honest review and I can now check one more item off that list!
The Sunflair Kit came with a portable solar oven, 2 collapsible silicone pots, a 3-lb round roaster, 2 baking/dehydrating racks, 2 heat conducting/baking trays, a thermometer, instruction booklet, and a carrying case.Continue Reading
In our early years of gardening, we were able to eat fresh from our garden all during harvest season. Sure, there were often extra tomatoes to can, or broccoli to freeze, and even enough carrots to over-winter in the garden. The size of our garden has increased exponentially over the years and the goal now is to eat vegetables from our garden all year long. Yes, even fresh vegetables. Storing vegetables properly is essential.Continue Reading
No Running Water
There has not been a time when a beautiful lake has not been a part of my life. Growing up, my family spent every summer at a lake in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Swimming and hiking and wild berry treats were part of our daily routine.
That cottage is still in our family, but Mike and I also own a small place at another lake a little farther away. The cottage at Swago is much more rustic and does not have running water.Continue Reading