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.
Have you tried 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies? They are all the rage, especially for those who are avoiding grains. But the typical recipe has a lot of sugar. And I prefer not to use peanut butter (I’ll explain later). I’ve come up with a great solution that uses coconut sugar or maple syrup, and almond butter to make delicious 3 ingredient almond butter cookies. Continue Reading
One little pack of seeds. So much information.
I purchase seeds from a variety of companies, and each company’s packaging is different. But most seed packets contain similar types information. For such a small space, there is generally quite a lot of valuable information, but it can be overwhelming at times. That’s why I’m here – to help you read a seed packet.Continue Reading
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.
Why You Need Tallow Moisturizer
Have you ever wondered how people cared for their skin before the days of modern lotions and creams? Using ingredients that were quite common on the farm, they were able to make their own natural skin care products – like tallow moisturizer.
I know what you’re thinking. Our ancestors used things like tallow because they were poor and didn’t have a choice. But it probably didn’t work as well as the products you can now purchase ready made.
Well, you’d be mistaken. Yes, we’ve gotten away from using items like tallow for our natural skin care, but it’s not because tallow isn’t effective. We’ve just become accustomed to the convenience of store-bought products.Continue Reading