Say goodbye to the fruitcakes and ugly sweaters... The 2014 Homestead Gift Guide is here and ready to roll! You know,personally, I think us homestead-types are pretty darn easy to buy for. I mean, we're pretty much interested in everything, and easily amused too, for the most part. (Canning jars? YAY! A new egg basket? YAY! Knitting needles? YAY! New muckboots? YAY!) BUT if you need a jumpstart to your gift-buying efforts, I know you're … [Read more...] about The 2014 Homesteader’s Gift Guide!
Archives for November 2014
“Cultivating the Homestead Community” I never thought this day would come, but here it is. I've been debating it for a while, and have felt torn for sometime, but the time has come. Today will be the last day I co-host the Homestead Barn Hop. This Hop has been my baby for almost four years. I started it way back at the beginning of my blogging journey, and it has grown with me. I've enjoyed seeing the hundreds of submissions each week as … [Read more...] about Homestead Barn Hop #186 – End of an Era
By Anni Winings, contributing writer I first came across lemongrass while visiting a farmer's market in Florida while we were traveling. The little old man handed me a bunch of lemongrass stalks and said, "You put those in water and they grow again." He picked up another stalk and showed me how to chop it and use the inner part of the lemongrass. It smelled amazing when he chopped it up, and I bought a couple of bunches of lemongrass. Since … [Read more...] about Lemongrass – How to Grow It and Use It
*Slurp* *Plop!* Ah... the lovely sound that canned cranberry jelly makes as you delicately extract it from the can... Even back before my real food transformation, it always seemed out of place. I mean, you spent all day basting the turkey, and making the rolls, and mashing the 'taters, only to have the last item you put on the table be this bizarre ridged cylinder of store-bought cranberry jelly. But hey-- who was I to argue with … [Read more...] about Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe