A Quest for a Healthy Diet

I thought I had my healthy diet all figured out. Vegetarianism was my eating style of choice. For me, this choice lasted for twenty five years.  After a long struggle with debilitating IBS, I discovered that I had a sensitivity to corn, and was gluten intolerant. And then my body let me know that my…

Make Your Own Milk Kefir

How to make your own milk kefir Knowing how to ferment foods is an excellent homesteading skill whether you’re living on a small farm, in a city apartment, or somewhere in between. Knowing how to ferment will empower you to make your own nutrient and probiotic-rich foods, help save you money, and is also just…

Vegetarian: To Be Or Not To Be?

Why I Embraced Vegetarianism… And Why I Gave It Up One evening as a young teen I was babysitting for some family friends. The baby was safe and sound in bed and all I had to do was eat my dinner and peruse a pile of magazines. I happened upon a blurb about Madonna being…

How to Make Fermented Sauerkraut

Make Your Own Homemade Sauerkraut Making homemade fermented sauerkraut used to scare me. Along with the fear of botulism, I was also confused and unsure how to proceed. I really wanted to try to make this delicious, pro-biotic-rich condiment, but was utterly lacking in confidence.

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Natural Wisdom for Thriving on the Land and In the Home Feel better where you live Whether you are living the homesteading life or only dreaming of doing so, your home has a huge impact on how you feel. Clean air, a low-EMF environment, and harmonious light, color & arrangements will make you feel best….

Gluten Free Sourdough Starter Recipe

Most of us have probably heard that fermented foods are healthy for us, increasing the biodiversity in our microbiomes. Fermentation is also an exciting way to see nature at work – seeing an inert mixture develop bubbles and start to smell heavenly is a fun science lesson and provides a tasty cooking ingredient.

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The Craving For Homesteading I started gardening when I was in high school, working at a local nursery. Thanks to this experience I discovered that I was smitten with herbs, moments of solitude among the plants, and doing active work. At graduation, my path took me away from gardening and into the city – first…