How I became a Building Biologist, a niche profession focused on some contentious environmental health issues.
Understand why you have mold in order to get rid of it That musty smell, those unsightly splotches... could it be MOLD? Should you be concerned? And what should you do about it? If you, poor thing, are dealing with a mold problem, it will be a big help to you in the long run [...]
Life-Changing Two-Ingredient Pancakes How many times have you wanted pancakes but didn't have a mix on hand? This recipe will show you that you'll never need to buy a pancake mix again - gluten-free or not. Really. I make my pancakes with only TWO ingredients: eggs and sourdough starter. You can use either gluten-free sourdough [...]
My Two Weeks (Or So) Of Non-Stop Apricots One of the nice things about living on an old homestead is that usually some person, decades ago, was smart enough to plant some fruit trees. Thanks to such past individuals we have an apple tree, crabapples, and a big, mature, apricot tree. The apricot tree has [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Growing heirloom snap beans This spring as I planned our garden, I wanted to make sure we planned heavy on produce that would get us through the winter - including lots of winter squash and dry beans. After Chad and I reviewed my plan, we realized that it was VERY bean heavy, so much so [...]