This low sugar no pectin blueberry jam might just be the best jam I’ve ever inhaled tasted. I don’t make this claim lightly. The hint of lime makes this sing on your taste buds, dare I call it, sublime. (Yea, I’m kind of dorky that way)
These 6 ways to preserve food at home will help you build your food storage. Learning to preserve your own food at home is something every family should implement, not just for survival or preparedness, but for frugality, health, and working together.
Learning how to smoke cheese at home is a bit easier than I thought it would be. When something tastes so delicious I often think it’s way more complicated than it actually is. I love cheese, but when you add in the smokey goodness…. well, let’s just say I’ve been known to eat an entire wedge of smoked Gouda all by myself. In one sitting.
Am I the only one always on the hunt for awesome canning recipes? I’ve rounded up my favorite 10+ easy home canning recipes for you. I have a love affair with canning. Seriously, wholesome food, ready to go meals with just a pop of the lid, food storage in case of emergency or financial crisis, frugal (as in most of the time free except for the cost of the lid with our garden), and fun. What’s not to love?
Making red raspberry leaf tea has been a life changer for me. I’ve been on a journey to a more natural way of life in our kitchen, home, and health for over four years. After being tested for esophagus and stomach cancer before I was thirty (it was negative, praise be to Jesus), it made me determined to find ways to heal my body and protect myself and my family.
How to make red raspberry leaf tea
I haven’t been on medicine for stomach acid for four years now. I was using birth control to manage ovarian cysts. After having several of the cysts burst I couldn’t take the monthly pain they were bringing. I wasn’t content to stay on the birth control after reading how much synthetic hormones mess with our bodies including feeding estrogen fed cancers. I decided to go off of them.
Within two weeks the cysts were back. Like take your breath away stabbing pain back. Determined to do this, I began doing research on natural ways to manage the symptoms. Continue reading →
Knowing how to butcher your own meat is a skill not for the faint of heart, but one essential if you want to be self-sustainable and raise your own livestock from start to table. I know many people hire out the butchering of their meat animals. We do it for our cattle, one due to the size of them, but more importantly because we don’t have the equipment, including a cooler for allowing the meat to age properly.
Our goal is to have vegetable crops growing in our garden as close to all year as possible. One way to do this is to plant some cooler weather crops, or plants that will grow before the last frost date. We grow garlic over the winter, and already have our potatoes in the ground. Beets is one of these plants.
Beets seems to be one of those foods that you either love or hate, kinda like oysters. I tend to not like oysters, much to the happiness of my husband, because he loves oysters and that means more for him. Beets are a vegetable I have grown into. As a kid, I wasn’t so crazy, but as an adult, I’m a newer convert. Continue reading →