Posts tagged as: how-to

Are You Ready To Garden?? Let’s Do This Thing, Twenty-Sixteen!

May 11th, 2016 - posted under: The Farm » Flora

These beautiful heirloom radishes — volunteers from who-knows-where — popped up in my new yard early this spring! Are you guys ready? I AM!!! Oh my goodness, I am ready to garden. And with warm weather just barely around the corner, it’s time for all of us aspiring urban farmers to get outside and get [...]

How To Make Ultra-Nourishing Iced “Meadow Tea” (Our Favorite Refreshing & Nutrient-Rich Summer Drink)

May 3rd, 2016 - posted under: The Food » Recipes

“Ooh mama, can we make Meadow Tea pleeeeease??” Waits squeals at me as we pass our favorite herb stand at the Saturday Farmer’s Market. It’s spring time in California and the plants are just about bursting from his table. I scan the contents looking for the one key . . . and yes! I spy [...]

How To Make Apple Cider Vinegar At Home – From Leftover Apple Scraps!

September 29th, 2015 - posted under: The Food » Recipes

Can you believe it’s actually autumn already? It’s true. And even though you couldn’t tell by the current climate here in California, the equinox has come and gone and we are officially Fall-ing. Which means it’s apple season! And any second, the grocery store shelves will begin to swell under the weight of Honeycrisps and [...]

Healthy Homegrown Sweetener: How To Make Liquid Stevia Extract

September 9th, 2015 - posted under: The Food » Recipes

One of my very favorite hobbies is the taking of beloved store-bought items, and finding a way to replicate them at home with healthy, wholesome ingredients. The benefit here is threefold: firstly, I save money — often paying pennies on the dollar for the DIY supplies. Secondly, it’s always more environmentally friendly, with less packaging [...]

How To Make Oil Of Oregano At Home – The Perfect Autumn Project To Prep For Cold And Flu Season

October 7th, 2014 - posted under: The Farm » Home

EDITED TO ADD: HOME CANNING, INCLUDING PRESERVING IN OIL, CARRIES THE RISK OF FOOD BORNE ILLNESS SUCH AS BOTULISM. THIS IS RARE BUT POSSIBLE, AND MY OVERACTIVE INTEGRITY WON’T ALLOW ME TO *NOT* MENTION IT. IF YOU PLAN TO MAKE OIL INFUSIONS AT HOME, PLEASE READ THE CDC PAGE ON BOTULISM, AND PLEASE USE YOUR [...]