Posts tagged as: how-to

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 [...]

The Science Of Salad: How To Make A Salad That Serves As A Real Meal, And Actually Keeps You Feeling Full

May 14th, 2014 - posted under: The Food » Recipes

This is what my lunch looks like pretty much every day: working on my computer with an enormous salad in my extra-large glass tupperware. This salad will keep me going strong until dinner time! I love salad. I always have, for as long as I can remember. I haven’t always been vegan and I certainly [...]

How To Make Red Wine Vinegar At Home

February 18th, 2014 - posted under: The Food » Recipes

One of the interesting side effects of dating someone in the wine business is that there’s lots of wine. Everywhere. Always. During business hours, wine gets opened for professional tastings, for client sampling, for . . . curiosities sake. It seems like there’s always extra wine lying around, these days. Which is new for me! [...]