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Chicken Stock Recipe - Real Food

Instant One-Pot Meals (<i>Countryman Press, 2017) by Laura Arnold has outrageously easy recipes, designed for the 7-in-1 electric pressure cooker, that</i> …

Cooking

Red Beans and Rice Recipe - Real Food

Instant One-Pot Meals (<i>Countryman Press, 2017) by Laura Arnold has outrageously easy recipes, designed for the 7-in-1 electric pressure cooker, that</i> …

Recipes

Growing Your Food From Organic Seeds - Organic Gardening

At some point, anyone who tends a vegetable garden in the hopes of producing their own food will likely ponder what it is, exactly, that they are …

Gardening

Hand-Dipped Beeswax Candles – DIY

Dipped candles add a rustic touch to your table.<p>Photo by Cory Ryan Photography<p>“Beekeeper’s Lab” by <i>Kim Lehman provides 52 fun projects for beekeepers</i> …

Sustainable Living

Lip Balm – DIY

Save money by making your own lip balm with beeswax.<p>Photo by Cory Ryan Photography<p>“Beekeeper’s Lab” by <i>Kim Lehman shares 52 projects</i> <i>for beekeepers to</i> …

Beauty

How to Make Hot-Process Soft Soap - DIY

Add the lye to the oil, mix well with a hand mixer or stick blender, and let sit overnight.<p>Photo by Susan Verberg<p>Soap-makers love to tell the story …

Sustainable Living

Homemade All-Natural Paw Balm Recipe - DIY

Protect tender paws from the biting cold with this simple salve.<p>Photo by Fotolia/Nadine Haase<p>Winters in the north woods are brutal. Lake Superior …

Sustainable Living

Homestead Hacks: DIY Radiant Heat with a Rocket Stove Boiler - DIY

The "Dragon" rocket boiler is designed to heat water for radiant flooring in the Luce home.<p>Photo by Sheena Pendley<p>My wife and I designed our house …

Sustainable Living

Cast Iron Pot Pie Recipe With Rabbit - Food

This warm and filling Pot Pie Recipe can be on your table tonight if you have a slow cooker and a cast iron skillet.<p>Photo by …

Recipes

3 Woman-Owned Seed Companies - Profiles

Fruition Seeds in upstate New York is co-owned and -operated by Petra Page-Mann.<p>Photo by Fruition Seeds<p>Fruition Seeds<p>Fruition Seeds is nestled in the …

Gardening

Yaupon: America’s Forgotten Tea - Plant Profiles

Yaupon (Ilex vomitoria) grows abundantly in the southeastern United States from Virginia to Florida and west to Texas.<p>Photo by Catspring Yaupon<p>The …

Gardening

Winter Crops for Subtropical Gardens - Organic Gardening

Root crops are often sweeter after a light frost, and in subtropical climates, you can harvest them all winter long.<p>Photo by Getty Images/Martin Poole<p>…

Gardening

Seed Starting – Organic Gardening

“The Backyard Gardener” <i>by Kelly Orzel</i> <i>(Lyons Press, 2017) is a comprehensive gardening guide that offers useful advice to help readers build their</i> …

Gardening

Using Essential Oils for Honeybees - -Hometeading and Livestock

The Polar Vortex landed a blow to the Mid-West where Five Feline Farm is located. Many of the beekeepers in this area report a significant loss of …

Livestock

Astragalus: The Herb that Heals and Protects Chicken's Immune Systems - Homesteading and Livestock

When you first begin your homesteading adventure, you typically begin with the gateway animal—<b>chickens</b>. Chickens are some of the most entertaining of …

Livestock

Savory Pear Relish Recipe - Real Food

This Savory Pear Relish Recipe is a perfect homemade food gift for the holiday season.<p>PHOTO: FOTOLIA/ISTENTIANA<p><i>Make this Savory Pear Relish Recipe to</i> …

Recipes

Holiday Squash Chips Recipe with Cranberry Topping - Real Food

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, with the racks positioned in the upper and lower thirds. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or …

Recipes

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed - DIY

<i>A DIY project for a permanent garden box to provide a raised bed for your plants and decorate your backyard.</i><p>October 2017<br>By Sara Bendrick<p><i>For those who</i> …

Gardening

19 Essential Oils for Beginners - Natural Health

Is Aromatherapy Herbalism?<p>No and yes. No, because they are very different disciplines using botanical materials in different ways. Yes, because …

Herbs

Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half - Real Food

If you purchase eggs and other animal products, opt for those that come from humanely raised, pastured animals.<p>RICK WETHERBEE<p>Everybody eats, and what …

Sustainable Living

Warm Autumn Vegetable Salad with Sage Lime Citronette Recipe - Food

There really is no replacement for the Romanesco broccoli, a cauliflower-like broccoli first documented in the 16th century, forming a head composed …

Vegetables

Winter Soups from the Cellar - Real Food

Highlight your winter vegetables, such as butternut squash, in warming winter soups.<p>Photo by Fotolia/Lucky Elephant<p>It all begins with broth. If you …

Sustainable Living

Make Wreaths for Gifts and Holiday Cash - Organic Gardening

Use cuttings from evergreen trees to make wreaths for your family, friends and to sell for extra holiday moolah.<p>PHOTO: FOTOLIA/MARILYN BARBONE<p>There's …

Gardening

Who is Invading Your Flock: A Quick Chicken Predator Identification Guide

If you’re anything like me, you love your flock of chickens like family and want to protect them from any danger in your surrounding environment. …

Nature

How to Keep Composting in Winter - Gardening

By Marianne Lipanovich, Houzz<p>Just because the weather has turned chilly — or even downright icy and snowy — doesn’t mean your outdoor compost pile …

Gardening

DIY Degreaser – Healthy Home

Cut grease with this DIY cleaner.<p>Photo by Adobe Stock/Dmytro Flisak<p>Natural Solutions for Cleaning & Wellness: Health Remedies and Green Cleaning …

Kosher

The Truth About Coconut Oil - Health and Wellness

Coconut oil is one of today's most popular health food trends.<p>Photo by iStock/Geo-grafika<p>Coconut oil is one of today’s most popular health foods. …

Nutrition

Stuffed Morel Mushrooms Recipe - Real Food

1. Preheat oven to 400 F.<p>2. Cut the stems off the morels and set aside. Bring a pot of water to a boil and boil the caps for 10 minutes. Drain in a …

Recipes

How to Make Herbal Soap: Echinacea Soap - Natural Health

Echinacea angustifolia is one of many herbs you can use to customize your soaps when you learn how to make herbal soap.<p>Photo courtesy Robert Rose<p><i>In</i> …

Herbs

Nourishing Homemade Skin Mask - Natural Health

This homemade skin mask is easy to make when you need to soften and protect your skin from harsh winter conditions.<p>Photo courtesy The Countryman Press<p>…

Skin Care