Sustainable Living

Cranberry Recipes for Thanksgiving - Real Food

The great cranberry roundup at Cape Cod.<p>PHOTO: SUPERSTOCK<p>Before the Europeans stepped foot on North American soil, the Native American inhabitants of …

Thanksgiving

Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Bread Recipe - Real Food

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan with floured cooking spray, or grease and flour the pan; set aside.<p>2. In a large mixing …

Baking

Turkey Stuffing Recipe - Real Food

It doesn't just have to be Thanksgiving for you to enjoy this turkey stuffing, and in the process you can use up some of that stale bread in your …

Recipes

Recipe for Pumpkin Pretzels - Real Food

1. Heat the milk according to temperature indicated on package for yeast you’re using (temps will likely range from 100 degrees F to 130 degrees F, …

Baking

Better Baked Bread Using Wood Fired Ovens - Real Food

You can make better baked bread using wood fired ovens and even delicious crusty pizza.<p>PHOTO: DAN WING<p><i>Learn how to create better baked bread using</i> …

Sustainability

Homestead Technology for Disaster Preparedness

<i>Add these dynamic tools to your emergency tool kit — they’ll boost camping trips and come in handy during catastrophes</i>.<p>December 2017/January 2018<br>By …

Simple Living

Small-Scale Trout Farming - Sustainable Farming

This Kamloops has lived at Eco-Village for only a few weeks, and will require almost a year's worth of feeding before it's ready for the …

Farming

Why Education is Critical to the Earth Law Movement - Nature and Environment

I’m a newcomer to the Earth law and rights of nature movement, which aims to secure rights for nature. My steep learning curve has given me a new …

Simple Living

Wholesome Holiday Bread Recipes - Real Food

The author's holiday bread recipes include pumpkin bread, banana nut bread, and cranberry nut bread. Yum!<p>PHOTO: FOTOLIA<p>My family is trying faithfully …

Recipes

Camper's Focaccia Bread Recipe - Real Food

<b>Preparation</b><p>1. In a medium bowl, mix flour, yeast and sugar. Add 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons very warm water and stir until dough forms. Cover bowl and …

Recipes

Roasting Sweet Peppers - Real Food

<i>My husband, Jamie, has been growing large gardens for over 30 years and I’ve been putting up the bounty. But somehow the magic of growing and</i> …

Gardening

A Simple Skillet Bread Recipe - Real Food

It is true that Simple Bread may take a little getting used to, but I actually find it preferable to conventional loaves.<p>PHOTO: FOTOLIA/SUGAR0607<p><i>Make</i> …

Simple Living

Hearty Sausage and Potato Soup Recipe - Real Food

1. Cut the kielbasa into rounds 1/4-inch thick. Pour the olive oil into a medium skillet and fry the rounds on both sides to brown them, taking care …

Soup

Warming Winter Soups - Real Food

Wow! What a difference it makes to use fresh sweet corn in this warming winter soup.<p>Photo by Matthew T. Stallbaumer<p><i>Eat in season with these simple,</i> …

Simple Living

Practical Tips for Efficient Wood Heating - Homesteading and Livestock

It’s a good idea to take advantage of thermal mass by placing your woodstove near dense building materials such as bricks, stone or concrete. These …

Heating

Prepare for Winter Wellness with Garden Sage Body Oil - Natural Health

Sage is an herb of ancient repute, long valued as a culinary and medicinal plant. The Romans called it <i>herba sacra</i> or “sacred herb. Both the common …

Herbs

Use Your Wood Stove as a Water Heater - DIY

Figures 3 and 4, showing placement for your water storage tank.<p>MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF<p>Three years ago, we were sitting in our cabins wondering how we …

Water Heater

Earn Green By Going Green - Renewable Energy

It used to be that one needed to be a homeowner and have money to install solar panels to participate in the global shift to solar from coal. …

Renewable Energy

Boletus Edulis King of Kingdom Fungi - Real Food

Returning to the introductions of the sensation of wild mushroom foraging from the article Fungophobe or Fungophile, meet the king of the fungi …

Fungi

Apply to Exhibit at SXSW Create

In its sixth year, <b>SXSW Create</b> returns to the Palmer Events Center, <b>March 10-11, 2018</b>. This two-day, community-driven event celebrates all aspects of …

SXSW

Green Bathroom Improvements for Your Home - Green Homes

<i>Source: Pexels</i><p>How much time do you spend in your bathroom each day? An hour? Two hours? Bathrooms are a central part of our daily routine. Between …

Simple Living

Delicious and Easy Homemade Bread - Real Food

Easy homemade bread doesn't have to mean undecorated bread. Try applying an egg glaze to achieve golden loaves like these.<p>PHOTO: JIM MACKENZIE<p>I have …

Breakfast

Best Ever Sourdough Oatmeal Bread Recipe – Real Food

It seems almost impossible to find a true sourdough oatmeal bread recipe. I spent hours searching on the internet, in the library, and poring over …

Baking

The Harvest, The Hunt, and The Balance of Money and Life - Homesteading and Livestock

<i>Readers may recall that I typically write about</i> harvesting energy from renewable sources, <i>but I also harvest living, growing things</i>.<p>Food<p>This was an …

Livestock

Reusing Things: 100 Ideas of How to Reuse Commonly Thrown Away Items - Modern Homesteading

Before you throw away those used cans, or anything else for that matter, check to see if you can reuse it somehow. This article gives 100 tips on how …

Simple Living

DIY Fence and Wall Repairs - DIY

<b>DIY Fence and Wall Repair made easy with simple diagrams and clear, concise instructions.</b><p>June 2014<p><i>Landscaping (Skills Institute Press, 2011) is a</i> …

DIY

Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro Area Leads on Progressive Bike Policy – Green Transportation

The United States, along with much of the developed world, is struggling with rapidly rising rates of chronic conditions like diabetes and heart …

Simple Living

How to Make Charcoal From Wood - Homesteading and Livestock

Making charcoal from coppiced firewood can be done in an afternoon with easily salvaged materials. The quality of the charcoal produced is superior …

Simple Living

Tiny Homes: The Rock Bottom - Green Homes

The Rock Bottom features many salvaged elements including a pet window on the front door.<p>Photo courtesy Storey Publishing<p>Microshelters <i>(Storey</i> …

Cabins

DIY Greenhouse Build with 2-by-4s and Gambrel Roof

Our family designed and built a gambrel-roofed greenhouse from the ground up. In this article, I provide step-by-step details on how to build this …

Simple Living