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Here you'll find my most most recent blog posts. Explore everything from balancing your circadian rhythm to preparing your chicken coop for winter. Don't miss my farm-to-table recipes!
2 bottles of kombucha, a measuring cup of water, a cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of tea sitting on a kitchen island
Farm-to-Table Recipes

The BEST Kombucha Ratio for a Tasty Brew

The key to a tasty brew is getting that kombucha ratio just right! You’ll find many different kombucha ratios on the internet, but how do you know which one is best? My recipe has been perfected over many years of brewing with careful attention to all of the factors involved. Am I just lucky? Nope!

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A spoonful of refried beans in front of a copper pot
Farm-to-Table Recipes

Homestead Refried Beans (Plus, Canning Tips!)

No journey toward self-sufficiency is complete without cooking and canning refried beans! Dried beans are inexpensive, shelf-stable, nutritious and complete meal on their own! They just take a little preparation, but it’s totally worth the effort. Many people experience GI upset when they consume modern-day beans. Why? Because no one takes the time to soak

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A spoonful of tallow and a spoonful of lard. Spoons are crossed in an x shape.
Nutrition & Health

Tallow vs Lard: Which One to Use?

Are you unsure when to use tallow vs lard, and if they really are healthy to use? As a traditionally-trained dietitian and child of the 80’s where saturated fat was universally shamed, I understand the hesitancy! Tallow and lard have been common ingredients in kitchens for centuries and they are starting to make a big

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A spoonful of lard next to a spoonful of tallow
Nutrition & Health

Tallow and Lard: The Saturated Fat Controversy

Are you unsure when to use tallow vs lard, and if saturated fat really is ok to use? As a traditionally-trained dietitian and child of the 80’s where saturated fat was universally shamed, I understand the hesitancy! Tallow and lard have been common ingredients in homestead kitchens for centuries and they are starting to make

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Staging photo of 3 different incubators on a kitchen island
Raise Chickens

The 8 Best Egg Incubators in 2022

You’ve decided to hatch your own chickens, but there are hundreds of egg incubators to choose from. How do you pick the best one for you?! I’ve been hatching chicken eggs for years and have used several different incubators along the way. I’ve had great successes and failures, both of which I’ve learned a lot from.

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Square glass bowl full of freshly picked sunflower microgreens
Gardening

What Type of Microgreens Should I Grow?

Are you interested in growing microgreens, but don’t know where to start? Are you overwhelmed with all of the microgreen seed choices?  I know how you feel because I’ve been there! There are pages and pages of options and it’s hard to know what to know what type of microgreens to choose. In my comprehensive

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