What exactly is urban homesteading? Homesteading has traditionally been defined as living off the land, maybe even off grid, while implementing practices that lead towards a self-sufficient lifestyle. However, that’s changing. More people, such as our family, are redefining what a homesteader is. The true essence of homesteading is having the ability to transition from[…]
1 ACTIVATED CHARCOAL FACIAL MASKActivated charcoal has become increasingly popular in beauty products, and rightly so. This rich black ash has numerous benefits from whitening teeth to alleviating gas and bloating. I enjoy using it in my homemade soap recipes both as a natural colorant and for its many uses for the skin. But what[…]
I love basil. This extremely aromatic herb can make an appearance on our table each night for dinner and it will never grow old to me. A wonderful Chiffonade of raw sweet basil among a bowl of fresh lettuce greens, whole leaves atop a fresh baked homemade pizza, or layered ontop a portobello mushroom cap on[…]
We love citrus season! From fresh squeezed orange juice to Ginger Citrus Marmalade, with plenty of oranges around, we have to find ways for using the compost scraps. The end of citrus season also means the beginning of spring planting. Don’t throw all those peels in the compost, because we are cool enough to show you[…]
Makes 8 servings Ingredients: 1 cup butter 2 leeks, sliced salt and pepper to taste 1 quart vegetable broth 1 tbsp Organic Cornstarch 4 cups Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced Unsweetened Almond or Rice Milk Directions In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter. Cook leeks in butter with salt and pepper until[…]
Omit the tortilla and add all the benefits quinoa has to offer in this simple one pot dish!
The creamy texture and rich taste of cashew butter makes a delightful, dairy-free, low-fat dip and salad dressing ––perfect for parboiled vegetables or tossed green salads. Look for unsalted, unsweetened cashew butter in natural foods stores or make your own.
I’ve tried several recipes and many ways to preserve olives. This one is a winner! Gather your friends, family, to preserve and share in the abundance of the harvest! Besides, you’ll need all hands on deck for this process. ~ Judith Print Recipe Olive Preserving Cuisine Canning/Preserving Servings 8 oz Jars Ingredients Olive Brine 2[…]