You Know You’re an Urban Homesteader When…

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[…]

DIY Activated Charcoal Facial Mask

POSTED BY JUDITH YISRAEL Activated 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[…]

Potato Leek Soup

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[…]