How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar (It's Easier Than You May Think)

Apple Cider Vinegar, or otherwise sometimes fondly referred to as ACV, is one of those staple items on any homestead.  Great for cleaning, as a supplement for the animals, and in our own diet, apple cider vinegar is a star!

Early in my...

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Make Your Own Fire Cider (Healing Tonic)

Fire Cider, or Healing Tonic, is a powerful tool in your home-medicine cabinet, especially during cold and flu season.  Loaded with powerful ingredients that help boost the immune system, support healthy circulation, reduce inflammation, and...

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Kombucha – A Living Food you just Have to Try!

What is Kombucha?

I was introduced to Kombucha later in my life, and was immediately fascinated and completely hooked. Once I tasted the rich, bubbly flavor of this probiotic-rich cultured tea and experienced for myself the amazing benefits, I...

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How to Re-Liquify Crystallized Honey

Do you love honey but find it frustrating when you go to use some honey and find that it has become crystallized honey and no longer spreadable?  We have the perfect solution!

Honey is, next to Stevia, our favorite sweetener here at Healthy...

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Best Ways to Preserve Apples

It’s apple-picking season!  This year produced an abundant crop of big, juicy apples in our orchard so we have been busy preserving apples here on the homestead.  Not only did our trees give us bushels of apples, but our neighbors'...

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Homemade Groceries: Make Your Own Vanilla

Vanilla is one of those amazingly delicious ingredients that makes almost any dessert, smoothie, or batter recipe taste better!  We love vanilla and use it extensively.  Good vanilla can be hard to find, however and crazy expensive....

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Pickled Watermelon Rinds

Watermelon is a summer favorite here on the homestead.  Such sweet and delicious goodness, and so refreshing on those hot, summer days.  Watermelon is one of those fruits (like so many) that tastes significantly different when fresh...

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How to Dehydrate Watermelon

in the kitchen Aug 01, 2019

Summer is wrapping up here at the homestead and we’re starting to see the “Back to School” items in the stores.  Summer flavors of fresh fruits like watermelon can be preserved to enjoy throughout the coming school year as...

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Eating Healthy on a Budget

A common misconception I hear is that eating healthy is expensive.  Too often, I’m told that eating healthy just isn’t in the budget, and therefore just isn’t an option despite said person’s complaints about various...

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Nourishing Broths

Remember the old saying, “Have some chicken soup, and call me in the morning…” when you were sick?  Chicken soup isn’t just good for the soul, and there’s a good reason doctors (and grandmothers) would prescribe...

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