How to Clean & Season Cast Iron Pans

How to Clean & Season Cast Iron Pans

Cast iron pans are literally one of my favorite homestead kitchen tools. They heat up well, don’t stick too much, can go from stovetop to oven, and last decades (if you take care of them). Learning how to clean and season cast iron pans is 

How to use Reverse Osmosis for Maple Syrup

How to use Reverse Osmosis for Maple Syrup

Making maple syrup is a labor of love, especially for a hobby sugaring operation with small equipment. Reverse osmosis is a process that can speed up syrup production by removing a significant amount of water from the sap before you put it in your evaporator.  

How to Clean Maple Sap Buckets

How to Clean Maple Sap Buckets

Cleaning maple sap buckets after you collect sap, or in preparation for this year’s collection, is essential for food safety. Clean sap buckets ensure that you are not introducing any pathogens or bacteria into the sap that you are collecting to make maple syrup. Cleaning 

How to Make Pumpkin Puree

How to Make Pumpkin Puree

Homemade pumpkin puree is so much better than the canned stuff you buy at the store. The flavor of homemade puree is much richer, and the texture can vary depending on how you want to use it. If you grow your own pumpkins, you can 

How to Make Homemade Herb Dip Mix

How to Make Homemade Herb Dip Mix

This post was sponsored by Hood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. With garden season just ending, and the holidays around the corner, now is the perfect time to make homemade herb dip mix.  

How to Make Grape Juice

How to Make Grape Juice

Homemade grape juice is easy to make with this simple method! Though any variety of grape can be used, we prefer fresh home-grown concord grapes. Concord grapes are easy to grow and make a rich, purple juice that rarely needs anything added. Just smelling the 

How to Make Garlic Powder

How to Make Garlic Powder

Making garlic powder at home is easy and satisfying. Turning your fresh garlic into garlic powder is also an excellent way to preserve garlic. Homemade garlic powder can be made in just a few steps. The whole process to make garlic powder takes about 10-15 

How to Freeze Corn (the Best way, IMO)

How to Freeze Corn (the Best way, IMO)

Interested in freezing corn, but not sure which method is best? Let us help! In the category of summer vegetables there is nothing that quite satisfies like corn on the cob.  Maybe its the fact that it arrives when the sweetness of summer is just 

How to Choose a Food Dehydrator

How to Choose a Food Dehydrator

A food dehydrator can be a great addition to your homestead kitchen. A dehydrator allows you to dry vegetables, herbs, fruit, and even meat. You can then store these foods long-term without the need for electricity. While you can dehydrate some foods in your regular 

How to Start Canning at Home

How to Start Canning at Home

Canning the food you harvest is an excellent way to boost your self-reliance. Canning is one method for preserving food from the garden season to last year-round. Canned food does not have to be refrigerated or frozen, so it does not require electricity to keep.