How to Make Seasoned Salt with Fresh Herbs

How to Make Seasoned Salt with Fresh Herbs

Seasoned salt is basically salt that has been flavored with herbs or spices. It can be used for a variety of purposes, and is very easy to make. I love to make homemade seasoned salt with fresh herbs from my garden when they are in-season. 

How to Make Tomato Sauce in an Instant Pot or Slow Cooker

How to Make Tomato Sauce in an Instant Pot or Slow Cooker

Making tomato sauce in an instant pot or slow cooker is not only possible, it is a great solution for easy tomato sauce. If you’re looking for a way to make tomato sauce that requires less supervision, using the slow cooker or your instant pot, 

How to Dry Black Currants in a Dehydrator

How to Dry Black Currants in a Dehydrator

Drying black currants is a great way to preserve this tart summer berry. Dried black currants can be used in sweet baking projects like scones or cookies, or they can be added to savory dishes like stuffing or rice. Drying black currants at home is 

How to Clean & Season Cast Iron Pans

How to Clean & Season Cast Iron Pans

Cast iron pans are 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 essential 

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 Stock a Self-Reliant Pantry

How to Stock a Self-Reliant Pantry

Stocking your pantry is a common strategy to prepare for emergencies or the need to space out visits to the grocery store. It is a reasonable idea, and one that came in handy in 2020 – the year of the pandemic. But you don’t have 

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