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. 

How to use Beet Greens in the Kitchen

How to use Beet Greens in the Kitchen

Beet greens should be cut off your beets when harvested in order to help your root veggies last longer. But don’t throw away your beet greens! There are many wonderful ways to use these greens. In fact, beet greens are one of my favorite leafy 

How to Wash & Store Lettuce

How to Wash & Store Lettuce

Washing and storing lettuce property is essential to keeping it fresh and long-lasting. This is especially true when you pick lettuce from your own garden! Here we share a few simple steps to ensuring that your fresh-picked lettuce (or spinach) will last for at least 

How to Freeze Strawberries

How to Freeze Strawberries

Freezing strawberries is quite easy, but there are a few tips that ensure success and your future enjoyment! Strawberry season has arrived in Vermont, and like every other year we plan to pick at least 5 or 6 gallons of these delicious berries while the 

How to Harvest, Store, & Use Radishes

How to Harvest, Store, & Use Radishes

Radishes are one of the first vegetables ready for harvest in a late spring (or fall) garden. This makes them particularly exciting. But for some, the excitement of that beautiful red radish harvest is lessened when they can’t figure out what to do with radishes! 

How to Make Yogurt in an Instant Pot

How to Make Yogurt in an Instant Pot

Homemade yogurt is delicious, nutritious, and a great step toward self-reliance. It also saves a lot on packaging waste! Did you know that you can use your Instant Pot to make an awesome batch of yogurt? We love this method because it is reliable, easy,