How to Grind your own Flour at Home

How to Grind your own Flour at Home

Making your own flour at home is a great option to save money, be more self-reliant, and add variety to your baked goods. Freshly ground flour adds unique textures and flavors to bread. You can also vary the texture of your ground flour to add 

How to Clean & Cook Fiddleheads

How to Clean & Cook Fiddleheads

Fiddlehead ferns are a sure sign of spring in my adopted Vermont home. Ambitious foragers head out into the woods to find the perfect spot to harvest fiddleheads, then they sell them to local grocery stores and farm stands. Those those of us coming out 

How to Make No-Knead Bread

How to Make No-Knead Bread

No-knead bread recipes are an easy solution for at-home bread-making. They require very little “hands-on” time and almost always produce a great loaf. Using simple ingredients and just a few tools, you too can become a bread-maker. Making your own bread is a great step 

How to Re-Grow Scallions from Roots

How to Re-Grow Scallions from Roots

This is going to be a short post. Because re-growing scallions at home is easy. It saves money, and it works in a pinch when you know you won’t be going to the store or harvesting more scallions soon. I don’t need to make you 

How to Make Homemade Chocolate

How to Make Homemade Chocolate

Homemade chocolate. Just the idea of it is music to my ears. Chocolate that doesn’t have a ton of extra ingredients and can be made on demand. Chocolate that tastes decadent and can be dressed up any way you want. Chocolate made in my own 

How to Stretch your Food Budget and be more Self-Reliant in the Process

How to Stretch your Food Budget and be more Self-Reliant in the Process

Making your food budget go further is a huge goal for self-reliant folks.  We’d like to feed ourselves more from our own backyard and spend less money at grocery stores.  But we don’t want to sacrifice good food in the process. Stretching your food budget 

How to Grow Salad Greens Inside

How to Grow Salad Greens Inside

Growing salad greens inside is a great way to add homegrown produce to your plate year-round. With just a few simple supplies, and a few helpful tips, you can get a rotation of salad greens going that will grace your plate even when the ground 

How to Make Crackers at Home

How to Make Crackers at Home

Homemade crackers are a delicious alternative to store-bought, and can be made in a pinch with just a few ingredients. With experimentation and creativity, you can make a snack you and your family will love. Here we share a basic method for making wheat crackers 

How to Substitute Ground Flax Seed for Egg

How to Substitute Ground Flax Seed for Egg

Flax seed eggs can be substituted for regular eggs in many recipes. There comes a time in every baker’s life when comfort baking is needed, but the egg carton is empty. In more extreme times, we may need sustenance for our family but have to 

How to Boil Sap more Efficiently

How to Boil Sap more Efficiently

Over years of experimentation with maple sugaring methods, we’ve learned a few important tips for boiling more efficiently.