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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 Grow Sprouts in a Jar

How to Grow Sprouts in a Jar

Sprouts are basically seeds that have germinated and become young plants. They can be easily grown in batches at home with just a mason jar and a mesh lid. It takes about 3-5 days to grow your own sprouts at home. Why Grow Sprouts? Like […]

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 Make Beeswax Leather Conditioner & Shoe Polish

How to Make Beeswax Leather Conditioner & Shoe Polish

This recipe creates a beeswax balm that both conditions and polishes leather, such as boots, purses, and other items. As an avid thrift store shopper, I have seen so many pairs of perfectly good leather boots given away by their owners because of some scratches […]

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 Start Seeds Indoors – Part 4: When to Plant

How to Start Seeds Indoors – Part 4: When to Plant

Wondering when to plant seeds indoors so you can get a head start on your garden? Here’s a hint – don’t plant everything at once. Each vegetable variety grows at a different rate, and has a different suggested planting time based on the date when […]

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.