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Pickled Beets

Pickled Beets

Pickling beets is the favourite way of preserving them in our house. Sometimes I cook them into dishes like ratatouille and lasagne that can be frozen for later. But pickled beets find there way into our meals A LOT. So much so that we simply […]

Drying Chamomile for Tea

Drying Chamomile for Tea

Chamomile tea is the quintessential relaxation drink. After a long, stressful day, there’s really nothing quite like cuddling up under a blanket with a warm mug of chamomile tea. (And maybe a cat of dog to pet) This wonderful little flower is such a great […]

Starting and Keeping a Sourdough Starter

Starting and Keeping a Sourdough Starter

Sourdough bread is such a magical food. And a sourdough starter, or Levain, is what allows this delicious bread to be so magical. Keeping one around the house is something that I’ve done for many years. It takes just a few minutes either every day […]

Tomato Trellis

Tomato Trellis

The Fool Proof Way Every gardener who grows tomatoes has been through that one season of absolute tomato jungle. Trying to keep up with voracious vines, pinching off growing tips to try to slow it down, or struggling to find large enough trellis setups. This […]

Strawberry Wine

Strawberry Wine

Preserving the summer is one of the main reasons that most of us garden right? I know it is for me. With nearly 6 months of winter, holding onto those summer flavours is what gets me through. Strawberry wine is honestly super simple, but it’s […]

Essential Wine Making Equipment

Essential Wine Making Equipment

Making your own wine and cider at home is a really fun hobby. It’s easy and can save you a massive amount of money in the end. Wine making is one of the first things that I tried in the Homesteading world. There are a […]

Garden Box Construction

Garden Box Construction

Before you learn about our garden boxes, if you haven’t already, you should check out Part 1 of the Garden Construction to follow on the adventures of building a vegetable garden on a hill. I decided to do this separate post about how we built […]

Garden Construction Part 1

Garden Construction Part 1

We moved to our little homestead in the summer of 2018. It was a dream come true. I had been growing my own vegetables in my small garden in the city up to then and though it was so much fun, I couldn’t wait to […]

Roasting a Whole Chicken: A Beginners Guide

Roasting a Whole Chicken: A Beginners Guide

The first time my younger sister roasted a whole chicken she called me up with a lot of questions. She had been following a recipe online that talked about how to season the bird, and gave a generic roasting time but there was a lot […]

How I Deal With Leggy Seedlings

How I Deal With Leggy Seedlings

Leggy Seedlings. They are a reality a lot of us end up dealing with at least a few times in our gardening life. And if you’re like me, at least once a year you get a couple seedlings that just need to be leggy. So, […]