Easy handmade soap recipe using tallow and lard.
It takes a village to build a backyard chicken coop.
New baby chicks for our backyard urban chicken flock.
An herbal, earthy and nutty cocktail bitter with a little extra ginseng zing on the side.
Lean, grass-fed beef is perfect for making jerky.
Fire roasting is the key to incredibly flavorful canned salsa.
Ten easy holiday pantry gifts that you can make at the last minute.
Use your sourdough starter to make this Spelt Sourdough Bun recipe.
Separate the tomato water from tomato pulp to make a delicious broth.
A rustic cranberry sauce with whole mustard seeds adds a little zing to Thanksgiving and beyond.
Ruby red raspberry shrub drinking vinegar is delicious in holiday cocktails.
Capture the flavor of seasonal grapefruit in this sweet and sour liqueur.
Food preservationist Tammy Kimbler teaches you how to make apple pie fruit leather from urban-foraged apples.
On-going series on my family's efforts to raise urban chickens in our Minneapolis backyard.
A relative of the artichoke, burdock is a common and versatile wild vegetable.
Make homemade tahini paste in your kitchen.
My top 10 links to delicious quick cured meats, fresh cheeses and pickles for your next summer picnic.
Get started making your own charcuterie with this easy Garlic Sausage Recipe. By making your own sausage from scratch, you can use your own quality meat, customize the flavorings and leave out anything artificial.
Preserving meat at home by making pork confit.
Pickled duck eggs pair well with Asian flavors in this easy recipe.
To make liquid hand soap all you need is a bar of soap and a cheese grater. What could be easier?
Spend the weekend preserving fall apples before they're all gone.
Kale and bacon make the perfect savory kale-bacon biscuits recipe for breakfast or dinner.
Transforming the Thanksgiving leftovers into something wonderful can be a challenge. Try stuffing leftover turkey into Mexican poblano peppers.
Making your own buttermilk and créme fraîche (French sour cream) is so easy, you'll never buy it again.
We’ve been living in the little house for nine months and one of the things I’ve noticed is this: If I don’t pick up my stuff the house looks like a bomb went off. I don’t have a lot of stuff, but it’s still easy to create clutter piles with my limit
It was a cold, windy New Years evening. Logan and I were wrapped up in the covers; he was surfing the internet and I was reading a book. It was a perfect and cozy night to be at home.