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4/27/2011
Make your own all-purpose cleaners, dishwasher detergent and mildew remover with safe, simple ingredients. Ever think you'd be doing dishes with Kool-Aid?
3/24/2011
Some of the nastiest chemicals we bring into our homes are used to clean ovens and drains--and they're not necessary. Learn how to clean your entire kitchen using vinegar, baking soda and a little salt and lemon juice. You'll love the results!
8/16/2011
This traditional recipe for Potatiskorv, or Swedish potato sausage, is delicious, simple and hearty. 
9/4/2014
To make liquid hand soap all you need is a bar of soap and a cheese grater. What could be easier?
9/30/2011
You can save money and improve your helaht by making more foods from scratch in your own kitchen. Sign on for October Unprocessed, and kick the processed food habit for one full month (at least for starters!). Check out some deliciously simple recipes to get you started.
7/30/2010
Ten easy-to-make homemade soup recipes from Eating Well magazine that are suitable for any occasion.
10/17/2011
MOTHER EARTH NEWS readers recently named dishwashing formula as their most desired DIY cleaner, so we’ve rounded up some easy and inexpensive dish de-griming recipes for your automatic dishwasher or for washing by hand.
8/16/2011
Save money and have a healthier home with these ideas for assembling your own green cleaning tool kit. Plus, get our recipe for Lemon-Mint Window Wash.
2/9/2011
Your simply imperfect arsenal for getting the whole house clean--naturally.
5/1/2013
Resist popping tabs this season and get familiar with the ultimate cola cure: soda syrups made from fresh fruits and herbs.
2/21/2014
My favorite source for raw peanuts in bulk, and how to make homemade peanut butter.
1/13/2011
A hundred-year-old recipe for turning apple trimmings into vinegar yields mixed results, but lots of nostalgic fun.
9/12/2014
Try your hand at this amazing sourdough crackers recipe.
7/9/2014
Tasty whole-grain crackers — simple to make, quick to disappear.
9/11/2014
The only recipe you’ll ever need for wonderful homemade broths plus deliciously versatile chicken and veggie soup.
2/24/2011
Clean with vodka for a spic-and-span house and less of a headache in the morning! You can use the alcohol to freshen your laundry, remove mold and mildew, and even repel bugs. Vodka kills bacteria and dries clear and odor-free, making it an ideal addition to your cleaning cupboard.
6/7/2011
Highlights from the "Make Your Own Green Cleaners--for Pennies" workshop at the Mother Earth News Fair: How to use vinegar and baking soda to clean just about everything.
3/11/2008
Get our expert advice on homemade options for laundry soap.
7/23/2008
Here are some suggestions for removing rust from cast iron.
3/22/2011
My grandmother taught me everything I need to know about keeping my house clean--without chemicals.
5/21/2010
These cheap and easy homemade baby wipes will make your baby’s bottom and your pocketbook healthy and happy.
3/28/2011
Alka-Seltzer can give your cleaning routine a little extra fizz. Try it for unclogging drains and cleaning toilets.
2/20/2011
Clean out the hive at the end of winter
5/9/2011
Does the huge task of cleaning windows leave you feeling overwhelmed? Follow these six simple steps--using inexpensive materials you already have around the house--to get your windows sparkling and streak-free.
6/9/2011
Noxious fumes aren’t conducive to happy cleaning. Give all your homemade cleaning solutions an invigorating and healthy boost by adding a few drops of pure plant essential oils such as lavender or lemon. Heavenly!
5/12/2011
The Joy of Green Cleaning is a fantastic resource with recipes to clean everything from grout to sheepskins.
6/22/2010
If you have a lot of excess scrap paper like I do, it’s time to put that waste to better use. Read this do-it-yourself article about how to make your own homemade, recycled paper, and then get to work turning trash into treasure.
8/10/2011
From pig to plate, learn how to make homemade sausage patties grandma’s way and use rendered fat for more cooking.
5/12/2011
Try this recipe for biscuits with rhubarb sauce.
4/9/2014
Learn how to eliminate mold growth in your home and improve indoor air quality by using Concrobium.
3/26/2012
Tips on how to protect water quality with phosphate-free cleaning projects during spring cleaning.
5/30/2012
Absorb and Clean delivers unmatched performance for cleaning up liquid spills on land, water, and hard surfaces instantly.
6/8/2012
How we clean out chimney on our A - Frame house with a steep roof.
8/13/2010
Sixteen states have banned the sale of dishwasher detergents with high phosphate levels, and the American Cleaning Institute has urged its members to remove them.
1/13/2012
It has become a Christmas ritual for me to clean out my mother's fridge. I find whiskery gnarled morsels, shoved to the back of the fridge many months previously, unseen, and untouched by my mother’s arthritic hands. Do I compost all this detritus?
12/14/2011
Cam rationalizes his hoarding behaviour....
6/10/2011
  I had such a great time talking with attendees at the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington, this past weekend about how to make green cleaners. As always, I learned a new trick or two, and I promised everyone I’d recap our conversation here for easy access. Today let’s talk about some of the unexpected food items—most of which you already have in your kitchen cupboards—that can be used to clean your home. Use tea to remove old furniture polish and prepare wooden furniture for polishing. Simply soak a rag in room-temperature tea, then run it over the wood. The tea’s tannic acid makes your wood shine while removing all the dirt. Once that’s done, you can use mayonnaise to make the piece shine. Just rub the mayo into the wood, then follow with a damp rag and a few drops of vinegar to remove any residue. Olive oil is also a great natural furniture    
11/22/2013
Learn to make Queso Blanco, by far the easiest cheese in my opinion, as the only ingredients are whole milk and white vinegar (or apple cider vinegar if you like).
1/1/0001
This soft, tangy sourdough oatmeal bread may just be the best you’ve ever tasted.
2/5/2014
Make a delicious homemade bread with this easy tutorial.
3/1/2013
Use your extra screwdriver bits to build stubby screwdrivers suitable for small spaces.
7/13/2010
Homemade vodka is easy to make and tastes great. Stay tuned —  MOTHER EARTH NEWS has an article coming up next year about Artisan Alcohol Distilling.
5/1/2009
Make you own inexpensive, pampering - and edible - homemade face mask with this simple recipe. Enjoy!
6/11/2009
Instructions for building a cold smoker (and three other things you can do with steel oil drums).
4/26/2011
Making your own cleaning products using vinegar, baking soda and water is healthy, easy--and cheap. Learn how to whip up your own cleaners using foods you already have in your kitchen cupboard.
2/28/2011
With just three ingredients and two simple steps, you can clear away germs and freshen your home's air to welcome spring.
4/21/2012
Preventing allergy causes as opposed to treating the symptoms.
5/8/2012
This Grilled Chicken Ciabbatta Sandwich turns ordinary lunch into a gourmet meal.
10/3/2008
Treat your skin with one of these easy, inexpensive skincare recipes.
4/17/2012
Try classic huevos rancheros with delicious farm-fresh eggs for a wonderful breakfast or brunch.
4/18/2012
Learn how to make perfect soft-boiled eggs and hard-boiled eggs. Includes cooking times for quail eggs, chicken eggs and duck eggs.
7/17/2012
Anyone who grows zucchini faces the inevitable question: What do I do with all this zucchini? Tom Finerty from Your Garden Show has a nifty answer from his Italian neighbors: fried squash blossoms (Fiori di Zucca).
4/19/2012
Try this unusual version of shirred eggs made with coffee and cream.
2/8/2012
These helpful tips will help you make the most of your artichoke recipes.
4/18/2012
Learn how to make perfect poached eggs. Includes instructions for poaching quail eggs, poaching chicken eggs and poaching duck eggs.
5/9/2012
From our series of chefs' favorite pastured egg recipes: Smoked Mackerel Roulade with Herbed Mayonnaise and Sauce Gribiche.
4/27/2012
From our series of favorite pastured egg recipes from chefs: Hominy Spoon Bread.
5/9/2012
From our series of chefs' favorite egg recipes: Coconut Macaroons.
2/22/2012
Baby Artichoke and Shrimp Tempura is a delicious dish with an Asian twist.
2/22/2012
Grilled artichokes have a robust flavor that’s deliciously tempered by a cool dipping sauce.
7/7/2009
Readers share recipes for easy one-pot, crockpot and casserole meals.
12/13/2013
HOMEGROWN.org unwraps its 2013 holiday gift guide, featuring lots of homemade presents, as well as a few stocking stuffers for under $20.
12/13/2013
Jonathan Sadowski shares what motivates him to be a bread baker. He then provides a preview of what to expect from his future posts.
7/15/2014
You can create refreshing-flavored waters and sodas right from your backyard. Homemade waters and sodas are easy, cost effective and healthy.
12/23/2013
Ten easy holiday pantry gifts that you can make at the last minute.
2/28/2014
This recipe will have naan on your table in no time to accompany your Indian dishes, and it will provide a quick and easy snack in a pinch.
1/22/2014
This recipe provides delicious bread with minimal time commitment and plenty of room to explore the wonders of homemade bread.
2/3/2014
This heavy artisan bread is full of flavor, and will be ready by dinnertime if you start right now! The unexpected flavor comes from good quality honey olive oil and barley flour.
2/24/2011
Take control of your food with a return to the kitchen, and learn to love the time you spend there cooking with your family.
9/26/2010
Jessica Kellner, managing editor with Natural Home magazine, talks with Deborah Niemann-Boehle about how easy it is to make bread at home.
1/15/2013
I used my homemade ricotta cheese in a number of ways, the best was in a pumpkin lasagna dish we shared with my family at Christmas dinner.
11/2/2012
Learn how to make a pinwheel for a fun, outdoors toy.
8/6/2014
Drop store bought mayonnaise like a bad habit. Make your own with only five simple ingredients, under 5 minutes.
9/30/2014
Check out this delicious, refreshing treat that comes in handy when there are too many blueberries to know what to do with.
7/1/2013
From shampoo and lotion to wood polish and drain cleaner, you’ll be surprised at how many common household products contain potentially hazardous ingredients. Here’s how to identify problem products and find the best alternatives to buy — or save a little money by making your own.
5/19/2014
Moving is stressful, but it's not an excuse to forget your carbon footprint. Here are some ways to make your move as eco-friendly as possible.
4/18/2011
Replacing paper towels with rags is a super simple step toward sustainable living. Follow these simple tips to get disposable paper towels out of your house. You'll never miss them.
9/26/2011
Holy cow, I just wrote a blog about cleaning. I really am turning into my mother.
9/24/2011
Check out this natural All-Purpose Cleaner recipe.
7/21/2010
With WASHDROPS™, consumers can wash everything from vehicles and patio furniture to aluminum siding, conserve water, a precious resource, and be environmentally responsible.
10/27/2008
Check out Annie B. Bond's list of 11 easy tips for making your kitchen more healthy and safe, from Care2.
9/24/2011
Discover some of the properties of essential oils, along with some tips for cleaning with them.
3/12/2013
Simple and old-fashioned, homemade fried pies are a good Sunday afternoon dessert that even the kids can help with.  
11/28/2010
Here's some hints on how to juggle cheese-making among the many other homesteading chores. Mozzarella and cheddar can both be woven in while doing other tasks, but there's nothing like clabbered cheese for ease of making.
2/1/2013
A healthier version of the classic rice risotto, delicious barley risotto is easy to make and can be modified with whatever ingredients you have in your kitchen.
11/18/2008
Vegetarians and vegans can enjoy an excellent meatless Thanksgiving dinner. Check out these great vegetarian and vegan recipes and websites.
7/10/2013
This Melon Sherbet Recipe is the perfect way to end a summer meal.
7/10/2013
Try different combinations of melon and salty cheese in this Melon Salad Recipe: watermelon with blue cheese, cantaloupe with ricotta salata, casaba with feta, or whatever creative concoction you dream up.
6/21/2013
This Melon Smoothie Recipe is a refreshing way to enjoy cantaloupe or other melons for a delicious breakfast.
7/10/2013
This Manhattan Frozen Custard Recipe is an easy-to-make, yet sophisticated, dessert.
7/10/2013
Fragrant and round with a tart lemony bite, this Lemonade Watermelon Sorbet Recipe has the flavor and texture of ripe watermelon.
4/25/2013
This Beginner’s Pepper-Peach Chutney Recipe is sweeter and milder than many chutney recipes.
7/10/2013
This Pear Sorbet Recipe is a refreshing treat sure to tantalize the senses.
10/30/2012
Why confine this fall favorite to the pie plate? Pumpkin’s fragrant flesh lends itself to an assortment of sensational eats, from simple pumpkin pudding to more adventurous pastas and pastries.
5/20/2014
Use the freshest spring veggies to create a cost-effective dish packed with nutrition and flavor. It's seasonal eating at it's best.
4/7/2009
Share your spring seasonal recipes for the month of April.
5/2/2012
The network of proteins in egg whites lends itself to a miraculous transformation to egg white foam, which you can use to create delicious dishes with light texture and lots of volume.
5/9/2012
This grilled Fingerling Potatoes Recipe is the perfect side dish for your backyard barbecue.
4/18/2012
Homemade chocolate eclairs require a few steps but are delicious and rewarding.
5/9/2012
Grilled Pears is made all the more decadent with Honey-Cinnamon Crème Fraîche.
5/9/2012
This Romesco Sauce Recipe is easy to make and makes a wonderful dipping sauce for grilled vegetables or a hearty spread for sandwiches.
6/6/2013
When overloaded with eggs, it seems like there’s no way to use them up fast enough. This is a delicious, unique and easy recipe to clean out your egg cartons!
12/22/2011
This delicious pasta uses the entire radish, including the nutritious greens.
2/22/2012
Customize this Stuffed Artichokes recipe by using in-season vegetables and herbs.
12/22/2011
Roasted radishes are sweeter and less spicy than the radishes you might be used to.
4/19/2012
This recipe yields a deliciously perfect, buttery, flaky pie crust fit for a wide variety of uses.
11/5/2013
Try these flavoring combinations with your homemade sausage recipes.
7/5/2013
Use these green tomato recipes when garden season leaves you with an abundance of green tomatoes on your vines.
7/11/2011
This creamy peanut sauce is a snap to make (no cooking required), and makes a great dip for raw veggies, lettuce wraps, Thai satays and other Asian snacks.
4/18/2012
This hearty quiche features bacon, blue cheese, leeks and lemon, and you'll love it all.
4/17/2012
Migas is a favorite Mexican brunch dish, and a great way to use farm-fresh eggs.
4/18/2012
Try this delicious take on shirred, or roasted, eggs. You'll love the sweet, tangy flavor of orange juice in your morning eggs.
5/29/2009
An abundance of greens but a shortage of inspiration? Here are some ideas beyond just adding them to salads.
9/30/2011
Apple pie spice and quatres epices are two easy spice blends you can make yourself for fabulously fresh flavor.
4/19/2010
Readers share information and recipes about their favorite eating and cooking greens.
11/30/2011
These nutmeg cupcakes are a delicious dessert or unfrosted muffin.
5/13/2011
This spring, try more interesting salads with spicy, crunchy, and colorful greens.
11/23/2011
 Learn how to make many different kinds of homemade cheese with these articles from the Archive.      
4/17/2012
The secret to perfectly pillowy scrambled eggs is gentle cooking.
10/19/2011
Add a depth of flavor to spinach with rich cream and spicy nutmeg in this substantial side dish that pairs well with roasted meats. Leftovers are wonderful topped with grated cheese and broiled.
11/28/2007
This roasted garlic guacamole is loved even by those who claim to hate garlic, onions and avocados!
9/12/2011
The popular idea that the Chinese have always shunned milk products is quite inaccurate. Try Anne Mendelson's wonderful recipe for Chinese "Fried Milk" to see how wrong we've been.
11/30/2011
Here's a roundup of terrific pressure cooking resources.
8/23/2010
These five great bread recipes from Eating Well Magazine have all the variety and flavor you’re looking for, plus some.
10/12/2011
This recipe for apple stock adds a depth of fall flavor to dishes normally cooked with chicken stock or vegetable stock, such as butternut squash soup.
10/12/2011
You don’t need toast to enjoy this apple butter cocktail made with farm-fresh hard cider.
8/20/2008
When the right bread envelopes sun-ripened tomatoes, one of the most righteous tastes of summer is yours to enjoy.   
11/28/2007
Roasting garlic is incredibly easy. And you can use the soft, mild and nutty cloves in so many different ways.
5/8/2012
When it comes to safe methods for canning foods, this is one instance in which modern advice is better than old-time techniques. Use canning recipes that have been tested and verified safe by food scientists, who have learned a lot about food preservation over the years.
3/19/2013
Build an inexpensive bicycle trailer out of upcycled walkers and other easy-to-find materials.
7/19/2013
Store-bought deoderants contain aluminum and other harmful substances that find their way into your bloodstream. Try this recipe for natural homemade deodorant that uses baking soda with coconut oil and essential oil to create a effective and safe alternative.
5/30/2013
Kick toxic chemicals to the curb and make your own natural lotion using just a few ingredients. Making homemade lotion is an easy, fun and creative process.
8/20/2013
Moms, protect your baby’s health with this safe, homemade sunscreen.
12/23/2013
Just in time for holiday season (and good all year long), you can use tart, just-picked apples to create a flavorful apple butter that’s perfect to give — or keep.
12/31/2013
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.
2/3/2014
This recipe is a great introduction to all the joys and possibilities the world of home made pizza represents.
1/21/2014
Ever wondered what its like to drive around using wood as fuel? Tag along with Chris as he fires up his wood gas truck.
1/31/2014
Hit the road, using wood for fuel! Chris Saenz takes a trip on wood gas power.
2/25/2014
My MAX car got licensed with the local DOT to run on vegetable oil fuel and pay its proper taxes per gallon. Each state has its own rules; here's how we do it in Oregon.
6/18/2012
All things good accomplished with some old lumber and a nice summer day.
7/17/2012
Use your abundance of basil to handcraft this delightfully different custard-style ice cream.
6/11/2012
One workshop at the Puyallup, Wa., MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR was on learning how to make butter, hosted by Organic Valley.
2/1/2012
You can easily make homemade mozzarella in 30 minutes or less!
9/26/2010
Quick report from the Treehouse club at the 2010 MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR.
3/1/2011
Giving handmade gifts will save money while showing the recipient that you care. Homemade sugar scrub, rice pillows, glass magnets and iPod covers are all easy to make and exciting to receive. Spend time, not money, to give the perfect holiday or birthday gift.
9/26/2010
Quick report from the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. Stonyfield Farm supplied ingredients for awesome, fresh-made ice cream.
6/10/2012
A really nutritious snack for the kids, and they can, ummm, play with it!
12/23/2011
Make these tasty and chewy caramels. They are a festive treat that takes on a homespun flavor with the addition of Sorghum.
9/25/2011
Today's FAIR attendees will be well prepared to grow, make and preserve their own food and, as Joel Salatin encourages, get out of the Industriall food system.
10/22/2012
How to make your own homemade deodorant that really works!
2/10/2011
Keep your family healthy by paying close attention to your home's 10 germiest places.
3/2/2012
The babies have arrived, now is the time to take care of all of the other parts of caring for the newborns!
2/16/2011
Clear your home's air naturally for better health and well being.
3/4/2011
Clearing out life's detritus is an important first step when spring cleaning. Follow these tips to make clutter-free, organized living possible.
4/16/2012
The kids have finally arrived, and we have plenty of photos of them!
4/25/2013
Bacon-cornmeal topping takes this Fresh Peach Pie Recipe from familiar to outstanding.
7/10/2013
This Melon Gazpacho Recipe is a wonderfully refreshing version of the classic chilled soup. Chilled melon soup is a perfect complement to spicy food in the summertime.
7/10/2013
This Peach Sherbet Recipe is reminiscent of biting into a fresh peach, but with a cool, creamy consistency.
7/10/2013
Instead of coffee and cake after dinner, end an evening in style with this Coffee Granita Recipe.
7/10/2013
Make this creamy Peanut Butter Gelato Recipe and customize it with fruit, chocolate or nuts.
7/10/2013
Bright and sweet-scented muddled mint and fresh cream make this Backyard Mint Ice Cream Recipe completely refreshing.
7/10/2013
Try this Lemongrass Semifreddo Recipe and relish an Italian dessert similar to a delicious, rich frozen mousse.
10/30/2012
Beef potpie is a favorite of guests and families alike. This variation is both unusual and delectable.
1/23/2014
Pickled duck eggs pair well with Asian flavors in this easy recipe.
4/25/2011
As a start on my adventure towards the Gluten Free Challenge in May, I've discovered the deliciousness of whole-grain, gluten-free crusts.
10/15/2008
The right recipe can convert people who think they don't like cooked greens, or energize cooks in need of fresh ideas. Here we offer a roundup of recipe ideas for garden-fresh greens from arugula to turnips.
4/17/2012
You can pickle any kind of egg, includin delicate and delicious quail eggs.
7/7/2009
Learn to make mascarpone cheese with this simple recipe.
7/8/2009
Try this refreshing herbal lemonade recipe.
10/7/2008
This great recipe offers a new way to enjoy pumpkin.
5/17/2012
Sweet, juicy and blissfully bite-sized, homegrown strawberries embody everything we love about eating from the summer garden. Get your fresh red beauties performing deliciously in these dishes both sweet and savory.
10/13/2010
If you’ve never cooked or baked with ‘Floriani Red Flint’ grain corn, you’re missing out! Here are some yummy Floriani recipes, including polenta, pizza crust, hush puppies and corn mush, for you to try.
12/2/2013
HOMEGROWN Life blogger and homesteader Rachel, of the Bay Area's Dog Island Farm, shares her method for cooking the very best Thanksgiving turkey ever.
2/11/2014
Create a hot, filling bean soup that's perfect for chasing away a cold winter evening. Loaded with garden produce, it's good for the soul.
5/14/2014
Learn what to do when you spot garlic scapes growing on hardneck garlic types, and discover how to use garlic scapes that you remove from plants.
11/28/2007
Making pickles can be time-consuming, but this method for easy garlic pickles couldn't possibly be any easier. Or tastier!
10/24/2011
It’s fall time and Halloween is just a week away. That means there are pumpkins everywhere. Not only are pumpkins great for carving, but they are also great for eating as well.
3/11/2010
Try this wonderful corn pancake recipe with flavorful ‘Floriani Red Flint’ heirloom grain corn.
4/7/2010
Readers share drink recipes that highlight fresh herbs.
8/10/2011
See this shot of Swiss chard with strong colors that any gardener can appreciate. 
9/12/2011
This is the favorite version of mango lassi served in Indian-American restaurants.
4/21/2011
Cooking vegan sounds complicated, but it's surprisingly simple and cheap! Without perishable ingredients to worry about, you can whip up a cake or banana bread for pennies using kitchen staples. Substitute organic tofu in meat dishes for a low-cost spin, and make the bulk section your best friend for a healthy budget!
4/19/2012
Lemon Meringue Pie
11/1/2012
Cooking with shallots adds depth to many dishes in your home kitchen. Try this Caramelized Shallots Recipe to put in soup for a delicious alternative to onions.
4/17/2012
Duck eggs are incredibly rich and tasty, and pickling them takes them to a new level of awesomeness.
11/6/2008
Making flavorful homemade peanut butter is cheap and easy.
12/17/2009
Readers share best pie crust recipes.
4/20/2009
Share your fresh butter and buttermilk recipes.
9/12/2011
You'll love Anne Mendelson's recipe for the delicious cold beet soup from Poland known as chlodnik litewski.
5/2/2012
Compiling a list of 100 ways to use eggs is easy. From scotch eggs and huevos rancheros to crème brûlée and hamburger patties, this integral ingredient consistently finds its way into our favorite dishes.
7/19/2011
Try an original 1930s homemade cottage cheese recipe from North Central Kansas along with a modified and new version.
11/6/2008
Looking for a way to get rid of your ranch dressing? Try our Grilled Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza! A new take on an old favorite, this tangy pizza can be made easily at home without the fuss or high cost of delivery.
10/31/2008
Roasted pumpkin and squash seeds are a yummy, healthy treat. And it's easier than you think. Here's how to roast squash and pumpkin seeds in just four easy steps.
11/26/2008
Happy Thanksgiving! Want a new vegan dessert to serve at Thanksgiving? Try the Vegan Pumpkin Pecan Pie from the Web site Care2 Inc.
2/15/2011
You don't need vegan recipes to cook vegan. Make delicious vegan dishes out of regular recipes by substituting tofu for meat in chicken-cauliflower salad. In dairy-based recipes, such as wheat berry pudding, use vanilla coconut milk in place of dairy milk. Pair with crusty white bread and avocado-corn salsa for a delicious vegan meal!
3/25/2011
Treat your cat to fresh spring herbs when you whip up this healthy homemade kitty food.
8/23/2010
Simran Sethi looks back at her New Year's resolution: to nourish herself.
6/14/2011
When the dining table is laden down with mail, laptops and other clutter, the entire house feels messy. Follow these seven steps to keep your dining table free of detritus. (Set it for dinner right after breakfast, if you have to.)
8/17/2011
Wabi-sabi is never slobby, but we can allow ourselves to stop trying so hard and just appreciate our warm bed at the end of the day—whether it’s made or not.
3/14/2012
After the kidding is over, we take good care of our girls! And, the babies need to be bottle fed, so here are the instructions on how we feed our kids.
9/26/2012
Therapeutic grade essential oils have a tonne of uses on the homestead - here's how we've used them effectively, and how they bring us peace of mind.
4/4/2013
Looking for a great home metalworking project? Follow these DIY patio furniture instructions to build scrap-metal furniture for your patio.   
3/26/2014
How to revitalize your potting soil for another strong vegetable season. You can use your own compost and homemade fertilizer to give your container veggies the boost they need for the season.
12/13/2011
Donna Pellegrin shares her mother's stories of growing up on a fertile, bountiful farm during the Great Depression, and of the homesteading skills that kept them well fed.
2/10/2011
Save money and win your sweetie's heart with a beautifully set table and handmade candy hearts this Valentine's Day.
2/25/2011
Stretching one's food dollar is an important issue in today's life. So is nutrition. Here, learn how to make healthy, nutritious soup and bread for lunch or supper economically. You might even come to love winter just to have soup and bread!
3/27/2011
There's nothing like an old cookbook filled with good recipes to warm your kitchen and your home!
8/13/2012
Use Epsom salt, lemon, aloe vera and other simple ingredients to clean up your kids when they have stubborn, sticky summer grime.
6/26/2012
French Onion Soup au Gratin is a delicious, elegant soup, hearty enough for a meal in itself. Using your own homemade beef broth, you can create this soup for your family to enjoy at home.
6/13/2011
Save money and keep harsh chemicals out of your kitchen by making your own dishwasher detergent. It takes just seconds to make a powdered or liquid version.
12/14/2012
Claire finds a recipe for hard lotion and makes molded lotion bars to give as Christmas presents.
2/26/2011
Making a batch of homemade soap for family use can be done quickly and simply.
3/4/2011
Celebrate a technology-free Sabbath with a jug of organic wine, a loaf of homemade bread and handmade candles. Could you go 24 hours without your smartphone?
3/14/2013
Upcycle abandoned shopping carts into funky shopping cart furniture that is both fun and functional. This DIY shopping cart project takes some elbow grease, but is well worth the results.
9/28/2012
Curing your own bacon is so simple that anyone can do it. Here's how to do so, complete with recipe and step-by-step.
12/20/2011
Debbie Mildfelt shares memories of her grandmother's stories, exploring the life of a large family on a small Kansas farm.
3/6/2013
Learn how to waterproof fabric with these simple instructions for making tin cloth.
7/16/2013
Watermelon rind is this frugal pie's summery secret ingredient. Think of it as summer mincemeat.
4/25/2013
A favorite for adults and children alike, fruit leathers are easy to make.
4/25/2013
Smoked peaches make a great stuffing or sauce for grilled chicken or pork.
1/15/2013
"Schav" is a traditional Russian-Eastern European soup of sorrel and potato that is refreshing served cold, and heartening served hot.
8/10/2010
Corn "smut" is actually a delicacy in Mexico and can provide mushrooms for our meals.
9/9/2013
Get creative in the kitchen by baking with your harvest. These sweet recipes will change the way you think about baking with fruits and vegetables.
11/23/2013
A healthy comfort food!
9/13/2013
Autumn offers not only a bountiful harvest, but also an abundance of art materials directly from nature.
10/23/2013
Curing sweet potatoes so their starches turn to sugars; plus my three favorite recipes.
9/11/2013
Learn how to roast nuts, and you’ll improve nearly every recipe that calls for nuts. Luckily, roasting nuts is easy and may boost their antioxidant levels. You can make these with or without oil, salt and honey.
9/11/2013
Learn how to make nut milk, a delicious beverage of its own and a nutritious alternative to cow’s milk that can be turned into nut yogurt, nut cheese and even nut ice cream. Almond milk is the most popular type of nut milk, but any nut will work.
12/13/2013
Use herbs from the garden in your Christmas dinner. This post shares a complete Christmas meal using garden herbs.
12/18/2013
Readers responded eagerly to our call for recipes to use up green tomatoes. An Ohio woman wowed the judges with her entry.
4/15/2014
Spending time baking with others will be time well spent. Make some memories that you will never forget.
5/2/2014
From roasting on a split to baking in a tannur, you'll find rediscovered techniques and recipes that capture the flavors of wood-fired cooking in "Cooking With Fire" by Paula Marcoux.
2/14/2014
Easy beginner breadbaking success with this simple and savory peasant loaf.
5/12/2014
Chocolate peanut butter cups make a lovely Mother's Day present. They're all the better when you can make them organically, inexpensively, and sustainably.
4/23/2014
For the last week we had no propane and as a result I have had to cook all of my food on an electric skillet. Holy week usually involves a lot of baking in preparation for Easter Sunday.
5/12/2014
Two-ingredient nut or seed butter cups are a satisfying alternative to the typical chocolate treat.
5/28/2014
Use fresh avocado, sweet corn, and other seasonal ingredients to create a sensational salsa. Paired with homemade tortilla chips, it is truly out-of-this-world.
3/28/2014
Spring brings about manic bouts of project planning and completion, but at least there is pie!
3/20/2014
Cooking pizza with sourdough starters.
3/19/2014
How to make cajeta, Mexican-style goat's milk caramel.
4/16/2014
An herb sourdough bread recipe.
4/8/2014
Made from creamy chevre (fresh goat cheese) instead of the typical cream cheese, this surprising cheesecake is sure to please cheese lovers and dessert lovers alike.
4/7/2014
Lean, grass-fed beef is perfect for making jerky.
6/2/2014
A few changes in a simple artisan bread recipe improves texture, longevity, and protein content.
6/26/2014
With six simple ingredients, these easy, no-bake, cherry-vanilla bars are a wholesome alternative to over-processed and over-packaged supermarket snacks.
7/2/2014
Here is a recipe that produces savory soup that warms the soul any time of year.
6/24/2014
The fresh berry season is so fleeting, that it almost calls out for preserving, especially in the form of jam.
2/20/2014
Rich and fudgy Grain-Free Chocolate-Date-Nut Bars are a grain-free, dairy-free, and refined-sweetener-free treat you can splurge on with a smile.
2/26/2014
Baking and sharing cinnamon rolls can create happiness. Cinnamon and honey will make your baked goods irresistible.
3/6/2014
Indian-inspired curried pinto beans are a fragrant, flavorful, and filling vegetarian main dish that's light on both the wallet and the waistline.
1/20/2014
How to make a quick, healthy dessert on Three Kings Day.
2/11/2014
Use your sourdough starter to make this Spelt Sourdough Bun recipe.
2/12/2014
Once you have eaten a soft, sourdough pretzel, all other pretzels will pale in comparison. Luckily they are simple to make yourself.
8/1/2014
Beat the heat with a healthier chocolate treat! Avocados, cocoa, and honey create fudge pops or pudding with fewer than five minutes prep.
10/8/2009
Learn how to make fried green tomatoes with a cheesy crust with this twist on a classic Southern recipe.
2/21/2012
Need inspiration for vegetarian meals? Turn to these vegetarian recipe websites for creative ideas.
4/22/2009
Natural Home editor in chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence suggests some tasty, eco-conscious recipes and tips for your Earth Day celebration.
10/7/2009
Readers share recipes and ideas for using up all those end-of-season green tomatoes.
10/8/2009
How to make Thai-inspired fried green tomatoes.
4/18/2012
This crustless quiche is easy to make, and the flavor of the roasted tomatoes permeates every delicious bite.
12/18/2008
Follow these five easy steps to create several weeks worth of meals in one afternoon.
9/12/2011
In Greece and Turkey, revani is the general name for a family of cakes made (usually) with durum-wheat semolina or a semolina-flour mixture, which are soaked after baking in some kind of syrup. You'll adore this simple, lemon-flavored version from Turkey.
11/1/2012
Breading and cooking shallots in hot oil yields a tasty topping for simple dishes. Or you can enjoy these crispy shallot rings all on their own. Either way, this Fried Shallots Recipe is sure to please your taste buds.
9/30/2010
Sweet potatoes are vitamin-packed powerhouses, and have a sweet, rich flavor that lends itself to a variety of recipes. From fun sweet potato biscuits to a traditional molasses sweet potato pie, use these healthy sweet potato recipes to enjoy one of fall’s best flavors.
11/13/2012
The author figures out how to make matzoh balls, a comfort food from her childhood, without matzoh.
6/26/2008
You'll love this recipe from William Woys Weaver for garlic scapes sauteed with tomatoes, white wine and sheep's milk cheese.
10/8/2009
How to roast green tomatoes to be eaten alone or to boost the flavor of other recipes.
10/30/2012
Honey sweetens sour cherries in a traditional favorite American cherry pie.
6/3/2009
Readers share tips and recipes for cheaper, easier and healthier home cooking.
8/20/2014
Use garden tomatoes and in-season avocado to create a simple, yet satisfying sandwich.
9/5/2014
The green of summer available right in your freezer year round!
8/8/2014
Here is a list of recipes for the juicer that are tasty and packed with vitamins and nutrients.
12/20/2011
Black winter storage radishes can be roasted with bright, pink radishes to create a warming vegetable side dish best served atop of bed of crunchy salad greens.
1/21/2014
This time of year, many are intent on healthier eating, but find it hard to find healthy foods that actually taste good. Use these 3 delicious healthy lunch recipes for a mealtime you can truly enjoy!
7/9/2008
Cobbler is not the only solution to a bumper crop of berries. If you can boil water, you can turn the juice from big-flavor berries into tasty beverages that are naturally rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Make extra juice to freeze or can for year-round enjoyment.
12/29/2010
Readers share their best ideas for saving money on meat and their recipes for almost meatless, flexitarian meals.
5/23/2011
"Green" cleaning products are awash with misleading labels and false claims. Always look for a third-party certification to assure you're buying the healthiest, most environmentally friendly cleaners.
7/26/2010
Simran Sethi discusses what it takes for a home to be truly clean by avoiding harsh chemicals and using natural cleaning products.
12/26/2012
An update on generating electricity with pedal power and which exercise bike we decided on and testing soil for nutrient ratios along with fixing a pair of leaky boots with adhesive and inner tube scrap patch.
4/24/2013
What’s with glycerin? It’s a soap-making byproduct with antibacterial properties, but it’s often made with animal fat derivatives, which isn’t really our thing. So, we figured out how to make our own veggie version with coconut oil, opening up a whole world of kitchen pantry beauty concoctions.
2/9/2011
Sacred Seed Bread delivers the healing power of medicinal seeds in a delicious, homemade loaf.
6/23/2012
Ellen Sandbeck, who has nearly a quarter century of experience as the Head Worm Wrangler of Laverme's Worms, writes about how to make and run a homemade vermicomposting bin.
11/17/2008
Roasting is the best way to cook winter root vegetables, because dry heat coaxes out and concentrates flavors. Use this simple method and fool-proof tips to bring out the best in  parsnips, carrots, rutabagas and other root vegetables.
12/16/2011
Experiment with this daikon radish cake recipe to enjoy a Chinese New Year treat with a twist.
1/15/2013
For super-smooth sorbet, churn this sorrel recipe in an ice cream maker. For a treat just as refreshing but studded with icy crystals, simply stick the mixture in your freezer. Got kids? Freeze this sorbet in freezer pop forms instead.   
1/15/2013
Easy sorrel purée and slightly more complicated sorrel sauce are both easy to make but quickly brighten simple dishes.   
3/9/2014
Learn about the benefits of baking with this ancient grain.
12/26/2013
What is a beekeeper to do during the long cold winter months? Eat honey of course.
4/24/2014
Slightly sweet, wholesome and wonderful, toasted with butter or in a sandwich, oatmeal bread is my favourite.
4/23/2014
This recipe will show how one extra step can add extra flavor and texture to your homemade poolish bread loaf.
3/14/2014
Sourdough biscuits is one of those perfect recipes that uses up plenty of ripe starter, but doesn’t take all day to rise.
3/14/2014
Make homemade tahini paste in your kitchen.
7/10/2014
Simpler, more streamlined biscuits from scratch - no buttermilk required.
7/7/2014
Use green tomatoes from your vegetable garden to create a refreshing summer avocado salsa.
7/24/2014
This Cherry Crostata Recipe is a simple, delicious way to use summer’s rubies.
7/21/2014
Your route to heaven can be paved with strawberries.
6/10/2014
Summer is about fresh, beautiful, and flavourful. Fresh produce, and oh yes, a yummy recipe for devilled eggs.
3/5/2014
This post informs readers on the advantages of using whey in baking. It includes a recipe for whole wheat sandwich bread.
1/17/2014
When it's cold and windy nothing says comfort like a fresh loaf of sourdough bread. And when that loaf is filled with heart-healthy, omega-3 rich seeds, it's even better.
2/6/2014
After trying this super simple recipe, you'll never open a can of Campbell's again.
5/5/2009
Share your spring seasonal recipes for the month of May.
7/10/2011
Feeling overwhelmed with summer squash? Have you given it away, grilled it, fried it and baked it till you were blue in the face? Here are some of my favorite ways to use this prolific producer!
6/25/2008
The "Almost No-knead Bread" technique from Cook's Illustrated Magazine is as much worth trying as the totally no-knead technique that has become so popular.
11/1/2012
Cooking with shallots is easy when you substitute them for onions. Our French Shallot Soup Recipe has a mild, garlicky twist that’s milder than the traditional version of this classic soup.
12/20/2011
A great recipe for the holidays or any time of the year!
12/5/2011
The vegetables and herbs that are still available in our Southeast garden make for delicious, festive and surprisingly varied holiday fare.
6/24/2008
In this video demonstration, learn how to make a tasty variation of no-knead bread that incorporates steel cut oats.
6/27/2012
Irma Epps talks about making sorghum during the '30s and '40s and her father's love of the sweet substance.
3/19/2012
Get the most out of spring's cheap-but-healthy greens with this easy, nutrient-dense smoothie.
4/18/2012
The technique for making these easy cheese puffs is the kind of recipe that every cook should have up her sleeve.
2/17/2011
Craving fresh food during the long winter months? Here are nine vegetables that you can find fresh in February--and great ways to prepare and serve them.
11/5/2008
Easy to make and addictively wonderful, whole wheat English muffins are cooked on the griddle before they are baked in the oven.
7/2/2008
Submit your best veggie burger recipes for the Mother Earth News cookbook project, and enter to win a reusable, recyled Mother Earth News grocery tote.
11/6/2008
Garlic is one of the easiest plants you can grow, and fall is the time for planting. Here are a few resources to help you get started.
4/12/2011
Shirley Braden shares a recipe for a quick and easy gluten-free pot pie.
11/23/2011
Learn about the Ben Davis Apple, one if not the most important commercial apple of the late 1800s, and get a recipe for Apple Dumplings.
9/9/2010
A little pampering can go a long way in making you feel rested, cared for and treated — and it doesn’t have to be expensive or involve complex chemistry. Check out this recipe for homemade bubble bath, and share your tips for creating a do-it-yourself home spa experience.
9/12/2011
You'll love Anne Mendelson's  delicious recipe for syrniki (also known as tvorozhniki, or Russian pot-cheese fritters). Like pancakes or French toast, this useful breakfast/brunch dish can be given any number of sweet or savory spins.
4/17/2012
The secret to perfect scrambled eggs is gentle cooking, which can be achieved by this unusual but simple method.
9/25/2012
Create more than 12,000 different healthy salad dressings using this App.
8/18/2014
Is your garden providing you with zucchini overload? Ilene White Freedman offers some tips and recipes to keep it bounty, rather than burden.
8/22/2014
Fruit butters are easy to make, in fact – they are almost foolproof. They allow for a little more creativity than many soft spread recipes and are perfect for using up odds and ends of fresh fruit.
9/9/2014
The zucchini harvest overflows. Learn how to preserve zucchini for year-round enjoyment and creative ways to eat it now.
9/12/2014
If you're overrun with cucumbers, here's a Scandinavian cucumber salad for the solution!
8/2/2014
Coffee cake seems to be the forgotten step-child of breakfast breads. Although once very popular coffee cake has been eclipsed over the year by the proliferation of bagels, large, gooey muffins, and egg and sausage breakfast sandwiches.
8/19/2014
Fresh peaches and creamy goat cheese unite in the perfect summer sandwich.
5/30/2013
Meals become a snap when you add pressure cooking to your repertoire. Pressure cookers are great kitchen companions that bolster the flavor of even simple dishes, plus they save you time and money.
6/2/2014
This recipe gives cooks another use for a common pizza dough recipe.
6/16/2014
This moist, delicious quick-bread studded with chocolate chips is perfect for breakfast, dessert, or an afternoon snack.
3/11/2014
Garlic mustard has spicy, delicious leaves, flowers, seeds, and roots. It is an invasive species that may be harvested without sustainability concerns. In fact, you'll be doing your environment a favor if you eat this plant!
4/28/2011
Valerie of City|Life|Eats shares her tips for gluten-free lunches and snacks on the go.
4/5/2011
The Gluten-Free Homemaker, Linda Etherton shares quick, healthy, gluten-free, pressure cooker meals.
7/3/2012
Grapes can grow anywhere, thriving in a variety of climates and soil types. Growing grapes is rewarding, because after a few years they produce abundant fruit and quickly provide architectural interest in the edible landscape.
3/29/2010
Recipe for Southern-style shrimp and grits, made with superb Floriani Red Flint grain corn.
9/20/2012
A chainmail fillet glove revolutionizes a cook's potato-peeling technique. Plus, get recipes for potato and pumpkin curry soup and toasted pumpkin seeds.
11/28/2007
Bruschetta, the classic Italian appetizer, brings out the best of a few basic ingredients: tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, basil and fresh bread.
4/13/2011
A recipe for gluten-free pot pie with a crust by Jeanne Sauvage of the blog Art of Gluten-Free Baking.
4/27/2011
Children's author, Katie Chalmers, shares her tips and some recipes for a gluten-free family.
9/24/2012
A humble homegrown pumpkin yields delicious seeds and tasty pies. Meanwhile, a beautiful and fancy dessert squash disappoints and is thrown to the dogs. Recipes ensue.
10/31/2008
Making homemade sour cream and cream cheese is easier than you might think. Try these two simple recipes.
9/18/2012
A single, volunteer potato produces 10 pounds of potatoes in a hot bed. A recipe for addictive, oven-fried potatoes.
10/23/2012
Delicious latkes made with potatoes and Jerusalem artichokes are tasty and nutritious.
4/9/2011
Ellen Allard, the Gluten-Free Diva explains how using a pressure cook makes eating gluten free fast, easy and healthy.
4/26/2012
A very lively potato salad recipe that is always a hit at potlucks.
9/15/2014
When life gives you zucchini overload, turn it into this moist and savory Zucchini Olive Yeast Bread.
11/28/2011
For those of us who hate to use chemicals in our gardens, in our homes, or with our livestock and pets, diatomaceous earth may be a safe and efficient substitute. It may worm your animals, rid them of fleas and lice and even handle indoor pests.
11/15/2011
No one will miss the meat when you serve up fabulous vegetarian versions of Thanksgiving favorites. Try two versions of mushroom stuffing, mushroom gravy or delicious roasted Brussels sprouts this holiday!
5/9/2012
Eating cicadas, building a porch, and hauling lumber for said porch all in the same week with several images of the action as well as some bee installation pictures.
6/20/2011
James E. Churchill’s advice for finding and preparing chicory, mint, catnip and blackberries, found in a 1970 issue of Mother Earth News, is timeless—and very timely right now.
6/13/2011
  Julia Butterfly Hill understands the need for extreme measures when it comes to environmental activism. In the late 1990s, she spent 738 days living in a redwood tree named Luna, to bring attention to the plight of the world’s ancient forests. Through her vigil, she  negotiated to permanently protect the 1,000 year-old tree and a nearly three- acre buffer zone. She says that our forks are also powerful change agents. “I love food!” Hill told Natural Home & Garden. “I love preparing meals that are both decadently delicious and happily healthy. I’m a joyous vegan, and I celebrate how fabulous this lifestyle is for my body, my world, my planet, and for the animals as well.” Hill eats animal-free food that’s organic, local, in season, and free of added junk—food that she calls “a celebration of life.” Her recipe for delicious vegan lasagna takes about a half hour to prepare and provides plenty of opportunity for interpretation. If you don’t have fresh herbs on hand, substitute 1 teaspoon each of the dried herbs or 2 tablespoons Italian Seasoning.
9/27/2011
Andrea Chesman, author of Recipes from the Root Cellar, shares one of her favorite winter vegetable recipes.
1/27/2012
Baking the Great American Apple Pie chases away the blues and grays that sometimes afflict the homestead.


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