itch





6/15/2016
Summertime is for grilling. However, to grill safely, there’s a lot to consider. After all, you do not want to ruin a backyard barbecue with a bad tummy ache or a burn! To avoid this, I always recommend the following tips for a safe grilling season.
5/14/2016
Sumptuous meals are the result, not of fancy tools, but of healthful ingredients, adequate skill and love.
2/29/2016
Composting is a great way to lessen our carbon footprint and it doesn’t have to be expensive, time-consuming, or difficult. Read this article to learn about Blythe’s relaxed, easy going approach of turning scraps into treasure.
2/9/2016
February is garden planning and indoor seed-starting time!
2/2/2016
Love kimchi? Grow Korean chili peppers for DIY Gochugaru powder to bring amazing homegrown fresh flavor to your kimchi and other spicy ferments.
1/18/2016
Until now it’s been nearly impossible to find a truly useful thermometer for making jams and jellies. Now this home preserver thinks she has found one.
12/30/2015
This last year I was able to preserve hops, apples, raspberries through making a puree and drying fruit leather, I made kale chips, dehydrated onions, dried mint and basil, zucchini, plums, and lavender. Yogurt was a common sight in my Excalibur up until our goats’ milk supply slowed down, we’re too busy drinking it to make yogurt right now. This is one of the appliances I really appreciate particularly in the summer/harvesting months. In addition to all of this, we even used the Excalibur to incubate chicks!
12/28/2015
Here are some creative ideas for upcycling old cabinet doors into something beautiful and useful.
12/21/2015
For any prepared kitchen I think a hand grinder is an absolute must and my preference is the Family Grain Mill for its versatility, ease of cleaning, durability and convenience.
9/25/2015
My grandfather emigrated from Sicily and loved to cook. A recent trip back to the island by my mom, sister and cousin triggered a desire for me to learn what would be in a typical kitchen Sicilian garden. Much research later, this is what a heirloom "l’orto biologico" you would see growing in Sicily at the time my grandfather left his homeland for America in the early 1900s and is being brought back to life through efforts like the Slow Foods organization today.
9/18/2015
A farmer shares tales from 10 years of living La Vida Goat-a.
7/21/2015
Here is a brief introduction to the Nesco™ and Excalibur™ electric food dehydrators. We'll help you decide which size best suits your family's needs and teach you about food safety and long-term food storage.
6/19/2015
Planning a custom kitchen design that incorporates sustainable materials and supports a self-reliant lifestyle can be done. Read one couple’s experience and thought process as they do just that. The graphic shown here is a computer-generated draft modeling of the cabinet design for their future kitchen, but note that the colors and materials do not reflect what will be the final look.
5/22/2015
Five tips for joining your local farmers market.
4/28/2015
Tips for using yard and kitchen waste as useful mulch and/or compost in the garden.
4/22/2015
In order to be environmentally friendly, a kitchen remodel should reduce energy use, reuse or recycle materials, and minimize the carbon footprint of the remodeling project. Here are five tips to keep in mind in order to achieve a greener, cleaner kitchen.
2/25/2015
For first-time chicken owners (or even for experienced chicken enthusiasts), selecting, purchasing, and preparing for your home chicken flock can seem like a daunting task. After thirty years of raising chickens, here’s Forrest Pritchard’s personal guide to ensure your new flock remains safely tucked beneath your wing so you can start a flock of chickens without worry.
9/3/2014
Canning won't heat up your house when you set up your own portable outdoor canning kitchen.
9/3/2014
Rosemary is known as a tasty condiment, but it has also long been used as medicine, and makes for a blissful foot soak.
8/11/2014
Biomass grass crops can be established on marginal lands and processed as a fuel replacement for heating oil or propane
1/28/2014
How to make a homemade cheese press in order to make a massive cheese.
1/8/2014
Reuse various household materials to make a functional cheese press.
12/17/2013
Handy Camel multi-purpose bag clip earns several awards during release year.
4/26/2013
Friday, May 10 is National Public Gardens Day. Find out what special events are happening at a garden near you.
1/30/2013
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has started a global campaign to help reduce food waste worldwide.
1/21/2013
The Environmental Protection Agency has compiled a list of more than 100 green apps.
1/21/2013
Watching TV or sitting may take time off of your life expectancy, according to an Australian study.
1/17/2013
These tips will help you keep your kitchen compost free of rotten smells and fruit flies.
1/5/2013
On a snowy winter morning, the kitchen table becomes the grand cathedral of a home. It is the place of family, song, wood fires, community and love as we wait for spring.
12/28/2012
Announcing an opportunity to get Anna's new Ebook for free today at Amazon on the subject of homesteading in a mobile home otherwise known as a trailer.
12/6/2012
Kitchen dish towels designated only for hand drying help keep germs out of the kitchen, without going on a fanatical sanitizing binge.
11/21/2012
A Louisiana State University forestry researcher is looking at a fast-growing plant called switchgrass as a potential biofuel feedstock. Using switchgrass biofuel is practical because the plant requires little fertilizer and can tolerate drought and floods.
11/13/2012
Here's a tip on how to grow sprouts in your kitchen garden for fun and nutritious eating.
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.
9/10/2012
A wolf spider lives on our window sill, with a little help from her friends. Watch this video of a wolf spider catching a moth.
8/21/2012
Set up a washing station in your garden. Rinse your veggies there, saving the water for the garden and keeping your kitchen clean.
7/19/2012
In an era of increasing volatility of the weather and climate, we need new coping skills. Preparedness is an important factor in dealing with bad weather events.
6/19/2012
Robert Maxwell shares a story about how switching gears resulted in beauty.
1/27/2012
Baking the Great American Apple Pie chases away the blues and grays that sometimes afflict the homestead.
12/20/2011
Readers share their favorite durable, long-lived, sturdy and well-made kitchen tools.
10/28/2011
Roger Doiron, a MOTHER EARTH NEWS contributor and the found of Kitchen Gardeners International, recently spoke at a TEDx conference about the power of gardening.
8/18/2011
EZ Mover - A 2" Receiver for Your Three Point Hitch
8/17/2011
Readers share their best tips for keeping food fresh longer. Learn how to extend the life of all kinds of food, and prevent spoilage.
7/26/2011
Readers share tips and ideas for saving time in the kitchen.
7/25/2011
Renovating a heritage log cabin DIY style isn't easy, but with some thought and attention to detail, it can be done - and cheaper than you might think.
7/8/2011
Bust the myths surrounding poison ivy and decide which DIY remedies are right for you.
4/8/2011
When you're facing a tricky woodworking project, it's a good idea to build a mockup
1/20/2011
Simran Sethi discusses easy (and free) ways to reduce your water footprint.
1/17/2011
This posting discusses the role of the Milankovitch Cycles in initating glaical/interglacial periods. It also discusses the role of sunspots in short term climate change.
1/6/2011
Simran Sethi describes the choices she made for her eco-friendly kitchen remodel.
10/19/2010
Simran Sethi discusses the "wood" that makes up our kitchen cabinets, as well as more eco-friendly (and people-friendly) alternatives.
4/7/2010
Learn to create your own heirloom kitchen garden at this 3-course series in Pennsylvania.
6/17/2009
Readers share reports about their favorite specialized kitchen utensils.
4/20/2009
Read reviews of the best butter churns.
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.
10/14/2008
Here are some ideas to help you plan and build a recycling center that’s just right for your environment.
7/10/2008
Learn about the many kitchen and community projects supported by SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education), including the training necessary to be able to sell value-added food products at markets.




Subscribe Today!

Pay Now & Save 67% Off the Cover Price


(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here