Preventing Your Beehive from bee-ing robbed

robbing bees

Bees are industrious little workers and amazing little creatures. They are efficient and busy. Sometimes they’ll decide it’s more efficient to find a smaller nearby hive and rob the already made honey from them and use it for their own winter stores. I promise when that happens you’ll want to mount motion sensing water canons […]


Simple French Onion Soup

Easy French Onion Soup

I really love French Onion Soup, especially this one! I am not a raw onion fan. There are very few foods I avoid, but that’s one of them. However, I am a REALLY big fan of caramelized or grilled onions. And French Onion Soup is one of my all time favorites. I’ve had a hard time finding […]


How To Make Cultured Mushrooms

I never expected a ferment to catch my attention like these cultured mushrooms did. I like sauerkraut and kimchi, cultured garlic and of course cultured drinks. But the first bite I ever had of cultured mushrooms and I knew I had to find a way to make these on a regular basis. I instantly thought […]

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Hibiscus Soda from Ginger Bug

Hibiscus soda? Cultured drink, good for you, tasty too? Yep! Not only all that- it’s super easy! Hibiscus Soda Hibiscus Tea- I used 6 tablespoons of hibiscus for a gallon of water 1/2 cup organic sugar 1/3-1/2 cup of active ginger bug (learn how to make it here) Make the hibiscus tea by heating water, dissolve […]

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Super Easy Chili

The title of this post really does say it all… Easy chili, cooks up fast, real food ingredients, gluten and grain free, freezes well, cans well. It’s a winner all around! This has been a winner in my family for almost 13 years! What’s your favorite way to serve chili? How about your favorite topping? […]

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Second Ferments

If you have never tried doing a second ferments with your cultured drinks, you are missing out! It is a whole new world of tastes limited only by your imagination! I will explain the most basic basics to you and give you a few ideas… Then it’ll be up to you to try all the […]

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Essential Oils for Respiratory Health

A guest post from Laura about essential oils for respiratory health. Essential Oils for Respiratory Health Many essential oils can be used to promote a healthy respiratory system. Today I would like to spotlight just a few that I like to use and that I find are easy to use at home. These are, of […]

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Solar Oven Placement

The sun is getting higher and higher in the sky and solar oven cooking gets more and more convenient. When it gets warm outside I LOVE to use my solar oven so I can keep the cooking heat out of the kitchen and use the free heat of the sun! One of the challenges I […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Snowdrop has been playing with smoothies again lately- she recently made a chocolate peanut butter one and she wrote down what she put in! So I can share it with you! If you have it, try this with kefir. Kefir is cultured and add a load of beneficial probiotic benefits to the smoothie. Bananas peeled […]

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How to Capture a Swarm of Bees

Around our area swarm season has started. Swarms of bees that is. Each spring as hives grow in number they tend to split off groups and send them out to find new homes. it can happen from a beekeepers hive or wild hives. Usually the group of bees will have one queen with them and […]

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