Hibiscus Soda from Ginger Bug

Hiscus 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

Easy Chili Recipe

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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making traditional beet kvass

Making Traditional Beet Kvass

Beet kvass! One of those unique drinks that 15 years ago, I wouldn’t imagine I’d be not only drinking, but making… Regularly! However, when you learn about the health benefits and how easy it is to make, you just might find yourself enjoying it too! I find it to be more of a health tonic […]

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Why Meat Rabbits?

Why Meat Rabbits?

Guest post by Jesse and Stacey of Red Eye Rabbitry. About 3 years ago my wife and I started our little farm with chickens and a couple of ducks. We loved the fresh eggs, but as a homesteader we wanted to produce meat, but there is only so much chicken a family can eat. So […]

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Simple Saturdays Blog Hop

Welcome to our new weekly blog hop! I am so happy to be cohosting with some great friends from around the blogsphere! I hope that you will join us each week as we focus on simple living! Each week there will be a favorite link that I’ll share with you. This week, we are featuring […]

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