I have been wanting to make homemade vanilla extract for at least the last three years! My brain finally started working enough to remember in time to make it before Christmas this year. These are perfect if you’re into DIY Christmas gifts! (hint, hint). In my mind, I see a bottle of extract bundled with […]
The food choices that our great-grandparents had to make 100 years ago are so different than those we are faced with today.
With all of the convenience foods at our disposal, we have to be even more intentional about what goes into our bodies.
And, you know... you CAN intentionally eat those sugar-filled, empty calorie foods.
But let's get reacquainted with real food....
The GAPS diet is based on real food with the purpose of healing the gut.
I don't know about you, but I just love Shaye, from The Elliott Homestead. She talks about real, wholesome food with such ease and familiarity.
From harvesting the apples in the neighbors yard, to gathering again in the kitchen a few days later to make homemade applesauce, these are the moments to enjoy and savor. It was late in the morning. John and the kids and I finished up our various chores at the house before heading down the driveway […]
I decided to finally render that lard that I had sitting in my freezer for over a year! Yeah, I’d say it was about time. You know, I think I was actually kind of scared to do it. Cutting up raw meat (uh, fat) is not my most favorite task. My hands get sore, I […]
After a dismal attempt at a rye sourdough starter a few months ago, I finally got the hang of it! …well, mostly. LOL I was going off of this recipe which turned out to be pretty simple. I had a little bit of trouble getting the starter to grow as fast as it was supposed […]