Learn how to choose the best winter squash at the grocery store or farmer’s market. Winter squash is a pretty exciting and diverse food for those that are willing to experiment. From butternut squash to acorn, winter squash can take on various different flavors. One key to all dishes that include winter squash is to […]
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Aluminum foil is something most houses have in the kitchen cabinet. Learn how to use this household staple in unique ways with our tips and life hacks. Aluminum foil is an amazingly useful tool to have in your home. Sure, it is great for covering baked goods and for delivering those delicious casseroles out of […]
Do you want to avoid genetically modified corn and other GMO ingredients? Learn about the 5 best organic and non-GMO alternatives to cornstarch. Growing up, we always had a yellow container of cornstarch in our cabinet (the one with the blue lid). It was used in many dishes and we liked to use it for […]
Lemons are one of my favorite fruits because they’re so versatile! Check out these 12 brilliant ways to use lemons in your kitchen. I absolutely love searching and finding new uses for lemons in the kitchen. Everyone knows that you can make lemonade with them and a bowl of lemons look absolutely wonderful on your […]
Do you want to eat a whole foods diet, but are afraid organic is too expensive? In this post, you’ll learn tips for how to save money on organic foods. One of the biggest reasons many people give for not buying organic foods is that it costs too much. This can be partially true, […]
If you’re growing tomatoes in your garden and you’re getting an early frost, you may be wondering what to do. Learn how to ripen green tomatoes indoors with this easy method. Winter has a tendency to arrive early here in the mountains. Some years, we get snow as early as September and we’re in a […]
Learn how to raise meat chickens, including tips to minimize kids’ attachment, choosing breeds, what to feed them and when to move them to a coop. When we got our first flock of chickens, it was because we wanted to start raising chickens for eggs. We had so much success raising egg-laying chickens that we […]
Apple cider vinegar is such a versatile tool in our home! We use it in the kitchen, in the bathroom, in DIY projects, with our chickens and more! Vinegar has many uses, and my cabinet is always stocked with a variety of different types of vinegar. I love apple cider vinegar for many reasons. It […]
Indoor air can be much more toxic than outdoor air. If you’re spending a lot of time at home, it’s important to learn how to improve indoor air quality with these tips. One of my favorite things about spring is that we can open up the windows! After being cooped up all winter, I get […]
Learn how to make “toyrariums” in this fun kids gardening tutorial. These terrariums are easy for kids to make and can inspire them to help with the family garden. I have been trying to do more projects and activities with the kids outside each day. We’ve planted seeds and enjoy letting the chickens roam the […]
Raising mealworms is an affordable way to have protein packed treats for your backyard chickens. Learn how to breed mealworms for chicken food with this inexpensive DIY project. When we decided to get chickens, I knew I wanted to make it as easy and affordable as possible. The costs of non-GMO feed can really add […]
Earth Day is a wonderful time to introduce your kids to sustainable living. If you’re looking for ways to make it fun and informative, check out these 7 ways to celebrate Earth Day with kids! This year, Earth Day lands on Sunday, April 22. Since our girls aren’t in school, I like to come up […]
There’s nothing more frustrating than pouring your heart into a baking project only to have it stick in the pan and refuse to come out. I have ruined more than one creation when trying to get it out of a pan that wasn’t well greased. I had tried what seemed like every oil imaginable: grapeseed […]
Kombucha likes warm weather. It does best at around 80° F. When I first started brewing Kombucha, it was still relatively warm out. Now that we have snow on the ground, it’s chillier in my house and I have no plans on keeping it heated to 80° F in here. I have noticed that it […]
Do you know how safe your city’s water is to drink? We always filter our water to be sure it’s as pure as possible. There are many water filters to choose from, but one of the most reputable is Berkey Water Filters. We have the Berkey shower head filter (amazing – my hair has never […]
Tomatoes seem to be a very common thing for people to have on their garden, so I want to provide one more tutorial on canning (see the previous chicken stock tutorial). Tomatoes are relatively easy to can, and you can use them for a variety of things like soups, chili, sauces and more – so […]
Having the right tools for preserving food at home is important. Learn how to choose food canning supplies including storage ideas in this beginner’s guide. Growing up, we never canned our own food even though we had a nice-sized garden. I was actually introduced to the idea of canning our food by my husband, Brian, […]
If you want a non-toxic bathing experience, you need a shower filter! Learn why we use a Berkey Shower Head Filter along with natural beauty products for a chemical free clean. I have been thinking lately about how careful I am about the ingredients used in every skin care, personal care and cosmetic product used […]
If you’re looking to make eco-friendly choices, switch to a reusable water bottle. Learn why glass water bottles are a safer drinking choice than plastic or stainless steel. We try very hard not to use plastic water bottles. Over the last couple years, we have gotten very good about carrying our reusable water bottles with […]
There’s a lot of debate about whether organic is better or not. We choose organic for our family and use the dirty dozen and clean 15 as a starting point to help us make healthier shopping decisions. When talking with people about going green, I’m often asked for simple tips on how to get started. […]
Swiffer pads make cleaning floors so easy and convenient, but they’re disposable and terrible for the environment. Learn about one reusable alternative to Swiffers! I preach living a toxin-free lifestyle, so every time I whipped out my Swiffer to clean the floors, a pang of guilt would engulf me. Not only was I coating my […]
Have you considered hang drying your laundry? While there are many pros for the earth and your family, there are also cons to consider! Get the lowdown on this eco-friendly practice to decide if it’s right for you! When we lived in Uruguay, we had a washing machine but no clothes dryer in our apartment. […]