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Frozen Applesauce - An All-Natural Frozen Sweet Treat My aunt always shares bushels of apples from her tree. Oh how I love them! I'm not sure what variety they are, but they're flavorful, crisp and sweet. I'll tote all those apples home and get to processing Apple Pie Filling, dried apple slices, Fruit rollups, and much more.

How to Plant Cauliflower this Fall Learn how to plant cauliflower in your cool weather garden this fall. Cauliflower can be used as a healthy substitute for starches or in cauliflower recipes. In the winter months, I miss my garden bursting with produce. Last year I grew a couple of things, but decided to branch out and try some new things this year.

Gyoza Overflow! I really, REALLY wanted to steam all the Japanese dumplings I bought, but the basket for our little rice steamer just couldn't contain them all. Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest.

House Construction Update - Living room and Kitchen The living room area is 90% finished. I just completed the installation of the tile floor and the stone backdrop for the wood stove. I'm really happy with the way it turned out. All that is left for the living room is the carpet which will come later when the dust has settled from the rest of the construction.

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Best Home Remedy for a Sore Throat This home remedy will ease that pain right up. Natural remedies are the best remedies in my opinion. Nothing ruins your morning like a sore throat, but that's what home remedies are for!

15 Creative Meatloaf Recipes These creative meatloaf recipes put a twist on the classic meatloaf recipe with flavors from Asia, the Middle East, and other classic comfort food recipes. The classic meatloaf recipe is a classic for a reason.

Tropical Corals Migrate South Towards Cooler Waters An unexpected boon could save coral populations spread across the world. The reef-building coral, which is in danger due to ocean warming, has started to migrate towards subtropical areas where the temperature of the water is considerably cooler. For a long while, the coral reefs found in tropical appeared to be doomed.

How to Homestead on One Acre - Increase Your Self-Reliance with 1 Acre or Less Use some for feeding livestock and some for your table. Start out with one variety of grain or legume and see how it goes. You may enjoy it so much that you want to plow up your lawn to plant more! Or you might decide that growing your own is more labor-intensive than you can handle.

The SLS Contractors to Expect the First Launch in 2021 We have all heard how NASA wants to update the schedule for the first flight that will take the place of its space launch system. However, companies that are working on the heavy-lift rocket now wanted to launch in the early 2021, and not the year 2020, as they previously expected.

How to make a hot dog pillowcase Sew a 3/8″ seam along the top edge. The picture actually shows a 1/2″ seam. Either one is actually fine, but keep in mind if you use that third accent fabric, you may need to keep your seam small. Now comes the magic… On one end of the "bun", reach in and start pulling out the "hot dog".

DIY Lavender Laundry Detergent Run the grated soap in a food processor until it becomes smaller, finer pieces. eval;. Mix all ingredients well and store in a sealed container. eval; Remember to shake the container well before using. Use 1-2 tablespoons per load. Originally posted on October 16, 2014 @ 6:42 PM.

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Octoberfest Beer Fall Soap Recipe: Natural Homemade Soap With Cedarwood and Spices - A Perfect Soap for Men — Home Healing Harvest Homestead This article is about how you can make homemade soap with beer! This hot process soap recipe made with ale and naturally scented with cedar and spices is a perfect gift for the men in your life! Mr. brought home some craft beer the other day, and it was perfect for the harvest season!

Replacing Sugar With Maple Syrup In Baked Goods After successfully eliminating all refined sugar from my diet I decided that I wanted to bake with honey, dates, or maple syrup wherever I could. I wrote about converting recipes to honey here and this post will share the few steps to take when converting recipes to using maple syrup.

Urinary Tract Infection? Symptoms & Natural Methods for Relief of Bladder Infection — Home Healing Harvest Homestead This article is about how to keep urinary tract infections out of your life, plus some common sense, natural ways of getting rid of them fast if you happen to get one of these stinkers. If you've ever had a UTI, also known as a bladder infection, then you know the pain can be A-gonizing.

Our visit to Southern Germany - Part One - Back in my homeland I hadn't been back to my homeland Germany in eleven years. So this spring, after talking with my Dad on the telephone and realizing that eve…

Canned Zucchini Spread Recipe Zucchini Ikra is delicious on bread or on top of a baked potato. It can also be enjoyed as a side dish or condiment. So we just simply call it Ikra. Zucchini spread aka Kabachkovaya Ikra is a very traditional Slavic food. Ikra is Russian and means caviar, and the recipe goes for poor man's caviar.

How to Easily Dry Your Own Fresh Rosemary It's no secret how costly dried herbs are in the baking isle at the supermarkets. Learn how easy it is to dry your own fresh rosemary and save on the family budget. You'll be amazed at how much better freshly dried rosemary tastes as well. Try these 4 simple ways to dry fresh rosemary and decide which way is best for you.

Getting Started With Off-Grid Water Systems For A More Self-Reliant Homestead As a homesteader who uses off-grid water daily, this plan is something that I both know dearly and care about deeply. I want to share what we've learned and what we've done to help you make the best decisions you can for your land and family. Related Post: Hand Water Pumps: A Guide.

Butternut Mac 'n' Cheese That was honestly one of the most heartbreaking losses in the "going gluten-free" part of my life. I've since learned to cope with rice pasta and corn-free real cheese instead of the modified food starch cheese-like dust. But I tell you, it was a difficult road for this pasta-holic.

Sheer Horror and Chicken Killin' So when I moved to the country last fall, I made the well-considered decision that we were going to start a few homesteading practices and see how we did. I've always had this vision of a perfect life being one lived on a dirt road, with visible stars above and grass under foot.

31 DIY Household Products For Cleaning The Homestead - Homesteading Go all-natural with DIY household products you can whip up in your own kitchen! Save money and keep away from harmful chemicals with these easy homemade products. Using natural recipes to make non-toxic DIY household products means two things: you're saving money and you're saving the environment.

Oven Canning: Should You Try It? Oven canning used to be popular around the turn of the 20th century, where it seemed a handy way to keep the house cooler than water bath canning. Some found that their fruit and veggies canned held their shape better, even, when canned in the oven.

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