Category Archive: Home Life

Cider Making: Five Incredible American Cider Apples

Cider was America’s first beverage. Not the apple juice we call cider, but real cider… hard cider. In colonial times water was not clean enough to drink. The fermentation process that juice must go through before it becomes hard cider kills most pathogenic bacteria. As a result, in those times there was nothing safer to …

Continue reading »

10 Great Uses for Baking Soda

Baking soda is affordable, widely available and great for many uses. It is commonly used for deodorizing your refrigerator, but did you know that you can also use it for heat rash and as a substitute for spackle? Here are 10 great uses for baking soda. Substitute for spackle: Mix a small amount of baking …

Continue reading »

Apartment Homesteading: Top 4 Ways to Homestead in the City!

You live in the city, and you LIKE your urban lifestyle. Yet you like the idea of being self-sufficient, eating organic produce, making homemade food, paying less for groceries, being more independent… The basic tenets of homesteading and self-sufficiency definitely appeal to you. I have good news for you! Even if you have NO balcony, …

Continue reading »

What Is Spoon Butter And How Do You Use It?

Caring for wood kitchen utensils or old wood ware (often called treen) might seem like a simple task. A lot of people do nothing to their old wooden items. But as wood ages, it dries out and can crack or warp. If you have old or collectible wooden items such as spoons, bowls, and cutting …

Continue reading »