Category Archive: Organic Food

How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is known to be a natural remedy for many ailments, a cleaning agent, and a tangy ingredient in many dishes, which is why it’s worth trying to make at home at least once! If you haven’t made your own apple vinegar before, try this simple technique. What You’ll Need 3 medium sized …

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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 …

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7 Recipes for Campfire Cooking

What would you do if you were ever in a survival situation? Would you know what to do? Would you know how to keep you and your family nourished? Most of us have roasted s’mores, maybe even cooked a hot dog or two, on a campfire. While this is a fun pastime for many when …

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Five Reasons Why You Should Grow Heirloom Seeds

Heirloom seed is regarded as a cultivar that is a kind of seed that was nurtured and transmitted from one generation to another generation. These seeds have been such popular, they have dominated the plant industry in the recent time. Heirloom seeds were preferred because they would always produce offspring, which has identical characters; this …

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Natural Goat Care

Therefore, natural care for goats requires that proper structures should be built to house these goats as well as finding the best conducive environment in other to yield the best results. Environment Goats need some kind of shelter whether it is a small barn or shed. Although they do well in cold environments they can …

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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, …

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Ultimate Reasons Why You Should Consider Raising Sheep For Milk

These days, you can choose to raise sheep for a variety of reasons. Believe it or not, sheep are becoming quite a popular choice for pets. They are turned into trusty companions of rural families and the elderly who want to enjoy their retirement in a farm. They are also favored for economic opportunities. Rearing …

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The Truth About Home Canning

If you’ve thought about doing some of your own canning this year but find it a bit intimidating, don’t despair! Learn the difference between truth and myth when it comes to home canning before you throw your arms up and walk away. Myth One: Canning is too expensive. Truth: Canning actually save you money! Most …

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How to Cook Fresh Pumpkin

My favorite part of fall is food laced with pumpkin! From scones to lattes, to cookies and roasted seeds, I never get sick of pumpkin. Although most recipes that use pumpkin will allow you to use canned puree, it’s not as hard as you might think to cook your own fresh pumpkin to use in …

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Canning Botulism

There’s a recent rise in home canning interest. With that interest has come a surge in concern about home canning safety. Most people are turning to home canning in an effort to make healthier choices for themselves and their families. Making them sick is counterproductive! The truth of the matter is, if you’re sloppy about …

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