It's been a busy month or so, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, stay-at-home orders, social distancing, and economic recession... and, for me, a return to full-time urban homesteading! This post will cover: Low-cost seedling starts for beginners | Helpful tips and tricks, including seed storage | How to nurture your seedlings | The… Continue reading Starting Your Garden Indoors
Easy “El Pato” Style Homemade “Canned” Tomato Sauce
Easy, chunky, no-food-processor homemade canned tomato sauce, Mexican-style. Similar to El Pato, but with a Continental twist. Incredible mix of flavors!
Homemade Kale Chips From The Oven – No Dehydrator!
Everyone loves Brad's Raw Leafy Kale, but it can be an expensive habit. And since at the moment, I have more kale in my garden than I know what to do with, I thought, there must be a way to make leafy kale chips myself. MaryJane's Farm magazine had a comprehensive how-to in the June… Continue reading Homemade Kale Chips From The Oven – No Dehydrator!
How To Make A Dog Leash From A Recycled Bedsheet
How to recycle an old bedsheet into a super cute homemade woven dog leash. Easy, no-sew technique.
Keep Cool Projects From Your Craft Books Top-of-Mind
How to make real, dead-tree craft books taggable, linkable and searchable, so you don't forget about the cool projects they contain.
Super Healthy Chicken And Broccoli Casserole
A traditional American comfort casserole gets a Mediterranean makeover. This dish conforms 100% with the healthy Mediterranean Diet, but has a familiar All-American flavor.
The Mediterranean Diet: Salmon and Pesto and Flax, Oh My!
I've just started eating the Mediterranean Diet, and am committed to it for 6 months as part of a study. So far I am enjoying all the fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains, and the liberal use of olive oil. And who knew ground flax seed tasted do good?
Scrumptious Apple Currant Topping
Make a delicious fruit topping out of bruised apples, using ingredients on hand.
Dog Eye Infection Eye Drops Recipe
Is your dog's eye a bit weepier than usual? For a mild eye infection, try these homemade drops as an alternative to the vet.
Homemade Cold Frappucino Mix
If you're like me, you love Starbucks' cold mocha frappucinos, but they are pricey. Here's how to make your own for pennies.