German Pickled Purple Cabbage

An easy homestead recipe for purple cabbage

If you love purple cabbage like I do, you’re going to love this easy German pickled purple cabbage recipe. Purple cabbage is a pretty easy cabbage to grow. Although I have only grown it once, it wasn’t much upkeep at all. Since they are smaller than your typical green cabbage you can grow about 25% more than green cabbage.

Great recipe for the homesteader that needs to use up their crops but also for those that just want to try something new in canning!

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Basil Pesto from the Garden

simple basil pesto from the garden you can make at home

Simple Basil Pesto you can make at home

I have been growing basil in my garden for about 10 years now and it was only about 5 years ago it occurred to me that I should make pesto. I mean, I used to buy it in the store all the time! This Basil Pesto from the Garden recipe is gunna have you running out to start your herb garden in no time!

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5 Reasons Why You Should Be Brewing Kombucha at Home

It’s simple, just make your own Kombucha

Kombucha really seems to be trending, it’s so funny to me how that happens in the food world. Remember chia seeds? Remember when recipes seemed to be all about sweet potatoes? Yeah, food has trends too. I haven’t been brewing Kombucha for long, I suppose it’s been about 2 years now. And honestly folks, it’s so easy. A little smelly and odd looking, but I’ll tell you it’s an excellent conversation starter when folks come to visit. Here are my top 5 reasons why you should be brewing kombucha at home.

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Easy Canned Pickled Beets

Have you ever canned before?

If not, have no fear! This easy canned pickled beets recipe is a simple and easy way to get started. You can also apply this method to other canning recipes.

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This is my third, and most successful season of growing beets. Beets are a cool weather root vegetable that seems to do really well for me early fall and all the way through spring. I do cover my garden beds in the coldest part of the winter. This year my beets made it all the way through the winter. I originally planted my seeds in a container and was only going to grow them there. I threw a pretty generous amount of seeds down, most of which took, and I hate to waste a good start by pulling and trashing it. So as I was thinning the container I decided to transplant all the others into my other garden boxes. And for the most part they all survived! Thus giving me a pretty hardy beet harvest.

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Raising Backyard Chickens for beginners

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Here are 5 Things you need to know about raising backyard chickens

Raising your own backyard chickens isn’t for the faint of heart, but literally anyone could do it with little to no experience. I started my very first flock in April, 2015 and have been going strong ever since. Sure, we have had some casualties along our journey. Chickens are a fickle bird so it’s not always anyone’s fault, sometimes they just die. But I am here to share 5 important things you need to know about raising backyard chickens successfully!
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Kombucha for beginners

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Kombucha brewing for beginners

I have been brewing kombucha for about 10 months now, and can honestly tell you… anyone can do it! It’s so simple, low cost, and definitely low maintenance.

I was fortunate enough to have a friend walk me through my very first home brew. She gave me her tried and true recipe and even brought me a scoby. I am going to share with you that same recipe, as it’s the one I use most frequently. Read more