You might be surprised to discover that even cast iron pots and pans can contain GMO ingredients!

GMO Cast Iron?

Recently I've been hearing talk that some cast iron products are pre-seasoned with genetically modified oils. GMO cast iron?? Here's the scoop!

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The Journey to Self-Sufficiency

Improved self-sufficiency isn't something we can achieve quickly and cross off a list. Rather, it's a meandering path of lessons and learning skills.

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Upcycled Holiday Gifts for Greener Giving

Make 'em smile - and make it a greener holiday - with these upcycled gift ideas.

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Ginger Spiced Fresh Cranberry Sauce

This super easy fresh cranberry sauce graces our table every Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Lacto-Fermented Cauliflower

Lacto-fermentation is fast, easy, and good for you! This cauliflower recipe is a great way to start.

Don't let holiday cooking scare you off. All of those boxed and convenience products can be made at home with fresh ingredients. Here are tons of great recipes to choose from.

Homemade Holiday: Supermarket Products You Can Make at Home

Whether you're hosting a big meal for extended family or keeping it relatively simple, I think you'll be surprised to find that it doesn't take that much more time or effort to make it yourself -- plus, homemade just tastes better.

6 Mistakes I Made in the Chicken Coop (And How You Can Avoid Them)

6 Mistakes I Made in the Chicken Coop (And How You Can Avoid Them)

Building a chicken coop is easy, as is raising chickens. Even so, take a little advice to avoid the mistakes I made!

Using recycled plastic drink bottles, one man has created an entire house.

Building a Tiny Home from Plastic Bottles

One family in Argentina has developed a method of building that utilizes plastic bottles, diverting them from the waste stream. The method is one that would be well-suited to creating a tiny home, a greenhouse, or storage shed.

Chinese rose beetles and Japanese beetles can wreak havoc in a hurry. Here's one way to eliminate them from your garden.

Controlling Beetles Naturally

Chinese rose beetles and Japanese beetles can wreak havoc in a hurry. Here's one way to eliminate them from your garden.

Portuguese sweet bread is common fare in Hawaii, but I still prefer my mom's recipe.

Portuguese Sweet Bread

Portuguese sweet bread is common fare in Hawaii, but I still prefer my mom's recipe.