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Grow Some Food!

Growing a vegetable garden in your own backyard provides food for the table, of course. But the ready availability to locally produced food is good for the environment as well, as long as you’re growing organically. And then there’s the soul soothing act of digging in the soil. Isn’t it time you grew some food?? See ALL of my garden posts here!

Vintage skills like food preservation, soap making, gardening, and even simple home cooking are seeing a resurgence as a new generation seeks the comfort of old-fashioned handmade living.

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How to Grow Corn in Your Backyard Garden

yellow sweet corn on a bed of unhusked corn

Growing sweet corn in the home garden is easy and nets a delicious crop! Follow these guidelines for a fruitful backyard harvest of corn.

Kick Off Spring with this Delicious Rhubarb Crisp

rhubarb crisp in a glass baking dish

Rhubarb is one of the first harvests in many regions, ripening in early spring. This rhubarb crisp is a delicious way to use it while it’s in season! 

Fermentation 101 — How to Get Started with DIY Probiotics

variety of fermented foods in bowls and jars from above

Are you ready to dive into fermentation? It’s an easy way to preserve fresh produce, but the process can sound a bit intimidating (it’s not!). 

How to Grow Eggplant in Your Garden

white, purple, and white eggplant

Ready to grow eggplant in your garden for a delightful harvest? Read on to find out all about growing this eye-popping vegetable crop.

Easy Lacto-Fermented Cauliflower

fermented cauliflower in two glass jars

When cauliflower is in season, consider making pickled cauliflower using the lacto-fermentation method to preserve it. These fermented cauliflower florets are tasty and crunchy and packed with probiotics. Plus? There’s no cooking involved and it’s *easy.