Canning dried beans at home makes them ready to use for fast weeknight dinners. Plus, canning beans at home means you’ll skip the BPA-lined cans from the supermarket. Canning beans safely requires the use of a pressure canner, but the process itself is not difficult. Canning dried beans is a great pantry tactic.
Made from fresh ingredients, this green onion dip recipe is a healthier stand in than store-bought flavor packets. Mix up a batch and serve it with fresh veggies or your favorite chip for your next Superbowl party or holiday appetizer buffet.
Growing persimmons for a late fall harvest on your homestead? Choosing a persimmon tree will depend on a few factors and how you plan to use the persimmons you grow. Here’s how to decide between an American persimmon tree or a Fuyu persimmon tree.
Planting cool season vegetables can allow you to harvest fresh produce into the winter in milder climates. Winter gardening often means utilizing a green house, but by planning ahead and considering the “shoulder seasons” in the garden, you can harvest these cool weather crops into the winter months.
These rolled sugar cookies are easy to make. (You won’t even miss the store bought tube of dough!) Use an embossed rolling pin or dip them in chocolate to make them extra pretty.
These old-fashioned buttermilk biscuits from scratch are the perfect last-minute accompaniment to a meal. They’re great for breakfast, too! Homemade buttermilk biscuits are a quick bread and don’t require any rise time. This means you can whip up a batch and in short order your kitchen will smell wonderful.
Whether you’re learning about hot composting, passive compost methods, or other compost systems, start with this composting for beginners primer. The biggest thing to note: Composting is not hard. It’s a natural process that you can help “fast track” for better soil in your garden.