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Homestead Recipes, Herbal Remedies, Kitchen Healing, and more from 30 years

Ideas for Garden Design and Infrastructure garden design homestead Nov 21, 2023

Looking back on my early days of gardening, I realize I should have invested more in the infrastructure. In my early twenties I was renting and moving from...

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The Basics of Garden Design garden design homestead Nov 21, 2023

If you’re planning a garden space, there are so many ideas to choose from. You can create keyhole gardens (planted in the shape of a giant keyhole), or...

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The Plants that Gather Us community diy and crafts herb school mugwort skunk cabbage Nov 20, 2023

Mother Nature Therapy

Few things are more therapeutic than stepping barefoot through the lush and spongy soils of a flourishing garden! When the chores are...

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Taking the Waters: Try a Seaweed Bath bath and bathing calendula healing water seaweed Nov 20, 2023

Herbal Bathing

I’ve never been much of a bath person; I prefer showers as baths generally seem boring. But bathing took on a sweet charm—and an...

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Healing Venison Broth with Oregano, Fennel, and Thyme fennel homestead soup & stock Nov 20, 2023

If you have access to deer, you can prepare the many cuts of meat and use the bones and other parts to make broth, using a pressure canner and glass canning...

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Deep Healing Chicken Herb Broth & Hearty Chicken Soup homestead soup & stock Nov 20, 2023

There is something to the traditional chicken soup remedy! In my house, when someone is feeling sick, I get a chicken and make a big pot of chicken broth or...

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Spicy, Healing, Ginger Broth ginger homestead soup & stock Nov 20, 2023

This is a medicinal broth to be prepared for someone feeling under-the-weather. By making only 2 cups, you will have enough broth to keep in a thermos for...

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A Heavenly, Fragrant Thai Lemongrass Broth astragalus ginger lemongrass soup & stock Nov 20, 2023

This light, tangy broth is an immune supportive powerhouse, wonderful to sip when there’s a cough or flu in the family.

Similar to the Thai Tom Yung...

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Make a Healing, Clear Fennel Broth fennel hearth & home homestead soup & stock Nov 20, 2023

How to Use Fennel in the Kitchen

Fennel is a licorice-tasting herb that provides it stalks, seeds, flowers and fronds for food and medicine. It supports...

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Make a Delicious, Rich Winter Herbal Hot Cocoa ashwagandha dandelion eleuthero hot cocoa Nov 20, 2023

The Best Herbal Hot Cocoa

The combination of bitter dandelion root and silky chocolate is enlivening and restorative. This recipe calls for 2 to 3...

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How to Brew a Healing, Hot Herbal Tea ginger herbal tea homestead licorice peppermint yarrow Nov 20, 2023

Is the chill in the air getting you down? Are your muscles and joints stiff and you’re having a hard time warming up? Herbal teas may be the answer.

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Woodstove Nettle Tea healing tea hearth & home infusion nettle Nov 20, 2023

One of my favorite beverages to prepare atop a woodstove is a strong stinging nettle infusion. It’s really a percolation, since long ago I began using...

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