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

Make a Delicious Honey-and-Vinegar Herbal Oxymel diy and crafts garlic hawthorn hearth & home herbal honeys homestead remedies Nov 21, 2023

What is an Oxymel?

An oxymel is a sweet-and-tangy-tasting and incredibly easy remedy to create. It’s one of my favorites because I love sweet-and-sour...

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Herbal Infused Honey diy and crafts hearth & home herbal honeys homestead remedies Nov 21, 2023

If you love herbs and you love honey, these recipes are for you. This delicious, aromatic and even medicinal blend of plants and bee effort is called an...

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Hollyā€™s Richest, Moisturizing All-Natural Lotion Recipe diy and crafts hearth & home homestead remedies Nov 21, 2023

This recipe is one I’ve used for years, adapted from fellow herbalists including Rosemary Gladstar, and edited and tweaked with the input of students...

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Drying Herbs for Teas harvesting hearth & home herbal tea homestead Nov 21, 2023

If you want to brew herbal teas, using dried herbs will give you the strongest brew and the most intense flavor.

The Easiest Ways to Dry Herbs

These are my...

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Think Outside the Bottle apothecary tips herbal honeys herbal teas homestead oxymels syrups tinctures Nov 21, 2023

As an herbalist, do you find yourself enamored with bottles and jars? You can easily let yourself—ahem, I have easily let myself—get carried away...

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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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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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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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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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