Food

Homesteading Food articles collected over two decades from experienced homesteaders who know what they’re talking about.

Homemade Cheese in an Ultra-pasteurized World

In an era where all things labeled "do-it-yourself" or "DIY" are gaining popularity, making cheese at home is having a…

1 month ago

Sprout Your Next Meal! Sprouting Seeds for Food

If you live where a daily trip to the grocery store is not possible, or you can't keep leafy vegetables…

2 months ago

Manna From On High: The High-Altitude Homesteader Bakes

When we first moved up to our ranch in the mountains of southern Colorado, at an elevation of nearly 10,000…

3 months ago

Cast Iron: The Last Set of Cookware You Will Ever Need

When I got married, like many young women, I was "showered" with many gifts to help with setting up my…

3 months ago

Foraging for Old Field Tea

Years ago, I, like many college students, spent a lot of time in cafes and coffee shops as I pursued…

4 months ago

Fermented Foods: Beneficial Bacteria for the Health-conscious Homesteader

Antibacterial soap, use-anywhere bleach spray, chlorinated water, antibiotics, not to mention the horror we express if the baby eats some…

4 months ago

Food Insecurity in America: Insuring Your Next Meal

One in nine people face food insecurity in America (2018, USDA Household Food Security report ). I'm sure a lot…

4 months ago

Foraging Puffball Mushrooms

It was a cool and gloomy morning in the mid-October woods. But despite the lack of sunshine, the timber had…

5 months ago

The Devil We Know: Keeping Sugar Off the Table

At a recent grandkid-birthday party, watching the little darlings consume a delicious dark chocolate cake prepared at the local whole…

5 months ago

Beat the Heat with Drinks from Your Garden

Summer is a time of year everyone looks forward to.  The garden is growing.  Children are on holiday.  There are…

6 months ago

Super Tuber! Sweet Potatoes: Superheroes in the Garden

Sometimes we Americans can have some pretty lame attitudes toward food. We insist that tomatoes are a fruit, but nobody…

6 months ago

Elder: Heirloom Herb and Source of Elderberry Syrup

The elder is a deciduous shrub of myth, legend, beauty, and usefulness.  In June through early July, the whole bush…

7 months ago