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Homemade Pumpkin Puree/Pie Filling

It’s pumpkin time, y’all.  Somewhere between leaf-colors-starting-to-change and snow-accumulating-on-the-ground is where this season of squash resides.  And thanks to pumpkin spice lattes and the classic pumpkin pie, this big lug is here to stay – adorning our homes and our kitchens prominently for a few quick months each autumn.   Thankfully, this recipe for pumpkin…

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Harvesting & Drying Medicinal Flowers

Harvesting & Drying Medicinal Flowers

Using flowers for medicinal purposes is a fun way to bring the natural world into our medicine cabinets. Flowers like echinacea, calendula, nasturtium, lavender, red clover, chamomile, and yarrow are relatively simple to grow (all you really need is some space, sun, and soil) and boast many benefits. They can be used in teas, topical creams…

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How to Make an Herb-Infused Oil

How to Make an Herb-Infused Oil

  Herbs are great for so many things: teas, salves, cooking, tinctures, lip balms, and adorning our homes with beautiful aromas. In honor of my upcoming grand opening of Original Organics Herbal, my Etsy shop in which I’ll be selling handmade herbal products from organic & wildcrafted ingredients including lip balms, natural sunscreen, essential oils perfumes,…

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Recipe: Cilantro Garlic Cauliflower Rice

This. rice. is. great.  Okay, let me clarify something right away, though.  This will not taste like rice as we/you know it.  What makes this rice, well, rice is how we are preparing it, the texture and style it takes on, and how we decide to treat (eat) it as a food.  There, now let’s…

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Guide to the Best Homesteading Resources

Guide to the Best Homesteading Resources

  This guide is for homesteaders, gardeners, creators, healthy-livers, homemakers, farmers, do-it-yourselfers, sustainability enthusiast (ers), and anyone that dreams of being one of these “-ers.”  Below you will find online resources like guides to local farms and co-ops, the best gardening books, recommended homesteading blogs, and where to shop for all your homesteading needs.   Online Guides/Resources Local Harvest -…

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Homemade 3 Ingredient Strawberry Rhubarb Fruit Rollups

Rhubarb is one of the happiest sights around a garden in spring.  It tends to be the first colorful edible that produces after the snow melt, the first sign that spring is really here, the first non-green colored goodness.  Its lovely bright pinks and tangy bursts of flavor are welcome breaks in the dreary and drab following winter. When…

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7 Reasons to Join a CSA

Top image What is a CSA? CSA stands for Community-Supported Agriculture.  A CSA farm is a farm that grows produce (and perhaps fruit, herbs, flowers, and other items) for a set number of members who “subscribe” to receive a share of in-season items every week in the growing season.  Here in Minnesota, our CSAs typically…

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