Homemade Toothpaste for Colder Climates

Homemade Toothpaste for Colder Climates

I have some thing to confess: I have gone fully hippy and use homemade toothpaste. I first started making my own toothpaste off and on years ago with the aim of using more natural unprocessed products. Confession over. WHY? you ask. Well, it turns out your diet can...
How to Make Amazing Sourdough Bread

How to Make Amazing Sourdough Bread

Chewy and slightly tangy, who doesn’t like a warm slice of sourdough bread? I bet you didn’t realize just how easy it is to make either. The bonus to sprouting/fermenting/souring grains – or anything for that matter – is that with the bacteria...
20 Ways with Tomatoes: What to do with too many tomatoes

20 Ways with Tomatoes: What to do with too many tomatoes

This summer we grew a whole tunnel house full of tomatoes. There were weeks that we were picking 10kg (22lb) per day. That is A LOT of tomatoes to keep on top of! Finding ways to use or preserve tomatoes became almost as much of a chore as actually picking, eating and...
23 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

23 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is one of the oldest forms of vinegar and you can make it at home for free! You can use it in place of pretty much any other type of vinegar, and apple cider vinegar, especially the raw/homemade versions have additional benefits due to the...
10 Tips for Gluten Free Living

10 Tips for Gluten Free Living

We have embraced the gluten-free lifestyle in our house. There are a few exceptions, but generally, we are gluten free and wheat free. Starting out going gluten free or preparing a meal without gluten or doing some gluten free baking for the first time can be very...
Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipes

Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipes

Why am I sharing our laundry detergent recipe? There are many arguments for swapping to homemade laundry detergents. It could be avoiding the sodium lauryl sulphates, phosphates and other nasty chemicals. It could be related to a skin reaction/eczema or the sheer...
Using Permaculture Zones to Plan a Homestead

Using Permaculture Zones to Plan a Homestead

Permaculture has a theory of “zones” to take into account when deciding on the layout of your homestead. Here is the case study of our homestead to demonstrate how to use zones to place items for best efficiency. Permaculture Zones are a system that...
Weaning Babies Without Grains – Grain Free Weaning

Weaning Babies Without Grains – Grain Free Weaning

Weaning babies without grains is a very old, traditional way to wean. Baby rice is a very new invention when compared to the age of the human race. We have been weaning babies without grains for millennia, and for good reasons as it turns out! Here is how I got to the...

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