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Helpful Kitchen Tips


10 Kitchen Tips From My Great-Grandmother

By Amber | Jul 12, 2018

This is a post from September, 2014 – Because so many of you enjoyed the recent post Tips For Your Household From my Great-Grandmother, I wanted to repost this one for anyone who may have missed it. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

I was blessed as a child and, as children do, I took it for granted. I not only knew my maternal and paternal grandparents, but I knew my mother’s grandparents (my grandmother’s parents) and one of my paternal great-grandmothers, Grandma Ellzey, she is the one who named me.

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DIY Dish Soap Recipe That Really WORKS!

DIY Dish Soap Recipe That Really WORKS!

By Amber | Jun 26, 2018

I have to admit, this recipe was my Achilles heel. I can’t tell you how many recipes I’ve tried, all claiming to be the one homemade recipe that really worked. All ended up the same way, colossal failures. Well, I am here to tell you, you can look no further. I’m giving you my tried and…

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Secret Revealed to Perfectly Peel Hard Boiled Farm Fresh Eggs

By Amber | Mar 23, 2018

It seems that how to peel boiled farm fresh eggs is a well searched topic on the internet. Since I don’t have any problem peeling my boiled farm fresh eggs, the enormity of the difficulty escaped me until I began to see more and more articles about various ways to peel them without loosing half the egg. Of course my natural question was, “Why is peeling boiled farm fresh eggs so hard for so many and not a problem for us?”

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types of salt

What’s The Difference In Types of Salt?

By Amber | Jan 26, 2017

I seem to be getting this question a lot lately, “What is the difference in the types of salt?”

In the media filled world we live in, it can be hard to find a true answer to this question. One source will say refined table salt is fine as long as you don’t over indulge. Another will point to research and history revealing the health benefits of real salt.

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Is Coffee Good For You

Is Coffee Good For You?

By Amber | Nov 23, 2016

Being coffee lovers, we’re interested in the way coffee affects our health. On our natural health journey we found ourselves asking, “Is coffee good for you?”

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Why The Old-Timers Loved Cinnamon and You Should Too

By Amber | Oct 25, 2016

We’ve lost much of the old-timey wisdom of our ancestors which helped them overcome the hardships they encountered living the self-sufficient lifestyle. Cinnamon was a part of the medicine cabinet as well as the spice shelf. My grandmother kept cinnamon and honey mixed together in a bowl. We thought it was simply a biscuit topping or a treat we got to get a spoon of every now and then.

Turns out, cinnamon, true cinnamon, is a natural food offering an abundance of health benefits which we all need to live a vibrant, naturally healthy, self-sustaining lifestyle.

But is it as easy as going to your local grocery store and picking up a jar?

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30 Tips For Kitchen and Home From Your Favorite Bloggers

By Amber | Oct 3, 2016

We live in a day of modern conveniences but still don’t seem to have time to do the things we want to do. Let’s be real. No one ever gets it “all” done.

That long list of things to do is part of the joy and frustration of being a homesteader. When we add the care of the home and family to the mix it can quickly become overwhelming. We could all use a few tips for kitchen and home to help us on our way.

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12 Uses of Apple Cider Vinegar On The Homestead

By Amber | Sep 22, 2016

Over the past few years, we have become more and more aware of the benefits and uses of raw organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. For thousands of years raw, organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar has been used for the health and well-being of people and animals. Many cultures have recorded uses of ACV through the ages.

Our new book, “Apple Cider Vinegar On The Homestead” is finished and will be available on Amazon around October 1, 2016. We’ll let you know for certain the date as soon as we know. It’s filled with ways to use this marvel of elixirs for you and your whole homestead. We also give you doses and dilutions you’ll need to use it to the maximum benefit and health.

I guess you could say these 12 ways to use apple cider vinegar are a teaser for the book! These are just a few of the thousands of uses for this marvelous master of elixirs. We made our own this year for the first time. We’re excited about it because it not only saves us a little money, it gives us another area of self-sufficiency.

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Benefits of Kombucha

By Amber | Aug 17, 2016

The first time someone asked me if I had tried Kombucha, I had no idea what she was talking about. I wasn’t sure if Kombucha was a dance, a food, a store…I really didn’t’ know. She shared with me the benefits of Kombucha and I decided to give it a try.

I have to confess, the first taste was a little odd to me, but by the third sip, I was sold! My body seemed to scream at me, “I like this! Give me more.” I did some research and discovered there are more benefits of kombucha than I realized.

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