How to actually stick to a grocery budget

Everyone is talking about it: inflation, rising costs of food, shortages… it’s a real thing affecting many of our everyday lives. While ultimately the solutions to the problem are much larger than me, there are some things we can do to minimize the effects. Enter: the grocery budget. Most of the items in our budgetContinue reading “How to actually stick to a grocery budget”

Complete Guide to Cast Iron: how to cook with, clean, and maintain cast iron cookware

I am a relatively new cast iron convert. It happened a few years back when I was about to replace yet another cheap non-stick skillet. We were cooking in this flimsy pan every single day, and after a few months it would inevitably get scratched or the food would start sticking terribly. I started toContinue reading “Complete Guide to Cast Iron: how to cook with, clean, and maintain cast iron cookware”

Elevate your laundry routine

Are you ready to elevate your homemaking in the next area of your home? I thought it would be appropriate to tackle laundry next. Next to dishes, this is the next most repetitive chore in most of our homes, and also one of the easiest things to get overwhelmed by. Chances are, at this veryContinue reading “Elevate your laundry routine”

Pickles & Preserves

Making pickles was my gateway into food preservation and the spark that ignited my excitement for the garden and my dream of a homestead. A few years ago, I saw a bag of pickling cucumbers for sale at my local grocery store next to an enormous bouquet of dill. I thought, “I could do that.Continue reading “Pickles & Preserves”

Elevate your homemaking: the kitchen

Homemaking, while extremely valuable, can become a bit dull from time to time. The same tasks need repeating day after day, week after week. It is easy to feel stuck and uninspired. Sometimes all you need is a tweak here or there to make homemaking feel fresh and enjoyable again. In this series of posts,Continue reading “Elevate your homemaking: the kitchen”

Cilantro & Coriander : Growing Guide

Cilantro is one of my favorite herbs to grow and cook with. Its bright, fresh flavor pairs well with the flavors of spring and summer. This delightful herb is wonderful to grow on your windowsill or in a container right outside your door so that you can snag a few leaves anytime you need them.Continue reading “Cilantro & Coriander : Growing Guide”

Stewarding dreams

I dream of a wide open space to call our own. A place where we can watch the sun stretch across the sky each day, admiring her rising and setting. A land that will become as familiar to us as a dear friend. A flourishing garden overflowing with sustenance and beauty in equal measure. AContinue reading “Stewarding dreams”

What can I do with leftover sourdough bread?

When you’ve put in the time and effort required to make a loaf of sourdough, you won’t be too quick to throw it away once it’s gone stale. Ideally, you will have consumed the majority of the bread while it was fresh, within the first day or two of baking. But this isn’t always possible.Continue reading “What can I do with leftover sourdough bread?”

Garden Journal: July 8th, 2022

Welcome to another garden journal! I so enjoy putting these together. It is a wonderful excuse to take a stroll through my garden with the camera and appreciate the progress that has been made throughout the season. I have a feeling these journals will be especially helpful next winter as I cozy up with aContinue reading “Garden Journal: July 8th, 2022”

How to prune tomato plants

Tomato plants don’t naturally want to grow the way we are accustomed to growing them. Left to their own devices, tomato plants will become a giant sprawling tangle of branches, leaves, and fruit. We tend to grow them in tomato cages or set up some kind of trellising device for more convenient harvesting, conserving gardenContinue reading “How to prune tomato plants”