Category Archives: Cooking

Buttercream Ducky Birthday and Smash Cake Tutorial

The twins just turned one and for their party I decided to make them something special. This was the second cake I’d ever decorated, so if I managed to pull this off, you can too! This cake was chocolate with … Continue reading

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Using up Old Jarred Baby Food to make Healthy, Easy Toddler Snacks

So, the twins are almost a year old now (I’ve almost made it!!!) and I deserve cake, dammit! But before the traditional birthday sugar rush, I wanted to share a great recipe I developed for using up all those millions … Continue reading

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DIY Mini Veggie Steamer

My baby boys have started solid foods! We are trying Baby-Led-Weaning with our twins, which involves delaying the start of solids until around six months and skipping the mushy baby food-from-a-spoon altogether. Chip-sized portions of well-steamed veggies, slices of ripe … Continue reading

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How to Make Homemade Veggie Broth

Veggie broth is one of those thing that you use a lot of, and the more you use it, the more uses you find for it!  Veggie broth is very nutritious and versatile–it can be used to pan fry meats … Continue reading

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Making Grape Jelly on the Farm

             The new house that hubby and I just bought included two mature muscadine grape vines. I’ve never tried canning before, but it’s been something on my to-do list for becoming more self-sufficient.  I figured that while, yes, we were still … Continue reading

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Introduction

Hello, and welcome to my blog!  My husband and I are an environmentally conscious couple who are interested in all things green and back-to-basics—homesteading, DIY, frugal economics, homeschooling, cooking from scratch and gardening.  We live on a small farm in … Continue reading

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