All in Radical Homemaking
Cold brew, folks! You CAN make your own for about the same amount of time it takes to brew you regular warm cuppa. I make it for myself all summer long. And it is so good that I’ve been over-caffeinating myself as of late. Let me share with you how to enhance your life with this quick and easy method + some pointers.
Grow tunnels, aka Hoop Houses or Row Covers, are brilliant!
Why? Grow Tunnels are a cheap and easy way to protect your garden investment and bring it to the next level. You can extend your growing season in either direction by a month or more. It provides shade from the boiling sun. Acts as a wind break in a storm. And they protect your garden from all sorts of pests - deer, birds, flea beetles, slugs..
Here are my three favorite herbal Iced teas I have long stocked my fridge with for self-care - instructions and all! I take ten minutes a few times each week and make these three teas in quart sized Mason jars. I then refrigerate them and have them ready for everyday! These herbal teas are all caffeine-free and have very long, vast histories of being used as medicinal potions for wellness.
Today I’m sharing our favorite Quick Pickle recipe. They can easily be made during dinner prep for the meal at hand, and they store nicely in the refrigerator for a few weeks - though they never last that long here. And they’re the prettiest pickles I’ve ever seen! Eat them on sandwiches, tacos, bahn mis, salads, fried eggs, veggie burgers, top a slaw, with bbq...
It is time for spring cleaning, folks! Read on to learn how to clean your entire house without using any toxic chemicals (enter email for easy printable instructions). This post will give you all the information you need to switch over to a natural, non-toxic cleaning regimen that works brilliantly. These 5 recipes only require of you 5 ingredients, distilled water, and a few supplies that you probably have lying around your house.
As I mentioned in the post on Why Subvert Your Supper? (and How), sprouting seeds and grains on your kitchen counter is a wonderful way to nourish yourself and “grow your own" fresh food year round. Here is all that you need to know to do this yourself!
Here is all you need to know about propagating an entire patch of basil from just one plant to meet all of the basil your heart desires and your kitchen requires.
For more than 5000 years, vinegar has been used. Most of the vinegar you find in the supermarket is filtered and pasteurized. Filtered apple cider vinegar has been ridded of all the beneficial bacteria that develops during the fermentation process. A wonderful thing is that producing your own unpasteurized ACV is incredibly easy and uses food that may otherwise be wasted. It is also super cheap to make, like <$3 for a half-gallon cheap.
Vegetable Broth (also called Vegetable Stock) is a great way to use more of your food and waste less in your kitchen. It also adds nutrients and depth to your cooking. And it is essentially free because 90% of what is required to make this are scraps from vegetables you would otherwise trash, and water.
This past week we reached one full year of powering our household purely off of solar power. This has offset ~ 2.7 Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide. That is equivalent to the CO2 emissions of ~ 2,883 pounds of coal burned. And equivalent to greenhouse gas emissions of almost an entire ton of waste sent to the landfill (or) 6,393 miles driven by a utility passenger vehicle.