DIY · Preserving · Wildcrafting

Building an Herb Pantry

Over the years, every summer and early fall I always harvest both herbs I grow, and local ones I can sustainably harvest (for example Nettles), and I dry them to preserve for use all year, to build a herb pantry. For example, I always stock up on Thyme, Rosemary, Sage and so on. Nothing from… Continue reading Building an Herb Pantry

Prepping · Preserving · Recipes

Pantry Staples: Cranberry Chicken Rice

This recipe was originally a backpacking meal I made often for the oldest kid and I, and then I turned it into a family sized pantry staple. It's quick to make, and easy to store. It's also gluten-free (read your chicken choice though to be sure!) and can be made vegetarian as well, with drained… Continue reading Pantry Staples: Cranberry Chicken Rice

Gardening · Homesteading · Preserving · Recipes · Urban Homesteading

Dehydrating Zucchini Chips

Dehydrating is one of our favorite methods for preserving produce. It's quick, easy, and takes up little pantry space when done. Zucchini is a vegetable people run out of ideas on what to use it for, however dehydrating is a great way to have some for the long winter! You will need a mandolin, or… Continue reading Dehydrating Zucchini Chips

Gardening · Homesteading · Preserving

Dehydrating And Preserving Herbs And Flowers

Dehydrating and preserving herbs and flowers is a satisfying part of gardening and homesteading. If you are at all interested in herbalism, it is a much wiser choice to grow and preserve your own supply, rather than buy them - and not know how the items were grown. This is of utmost importance if you… Continue reading Dehydrating And Preserving Herbs And Flowers