Category: Organic Living

10 Tips for a Chicken Friendly Garden

Raising a backyard flock is a fun and rewarding experience. What better way to thank your hardworking hens for laying those delicious eggs than with a chicken garden!...

How to Make Hominy and Grits

Have you ever tried hominy, or its cousin grits? How about corn tortillas or tortilla chips? If so, you have enjoyed the flavor and nutrition that comes from the cooking...

How to Make Hominy and Other Things to Make with It

Hominy is made by soaking dry corn in a solution that removes the pericarp from the kernel, this releases the corn’s endocarp to plump up and release its flavor and...

Steam Juicing is Easy as Boiling Water

This time of year you may be overwhelmed with all the ripe fruit and have exhausted your preserving repertoire. Do not despair, there is another way to preserve your...

Preserving Your Tomatoes by Canning

Tomatoes are a great vegetable to can and it is so easy to do with the water bath canning method. Now that your homegrown tomatoes are ripening, don’t let them go to...

How to Store and Preserve Garlic

Ah, that fresh, pungent homegrown garlic flavor!  It’s so much better when it comes from your own garden. Garlic can be stored as whole heads for a few months to a...

Basic French Vinaigrette Salad Dressing with Variations

Growing your lettuce and greens organically gives you a better tasting salad and topping it with a simple vinaigrette makes it taste even better. Tricia has shared her...

How to Make a Holiday Wreath

Make a beautiful, festive wreath to decorate your front door or garden gate this holiday season!  This is a fun and easy project that uses supplies from your own yard...

Site Selection and Trellis Design for Hops

Hops are an important ingredient in craft beers and if you like a good IPA, then thank the hops for the wonderful flavor and aroma. Hops are easy to grow, fast growing...

Preserves and More Preserves

Your trees or vines are overflowing with ripe fruit and your freezer is full of frozen fruit. What do you do with all that fruit? Make preserves! Jams, jellies,...