Quick and easy Instant Pot Vegetable Broth. Use your scraps and create this broth from start to finish in less than 30 minutes! Scratch Mommy

Instant Pot Vegetable Broth

Well folks, it’s fall and if you’re not talking about pumpkin spice everything, then you must be suffering from the first round of bugs making their way around this time of year. September in my area is when kids go back to school. It is perfectly planned to fall at the same time as the chill hits the air…and the boogers …

Bacon Brussels Sprouts Recipe

As an avid gardener in the Midwest, my backyard garden is nearly all cleaned up with the exception of a few cold weather crops like kale, cauliflower, carrots, and brussels sprouts. These veggies happen to be some of my favorites and it’s likely because without the parade of tomatoes, summer squash, peas, beans, and more…they really get to shine. The …

This smoothie is chock full of wholesome, nourishing ingredients including the superfood Maca. The pretty blue hue in this maca smoothie is thanks to organic blueberries.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Maca Smoothie

It seems like every few months there is a new super food that everyone is raving about. As food buzzwords go, “super food” is one of my favorites. Super food is defined as a “nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well being.” I love that foods like kale, lentils, and pomegranates are labeled as super foods …

Kid-Approved Prune Juice Smoothie (to help with constipation)

A prune juice smoothie? Why would anyone want to drink one of those? Well, for our daughter, she doesn’t have much of a choice. She has struggled with chronic constipation for at least a year, and for her it’s either a laxative or a prune juice smoothie. Thankfully this prune juice smoothie has been just as effective, if not more …

Daily green smoothies are counter-productive for those who are seeking optimum health or healing. Learn more about the scoop on oxalates & green smoothies.

Why It Takes Rose Colored Glasses to Love (Most) Green Smoothies- The Inside Scoop on Oxalates

Friends, if you love green smoothies this article may touch a nerve. Many of us started drinking green smoothies in an effort to get healthier, but, sadly, daily green smoothies are counter-productive and ironic, for those who are seeking optimum health or healing. Many raw leafy green vegetables need to have their oxalates reduced through fermentation or cooking. They should …

Winter can be serious business on the homestead. Here are some tips when preparing your homestead for winter so you and your animals can stay safe!

4 Tips for Preparing Your Homestead For Winter

Depending on where you live, preparing your homestead for winter can be as easy as packing away the lawn chairs and digging out the socks or as involved as being ready to shelter yourself and your animals in place if a blizzard cuts you off from the world.  Homesteading work doesn’t stop in the winter! My friend Annie from Montana …