Weekly Recap – October 3rd Edition

blog gathering

It’s time for the weekly recap.  Leave your favorite links or ideas in the comments below!


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Sustainably Preserving the Harvest: Dehydrating, Off-Grid


Whether living off-grid, growing your own, frequenting the farmer’s market, or hitting the supermarket; preserving the harvest is paramount to eating well and eating frugally. When we lived on-grid we had a small garden, made friends with plenty of great farmers, and picked peaches and various types of berries to fill our larder. Now we’re… 

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Probiotic-rich Yogurt Potato Salad

probiotic rich potato salad

Using yogurt instead of mayo, this recipe is a great one to make ahead for a delicious side or to serve with baked crackers and sliced fruit for a cool, easy lunch.

Is This Normal, Part 2

Water Kefir - Is this normal?

In our last episode of Is This Normal, we learned about bubbly/foamy water kefir, sinking and floating grains, the range in color of water kefir grains, sediment that can occur, that water kefir is sweet and that it won’t be carbonated without a second ferment. In this episode of Is This Normal? there is more… 

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A Closer Look: Organic Hemp Oil

Hemp Oil

Organic Hemp Oil is moisturizing and cleansing, a wonderful ingredient in homemade skin care products. It has a pleasing nutty aroma and flavor and is also enjoyed in many food recipes.