Frugal & Simple Living

Homemade Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Elderberry syrup has gained popularity in recent years as a natural but powerful herbal remedy, particularly for treating colds and flu. After all, elderberries are packed with immune-boosting vitamins and antioxidants, and scientific study after...

How It Started Vs. How It’s Going

When I first started homesteading, I had a burning desire to become more self-sufficient and live a more sustainable life. Ever since I can remember, I've been a rebel at heart, and learning how to homestead and become more self-reliant was a way for me to “throw a...

11 Frugal Ways to Use Kitchen Scraps

 Save money, reduce food waste and and improve everything from your soil to your gut health with this list of 11 frugal ways to use kitchen scraps in your home and garden. *** We're such a wasteful society, especially here in the west. The mounds of waste we...
Easy Fermented Jalapeños Recipe

Easy Fermented Jalapeños Recipe

When we first started growing jalapeños, we did so with the intention of using them to make homemade salsa. We figured we’d be lucky to get enough jalapeños to make all of our salsa for the year, especially since we’d tried growing sweet red...

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How to Can Homemade Tomato Sauce

How to Can Homemade Tomato Sauce

When it comes to home-canned food, tomato sauce reigns supreme in terms of versatility. I don’t know about you, but in our house we eat a lot of tomato-based dishes; Pastas with marinara or bolognese sauce, pizzas topped with homemade pizza...

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Hi! I’m Anna, and I’m a city girl turned modern homesteader who’s passionate about growing, cooking and preserving real food at home, creating my own herbal medicine and all-natural home and body care products, and working toward a simpler, more sustainable and self-sufficient life each and every day. 

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