Real Food

Articles about organic gardening, from-scratch recipes and food preservation techniques and tutorials.

4 Ways to Preserve Herbs At Home

Every year without fail, I wait until the last possible moment to harvest and preserve everything out of our garden, including my herbs. Sure, I harvest things throughout the season to eat or enjoy fresh, but when it comes to preserving (as with many other things),...

Roasted Radishes With Honey Butter & Thyme

  I’ve never been a fan of radishes. As a kid, the only time I ever remember eating radishes was in salad. Always that flavourless garden salad made with iceberg lettuce (which may as well just be called “crispy water”), shredded carrots and...

Homemade Herb Butter (aka. Compound Butter)

This homemade herb butter is versatile and easy to make. Plus, it's a fantastic way to preserve your fresh summer herbs to enjoy all year long! * * * I don’t know about you, but where we live, summer ended pretty abruptly this year. One minute the sun was still...
Homemade Yogurt (Plain & Greek Style)

Homemade Yogurt (Plain & Greek Style)

I’ve known that homemade yogurt was “a thing” for a long time. I always considered making it myself, but it was never really at the top of my list of skills to learn, for a few reasons. Number one: we don’t have a dairy cow or even goats yet....

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How to Grow More Food In Less Space

How to Grow More Food In Less Space

One of the biggest problems that every homesteader runs  into sooner or later is the issue of wanting to grow more food than their garden space allows for. You see, this whole growing your own food thing… it’s sort of addictive. The more you...

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How to Read Seed Packets

How to Read Seed Packets

Seed packets can contain a lot of confusing information, but learning how to read seed packets is crucial when it comes to giving your plants the best start in life. Here's a breakdown of all the information included on most seed packets, and how to actually...

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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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