Real Food

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

3 Easy Ways to Help Save the Bees (And Why it Matters)

Something that has been near and dear to my heart for a long time is the devastating drop in the global honeybee population. Honeybees ALONE are responsible for pollinating 80% of fruits and vegetables.Considering how much we depend on these little pollinators...

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....

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...
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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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Okay, I’m just gonna come out and say it: I’m a total sucker for pumpkin spice. Call me #basic, but it’s the truth. In fact, I’m all about everything fall: the colours, the coziness, the sweater weather, and yes, pumpkins and pumpkin spice....

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How to Prepare Your Soil in the Fall

How to Prepare Your Soil in the Fall

The number one secret to success for any home gardener lies in having good soil. No, scratch that… It lies in BUILDING good soil. Because even if you start out with the best soil on Earth, if you continue to grow in the same soil season after season without amending...

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How to Grow Spices At Home

How to Grow Spices At Home

When I first learned that there was someone successfully growing spices like ginger, turmeric, cumin and vanilla at home in North Carolina, my mind was honestly blown. I had honestly never considered it could even be possible to grow "exotic"...

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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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