Real Food

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

The Principles of Permaculture (And How to Make Them Work For You!)

Knowing how to apply the principles of permaculture to your property can make your homestead more productive with less effort on your part. But first you have to understand what the principles of permaculture are and, of course, what permaculture...

How to Make Kombucha At Home

  I’m not gonna lie: when I first decided to learn how to make kombucha at home, I was feeling pretty intimidated. I had never done any fermenting before and, just like with learning any new skill, I feared I would mess it up or make my...

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),...
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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