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...
6 Canning Safety Rules You Must Follow

6 Canning Safety Rules You Must Follow

Well friends, summer’s finally here, and that means canning season is upon us. This also means it’s time for a little refresher course on canning safety, because while this might not be the most exciting aspect of canning and preserving food,...

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Homemade Hamburger Buns

Homemade Hamburger Buns

I hate the dry, cookie-cutter, Wonder Bread-style hamburger buns you get from the grocery store. Not only are they a little lackluster, but depending on what brand you buy, you may be getting all sorts of unwanted and potentially harmful...

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Homemade Beef and Bacon Burger Patties

Homemade Beef and Bacon Burger Patties

Everything tastes better with bacon, and these homemade beef and bacon burger patties are no exception. They’re meaty and juicy and full of flavour, and best of all they’re 100% meat patties with no bread or eggs, making them a good option for...

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6 Hacks for Growing a Bumper Crop of Tomatoes

6 Hacks for Growing a Bumper Crop of Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of those crops that you really can’t grow enough of. Even if you’re not a big fan of fresh tomatoes, chances are you enjoy some tomato-based products on the regular. And that means that if you grow your own tomatoes, you can make those products at...

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Homemade Honey Brioche Bread Recipe

Homemade Honey Brioche Bread Recipe

  * This post is sponsored by Nielsen Massey Fine Vanillas & Flavours. Recipe and opinions are my own. I’ve been working on my bread game lately. I always seem to get into “bread mode” in the middle of spring… ya know, when we’re up to our eyeballs in...

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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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