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Guide: DIY Culinary & Food

Curds and Whey…

We received these two questions this week regarding cheesemaking. Thought we'd pass on our suggestions for those making cheese. Q: How can I clean my cheese cloth for reuse? A: It's a good idea to not use soap for cleaning your cheese cloth. We recommend putting it in...

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A Foragers Salad

By Contributing Editor Nancy Hulse   This past fall, we started a new bed in a shaded area along our driveway. We planted some red-twigged dogwood, ornamental grasses, several types of groundcover and mulched it heavily with compost. But the reality of any newly...

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How to Get Started Urban Chicken Farming

Contributing Editor: Will Johnston   Raising chickens in the backyard is an easy, painless way to enjoy fresh eggs and get the benefits of raising chickens. Chickens are entertaining companions, competent weeders if you let them free range in the garden, and...

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How to Make Yogurt at Home

By Contributing Editor Will Johnston It's easier than you might think to start your own, in-home yogurt production. Unlike other do-it-yourself dairy projects, there are no fancy enzymes to track down, no fancy equipment to purchase. With a carton of milk, a little...

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HOW TO MAKE A REUSABLE SANDWICH WRAP

By Contributing Editor Kristina Strain They're everywhere: in the sky, in the water, in your suitcase, bathroom, kitchen, and dresser drawer. They've probably made an appearance in your lunch box, too. Plastic bags, ubiquitous and (it must be said ) sublimely...

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How to Make Cheese at Home

By Contributing Editor Kristina Strain The main question you might be asking is, Why on earth would anyone make their own cheese? And up until a few months ago, I was right there with you. Why? Because you can avoid excess salt, coloring, preservatives, chemicals, and...

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How to Make Hot Sauce at Home

This is from the Grow and Make Home Hot Sauce Making Kit Instructions and Recipes By Contributing Editor Will Johnston Making hot sauce is both an art and a science. If you focus on the science you will miss out on the art, but if you don't include some science, you...

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Get Started with Food Dehydration at Home

  By Grow and Make Green Home Guide Chris Clark The more you look into living a more sustainable life, the more you will discover about the importance of local, seasonal food. To really be eco-friendly it is good to eat locally grown and produced food whenever...

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Introduction to Canning

By Contributing Editor Kristina Strain     For more direct instruction, Wach Our Canning Video. If you’ve only had canned food from the grocery store, you probably assume that the canning process leaches flavor, requires amazing quantities of preservatives,...

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Tips for living to be 100

By Contributing Editor Kristina Strain     Even if you don't want to live to be one hundred, you can improve the quality of your life by adopting healthy habits.   Shoot for centenarian status with the guidelines listed below. From healthy eating habits...

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