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Sweet Homemade Gluten-Free Cornbread

If you love a sweet, moist cornbread, you’ll love this recipe for making it at home. The bonus is that it can also be made gluten-free.

Living In Harmony With Pollinators

What would life be like without bees, butterflies, birds, and bats? For starters, people would probably be very, very hungry given the enormous role they play in food production. Learn more about their contribution and what you can do to support pollinator health.

Man sowing seeds in a garden

4 Vegetables For Your First Garden

Anyone can learn to garden. Really! The trick is to start with vegetables that are easy to grow so that you can learn to grow with confidence. Here are 4 vegetables that are perfect for a first garden.

Homemade Mayonnaise

It’s not as hard as you might think to make homemade mayo that’s safe and delicious. Here are my tips and a recipe to help you get started.

Herbal Academy: Rosemary

Rosemary is a Mediterranean herb used to season meats, soups, stews, bread, olive oil, and much more. Adding rosemary to soaps and household cleaning supplies lets you enjoy the earthy aromatics of the woody perennial.

Egg Custard

Have a lot of eggs you need to use up? Why not try this recipe for egg custard. It’s a delicious dessert with an old-timey feel.

What Is Modern Homesteading?

Modern homesteading is a way of living that strives for self-sufficiency and sustainability. It has a lot in common with minimalism, hands-on skill seeking, and environmentalism. What’s your reason for homesteading?

Garden-Fresh Tomato Soup

When you’ve already canned all of the garden tomatoes you need and you still have ripe tomatoes to do something with, what do you do? At Cedar Swamp Homestead, we make garden-fresh tomato soup.

How to Make Pancakes Without a Store-Bought Mix

Do you really need a store-bought mix to make pancakes? No. The ingredients are simple and probably already in your pantry and refrigerator. Learn how to make pancakes from scratch with this recipe on the Cedar Swamp Homestead blog.

About Cedar Swamp Homestead

Cedar Swamp Homestead is a 100-acre farm that sits adjacent to the Nelson Swamp Unique Area in the Town of Nelson, NY. Our blog offers informative articles about homesteading skills, such as gardening, baking and cooking from scratch, caring for farm animals, and more.

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