8 Reasons To Grow And Eat Mustard Greens

Here’s a look at the many reasons to grow mustard greens, especially Japanese Giant Red mustard greens, in the home garden.

What Makes Rhubarb So Special?

The rhubarb season is short, and it only comes once a year. Baked into muffins, fermented in a mead, or cooked down to a jam, there’s no denying Rhubarb has a special flavor!

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.

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