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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, most homesteaders still need to make money. Get inspiration for ways to earn money with your homestead and homesteading skills.
Homesteading is physical work. There’s no doubt about it. When winter chores leave your muscles tired and sore, what do you do?
Ready to eat by the handful or as a topper on homemade Greek yogurt, this homemade honey almond granola features dark chocolate chips. It’s snack time!
What’s the best way to avoid those heavily perfumed store-bought bars of soap without paying boutique prices for more natural-smelling handmade soaps? Make your own. This melt-and-pour recipe for Rosemary Eucalyptus Goat’s Milk Soap shows you just how easy it can be.
What’s a great way to use your frozen berries from last summer’s harvest? Fruit smoothies! Check out my fruit smoothie recipe and a few others I’ve been making lately.
Looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for someone who’s as passionate about gardening as you are about them? Here’s a quick list of ideas for inspiration.
If you’ve never grown onions before, here is your guide to starting, growing, harvesting, and curing onions.
A recipe for creamy sweet potato soup that’s made with chicken broth, white wine, onions, butter, herbs, yogurt, and nutmeg.
Making fruit leather is a lot less complicated than it sounds. Try this recipe for spiced orange cream fruit leather. It’s perfect for the holiday season.
Still looking for the perfect holiday gift for the homesteader, gardener, or home cook in your life? Here are a few ideas to help you wrap up your gift buying this season.
Nothing says it’s holiday time like eggnog, hot apple cider, or hot cocoa. Discover how to make these 3 classic holiday drinks from scratch.
This recipe for lavender exfoliating sugar scrub bars looks simply divine, but DIY projects don’t always turn out the way you expect them to. Here’s a story about paying attention to the details and learning a thing or two about soap making before trying any old recipe.
Looking for a homemade baked macaroni and cheese recipe? This one is made with simple ingredients and real cheese.
Discover 30+ ideas for homemade gifts this holiday season. These are simple DIY gifts that family and friends will love.
How to make homemade liquid dish soap from Castile soap and a few other basic ingredients.
Breakfast cake that tastes like a doughnut. It can easily be adapted to make coffee cake and fruit filled breakfast treats.
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.
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.
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?
Why family traditions and kin-keeping are essential for homesteading and society. Plus, 11 ways to stay connected during the pandemic.
Quick, easy directions for cooking spaghetti squash.
The easiest way to make a quick homemade apple pie is to have this canned apple pie filling stocked in your pantry.
Has COVID-19 gotten you thinking about your personal food security? Here’s a quick overview of the differences between stocking your pantry for an emergency and stocking it for winter and long stretches between trips to the grocery store.
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.
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.
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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