My Favourite Homesteading and Herbal Kitchen Appliances

My Favourite Homesteading and Herbal Kitchen Appliances

As a homesteader and a herbalist I spend a lot of time in my kitchen. We try our best to eat home-cooked meals almost exclusively so that means I spend a great deal of time meal prepping and cooking. When I’m not cooking/prepping food I’m wearing my... read more
Classic Hummus Recipe

Classic Hummus Recipe

Homesteading can mean a lot of things depending on who you ask. For us one of the key components is self sufficiency and home-cooked food. Over the last few weeks I’ve read terrifying articles, one after another about mass produced food found in our grocery... read more
How to Make Water Kefir

How to Make Water Kefir

A few weekends back I was at my very first workshop put on by the Foundation of Shamanic Studies. It was glorious and heart opening and truly grounding. I was amazed to see how many different kinds of people were attracted to learn about this type of healing. One of... read more

Recent Posts

How to Make Elderberry Syrup

The first blog post of 2017 folks! For those who have been following me for a while now, welcome back my friends. For new faces, many herbal blessings and greetings. I can think of no better way to ring in the New Year on this blog than by teaching you how to make one... read more

Herbal, Homestead and Personal Goals for 2017

With 2017 fast approaching we’re working hard on setting our goals for the upcoming year. Whenever I’m setting new intentions and goals I always take a few moments to look back at my past goals and dreams. After reviewing my goals for 2016 I quickly... read more

Winter Chicken Care and Strategies

Winter is coming. Okay scratch that, winter is here! While the calendar may say that it’s still autumn, we are most definitely experiencing winter weather in our neck of the woods. In fact when we filmed the companion video for this post it was -23°C out!  ... read more

How to Can Homemade Bone Broth or Stock

Freezer space is at a premium on our little homestead and so is time! So when I make my homemade bone broth I tend to make it in huge batches. Prior to getting my pressure canner I was freezing my broth, but now that I have canner I’m never looking back! Not... read more

Spruce Tip Shortbread

Remember back in the early days of June when I told you to harvest spruce tips? Well today’s recipe is my number one reason why you need spruce tip love in your life! We are very blessed to have a wild field behind our property and that is where Monkey Man and I... read more

A Day in the Life of a Homesteading Herbalist

I’ve had a few folks ask me what my days are like and my answer is usually “busy”! It’s true that I like to keep myself busy and there is no better way to do this than to run both a homestead and herbal clinic/business out of your home. So... read more

Golden Goddess Milk Recipe: Terrific Turmeric

I am so excited to be bringing you this post today! Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is one of my absolute favourite medicinal herbs to work both in my clinic and in my home remedies. I use it in tinctures, bone broth, fire cider and my new favourite way; Golden Milk. As a... read more

Slow Cooker Lasagna

Monkey man has an appointment today with his neuro-ophthalmologist, Dr. R. Eye appointment days are long, stressful and emotional. Thankfully Dr. R started working at a new clinic which is only an hour away instead of driving all the way to Sick Kids in downtown... read more

Time in Nature: 7 Reasons to Take This Simple Prescription

A few weekends ago we went hiking and geocaching as a family. Hiking is something we absolutely love to do, yet don’t do often enough. Life gets too busy and now that we are running a small homestead it’s become too easy to find reasons not to go. There... read more

German Pancakes

It seems like every time I sit down to write I want to start off by saying “life has been a little hectic round these parts.” And while I may overuse the phrase just a teeny bit, it’s only because it’s true folks! While at times I do long for... read more

Homestead Heartache: Life, Death and Bad Days

I’m going to apologize upfront for spelling or grammatical errors. As I type this tears are streaming down my face and I can’t see the screen so well. Writing helps my soul so I write this now as apart of the grieving process. We have experienced our first... read more

Homestead & Household Management on a Frugal Budget

Running a homestead (or household in general) can be an expensive enterprise. So can living in the country for that matter! Many folks striving towards self sufficiency will argue that you shouldn’t go into debt to do it and I’m inclined to agree. Using... read more