How to Grow Your Own Herbs for Tea in a Container

Are you an herbal tea-lover?  Yep, me too!  Have you seen the prices for good quality herbal tea lately?  Outrageous!  Why overpay when it's so fun and easy to grow your own?  Let me show you how to grow your own herbs for tea in a container! You might be someone who enjoys the aroma of herbal tea, or perhaps you just love the flavor!   As many of you know, herbal teas can also be used as a remedy for many ailments, like inflammation, sore throat, depression and even anxiety! My favorite teas are probably green tea, which I drink to reduce...

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how to infuse honey

How to Make Infused Honey

Learning how to make infused honey is really very simple and fun!  There are so many possibilities to what you can create! An infusion is simply a drink or extract prepared by soaking the leaves or flowers of a plant or herb in a liquid.  That's it!  Just like making tea. Infused honey has lots of practical and potentially healing uses! What's so fabulous about infused honey (using raw, local honey) is that you can use practically any herb or spice you like! You can use herbs that you  just love the taste of, or use herbs that have specific therapeutic benefits. You can...

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How to Grow Garlic Indoors

How to Grow Garlic Indoors

Who doesn't LOVE garlic??  Ever wondered how to grow garlic indoors? The beautiful thing about nature is that much of our food can be easily reproduced to create more food!  Such is the case with garlic! First things first, let's understand that while you can grow garlic indoors, the entire head of garlic will not develop until it's outside in some cold weather and can go dormant.  So, at some point, you'll need to put your pot on the balcony or patio, or plant in the ground for a nice long freeze.  But in the meantime, you can enjoy garlic greens! And...

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window herb garden

4 Ways to Dehydrate Herbs

It's that time of year, when the herbs seem to be growing faster than I can harvest them!  That's why I'm excited to share "4 Ways to Dehydrate Herbs" with you! You might remember my post a while back "How to Design an Herb Garden".  Well, that little garden is cranking out some serious amounts of herbs, and so I find my self using more than one method to dehydrate them. My tried and true, old-fashioned but much preferred way to dry herbs is by simply hanging them.  Let nature do it's thing and just let them dry.  This method only...

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54 WAys to BE More Sustainable

54 Ways to Be More Sustainable

In "54 Ways to Be More Sustainable", you'll discover big and small ways and ideas to promote sustainability in your home...no matter where you live! Creating more sustainability and self-reliance in your life brings more freedom from unfulfilling jobs, stress and debt.  By becoming more sustainable, we gain confidence and freedom that we can indeed provide quite a bit for ourselves!  Where to begin to become more sustainable in our lives?   54 Sustainable Living Tips and Ideas   1.  Take Inventory  What do I mean by "take inventory"?  What I mean is to take a look around at what you have access to where you live.  It doesn't...

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How to Design an Herb Garden

How to Design an Herb Garden – Updated

Having a functional herb garden is one of the hallmarks of a working homestead!!!  It makes cooking so much more enjoyable and flavorful!  You can make your own tea and medicinals, anytime you want!  Let's talk about how to design an herb garden in your yard with what you have to work with! Ok, so I'm going out on a limb today with you all. I'm confessing that I really don't have a functional herb garden.   This property has required so much of our time and energy for larger projects, planting an herb garen is just something I haven't gotten around to. Take a...

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