How to Make Bone Broth – A Simple Homemade Recipe

Bone broth in a glass bowl with bones, carrots and onions on a counter.

Learning how to make bone broth at home is simple and something everyone should learn. Be sure to read our bone broth making tips!

Willow Brook Homestead Interview (Jesse Bickley)

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Today I’m excited to welcome Jesse Bickley from Willow Brook Homestead to the Roots and Refuge Podcast. Come join us for a homesteading chat.

How to Eat Real Food & Where to Start

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Just because you have a garden and raise farm animals doesn’t mean it will all come together magically in the kitchen. So learning how to cook and eat real food is a critical homestead skill we should all have.

Kitchen Tools for the Homestead Kitchen

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Welcome to my kitchen! In this post, you’ll find all the necessary kitchen tools (and some not so necessary kitchen tools) for a modern homestead kitchen.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken n dumpling soup in a stainless steel pot on the stove.

Looking to cook delicious homemade soup? Make my quick and easy chicken and dumplings recipe in a stock pot; no Bisquick or crockpot needed.

Fig & Balsamic Glazed Turkey with Fig & Sausage Stuffing

Pouring glaze over a turkey.

Make this delicious fig and balsamic glazed turkey with fig stuffing for your Thanksgiving meal. Trust me when I say this recipe will not disappoint!

Herb Infused Oil for Skin Care

Dried herbs in a Mason jar with a woman pouring oil over the top.

You can learn to make this herb infused oil recipe using dry (not fresh) herbs combined with olive or coconut oil to use in DIY skin and hair products. 

When to Harvest Potatoes

A potato in a woman's hand.

How do you know when to harvest potatoes? The plant will tell you. Harvest early for new potatoes or allow more time for full-grown potatoes to be ready.

Simple Basil Tea Recipe (Iced or Hot)

Basil iced tea in a glass with lemon wedges and fresh basil leaves.

Growing basil in the garden? Learn how to make this simple basil tea recipe to use up this delicious herb. Served hot or over ice, this recipe is a life changer.

Juicing 101: A Basic Introduction to Juicing (+ Recipe) 

Two glasses of green juice with greens and an apple on the table.

Improve your health with this post on juicing 101, a basic introduction to juicing, complete with my favorite fresh pressed juice recipe.