Simple Lives Thursday #50

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Welcome to Simple Lives Thursday, a blog hop dedicated to simple living. “Consume less, produce more. ” So many topics fit: Gardening, raising animals, cooking from scratch, real food, natural cleaners, sewing, recycling, thrifting, a mindset of simplicity, saving a buck… Come on in, check out the featured posts from last week’s submissions, visit posts shared this week, or add your own post to this blog hop.

FREE Video: June Garden Tour

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We help with a large garden on friends’ property. Three polytunnels sit on what used to be pasture. This allows us to grow earlier and later than usual. But the weeding is a big job because of all the pasture plants that want to come up! In June, we harvested beets, spinach, lettuce, radishes and artichokes. This post includes a video tour of our shared garden. Enjoy!

Simple Lives Thursday #49

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Welcome to Simple Lives Thursday, a blog hop dedicated to simple living. “Consume less, produce more. ” So many topics fit: Gardening, raising animals, cooking from scratch, real food, natural cleaners, sewing, recycling, thrifting, a mindset of simplicity, saving a buck… Come on in, check out the featured posts from last week’s submissions, visit posts shared this week, or add your own post to this blog hop.

Free Video: Homemade Fruit Fly Trap

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It’s that time of year! Fruit flies go crazy for fermenting foods, and fermenting concoctions are a hallmark of a traditional kitchen. What to do about them? Try my homemade fruit fly trap. It really works — and better yet, it is simple. Watch me put one together in this short, free video. This post also includes the print instructions.

Why You Might Consider The GAPS Diet

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Please welcome Cara from the Health, Home and Happiness blog! She’s here to share with you about the GAPS diet. Ironically, she and I discussed her guest post awhile back. While she was writing her post, I read the GAPS book and was floored. Then I read her post and was amazed how she put into words my impression of its value.

Simple Lives Thursday #48

Welcome back to Simple Lives Thursday! Please read the introduction to this post, as I and the other hostesses share new ground rules we feel it is time to establish, and also check out this week’s featured posts! The Simple Lives Thursday blog hop is dedicated to simple living. “Consume less, produce more.”

FREE “Fermenting Foods” Webinar (Video Invite)

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When you ferment foods, you make them better! Fermented foods, lacto-fermented foods, naturally preserved foods, probiotic foods, cultured foods… heard of these? Wonder what the big deal is — want to dig a little deeper — want to finally get into this? Great! Come to my free webinar on fermenting foods! This post includes a video invitation — from me to you.

Simple Lives Thursday #47

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Welcome back to Simple Lives Thursday! Please read the introduction to this post, as I and the other hostesses share new ground rules we feel it is time to establish, and also check out this week’s featured posts! The Simple Lives Thursday blog hop is dedicated to simple living. “Consume less, produce more.”

Free Video: Homemade Cultured & Flavored Cream Cheese

Learn to make your own homemade flavored cream cheese, and you’ll never buy another tub again. Sure, the grocery store flavors taste good — but these taste fabulous (and are more healthy). Plus, there’s no limit to what flavors you can try! In this video excerpt from the Cultured Dairy & Basic Cheese eCourse, I show you how to make Onion-Chives or Cinnamon-Walnut cream cheese.