50 Gift Ideas for the Traditional Foodie, Homesteader, and Prepper on Your List

50 Gift Ideas for Foods, Homesteaders, and Preppers | Still looking for that perfect gift for those on your list with unique interests like traditional foods, chickens, and emergency preparedness? (Perhaps it's you who's the unique one!) Search no more -- here's an extensive list of 50 gift ideas for the foodie, homesteader, or prepper. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Still looking for that perfect gift for those on your list with unique interests like traditional foods, chickens, and emergency preparedness? (Perhaps it’s you who’s the unique one!) Search no more — here’s an extensive list of 50 gift ideas for the foodie, homesteader, or prepper. [by Jenny Cazzola]

Thanksgiving Meal Plans for 5 Special Diets

Thanksgiving Meal Plans for 5 Special Diets | On a healing diet and at a loss over how to enjoy Thanksgiving without cheating? No worries, I've done all the work for you. Today, I'm sharing complete menu plans that will take the guesswork out of figuring out what you or your loved ones can eat on these five special diets: Traditional/WAPF-Style, Gluten-Free, GAPS Diet, Paleo, and Autoimmune Protocol. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

On a healing diet and at a loss over how to enjoy Thanksgiving without cheating? No worries, I’ve done all the work for you. Today, I’m sharing complete menu plans that will take the guesswork out of figuring out what you or your loved ones can eat on these five special diets: Traditional/WAPF-Style, Gluten-Free, GAPS Diet, Paleo, and Autoimmune Protocol. [by Lindsey Dietz]

Why We Love Cast Iron

Why We Love Cast Iron | My husband asked about the black specks in the mashed potatoes. "Oh, that's just my frying pan. The non-stick coating is wearing away." Then he brought home a box of old cast iron pans from a garage sale. I ignored them as long as I could, but now? I'm the biggest fan ever -- here's why we love cast iron. | GNOWFGLINS.com

My husband asked about the black specks in the mashed potatoes. “Oh, that’s just my frying pan. The non-stick coating is wearing away.” Then he brought home a box of old cast iron pans from a garage sale. I ignored them as long as I could, but now? I’m the biggest fan ever — here’s why we love cast iron. [by Paula Miller]

5 Ways to Preserve Your Herbs (including easy pesto recipe)

5 Ways to Preserve Your Herbs (plus easy pesto recipe) | Fall is just about here and many of us are busy preserving the summer harvest. While you are freezing, canning, and dehydrating fruits and veggies, don’t forget to preserve your herbs, too! Both medicinal and culinary herbs can be preserved in a variety of ways for use throughout the year. Here are 5 ways to preserve and store your herb harvest. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Fall is just about here and many of us are busy preserving the summer harvest. While you are freezing, canning, and dehydrating fruits and veggies, don’t forget to preserve your herbs, too! Both medicinal and culinary herbs can be preserved in a variety of ways for use throughout the year. Here are 5 ways to preserve and store your herb harvest. [by Andrea Sabean]

How to Create a Scoby Hotel

How to Create a Scoby Hotel | Kombucha is a social beverage in more ways than one! Every batch produces new growth on your scoby, and this can be peeled off and shared with a friend, too. If you brew and drink kombucha often, you'll be nothing short of overrun! I recently found myself in such a predicament -- completely overrun -- and then I discovered the scoby hotel. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Kombucha is a social beverage in more ways than one! Every batch produces new growth on your scoby, and this can be peeled off and shared with a friend, too. If you brew and drink kombucha often, you’ll be nothing short of overrun! I recently found myself in such a predicament — completely overrun — and then I discovered the scoby hotel. [by Jenny Cazzola]