Instructions for how to make homemade firestarters using wood wool, beeswax, and liquid cooking oil. They look and act just like purchased firelighters but are much less expensive to make. This DIY project takes about thirty minutes, start to finish, and the firestarters light up in a flash.
The secret for the best pumpkin pie from scratch? Leave out the pumpkin and use butternut squash instead. It’s closer to what’s used to make canned pumpkin and will give you a sweet and creamy pumpkin pie with full-on traditional flavor.
Make hedgerow jelly with foraged berries and fruit including blackberries, raspberries, plums, and apples. Customize it with whatever berries you have though — it’s a great way to preserve autumn’s bounty in a jar!
Use real pumpkin puree and natural essential oils to make pumpkin spice soap using the cold-process method. Instructions include making homemade pumpkin puree and how to use it to naturally color soap orange.
Use foraged hawthorn berries and vodka to make hawthorn tincture. This recipe follows a folk method and creates a natural medicine that is used for heart health and enhancing memory.
How to ID, forage for, and pick Porcini mushrooms, an easy to identify wild mushroom with delicious gourmet flavor. Porcini is called the King of Mushrooms for a reason! Includes tips on how to dry porcini and ways to cook with them.
Use end-of-the-season green tomatoes to make a sweet green tomato relish. It has a classic relish flavor, and you can use it in the same way—one of the best green tomato recipes you can make in a jar.
Grow your own food throughout the year with an indoor vegetable garden. Discover the best vegetables to grow indoors, how to grow food hydroponically or with potting mix, lighting, nutrient and water requirements, pest advice, and tools.
Use golden calendula flower petals to make natural yellow soap using the cold-process method. This calendula-infused oil soap recipe uses calendula petals infused in olive oil and a few other natural soap ingredients.