Essential Oils Revolution

essential oil revolution

  Does it seem like everyone is into essential oils these days? I know it does to me. And since I really dislike bandwagons, I’ve been looking into this topic kind of with a sidewise look. In the 90s, I studied to become a Master Herbalist. I didn’t finish the course because, well, another baby came along. But those classes gave me … Continue reading

Mennonite Community Cookbook Review

Mennonite Community Cookbook

  When a representative from Herald Press approached me about reviewing a Mennonite cookbook on my blog, I was skeptical. After all, we have a very popular Mennonite cookbook in our pantry that we rarely use because the recipes are full of canned “cream of” soup, margarine, and Bisquick. We also travel in Mennonite circles and eat a lot of … Continue reading

Spring Sale is On

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  Spring Sales I have Spring Fever! How about you?  I put all my Lessons from the Homestead unit studies and Homestead Cooking with Carol: Bountiful Make-ahead Meals ON SALE. Simply use the code “spring” in the discount box when purchasing Lessons from the Homestead, Volume 1 and get it for$10.95 instead of $14.95 OR use the same code when … Continue reading

Fermented Foods–A beginner’s experience with How to Make Sauerkraut

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  I told my sister that fermented foods would help her husband’s health issues. You should have seen the look on her face when she asked, “And what, exactly, are fermented foods?” I had to chuckle. “Like sauerkraut,” I responded. But you know what? Fermented foods are much more widespread than that. Yogurt is a good example. I’ve been making … Continue reading

Kitchen Tools for the Homestead Cook

Homestead Kitchen Tools | Everything Home With Carol

  Homestead cooks face a set of challenges that the everyday homemaker does not. One of those challenges is processing food in bulk. Another is doing with our foods what others rely on commercial processors to do, like grinding meat or milling flour. Because of these challenges, homestead cooks require a different set of kitchen tools than other cooks do. … Continue reading

The Baring of my Soul

Homesteading struggles | Everything Home with Carol

  Life has its stages. Once, I was twenty-something with four little kids. I had limitations on my time and my energy, but my energy stores were much greater at twenty-something than they are now, so in retrospect, that wasn’t so bad. Then, I was thirty-something with four bigger kids. They could help more. They could get themselves dressed, fold … Continue reading