Zero or Hero: Going Low-Waste without (Too Much) Pain

There is a woman who fit two years of her trash in a jar.  Two years of stuff in one jar. That was all her trash. There’s another woman I found who goes around Manhattan to CVS stores looking through the garbage. She gifts or keeps the excellent things...

PROJECT: Simple Raised Beds for the Garden

Raised beds are a great way to organize the garden. I kill sections of my garden every year. It drives my family crazy, but me, not so much. I do what I can do, then I “Where’s Waldo” for a tomato in July. This is my first year working remotely. So,...

Alcohol 101: Make Your Own Amaretto

Don’t buy that amaretto! Make it instead.  Are you spending $40 in the store for a bottle of amaretto?  You shouldn’t. This is a simple make at home recipe. Save the fancy bottle you drained at Christmas and make a never ending bottle for yourself, or make...

Never Buy Vanilla Again

Vanilla is the second-highest priced spice in the world. Saffron is the first.  I don’t use saffron much but I could drink vanilla. Two problems: I can’t grow vanilla on the Poser Homestead. And… who can afford to buy it these days. It’s fifty...

Canning 101: How to Preserve the Harvest (safely!)

Canning 101: Preserve the Harvest and Eat Well All Year Canning’s not just for grandmothers anymore. Canning fed Napoleon’s armies and kept homesteaders alive. Now, it’s back in fashion! Canning lets you eat like you hired Oprah’s chef while saving...

FREE Kombucha–The Easy DIY Guide to Brewing It Yourself

How I discovered kombucha I was at the grocery store and they had a tasting. Delicious. Until then, I made fun of my California friends and their kombucha but I ever I tasted it. I had to apologize. But now that I, too, loved kombucha, there was a bigger...