Easy Crème Brûlée at Home

Although it sounds fancy, crème brûlée is easy to make. It is the perfect dessert to follow a Valentine's dinner. Heck, you can skip dinner all together.

Although it sounds fancy (and therefore difficult to make), crème brûlée is easy to make. It is the perfect dessert to follow a Valentine’s dinner. Heck, you can skip dinner all together and just have the crème brûlée. I won’t judge. It has milk (dairy), vanilla beans (bean = vegetable), fruit zest. A well-rounded meal in my book.

No torch necessary. We are going to caramelize these babies in the broiler.

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Hyssop: Why You Need to Make Some Space for This Herb

Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) is a member of the mint family and you'll want to make room for it in your herb garden this year.

Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) is a member of the mint family and you’ll want to make room for it in your herb garden this year. Don’t worry, although it is related to mint, and it does spread, it spreads at a much slower rate than the mints you might be familiar with. The first year you plant, it will look like a frilly clump, but as it gets older, it will form a nice rounded bush about 2′ tall. I plant it as a landscaping plant, with its violet blue spikes of flowers, because I enjoy its beauty as well as its culinary and medicinal uses.

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A Guide to Winter Sowing {Starting Seeds in Winter}

Whether you are a backyard hobby homesteader or an avid homesteader on your journey to live off-grid, these are the homesteading articles you want to be reading.

Results of a recent social media poll showed 96% of people who start their plants from seed do so by following the instructions on the back of the packet. They sow seeds in pots in sunny windows 6-8 weeks before the last frost. It makes sense that you would follow the directions, but what if there were an easier and much better way to get those seedling started?

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How to Incubate and Brood Coturnix Quail

The internet would have you believe that incubating and brooding Coturnix quail is difficult. I'm here to let you in on a secret... it's not.

The internet would have you believe that incubating Coturnix quail is difficult. I’m here to let you in on a secret… it’s not. Forget fumigation and floating techniques. It’s really no different than incubating a chicken egg. The only difference is that it takes less time and you might as well forget about candling. You simply pop your eggs in the incubator and start the clock.

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Upcycle Pill Bottles With These 22 Ideas

Whether you are a backyard hobby homesteader or an avid homesteader on your journey to live off-grid, these are the homesteading articles you want to be reading.

We try very hard to use herbal remedies in our home, but plastic pill bottles still squeak in from time to time. I HATE tossing things and I consider myself rather skilled at discovering new uses for old things. There is a chance I’ve morphed into a upcycling addict. Oh well, there are worse things.

So with a huge stash of pill bottles needing a new purpose, I hopped on Pinterest to get some ideas. If you’re not following me on Pinterest, you really should.

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