Sealing food

If there is one food preservation method I’m not very familiar with, it’s food sealing. Reading about it made me want to try it even less. Food sealing, however, needs to be mentioned because there is a good chance you will have come across it in the form of a vegetable covered in oil. Let […]

Making homemade skin care: melting

I have found melting oils and butters together the easiest way to a skin care product. There are other methods such as cold blending but they require more power. Below I’m describing the basic (double boiler) technique.   Tools The tools needed to make your own skin care product are relatively simple. You will need […]

Cellaring and storing food

Storing food correctly can greatly increase their life span. I remember growing up that we always had a cellar. At the time I didn’t pay much attention to it and now I wish I would have one. Potatoes, for example, could last up to a year in our cellar. Now, I only have the ‘modern’ […]

Pickling food

When I hear ‘pickled food’, my mind usually turns to pickled cucumbers. Pickled cucumbers are easily the most well-known kind of pickled food. But, little did I know that you can pickle all kinds of food. And pickling is actually one of the oldest forms of food preservation. So today, a little run-down of what […]

Freezing food

Recently I talked about reducing food waste. One option to reduce food waste is to freeze food so it keeps its freshness. This option is particulalry great for fresh produce and I love using it for something like kale. But I also like freezing when I prepare meals in advance. Today I decided it’s time […]

Reducing and composting food waste

We are in the process of reducing our waste. It’s a big challenge. Plastics is the number one type of waste everyone around me seems to be talking about. Yes, plastics are absolutely something we ALL need to reduce. But I don’t want to stay with plastics today. I want to tackle something else: food […]

How to make your own toothpaste

I’ll be honest, when I first came across the idea to make toothpaste myself I was very hesitant. I thought that normal toothpaste must surely have a purpose with all the ingredients it has. And then I read this: brushing teeth is not about the paste but about the circular motion of your brush. That […]

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