RSSDIY, foraging, urban homesteading

Feed Your Ginger Bug and Brew Some DIY Ginger Beer

Feed Your Ginger Bug and Brew Some DIY Ginger Beer

| October 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

Homemade, naturally fermented ginger beer is far easier to make than you’d imagine. All you need is ginger, sugar, lemons, and a little patience. Kate Williams will show you how.

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Your Guide To Dining From The Dumpster

Your Guide To Dining From The Dumpster

| September 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

Maximus Thaler really puts his money (or, at least, his morals) where his mouth is when it comes to food waste. He’s a dumpster diver. And he’s happy to share tips for foraging from trash bins safely.

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Ignore the Fog and Make Your Own Ice Cream Cones and Sprinkles

Ignore the Fog and Make Your Own Ice Cream Cones and Sprinkles

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Homemade ice cream cones and sprinkles are fun enough to transport even Outer Sunset dwellers to a place with fog-free summers. Kate Williams will show you how.

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Improve Your Summer Camping Trips with Sweet and Savory DIY Snacks

Improve Your Summer Camping Trips with Sweet and Savory DIY Snacks

| July 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

Improve your summer camping trips with fun, customizable DIY snacks like savory beef jerky and sweet homemade “Lara Bars.” Kate Williams will show you how.

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Craft Beer Reaches New Depths As Mainers Brew A Batch From Seaweed

Craft Beer Reaches New Depths As Mainers Brew A Batch From Seaweed

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

A craft brewer in Maine is partnering with a most unusual item — seaweed. If the beer takes off, the state’s emerging seaweed aquaculture industry may benefit.

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Dreamy, Creamy, Orange and Vanilla Creamsicles

Dreamy, Creamy, Orange and Vanilla Creamsicles

| June 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just thinking about these creamy orange-and-vanilla pops makes me want one right now. You’ll want to make a batch of these for the next beautiful sunny summer day!

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Give Yourself a Dairy-Free Treat This Summer with DIY Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Give Yourself a Dairy-Free Treat This Summer with DIY Coconut Milk Ice Cream

| June 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Homemade coconut milk makes for a wonderfully creamy dairy-free ice cream, but there are a few tricks to getting it right. Kate Williams will show you how.

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Native Americans Have Superfoods Right Under Their Feet

Native Americans Have Superfoods Right Under Their Feet

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Obesity and diabetes rates have soared among Native Americans as sugary, high-carb foods have replaced traditional foods. A study found that 10 wild plants from the Great Plains are highly nutritious.

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Why Some Pet Owners Ditch Chow To Cook For Fido From Scratch

Why Some Pet Owners Ditch Chow To Cook For Fido From Scratch

| May 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Whether for philosophical or health reasons, pet owners are whipping up batches of pet food for their beloved animals. But veterinarians warn that these meals need to be nutritionally balanced.

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DIY Tonic Water: Use It for Personalized Gin and Tonics All Summer Long

DIY Tonic Water: Use It for Personalized Gin and Tonics All Summer Long

| May 23, 2014 | 3 Comments

Memorial Day signals the beginning of summer, which is the best time of year for cool, icy cocktails. The queen of all iced cocktails is the gin and tonic—but it’s so often ruined by overly sweetened, mass-produced tonic water. Making your own tonic water is much easier than you’d think and far tastier than even the fanciest artisanal brands. Kate Williams will show you how.

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Preserve the Bounty of Spring Produce with Homemade Pickled Vegetables

Preserve the Bounty of Spring Produce with Homemade Pickled Vegetables

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Canning is often thought of as a summertime activity, what with the bounty of fruits and tomatoes sure to head our way in a few short months. Yet the humbler spring produce now showing its face at farmers’ markets make gorgeous pickles. Kate Williams shows you how.

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Bay Area Bites Mother’s Day Brunch Menu: 6 Springtime Recipes

Bay Area Bites Mother’s Day Brunch Menu: 6 Springtime Recipes

| May 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

This Mother’s Day menu, which weighs heavily on springtime produce, has something for everyone: a fruity cocktail, a yummy vegetarian frittata, a hearty savory bread pudding, some little muffins, a glammed-up potato dish (everyone loves potatoes), and a fruit component that can act like dessert.

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Fresh Rhubarb Fizz Cocktail

Fresh Rhubarb Fizz Cocktail

| May 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

On a recent trip to Bray, England I sampled a stunning rhubarb champagne cocktail and was determined to re-create my own (simpler) version at home.

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Move Over Chickens, Here’s Something Duckier For The Backyard

Move Over Chickens, Here’s Something Duckier For The Backyard

| May 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

A small but growing number of people are discovering the joys of raising ducks. They say the nutritional and agricultural benefits of the eggs outweigh the cost of feeding the birds.

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