Category: Home & Garden

Hurdling: The Secret Food Preservation Technique That Can Add Years To Shelf Life

As a species we know a lot about food preservation. It started thousands of years ago and it has kept us alive to this day. But in many of those tried-and-true techniques, we sometimes engage in a food preservation process that is emerging more and more as the best approach. […]

Your Ancestors Didn’t Eat The Same Type Of Wheat That You Do (And They Were Healthier)

You’ve likely heard the term “gluten-free” a lot in the last few years. For the millions who are allergic to modern hybrid wheat, gluten-free is not a fad, but a godsend. Whole wheat is a good alternative, right? It could be, but it’s not the same thing. If you have […]

The 5 Best Medicinal Plants You Can Grow In Your Backyard

  Self-reliance often means relying on old wisdom to address health problems. My family believes in the use of medicinal plants to cure ailments. Our herb garden serves a greater purpose than increasing the flavors of our dinners. We use these plants to create medicinal teas, herbal baths and healing […]

Here’s Why You Should Never Use Canola Oil Again

Described as “heart-healthy” and “affordable,” canola oil is claimed by manufacturers to be among the healthiest standard cooking oils available. But despite its support from the Food and Drug Administration, not everyone is convinced of the oil’s supposed benefits. Canola oil was created first in the 1970s in Canada. The […]