Save Money: Brew Kombucha at Home

This post contains affiliate links. Read here for disclosure. The hardest part of making kombucha is waiting for it to be ready to enjoy. Kombucha is simply fermented sweet tea. Making it is as simple as brewing sweet tea, adding the SCOBY, and waiting about 10 days. Magic happens in those 10 days. That sweet tea is converted into a…
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Home Canning 101: How to Get Started Canning at Home

This post contains affiliate links. Read disclosure here. Late summer in Iowa means gardens and orchards are about to burst with produce. It’s an exciting time! Last year’s produce is just about gone. It’s such a joy to open up that jar of preserved sunshine in January. Canning Season 2018 is just about to begin. This article is a basic…
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Busy Week? Make Carnitas!

This post contains affiliate links. Read disclosure here. You start with a pork butt roast. I don’t know why this cut of pork is called butt roast. It’s cut from the shoulder. It is also called pork shoulder roast. I live in Iowa and see lots of pigs. Their butts are not on their shoulders. This is a mystery to…
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