• About Rachel

    I live to eat and eat to live, planning every meal to include as much local and seasonal abundance as possible. My favorite color is purple, my favorite vegetable is whatever is fresh and local, and my favorite drink is whatever you're pouring. Follow me @racheltayse

    http://www.harmonioushomestead.com

    Homesteading Hair Care – Baking Soda & Vinegar Hair Rinses

    by  • January 23, 2015 • Eco-friendly, Family, Featured, Home & Family, Make it Yourself • 0 Comments

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    Over the last couple years, we’ve slowly simplified our bath and body routines and made the switch from “all-natural” manufactured toiletries to homemade concoctions from food ingredients. I discovered that making our own is cheaper, requires very little effort, and works better than what I can buy. Plus there’s no wasted packaging or unnecessary chemicals! The...

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    Kindling {Homestead Haiku}

    by  • December 7, 2014 • Featured, Home & Family • 1 Comment

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    There are so many big plans in the works that I’m finding it hard to write here. Instead, I’m spending a lot of time at the chopping block. Making kindling is my winter weeding, a meditative, productive exercise. Do you know the joy of splitting kindling?

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    Mushroom Gravy {Video Recipe}

    by  • November 25, 2014 • Featured • 0 Comments

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    This one time, on my birthday, at 8 in the morning, I made my mushroom gravy recipe in front of a video camera with Adrienne from XOXO Cooks. Here’s the result, featuring a cameo by Nightshade the cat: Gravy is serious business this time of year, though we make gravy year round. My method is...

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    Scenes from Pre-Thanksgiving

    by  • November 23, 2014 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

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        1. live turkey from a local farmer, the only way I could source a heritage breed a week before the normal turkey day 2. brining the turkey 3. jiggly gelatinous turkey foot stock 4. rolling homemade yeast rolls 5. Lil calculating dough ball weight 6. baked rolls 7. knife sharpening observed by...

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