• 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

    The Cost Of Freedom

    by  • June 24, 2014 • City Chickens, Featured, Home & Family • 12 Comments

    backyard chicken slaughter

    Find the cost of freedom, I mentioned that we recently switched our chickens from a small yard to a much larger pasture system. We loved giving our girls more space to forage and rotating them to a new area when one was hen pecked. They seemed healthier for having the freedom to roam around....

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    Edible Plant Flowers

    by  • June 18, 2014 • Featured, Gardening & Pets • 1 Comment

    poppy flower

    Lil doesn’t have much patience for gardening some days because “it’s all about vegetables!” She plants her garden in flowers instead of food and she’s taught me to appreciate beauty for beauty’s sake alone. But most of the food we grow comes from flowers too. Can you identify these flowers from edible plants?  ...

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    Sourdough Challah {Recipe}

    by  • June 8, 2014 • Featured, Recipes & Meals • 6 Comments

    braided egg bread loaf

    What is there to write about the best bread ever? The sourdough challah that Alex spent a year perfecting? The recipe we’re baking for the third time this week today? Alex’s sourdough challah tastes mildly tangy, sweet, and rich. The texture is dense but smooth. We eat it plain, with butter, covered in honey (Lil’s...

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