• 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

    Gardening on the Wild Side

    by  • February 4, 2015 • Featured, Gardening & Pets • 7 Comments

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    If you’ve seen me in person recently, you’ve probably heard me mention Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health. This book, a science-based review of how to select and prepare food for maximum nutritional benefit, has transformed my cooking more than any other writing ever. I even taught a class...

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    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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