Homsted

Easy Eco-friendly Swaps

Well, here we are already in July. With everything that’s happened this year, it’s easy to forget about climate change and reducing out plastic waste. Even during the quarantine, it’s been diffi ...

Unraveling Sage vs. Sagebrush

It is somewhat confusing when discussing sages as there are many types of plants, some even unrelated, that are referred to as ‘sage’.  But, in reality, there are basically two types of groups th ...

Making Pickles in a Jiffy

Pickles are, undoubtedly, a part of the American experience since the very beginning.  Even in the mid 1600s, Dutch settlements planted extensive cucumber farms in what is now Brooklyn.  Markets in ...

Foraging Spruce Tips

The easily overlooked arrival of spruce tips in the late Spring has to be one of my favorite times of the year. It marks a time of transition, from early Spring to the richness of late Spring. Trees ...