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Latest Blog Posts for My Suburban Homestead

  • Homemade Laundry detergent
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Here’s my version of homemade, high-efficiency machine-friendly laundry detergent… if you don’t want to make it yourself, you can purchase it through my Etsy shop. Ingredients 4 bars Fels-napths (locally, the cheapest place that I&#...
  • Cooking from scratch: how to make a bechamel sauce
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Sauce bechamel is classic white sauce. It’s a white sauce used on pizza, in gratins, lasagne, pasta, etc. Bechamel is the basis for the classic “sauce mornay” which is simply cheese  added to a bechamel sauce. You’ve eaten sa...
  • How to Chop an Onion–A Picture Tutorial
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Chopping or dicing an onion is quick and easy with a little know-how. To reduce the teariness in an onion, refrigerate it for a half hour first. You may also be interested in: how to chop garlic and how to … Continue reading →...
  • I’ve been busy with holiday bazaars
    on Jan 1, 1970
    I saw an ad on craigslist about a week ago for a local holiday bazaar looking for some vendors. I thought, what the heck? Make some stuff and see how it goes. I’ll try this out, and try out some … Continue reading →...
  • Vegetable garden cooking: homemade refried beans
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Some day I hope to grow plenty of dry beans out of the vegetable garden to make refried beans throughout the year. My husband, toddler and I absolutely love refried beans. Such a cheap and tasty alternative to other protein … Continue reading &...
  • Slugs: a Summary of What I’ve learned
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Today I’m posting over at Simple Green Frugal Co-op. I’m discussing everything I’ve learned this last season about slugs. Come on by and check it out! ©2010 My Suburban Homestead. All Rights Reserved..
  • How to chop garlic: a picture tutorial
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Yesterday when I was at the Holiday Bazaar there was a lady selling kitchen gadgets. A couple of the items that she was selling were gadgets designed for chopping garlic. In truth, many of the items she was selling were … Continue reading ͛...
  • Betsy Bucket-head
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Here’s a silly video of our Nubian goat Betsy for you to enjoy. If you enjoyed this video, check out our spotted Nubian,  little Billy Hendrix, ©2010 My Suburban Homestead. All Rights Reserved..
  • Healthy eating tip: keep a pot of cooked beans available
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Image via Wikipedia My husband, son and I really like beans in our family. It just occurred to me that we ought to have a pot of beans perpetually available in the refrigerator–the way that we usually keep a gallon of milk … Continue re...
  • How to make hummus–a picture tutorial
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Making hummus from scratch is fairly simple, but there is a little bit of a learning curve. The trick to getting completely smooth hummus is cooking the beans fully. You will need: 2 large cloves of garlic 4ish cups of … Continue reading →...
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