The more I do to avoid things I know I should avoid, the more and more I find. This is why I am trying to add more homemaking to my daily to do list. My garden helps so much in this area, I love having it. Many of the things I am about to list have a link to a recipe or information about it.
So far, I make my own:
breads- have been trying lots of different recipes and have not settled on one yet
I use whole wheat flour that I grind myself.
I also made tons of jam in peach, blackberry, strawberry, and blueberry (all organic fruit) this year. Freezer pears are super delicious. Buying local honey is supposed to help with allergies so we do that.
I shred my own cheeses, make my own seasoning mixes and marinades. Salad dressing is another one I have started to make.
I freeze extra green peppers, green beans, sugar snap peas
|sun dried tomatoes|
Sun dried tomatoes are a cinch, I also make freezer stewed tomatoes, salsa, refrigerator pickles, pizza sauce- I freeze in an ice cube tray and take out 3-5 per pizza to thaw, spaghetti sauce- also frozen.
I also make my own household cleaners. Mainly baking soda and vinegar can clean just about anything! No harsh chemicals for me!
What I want to get better at and add to my homemade list are:
soups and stews
tortillas- I have tried but have not perfected with the whole wheat
homemade beauty products like face wash, lotions, and soaps
I am so very curious if any of you have interest in doing this yourselves. Do you have anything you would like to share, because I would love to hear it!