how to make cheese
Paneer is a traditional Indian cheese that is versatile, easy to make at home, and requires no special equipment or ingredients.
Learn how to make ricotta cheese with guest blogger Pier Jones. For the beginner cheesemaker, ricotta is a surefire confidence builder.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson describes how to make homemade ice cream and gives some organic ice cream recipes.
Editor-in-Chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence gets a great dose of green--and cheeseburgers--in Austin, Texas.
Craft these DIY Asian-inspired guest soaps to reinvigorate road-weary visitors.
Check out this recipe for herbal mini cheesecake snacks, garnished with chives and parsley.
This belly balm recipe is moisturizing and therapeutic.
Learn how to make delicious homemade mascarpone cheese.
Smooth, tangy, full of flavor, it just takes a few minutes to whip this up for spreading on focaccia or roasted chicken.
Readers vote on which type of cheese they’d be most interested in learning to make at home.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lip glaze and natural lip gloss from mineral makeup company, Monave.
Don’t throw out that old makeup compact! Repurpose and reuse it. Here are the top ten upcycled projects you can do with cosmetic containers whether you’re an expert crafter or not.
Beets are rich in minerals and B-vitamins. Make the most of them with this recipe for a Beet Salad with Goat Cheese.
As nursery renovation begins, Jessica is just beginning an investigation into remodeling options.
Create kissable cheeks with hot chocolate. Is this a crazy idea or would you try it?
To give your bedroom a boost, consider new paint suited to your personality. AFM Safecoat's Ayurveda Essence line allows you to choose colors based on your dosha, or personality type, within Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicinal system.
Give your skin care routine a boost with Eve Organics organic products.
Eco Lips now offers [My] Eco Lips, a website that gives consumers the power to create a custom lip balm exactly the way they want it in just a few simple steps.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace explains how to recycle your empty cosmetics containers.
Relieve the worst common cold symptoms with this natural drink.
Herbs and cheese go great together in the kitchen and offer an array of flavor. Try our recipes.
My favorite fast food during the hectic holidays? Bread and soup. In the time it would take to get drive-thru on the way home, you'll be sitting down to a bowl of bliss that will warm your heart and soul.
The Environmental Working Group's 2011 Meat Eater's Guide ranks different animal and plant protein sources on their greenhouse gas emissions and overall environmental impact.
Try Austin baker Kendall Melton's in-demand banana muffins with cinnamon cream cheese frosting recipe.
A new report by the Environmental Working Group urges people to eat less meat and cheese to help reduce greenhouse gases.
The Garden Girl teaches you how to make pesto. We've got additional pesto recipes to spice up your pasta.
Have a skirt with a tear or a stain? Don't compost it - re-make it! A few simple cuts and stitches and you can re-purpose your worn out wardrobe into a new closet full of new fashions. Start by turning a skirt into a halter top.
This sensational orzo salad recipe is a definite crowd-pleaser.
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares four dangerous ingredients to avoid when choosing safe makeup as well as some of the products in her beauty bag.
Guest blogger Elise Roth Edwards offers a cookbook review of "D.I.Y. Delicious" by Vanessa Barrington.
Good stock is an important base to flavoring a lot of recipes. Learn how to make your own chicken stock at home with these instructions.
A typical Make-Your-Own Beeswax Candle Kit contains several sheets of honeycomb-printed Beeswax made in the United States, 100% cotton wicks and instructions; enough supplies to make at least 10-12 individual candles.
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I’m no stranger to moving. As a recent college graduate, I’ve moved four times in five years. After the hassle of packing, hauling and lifting all of my stuff, the part of a move that I look forward to the
A Mexican restaurant shares the secrets of chili rellenos ''stuffed chillis'' without the long wait.
One blogger shares her investigation of an elusive culinary herbal blend.
Plant herbariums collect herbal memories all summer long.
This spring, guest blogger Patsy Bell Hobson is expanding her lavender collection to extend the bloom period with different varieties.
Check out these few easy steps you need to know to start this innovative, non-traditional method to grow organic herbs at home.
I recently stumbled upon this great gardening tip. This project is an environmentally fun way to plant herbs.
Have you ever wondered about the difficulties of starting a compost bin? Check out our recommendations and suggestions for composting as well as its benefits for your garden.
Choose the best tools for pruning with this handy list.
Some people are not a fan of drinking "boring" water, despite how good it is for you. Add herbal flair to water with this simple infusion recipe.
Learn how to make soap from scratch using eco-friendly materials and herbs.
You don't have to spend a fortune and buy nasty chemicals to run your dishwasher. Whip up powdered or liquid dishwasher detergent in minutes--and don't forget to add essential oil. You'll get a dose of aromatherapy while your dishes get clean.
After its exploding popularity in the late 19th century, echinacea was widely researched. Since then, numerous echinacea benefits have been discovered. Try these two simple echinacea remedies to fight the common cold.
Take care of poison ivy the old-fashioned way, with herbs from nature. Jewelweed is an excellent treatment for poison ivy. Use this herbal wonder to make a natural salve.
Instead of using synthetic scents, try this simple natural trick to make your home smell delicious.
Vintage tins add decorative accents to your home while also providing storage.
Although there are many workshops and classes available that will teach you how to “make your own” medicines and crafts, it's sometimes just as easy as snipping herbs and heading into the kitchen. This article is a quick how-to look on making medicinal oils.
Feeling claustrophobic? Before you start looking for more space, make the most of what you have by containing clutter, choosing the right furnishings and color schemes, and creating new "rooms" with dividers.
Create your own secret ingredient chili recipe.
There are many different ways to bake with lavender. Try my suggestions for lavender-infused baked goods, beverages and spice mixes, such as the classic combination of Herbes de Provence.
Try even more of our favorite, flavorful herb pickling recipes. They only take minutes to make.
Combine a variety of teas, as well as non-tea ingredients such as spices, flowers, herbs, and dried fruits, to create personal signature tea blends that you can use both for sipping and for cooking.
You can make these pickles with cucumbers or a plethora of other fresh vegetables plucked from your own garden or farmers' market, including summer squash, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, onions and more.
Terrariums are easy to make and a great way to incorporate nature into any room.
Try saving seed from a few of your garden favorites this year. The number of seeds sold in the seed catalogs decreases every year. Saving seed may save that particular variety from extinction.
This weekend project is perfect for the herb gardener with limited space. It gives more surface area for the herbs to spill from, a lot more soil to hold nutrients and water, and root room for all the extra herbs.
When you write for a blog called The Garden Gnome, you tend to get a lot of wacky things many of that make great holiday gifts. Among my favorite is the new book and guide to life, How To Survive a Garden Gnome Attack.
Give winter sowing a try to chase away winter doldrums. Here is a step-by-step guide.
Each flower means something different. Express your love for someone this Valentine's Day with one of our two meaningful potpourri mixes.
Learn how to preserve the fabulous scents from your garden in essential oils to make your own perfume. Enjoy your flowers all year with your personal bottled garden scent.
Learn how to press flowers and construct a plant press to preserve your favorite herbs for study, display, or crafts.
Learn to craft herbal medicine at home or in the wild using the folk method. This informative and useful guide provides helpful tips and step-by-step instructions for making tinctures the traditional way.
Medicinal vinegars are potent and easy to make at home. A strong alternative for children or those with alcohol sensitivities, this is a wonderful option for making and using herbal medicines.
Learn how to arrange flowers from your backyard with these step-by-step instructions for creating a hydrangea bouquet.
Learn how to arrange flowers from your backyard with these step-by-step instructions for creating a zinnia bouquet.
Alcohol-based infusions are wonderful for deglazing the skillet after searing a steak or piece of chicken, or you can drizzle them on ice cream for a grown-up dessert.
Grow herbs indoors over the winter months with this simple gardening idea.
You'll be happy with thyme (Thymus vulgaris) in your flower or herb garden border. It's an easy-to-grow herb to use for cooking and herbal remedies.
Use your old garden and herb calendars to craft colorful envelopes and stationery. Also, try some of their old recipes, like this St. John's Wort And Lavender Cream.
Find out the best oils to moisturize big, pregnant bellies.
Ed and Joan Kobrinski left a large family home for a smaller, simpler cottage—and they’ve never looked back. Their tips for downsizing and living in smaller spaces could help make your transition easier.
Meditating has never come naturally to me, probably because of my goal-oriented approach. Wabi-sabi helped me see find peace in simple solitude (and long dog walks) instead.
Space and light are your home's most desirable ornaments. Here's how to clear the clutter so they can shine through.
Making tinctures at home may sound intimidating, but it is as simple as following a simple recipe from a cookbook.
Drinking tea is the perfect relaxation ritual. Stress less with help from three of my favorite calming tea formulas using calming herbs that can be enjoyed daily.
Victoria Gazeley considers her revitalized 650-square-foot homesteader’s cabin, located on 7 acres of fertile earth in British Columbia, a blessing. “I absolutely love living here,” she says.
Forget the time and money that goes into conventional giftwrap. Use these inspirational ideas to wrap lovely gifts with materials otherwise bound for the recycling bin.
Natural beauty is priceless. We can take in and appreciate a great view because we don’t have any hope of owning it, and we can’t manipulate it. With our egos out of the way, we can simply observe.
Gather herbs for crafting herbal remedies with our expert help. We share basic guidelines for determining the appropriate time of year to harvest each part of a plant and teach you how to harvest herbs from gardens.