January 10, 2023

Bouquet Garni - Herb Blend

Bouquet Garni is a fancy French term for “garnished bouquet”. It’s a classic herb mixture used for preparing stocks, soups, casseroles, meats, and vegetables. (While the recipe below is not a traditional “bouquet garni”, it is full of flavor and suits the purpose.) 

As most of you know we raise our own chickens. I regularly throw a chicken in the crock pot or in a pot on the stove to stew. Chicken tacos, chicken soups (like this one), and chicken casseroles (like this one) are a favorite around here so we eat a lot of chicken. We want it to have good flavor so I sprinkle a tablespoon of this magic over the top while it’s cooking!  

It’s also great for broth! When I’m done cooking a chicken I debone it, put the main bones in a crockpot of water, and sprinkle about 1-2 tablespoons of this blend on top, and cook on low for 24 hours. (If I have extra celery, carrots, or onion laying around I’ll throw those in, too.) Amazing flavorful broth is the end result! You can also use it in soups and stews, so beef and pork work with this as well.

BOUQUET GARNI - Herb Blend (makes a smidge over 1 cup.)

  • T. Basil
  • T. Sage
  • T. Oregano
  • T. Rosemary
  • T. Thyme
  • 2 T. Dill 
  • 1 T. Parsley
  • 2 T. Onion powder

Put ingredients in a shaker jar and you’re good to go!

September 19, 2022

DIY Summer Room Spray

As I promised last week here’s the amazing summery blend essential oil recipe. Grab the essential oils HERE, the spray bottles HERE, and the witch hazel HERE.

Summer Room Spray

6 drops Rosemary

8 drops Lemongrass

5 drops Lemon

3 drops Tea Tree

5 drops Lavender

5 drops Bergamot

5 drops Geranium

In a 4 oz. spray bottle add the following essential oils and then fill 3/4 of the way with witch hazel.

BONUS: You can use this as a refreshing cleaner! I mixed some of the same up in the larger spray bottle in link above, but triple and added 10 drops of On Guard and filled it up 3/4 of the way with witch hazel. 

September 12, 2022

DIY Fall Room Spray

I have started ridding my home of candles and artificial fragrances and have noticed a decrease in headaches. I have a fun Summer blend that I made for the summer (I’ll post that another day), but when playing around with fall scents I have found one that smells fresh and like fall! 

You can grab all of the essential oils at my online shop HERE, the bottles HERE, and the witch hazel HERE. (Affiliate links) 

Fall Room Spray

In a 4 oz. spray bottle add the following essential oils and then fill 3/4 of the way with witch hazel.

4 drops Tea Tree

6 drops Cedarwood

3 drops Ginger

8 drops Cinnamon

4 drops Orange

2 drops On Guard

Add a label and set it in your bathroom or any room that needs freshening. Be sure to shake before spraying. 

April 16, 2022

Come Join in the Fun on Instagram!

Hey friends! While I’m working on getting some things up and running here on the blog I would love if ya’ll would come visit all our homestead shenanigans on Instagram HERE!  

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