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Understanding Soil Amendments

Soil Amendments are useful substances that augment your soil to be better suited for the plants you intend to grow. The first step in choosing a soil amendment is determining what you want to grow. The second step is to determine the qualities of the soil you are working with. If your soil is mostly clay, then adding an amendment that can improve drainage is […]


Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus Tea is a delicious beverage that can be enjoyed either hot or chilled. It has a vibrant and attractive red hue and a surprisingly fruity flavor. Hibiscus tea has been known to prevent hypertension, lower blood pressure, reduce blood sugar levels, keep your liver healthy, help with menstrual cramps, help with depression, aid digestion and help with weight management. It is rich in Vitamin […]


Food Goals – Not what you think!

Can I make a Cheeseburger with a side of mac-n-cheese with under 20 carbs? I don’t mean some crappy bun that isn’t bread, or some crumbly dry burger and I definitely don’t mean zoodles and cheese (though zoodles are pretty awesome). No, I mean a burger that tastes and feels like a burger on a pillowy soft bun with macaroni that tastes and feels like […]


Channel Reboot!

No, the mead channel isn’t changing, lol. Still here? Whew. Okay, have a seat, grab a mug of mead, or a cup of coffee or tea… or dare I say.. kombucha. I’ve a story to tell. For years, I drank, smoked, ate fast food and did all the things you shouldn’t do. Over time I quit smoking, stopped eating fast food, and began cooking. I […]


City Steading VIP Club Information

CLICK The IMAGE FOR INFORMATION ON MEMBERSHIP No, it’s not changing, so if you’re already a VIP member, you can take a deep breath and enjoy our thanks for supporting the channel! So, you may have seen some posts about our VIP Club, and you might have even seen names in the credits of our videos. Those are VIP Club members. While many of you […]


Viking Blood Mead – What’s the Big Deal?

So what is Viking Blood anyway? It’s cherry mead, or cherry melomel. That’s all. This is a VERY old concept and not to be confused with Dansk Mjod “Viking Blod”, which is from the 1700’s and is hibiscus mead that is hopped and fortified with neutral spirits (yep, they do that, really). True Viking Blood Mead is from somewhere around the 1300’s, and the details […]


What is Mead?

Easy. Mead is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented honey. Some call it honey wine, which is sort of redundant. There. That’s what mead is. We’re done here, and you can go about your business as usual. Or… are we? Bear with me here. Mead is fairly simple when viewed from the outside, but it becomes an onion or ogre as you delve deeper. It’s […]

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Companion Planting

Companion Planting is a favorite gardening technique of mine. Not only do I enjoy the benefits of growing many different varieties of plants in a small space, but I REALLY enjoy utilizing the different properties that many herbs and flowering plants (such as pest control and pollinator attraction) bring to my gardens. Here is a list of suggested companion planting pairings for specific plants. Friends […]


Vegetable Beef Bolognese Recipe

My recipe for making Vegetable Bolognese Sauce for Pasta. (It’s a fancy way of saying MEAT sauce!)

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My MEAD is too DRY or SWEET

I’m hearing this a lot lately so I thought, “Why not do a little article on dry and sweet meads?”. Then, I started thinking about it more, and it’s become somewhat of a rabbit hole, no, a dark hole. It’s sucking up everything and shooting it into the Gamma Quadrant. This topic is larger than it would seem yet, on the surface so simple. I […]

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