Here at The Knotty Housewife, I aim to share my passion for rustic living and the empowerment earned by gaining self-sufficiency. There is something to be said about going back to your roots. When you live for a strong purpose, hard work is no longer an option, it's a necessity.
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Anybody have green beans right now! I sure as heck do! This is a quick and easy way to make your fresh harvest last a little longer without having to start canning already. You are going to love this recipe for Fermented Dilly Beans! (more…)
Homemade Laundry Soap
This is it guys, this is the recipe I have used to make all of my family’s laundry soap for the past 4+ years. Its easy, fast, cheap… Key components to DIY for me! I can’t even calculate how much money I have saved using this recipe, and my son’s eczema has all but disappeared thanks to me making the switch! I’m not adding a lot of fluff to this post because for me laundry soap is and industrial family necessity, and if you are sitting at your computer or on your phone googling a DIY laundry soap you want it for one of three reasons, to save money, to use a more natural product for your family, or because gosh darn it you hate the grocery store and just want to do it yourself!
Easy and Wholesome Honey Oat Sandwich Bread
Honey oat bread has a lovely nutty yet sweet flavor and is absolutely my favorite yeast bread to bake at home. It has a wonderful texture and is a great beginners bread, as it is hearty, and very easy to make!
It has been one heck of a long, cold winter.. Whether you refer to it as the Polar Vortex, the Siberian Express or just wicked cold, the result is the same.. the northeast has been in the middle of a major freeze and Northern Maine is in the midst of the coldest February in History! With another storm predicted for this weekend, I figured.. why not share a little pattern love! So Hunker down with some chunky yarn and a big fat crochet hook! My Bulky Crochet Hat Pattern is free for a limited time! This has been a best seller on my Etsy site for a while now, here is your chance to pick it up for free! Get your Knotty on! (more…)
Alright y’all, in my opinion, everybody needs to know how to make the perfect homemade pie crust. This recipe, taught to me by my mom, and to her by my grandma is far easier than you can imagine, three ingredients and a little elbow grease is all you need, no fancy kitchen gadgets needed!