Beautiful dried herbs...an easy way to preserve your herbs for use when you have no fresh herbs. Come learn our tips for preserving herbs on Scratch Mommy!

How to Store Herbs for Potency and Longevity

Herbs are some of the easiest things to preserve. Seriously! Listen…if you want to get the most flavor out of your herbs, both from your garden OR if you bought them, there are a few simple steps you need to follow for maximum potency and longevity. Follow the tips below and always have well-preserved, fresh herbs on hand when you are working …

Beautiful, easy, probiotic rich fermented pickles!- Scratch Mommy

Easy Fermented Pickles

So, what’s the Big Deal with Fermentation? I’m sure at this point in your life you’ve heard of fermentation, like these easy fermented pickles. It’s all the rage in the “health” food world *real* food world. The funny thing is, fermentation has been around (literally!) for centuries. In fact, if you eat sauerkraut, drink wine, or enjoy yogurt—you already know …

Learn how and where to cut when you prune your herbs- Scratch Mommy

Learn How (and why) To Prune Herbs

  How often do you get a haircut? Every six weeks or so? How does it make your hair feel? Pretty good, huh? Like your hair cut, plants benefit from a trim every now and then, too—especially herbs. But, how do you prune herbs? Keep reading… Pruning herbs will help promote growing and, for the most part, make the plant …

DIY Jalapeno Coconut Oil Sore Muscle Rub Recipe

What should you do with a bumper crop of jalapenos in the garden? Well, after pickling them and making enough salsa for the neighborhood, I still found myself knee deep in peppers one summer. I couldn’t give them away anymore because my friends and family couldn’t handle the heat. For some reason, the peppers were super duper hot. I hate to …