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In the childhood memories of every good cook, there's a large kitchen, a warm stove, a simmering pot and a mom.


- Barbara Costikyan

A Simmering Pot and a Mom

Nourish your family with real, traditional foods

In this course we will explore 6 key pathways to a more nutrient-dense diet and greater health and wellness through homemade and handcrafted food and remedies, including traditional foods like lacto-fermented vegetables, sourdough bread, cultured dairy, bone broth, rendered animal fats, and herbal remedies.


Course Outline


Get Cultured

Understand the nature of cheese and how to make natural, cultured dairy like yogurt, kefir, and basic soft and hard cheeses in your home kitchen!



It's Kind of a Big Dill

Demystify lacto-fermentation and pickle anything!

Pick a Bone

The skinny on making nourishing bone broths


Get an Oil Change


The amazing benefits of pasture-raised lard and tallow, how to render it, and what to do with it

Rise to the Occasion

Taking the intimidation factor our of sourdough baking!  Bake everything from sandwich bread to bagels with no fancy equipment and no measurements (yup!)


Nip it in the Bud

Herbal first-aid: identify, harvest, and craft remedies from your own backyard

This course is for you if you:

*Love handmade and homemade

*Want to do everything "from scratch" (even though others think you're crazy!)

*Love creating with your hands (and aren't afraid to get them dirty!)

*Want to craft a homemade life 

*Want to live at a slower, more connected pace

*Want to take responsibility for your own health and the health of your family

*Want to eat nutrient-dense, traditional foods

*Want to know how to identify wild edible and medicinal plants and craft herbal remedies

*Feel overwhelmed by all the things you want to learn how to do and the vast array of online tutorials and just want one place to learn and ask questions without the overwhelm!

Hi, I'm Heather!

I’m a foodie-farmer, modern-milkmaid, sourdough-baker, medicine-maker, fermentation-afficionado, and mother. I love sharing my passion for REAL, nourishing food and backyard medicine.


Wherever you are on your wellness or homesteading journey, I’d love to connect

with you!

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What you'll receive

Each week a new course module will be released and I will send out a link to a password protected page where you can watch exclusive video lessons and download a beautiful, printable PDF booklet packed with information, photos, stories, templates, and resources.


There will be a focus topic for each module and each week we will learn/improve a specific skill together. 

In addition, you will have access to a private group on the website where you can share your successes, get help troubleshooting directly from me, chat with other members, and ask questions.

Finally, there are some BONUSES!  Early birds will get a bonus module on soap-making and my 80-page e-book Introduction to Wildcrafting (for kids!), which is based on my popular childrens class and packed with kid friendly herbal information and simple, fun recipes! 

The most faq:

Q: Do I need to be a "homesteader"/ have a farm / own livestock / milk my own cow / grow my own vegetables to enjoy this course?

A: Absolutely not!  This course is for all the home-cooks out there of any skill level. You will surely hear some stories about our farm and livestock, but you do not have to have your own to join in on the fun!  All you need is access to quality ingredients. This may look like visiting your local farmer's market or finding small farms in your area where you can access quality meat, milk, and vegetables.

What it costs

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