About Aleisha Paspeul

Aleisha Paspuel lives in Sandy, Utah. She is a Registered Nurse at Primary Childrens Hospital and graduated in 2013 with a BFA, emphasis in modern dance. She is passionate about nutrition, healthy natural living and self-sustainability. She believes that making and growing your own food can be economical, simple and fun and is frequently experimenting with year round and vertical gardening, lacto-fermenting, baking with sourdough and anything else that sounds like fun!
  • Crab apples are safe to eat, and are a great fruit to use in desserts. Learn to make crab apple crisp from all the fruit you didn't know you could use!

Crab Apple Crisp

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The other day I caught myself admiring the gorgeous crab apple tree sitting outside the window.  The color of the tiny bright red fruits was [...]

  • Pasta sauce! Nothing beats a good pasta sauce, especially made from scratch. Dehydrated pasta sauce saves time, money, and storage space!

Food Preservation: Dehydrated Pasta Sauce!

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Nothing beats a good pasta sauce, especially made from the freshly picked and vine ripened tomatoes from your garden or local farmers market.  I love [...]

  • Learn how to make your own organic green powder.

Making Your Own Organic Green Powder

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Have you ever thought about making your own organic green powder? It all started when high speed blenders and green smoothies became popular.  The dehydrated [...]

  • How to Build Cold Frames

How to Build Cold Frames

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Earlier in the year I wrote a post on winter gardening and briefly mentioned the cold frames that you are going to need to grow [...]

  • Fire cider is a wonderful homemade tonic to use during cold and flu season!

Fire Cider, a Homemade Cold and Flu Tonic

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This is one of my favorite times of year! The seasons are changing as we leave behind summer and head into yet another colorful fall, [...]

  • How to properly store onions from your garden. Learn the three tips for storing onions.

Storing Onions from Your Garden

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Last weekend I learned a very effective and easy method for storing onions from your garden!  I was able to spend some time at my [...]

Seed Saving Tips for Tomatoes and Biennial Plants

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Last week I wrote an article with general guidelines for seed saving.  In addition to this previous article, there are a few more in depth tips [...]

Saving Seed From Your Garden

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Congratulations, you have a successful garden!  The tomatoes are ripening, melons are getting bigger, you are up to your ears in cucumbers, and the the [...]

  • Getting creative with the Kraut, basic recipe and variations for raw lacto-fermented sauerkraut

Sauerkraut Recipe: Getting Creative with the Kraut

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Ah, sauerkraut.  That delightfully pungent product of weeks (sometimes even months) of lacto-fermentation.  People either love it or they hate it.  For those in the [...]

  • Learn how to garden in the winter without a green house. So cool!

Gardening Through the Seasons: Preparing Your Winter Garden

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I have come to love this time of year.  The seasons are starting to change here in Northern Utah, and I am eagerly starting to [...]

  • 12 Fantastic Kombucha Flavor Recipes

12 Favorite Fruit and Herb Flavors for Kombucha

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Mmmm, kombucha! From the first time I tried it I was hooked on this fermented and probiotic-rich tea, and it wasn't long before I started [...]