Are you on Instagram? If you are, you might want to come give me a follow over there because…we’ve been remodeling our kitchen! And we’re putting in a concrete counter top in our kitchen this week! Eek! I was sooo skeptical about these, but in the end my husband convinced me and I’m pretty darn excited. What is NOT… Keep Reading
Are you a seasoned homesteader? A small scale homesteader, urban homesteader, apartment homesteader? I’ve got something that can unite us all in homesteading glory. Homemade chicken stock. You don’t need any land, or a garden, or even special skills. You just need a big pot and a stove, and some leftovers in your fridge. Sounds doable, right?
When was the last time you had a roast chicken? If you’re a typical American, I’m gonna guess, um…it’s been a while. We need to change that! It’s one of my favorite things! Making a simple roasted chicken is a basic culinary skill that seems to have been lost. It used to be common place, but a lot of people today… Keep Reading
Squash, squash, everywhere … too much to eat! Are you growing squash this year? Squash and zucchini are well known for being prolific producers – some gardeners get so much of it that they are doorbell ditching and leaving baskets full of it at their neighbors doorsteps just to get rid of it! Now, my squash didn’t do thaaat well… Keep Reading
Did you know that the “whole” milk you buy at the store isn’t actually whole?? Whole milk is actually about 3-4% milk fat, as opposed to it’s modern sisters 2%, and skim (gag!). So when we started purchasing our raw milk straight from a small family dairy (they have 2 jersey cows in milk!) – we were getting not only “whole”… Keep Reading
I am such a rebel. I finally found a good local source of grassfed raw milk! Which is illegal in my state….boo! So I’m a rebel, and we purchase two gallons of it a week. I make no apologies. It’s been glorious. Ever since we found this gem of a family farm, we haven’t been able to get enough of this… Keep Reading
I’m obsessed with my dehydrator. It’s true. And I can’t believe that my husband had to do some serious negotiating with me to convince me to buy it…for $12 at the thrift store. Seriously?? What was I thinking!? Well, I’m glad I was convinced, because I am an absolute dehydrator convert now. I love it! I’ve used it to make… Keep Reading
This summer I tackled the first aid kit situation at our house. And wow, what a relief to have just about all my first aid bases covered. Feeling prepared is so nice. Well, that nice feeling kind of went out the window when my sister and I started talking about food storage…ugh. Our garden is certainly not producing enough to… Keep Reading
Brrrr….winter is settling in. Even here in Florida we were getting below freezing temps last week. So there was a lot of hot cocoa being made at our house. And in a shear act of brilliance (if I do say so myself 😉) I came up with the idea to try out orange hot cocoa! Mmmm. It was so good I… Keep Reading
Step aside pumpkin pie… Pumpkin butter is here. You MUST try this. The end. Just kidding! But seriously though, have you ever tried pumpkin butter before? I’ll be honest, before last year I had never heard of it. Which is just a terrible travesty. Because pumpkin butter is simply autumn in a jar straight from heaven. Not even exaggerating.