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
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
Pears, pears, everywhere… As you may know, we were able to pick a lot of pears. And now comes the hard work of preserving them all! With so many pears, it was a struggle for me to narrow down how I want to preserve them all. There are so many options! My first thought was to make pear sauce, but…that… 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.
Can you believe that tomorrow is November?? I told you the holidays were approaching fast! So today we’re closing out our Homesteader Christmas Gift series! Today’s gift ideas are centered around the homestead itself – the home, the kitchen, the garden. I think you’re gonna love it! Let’s get to it!
I don’t believe in secret recipes. You’re welcome. Because this is the best banana bread ever, and it should probably be a secret. But I’m handing the recipe over to you on the world wide web. Does it feel like Christmas morning?! It totally should, because this is that good!
Let’s get fancy today! We don’t go out to eat very often. There are two reasons for this, it’s expensive and it’s far away. We live at least 30 minutes away from town with it’s many restaurants. And to be honest, when you make a shift in the way you eat, towards more whole and traditional foods…restaurant’s just don’t taste… Keep Reading