Monthly Archives: February 2018

How To Make Jambalaya in Celebration of Mardi Gras (or any other night of the week )

We love to create traditions on the homestead.  Some of our traditions come from our families, but we really enjoy starting new ones,  especially when they involve food or drink.  We have tried mint juleps for the Kentucky derby and the seven fishes for Christmas Eve, we even made a trout out of lights and drop it from a pole

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Making Crushed Red Pepper, just like when life gives you lemons…

We have all heard the saying ” when life gives you lemons make lemonade “.  Well Last growing season life gave us peppers, lots of them.  We had so many peppers in fact that we couldn’t really keep up.  Every night we were cutting up bell and jalapeno peppers and freezing them.  We were also canning tomatoes.  Harvest time is

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Making Homemade Wine + Growing Grapes = Homestead Happiness

We have always had a love affair with fermenting things here on the homestead.  It all started years ago with our first batch of pickles, and then moved on to sauerkraut, beer and most recently wine.  The real draw for us is making things that you can’t buy in the store.  A fresh batch of homemade kraut is unlike anything

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