cooking, farming, gardening, garlic, homemade, homesteading, how to make garlic powder

Make Your Own Garlic Powder

Years ago we were gifted several heads of delicious garlic by our dear friend.  She was even kind enough to give us lots of tips on growing it. Those few heads have now become over 100 heads per year.  Besides selling garlic we were looking for a use for all of our extra heads.  We… Continue reading Make Your Own Garlic Powder

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cooking, cooking venison, cooking wild game, homemade, homesteading, recipes

How to Make Corned Venison Move Over Corned Beef

Every Year when St. Patrick's Day rolls around everyone thinks of corned beef, but here on the homestead we do it a little different.  We make corned venison and it has now become sort of a tradition, which we love.  We have no illusion that this is some sort of  long lost traditional Irish meal.… Continue reading How to Make Corned Venison Move Over Corned Beef

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These Are Not Your Mama’s Venison Meatballs

There are a many ways to prepare ground venison.  Ground venison is very flexible and by adding a few spices you can really change its flavor profile.  One of our favorite ground venison dishes is venison meatballs.  Over the years, this recipe has evolved.  In the beginning, we treated the meat as if it were… Continue reading These Are Not Your Mama’s Venison Meatballs

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How to make fishcakes and memories

If you have read our blog before, you know that we love to start new traditions.  Several years ago my sons and I started one of my favorite traditions.  Every year during the ice fishing season we try to catch enough fish to feed us through all of the Fridays during Lent.  We don't eat… Continue reading How to make fishcakes and memories

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