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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 )

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

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Sausage and Kale Stuffed Venison

At any given time, if you ask us what is in our freezer right now, we can give you a pretty accurate inventory. For those of you who live a similar lifestyle to us, you understand that it is essential to know what you have, what you are running out of, what needs to be… Continue reading Sausage and Kale Stuffed Venison

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Ham shank and bean homestead soup

Many nights on the homestead, our dinner comes entirely out of the garden and freezer.  This year, we were blessed to have added pigs to the homestead, and this has allowed us to eat a home grown meal more often.  Everyone enjoys bacon, ribs and pork chops,  but when you have a hog butchered there… Continue reading Ham shank and bean homestead soup

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My New Found Relationship with Beets

As the winter begins to wear on,  I often think about warmer weather and the past summer.  Sometimes I scroll through our pictures on cold days, usually looking at pictures of our homestead, and I am always drawn to pictures of food.  Today I stumbled upon this picture and it drew my attention immediately.  It… Continue reading My New Found Relationship with Beets