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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How To Build a Low Tunnel and Save Your Sanity

Our homestead is located in upstate New York, where the winter can drag on.  By the time mid-March rolls around, we are getting the urge to start gardening.  Like most people, we start seeds under grow lights.  Seeing the seedlings emerge is wonderful, but it still does not allow us to get our hands in… Continue reading How To Build a Low Tunnel and Save Your Sanity

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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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Homestead pulled pork tacos

  Everyone is a fan of taco Tuesday and we are no exception. Here on the homestead we just do it a little different. No Ortega taco kits like when you were a kid.  Here we use as many fresh ingredients as possible, we raised the pigs, we grew the veggies, and we even made… Continue reading Homestead pulled pork tacos