cooking, gardening, homemade, homesteading, sauerkraut

Making Sauerkraut Simple Deliciousness

There are few foods more polarizing than sauerkraut.  Some people love it and some people hate it.  It is no different here on the homestead.  One year we had an abundance of cabbage, and wanted to preserve it.  When the subject of making our own kraut arose it was met with mixed emotions.  I believe… Continue reading Making Sauerkraut Simple Deliciousness

cooking, farming, gardening, homemade, homesteading, recipes, salsa

Pork Empanadas with Primo and Mary’s Black Bean and Corn Salsa

As our fellow homesteaders are aware, the barter system is still alive and well. We have traded many things such as pickles, vegetables and honey for many other things, including the fertilized egg that gave us Mr. Wing (remember him?). But, a new trade came about recently that was a little unconventional. Eggs and maple… Continue reading Pork Empanadas with Primo and Mary’s Black Bean and Corn Salsa

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

Venison Chili The First Kiss of Wild Game

The most popular dish at any hunting camp is always Venison Chili.  In fact, I would bet that this is the way most people have tried venison for the first time.  I suppose venison chili is like the ultimate first impression, get it right and you have a venison lover, get it wrong and a… Continue reading Venison Chili The First Kiss of Wild Game

homesteading, maple syrup, Uncategorized

Homestead upgrade, “un-tapped” potential

  On warm winter days, our thoughts often turn to making maple syrup.  This is the first food that we will produce for the coming year.  A major component of making maple syrup is the evaporator.  This is what we use to take the sap from 2% sugar to 66.7% sugar.  The entire process is… Continue reading Homestead upgrade, “un-tapped” potential