My mint is trying to take over my life right now. Now I'm not exactly complaining, because with the gardening year I've had thus far, I'm just happy to see something, anything, growing out there... It hasn't been a good growing season for my poor little garden. I suspect I have an issue with contaminated compost, and while I can't say for absolute certain yet, it ain't pretty... As I wrote in my newsletter last week, my carefully tended … [Read more...] about Simple Mint Syrup Recipe
From Scratch Recipes
Flaky pie crusts. Creamy homemade cheese. Juicy grassfed meats. Fresh homegrown veggies bursting with flavor. Is it any wonder food is one of my favorite parts of homesteading?
There's a ring around the bathtub every night... A combination of blazing hot temperatures + TWO dirt piles + splashing in the water tank + bikes + farm animals + bare feet produces two of the grimiest children I have ever seen. Every. Single. Night. I don't even want to think about what we're gonna do when winter finally hits. It won't be pretty, and there's usually a pretty rough adjustment when they can't live outside anymore. But for … [Read more...] about Fruit Popsicles Recipe
I avoid shoes whenever possible in the summertime. In fact, if I do find myself in a position where I have to wear shoes and socks for a long while on a stifling summer day, I get pretty grouchy, pretty quickly. Therefore, my favorite summer meals are the ones where I can run outside barefoot and harvest the bulk of the ingredients a few steps from my front door, which is exactly the case for this garlic scape pesto recipe. Barefoot … [Read more...] about Garlic Scape Pesto Recipe
I feel kinda silly even calling this a "recipe"... But I felt compelled to share it with ya anyway, because EVERYONE needs this simple little trick in their summer recipe arsenal. You know those days when you have company coming over and you need a quick dessert, but you've been out in the garden all day and cooking is the last thing you want to do. Yeah, this baked peaches recipe is for those times. My other quick summer dessert trick … [Read more...] about Honey Baked Peaches with Cream