It's an unfortunate reality... That we still require sustenance in the summertime. Because, I, for one, would be just fine with closing the kitchen during the months of June, July, and August, and spending every waking minute outside. As much as this girl loves cooking and making nourishing from-scratch food, there's something about summer that makes me lose all of my kitchen motivation. So we eat sandwiches, salads, and scrambled eggs. … [Read more...] about Homemade Strawberry Shortcake 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?
Y'all, my herbs are going CRAZY this year. Which is good, considering my garden is struggling a bit, thanks to the darn chickens who keep figuring out ways to bust through the fence and wreak havoc on my fragile seedlings. Well, we might not have green beans or pumpkins, but we WILL have mint and basil. Lots and lots of it. Since I've been blessed with this abundance of herbs, I'm bound and determined to put them to good use. Not only will … [Read more...] about Homemade Fruit Slushies with Herbs
New calves are exciting... But that's only half of the excitement when you have a milk cow. A new calf means a cow bursting with fresh milk. (OK... not literally bursting. That's probably a bad choice of words.) FINALLY, after several months of either being milk-less, or having to buy it at the store, we are celebrating! In another week or so, once the calf and Oakley get fully settled in with each other, I'll start milking once again. … [Read more...] about Homemade Chocolate Milk Syrup
This is one you just can't mess up. No really. I dare you to mess it up. You can't. And it's a recipe you're going to love if you're buried in pork shoulder. (OK, so maybe that's not a common problem, but it's a 'thing' around here...) I've been digging through my freezer lately and realized I have a LOT of pork shoulder in there. That's great, but also somewhat problematic considering our current pair of piglets will be ready to butcher … [Read more...] about Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe