“Does the world need another mashed potato recipe?” That was the question I asked myself as I pondered writing this post. My conclusion? Why yes, it certainly does. I’ve eaten enough tasteless, pureed spuds at restaurants and potlucks to think a recipe with some handy tips is definitely warranted, not to mention I’m in the […]
I have a rather embarrassing story about Brussels sprouts… I had never grown them before, so I decided to give them a try last year. I usually have decent luck with cabbage, and considering Brussels sprouts are in the same family, I figured I had a good shot. I started the seedlings in my basement, […]
Preparing homegrown food is either extremely complicated or insanely easy… Depending on how you look at it. Such is the case with homegrown meat. If you take into consideration the time and effort required in buying or breeding the animal, keeping it alive to butchering age, making sure you feed it properly and efficiently as possible, and […]
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 […]
I owe y’all an apology. Several years ago, I wrote a post in which I claimed to have found the ultimate pizza dough recipe. I lied. This past summer I stumbled upon a technique that has since blown every homemade pizza crust I’ve ever made out of the water. I’ve waited to share this no knead […]
Rocket science has no place in my kitchen. As much as I love to cook, I sometimes run across certain tutorials/techniques that make my no-fuss brain want to explode. Take fresh pasta for example. Many of the “basic” fresh pasta recipes you find floating around Google make homemade pasta seem all but attainable with their complicated formulas, […]
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?