Honey Wheat (no knead) Dutch Oven

1  1/3  cups lukewarm water (approximately 100 degrees) 2  1/4 t.  granulated yeast 2  1/4 t.  coarse salt (.6 oz) 1  1/2  cups whole wheat flour (6.75 oz) 1  1/2  cups  all-purpose white flour (7.5 oz) 1/8  cup of vital wheat gluten ( 2T or .6 oz) [Read More]

Seasoning Your Cast Iron, The How To Facts

Like anything else, there is different ways to accomplish the same goal. Although what I am about to explain to you is the correct way, it might not be the same way you know. Also we are not going to tear this whole process apart, [Read More]

The False Idea on Freezer Food, The Food Storage Basic’s Part 1

People love to get great deals on food that comes on sale, fruits, vegetables and meat alike. It is almost a no brainer when it comes to food cost and sales. Long ago the process to keep food was less healthy and affordable than today. [Read More]

Zucchini Bread Recipe

Zucchini Bread Recipe 2 Eggs3 cups grated Zucchini1.5 cups of Oil3 cups of Sugar4 cups of Flour1 cup of Raisins  1.5 teaspoons Baking Powder1 teaspoon of Baking Soda1.5 teaspoon of Nutmeg plus a pinch1.5 teaspoon of powdered Ginger plus a pinch1 teaspoon of salt2 teaspoons [Read More]

Raw Milk Turns Into Many Homestead Products

As I sit here this evening, while the cool fall air swirls around the trees to pull off the dead leaves and floats them to the ground, today was a good productive day. You might remember the other night I went to a secret location [Read More]

The Birth Of The Smoothie

There are a few dishes that sit on my table today as did when I was a child. It is sometimes wonderful how we relate food today and the memories from our childhood, sometimes it isn’t. Traci, my sister can correct me on this one, [Read More]

How To Make Your Own Breakfast Sausage W/ Recipe

Memories of smelling bacon from downstairs always woke me up and made my tummy growl. At home on the farm, it was a frosting designed window as I looked out the window at the sun rising. At Grandpa’s it was a cool morning in Hornsby [Read More]

Eggtastic Homesteading With Chickens

People talk about the hundred dollar egg when I tell them that I raise chickens for eggs. As you know, there is a lot more to raising chickens than just getting eggs. To me, anything labeled organic is worth looking into, and anything that the [Read More]

Stocking Up The Pantry 2012…

As the garden keeps giving, I keep on putting food up. Because I use several methods of storing food, I use the methods that best suit our needs and I know the food will get used. While the pantry fills, taters sit at the bottom [Read More]

Canning Those Tomatoes/Sauces and Better Sauce Ideas

While waiting for the bumper crops to start, those tomatoes start to come in. I love to eat the wonderful fruits as they come in the house, having that kind of reward is so wonderful. I have, through the years come up with many uses [Read More]