We are experienced butcher, but processing our first pork gave us the opportunity to develop some new skills. Here are some of the things we learned, and the cuts we tried out for our first pig. Also, watch a stop-motion video as we break down an entire side. Learn something new every day!
It was a long time before I made my own homemade Toothpaste, but I’m never going back. For a long time it remained one of the stubborn hold-on products that I was buying for our bathroom routine. I thought homemade toothpaste was intimidating, and I always had a reason not to make the switch: I […]
Preserving doesn’t have to be intimidating! This complete canning guide addresses frequently-asked questions and common misinformation. What is food acidity? What about hot vs. raw pack? How should I sterilize jars and lids? What basic gear is needed? And much more besides! With links to resources and plenty of solid information, this post will give […]
Red lentils are so easy to use, and full of nutrition. This simple recipe uses dry red lentils, canned tomatoes, and farm-fresh eggs for a flavourful, colourful, and healthy dish. It cooks quickly, and uses ingredients that can be found in most family kitchens. Got plans for dinner? You do now!
Do you take the time to tie up your raspberry bushes? The benefits are many and well worth the effort. This simple guide gives backyard gardeners step-by-step directions to tying up raspberry canes using a time-saving method. Get those berries ready for summer, and the harvest will be ripe, easy to pick, and delicious!
After moving back to the farm I began to feel more invested in my homestead kitchen. As I take on more tasks from canning to making maple syrup these are the tools I long for in my country kitchen.