For the first time on our new homestead, I’ve got too much kale and collard greens to eat fresh. This is amazing considering the deer love greens as much as my family! The abundance is a happy thing, though, because greens are easy to preserve for winter eating. Read more to here to know the […]
Freezer stockpiling is a great homesteading skill for homesteaders to learn. It is basically a means of buying whats on sale each week or month and freezing as much as you can for use on a later date. Freezer stockpiling is similar to stockpiling the pantry. The trick to freezer stockpiling is knowing how to […]
If you have ever grown zucchini you know that even one plant can yield pounds and pounds of harvest. There is only so much zucchini my family will eat, so I like to shred & freeze a lot of it so we can enjoy the summer goodness all year.
Freezers (and refrigerators) have been an integral appliance for food preservation for over 100 years. It wasn’t until the 1940s that the separated fridge and freezer units were created but even before then, iceboxes were a go-to for keeping things cool and lasting longer. The homestead freezer has a cycle that reflects the seasons, just […]
Do you have a bunch of squash on hand? Freeze it for later! Freezing spaghetti squash is super easy and takes less than an hour from start to finish. It’s a great way to save your favorite gourd for winter. After you learn how to freeze spaghetti squash, be sure to check out some of […]
Dried or dehydrated herbs are fine and dandy, but nothing beats the flavour of fresh culinary herbs! But in the middle of the winter (usually in a blizzard) what’s a gal/guy to do? Preserving your herbs in olive oil and freezing will provide you with that flavour punch you are looking for.