When the opportunity to create a space (a summer kitchen) specifically for the processing of food came along, I jumped at it. Trying to find examples of ways the space could be laid out was nearly impossible so this is what I’ve come up with so far. It’s liable to change as we use the […]
Why I added a home freeze dryer to our homestead food preservation repertoire. Well, I did it. I pushed the button on a home freeze dryer. I can hardly believe it – but I feel great about the decision! Yes, it’s a little bit of an investment, but I have some specific reasons for adding […]
Autumn garden harvests during September and October can contribute to making the most delicious recipes! As the leaves begin to fall and the weather begins to cool down, more time is spent indoors snacking during the day and feasting with family during the night. That sweet scented aroma of baking pies and breads fills the […]
As an organic diversified farm we take both homemade and healthy very seriously. My daughter and I got two deer last year. We needed to process the venison recently as our freezer is going to be full again with our cow this winter. We wanted to make best use of the backstrap of the deer […]
Yesterday was crazy in the kitchen. It is the beginning of true harvest season and that means pleasure in the kitchen with efforts going towards yields that will be enjoyed for months to come. Food prep, drying, freezing, canning, composting, seed saving……all were going on yesterday in our kitchen. Let me give you a flavor […]
It’s time to preserve that harvest you’ve been working so hard to grow! Here’s a list of what the new canner will need to have to get started preserving their own healthy foods. Do you have everything you need?