In the words of the great Lidia Bastianich “waste not, want not”. Like Lidia, I really hate wasting food. It genuinely makes me feel guilty, which is why I always try and utilize as much of the animal/vegetable as possible. Whatever scraps I do have I handle accordingly (aka feed to my chickens!) Sometimes you […]
I thought that 20 pounds of peaches was going to be a lot more than 50 peaches. However, I’ve called upon some homestead blogger friends and together we’ve compiled the following list of several different ways to devour these scrumptious little golden orbs.
The activity of preserving food has been a pillar of self-sufficiency and survival essentially from the beginning of time. Before there were supermarkets and readily accessible food, folks would have to span the gap between times of abundance. This need was the reason early man found and perfected food preservation methods. As time progressed and […]
Cherries are such a tasty summer treat be we also love to preserve them to enjoy in the winter too. It can be daunting to figure out how to pit a large quantity of cherries but it can be done! Here’s how we pit and preserve cherries to eat year round
My all time favorite homemade jam is strawberry jam. What I don’t love about traditional strawberry jam is that it is loaded down with sugar. We sweetened our strawberry jam with honey and it is so delicious! Here’s how we make our honey sweetened strawberry freezer jam
After pitting a bunch of local cherries, we use the cherry pits to make this delicious cherry pit syrup. We preserve the syrup to use throughout the year so we don’t have to buy expensive maple syrup at the store. Here’s how to make and preserve cherry pit syrup