I’ve bought a lot of “farm to table” cookbooks over the years, and other cookbooks written by other farmers, but for the most part I’ve been disappointed with all of them. My main complaints with these books are that either they’re written by restaurant chefs and the recipes are just too complex and impossible for […]
This is one of my favorite times of year, not only is my garden bursting with fresh fruits and veggies, but local farmers markets are full of colorful vegetables, fragrant fruits and so much more! I love wandering the aisle of a farmers market checking out what everyone is harvesting. Sometimes I see things that […]
Living in tune with the seasons has always had a sense of romance to me. Even before beginning the backyard farming adventure I always tried to mentally mark the passing of the seasons, but I wasn’t sure how to incorporate that acknowledgement into a more purposeful way of living. By being more aware with each […]
Seasonal cooking is more than just learning to eat what’s in season. Your choices depend on many other things as well. You won’t be eating the same old foods all the time, or even year to year. Here are some guidelines to help you make a plan for your homestead meals.
There’s a 3 week span between the first rhubarb harvest and the first strawberry, and every year that serves as a reminder to slow down and remember that summer hasn’t even really begun. Pause. Take a break. Enjoy the sunshine. You have plenty of time to do the things you need to do today. Homestead […]
As many of us have discovered, simple living isn’t simple, certainly when you’re getting started. If you want to cook from scratch, the cheapest option is to supplement what you can’t grow yourself with local and seasonal produce. Here’s a few ideas for finding local and in-season food.