Got (Almond) MILK?

Homemade almond milk, so rich and creamy, with it’s velvety texture makes an indulgent addition to the homestead diet.  Most of you know that milk producing animals do not produce milk year round.  Some produce milk longer than others such as cows who can still provide milk for the homestead whilst growing next years calf,…

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Miso Soup

I was hoping that by now the weather would have changed for the better and our soup days would be coming to an end.  However, we are in the clutches of a cold, windy, and wet April and some good hot soup helps chase chill from bones.  I made miso soup with tofu last week,…

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Flax Eggs

Did you know that you can make eggs from flax seed? No, it’s not a magic trick…. but it is a lifesaver in the kitchen… Today I want to share with you a wonderful homestead kitchen secret!  An easy-peasy egg substitue that I have been using for years, it has saved my bacon over and…

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Making Maple Sugar

We have successfully bucketed our way through another sugaring season!  YAY!!! As we wrap up the end of our maple syruping season, we ventured into a new dynamic–Maple Sugar!!!  All I can say is WOW! as I am still marveling at the magic of making maple sugar.  I have to admit, however the prospect of…

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Health Benefits of Drinking Chai Tea

….and why you should love it too. This is and should be the subtitle of this post. Now that we are all aware of my shamefully unabashed love for Chai tea, let me explain myself. And yes, I know that justification and excuse making are sure signs of addiction, but before ya’ll sign me up for a…

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Best Ever Chai Tea

I have a confession to make….. I LOVE Chai Tea.  No, lovely ones,  you just don’t understand, I R-E-A-L-L-Y love Chai Tea.  It is my lifeblood in the winter.  The truth of the matter is, it is probably all that runs through my veins, I drink so much of it. The piping hot, tantalizingly sweet…

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Homestead Style Dark Chocolate Cake

mmmmmmm….. I may need to wipe the drool from that title, sorry about that, folks!!! 😉 All silliness aside, in honor of valentines day and all things delicious and lovely, I bring you my favorite cake recipe.  This was originally my Mom’s recipe.  Some of you may have grown up with a crazy cake recipe, and if so,…

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Handmade Pizza

Friday nights are pizza night on the homestead.  I love pizza, communally prepared, many hands customizing slices, working side by side, elbow to elbow, loud laughing chaos.  This is what pizza looks like in our kitchen. Thursday night I prepare the dough for the simple handmade artisan crust.  It takes five minutes.  Honestly.  The dough then…

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Simple Granola

Happiness is… Simple granola goodness. This is the recipe to end all recipes.  I love this granola.  It has the perfect texture, crunch and sweetness. This is our favorite homestead granola recipe that I have used for years, that was lovingly passed to me from my childhood BFF, Star. We met on the school bus the first day of…

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Making Homemade Artisan Yogurt

Reclaiming the homestead kitchen is one of the first steps to independence and a more sustainable lifestyle.  It is absolutely liberating to create holistic creative food choices for yourself and your family. Reclaiming the kitchen does not require acreage or barns, at least not technically, can be done in the city, in an apartment, in an…

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