Maple Bacon Kale

Mmmmmmmm…… Everything is better with bacon. Especially rich, dark leafy greens.  Combining kale with the creaminess  of thick cut, home-cured smokey bacon is a match made in heaven, kissed with a tease of maple, you can’t go wrong. Maple Bacon Kale 1 1/2 lb. Fresh Kale, washed, stems removed and chopped 1/2 lb.  Thick cut…

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Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins (Gluten-Free)

There is something about chocolate that soothes the soul.  Perhaps it’s all those gorgeous antioxidants flooding your system, or yet more likely, the sweet release of endorphins into your bloodstream as you bite, that makes chocolate that much better.  Whatever the case may be, these double chocolate zucchini muffins will bring deep and imminent satisfaction…

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Morning Milking

  Photo Credit:  Caleb Snobl The sweet smell of warm milk mingles with the sharpness of manure and straw.  The damp earth releases moisture as my feet press into it.  The quiet around me is dotted with notes of songbirds calling out to one another.  The air is usually cool, but today it is more…

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The Homestead Bookshelf

Here’s what’s on the homestead bookshelf this spring…ok, so it’s more like stacks of books on every available surface, but a girl can dream she has a shelf… I confess, I am a book hoarder, perhaps an addict even.  I cannot say I am reformed, or recovering, or even seeing the need too, although the…

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Dark Chocolate Cookie Dough Bites

YUMMMMM!!!!!! Sums this one up in a tidy little package.  Why is it that Sunday afternoon always seem to call for a little sweet treat?  This one will fit the bill without landing you in the poorhouse nutritionally, energetically, or emotionally.  It’s a win for us all. The original recipe comes from our neighbors over…

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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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