Homestead Cooking with Carol

Homestead Cooking with Carol

Do you often find yourself in the following predicament: in the kitchen at 8pm after a hard day of gardening, your family needs dinner, but you don’t nave enough energy even to prepare peanut butter crackers; let alone something healthy and nourishing? Do you find this predicament to be frustrating in light of the fact that your efforts to grow your own food often leave you without the energy to prepare and preserve it? Read on about Homestead Cooking with Carol, a fabulous new resource to help you in your homestead kitchen.

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Six Tips for a great pot of soup

six tips to a great pot of soup

Monday night in our home is soup night. I make a pot big enough for one dinner followed by enough leftovers to get us through at least half of the week. Not only does this give us an inexpensive meal, but it eliminates the need to buy expensive lunch food items such as lunch meat which isn’t always very healthy anyway.

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Spelt Flour Coconut Bars

coconut bars

This was last weekend’s sampling of holiday baking with healthier ingredients. While this offering does not include refined, processed stuff ~ I couldn’t exactly call them nourishing as the flour has not been soaked or sprouted. We did however use spelt, one of the ancient grains, that is a little easier digested than regular wheat flour.

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Traditional, Nourishing Ingredients for Holiday Baking

Apricot Crescents from Black Fox Homestead

In our home husbie and I typically hold to a healthy diet. For us healthy is defined by unprocessed ingredients that are as fresh as possible and, time and forethought permitting: traditionally prepared. This year, I decided to try to bake our holiday treats using as many traditional ingredients as possible using the traditional approach as often as possible. Here are some of the staples and ingredients I plan to use along with some of the resources for where they can be purchased.

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Our First Experience With a Pressure Canner

Canned chuck roast and carrots. Ta-da!

ShareEven before we purchased our acreage, it has always been my dream to have a huge garden and stock the pantry with everything we grew.  I have been water bath canning for a few years and have always had good … Continue reading