Homesteading: Hick is the New Cool

It’s jam season again. I don’t know why I make so much jam. I don’t eat a lot of sugar. It’s the first thing we all learn to can–you can’t mess it up except when you get distracted and put double the sugar in then try to scoop it...

Best Homemade Flavored Coffee Creamers Ever!

I don’t like store brand flavored coffee creamers. Store-bought coffee creamer is too sweet, and I can’t spell the chemicals. When I make things at home, I can control the amount of sugar (or leave it out entirely), and they save the environment from...

This Thing Can Kill You! (Pressure Cooker Safety)

The moment my pressure cooker exploded “So when you say, blew up, do you mean it exploded or it just quit working? They are pretty sensitive on a pressure cooker site about using the words ‘blew up’.” I’m not sure who “they”...

Poser Pancakes

These might very well be the best pancakes in the world. It’s my recipe, probably stolen in my twenties, then I changed it to make it my own. Poser PancakesServings: 4-10 Time: 20 mins Difficulty: easyPrint INGREDIENTS 1 cup flour 1/3 cup sugar (optional). 2...

“This Toffee is $%#*&$ amazing”

Chef Michael Pollan writes about health and food. In his book “Food Rules” one of his rules is particularly dangerous. He says that we shouldn’t eat junk food unless we make it ourselves. And then we can have as much as we want. It’s most...

Meal Prep Like a Chef (So It’s Actually Fun!!)

Meal Prep will change your world. Done right, it’s like God himself is in your kitchen. Done wrong, it’s the opposite–stressful, expensive, and will turn out to be something you resent. Meal prep properly–with joy. 5 Reasons to meal prep  It...

Maple Sugaring Time Is Here!

If  you’ve never eaten an entire tray of maple sugar candy in one sitting, you don’t know what you’re missing. Maple sugaring time the best farm time ever. It starts in late winter when there are a couple of warm days that switch back into...

Roasted Garlic Confit

Too many vampires sucking away your time? Make some roasted garlic. This is a great way to preserve garlic en masse, and it gives foods a garlic-snob taste that shaking out a jar of garlic powder just won’t do. When you roast garlic, you make the memory of every...

Crepes, Blini, or Flat Pancakes: They’re delicious

Blini (Crepes) Servings: 100 Time: 10 mins prep, 1 hour rest, 10 mins cook Difficulty: easyPrint INGREDIENTS 2 eggs 1 cup of milk 1 cup of flour 1/2 tsp salt 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil DIRECTIONS Blend all the ingredients above. You can use a blender, food...