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...

Never Buy Vanilla Again

Vanilla is the second-highest priced spice in the world. Saffron is the first.  I don’t use saffron much but I could drink vanilla. Two problems: I can’t grow vanilla on the Poser Homestead. And… who can afford to buy it these days. It’s fifty...

Black Bean Burgers So Great You’ll Think You’re on the Border

Vegetarians get cheated at barbecues. No more! These black bean burgers are amazing. You won’t have to disinvite vegetarians from summer because they don’t eat meat. Five-Cent Veggie BurgersServings: 10-12 Time: 1 hour Difficulty: moderatePrint INGREDIENTS...

Split Pea Veggie Burgers

Split pea is for me! If you’re a vegetarian like me, you’re outgunned at a barbecue. I don’t want to stand by the chip bowl, seeing if I can get away with a double-dip, and I really don’t like the frozen hockey puck burgers. I started to...

Canning 101: How to Preserve the Harvest (safely!)

Canning 101: Preserve the Harvest and Eat Well All Year Canning’s not just for grandmothers anymore. Canning fed Napoleon’s armies and kept homesteaders alive. Now, it’s back in fashion! Canning lets you eat like you hired Oprah’s chef while saving...

The Devil’s Lettuce: How to have Fresh Greens in Winter

I wanted to grow lettuce, but I didn’t have any light… So I went to the indoor gardening store looking for lettuce lights. This was a while ago before the Poser Homestead became a thing. I had an entire basement room to dedicate to winter crops. If I set...