FOOD

Fall In Love With Your Pantry

Fall In Love With Your Pantry

It's not hoarding, it's planning. I try to avoid grocery shopping as much as I can. Not that I don't love standing in the giant line at the Super Walmart, but the more I shop, the more I collect things when I already have plenty of things to eat.  I can't go for "just...

Blueberry Corn Muffins

Blueberry Corn Muffins

This is my original recipe. I started with a master recipe in a cookbook, but changed it over the years. The corn flour and yogurt make this a much better muffin than using 100% flour. [recipe title="Blueberry Corn Muffins" servings="8-12" time="10 mins prep, 25...

A Lifetime Supply of Free Yogurt

A Lifetime Supply of Free Yogurt

You can make your own yogurt for pennies--and you should. Yogurt making isn't that hard at all. You don't even need a yogurt maker if you choose the right kind of yogurt. I hate paying two bucks for over-sweetened yogurt that tastes like guar gum. I also hate getting...

Swiss Chard and Mushrooms

Swiss Chard and Mushrooms

I'm buried in Swiss Chard. It's time to eat some greens! I love this, which is good because I'm going to be eating it for the rest of the summer. INGREDIENTS Swiss chard...

“Can I freeze these foods?” Here’s how.

“Can I freeze these foods?” Here’s how.

Freeze food now. Avoid shopping and cooking later. "Can I freeze...." It's the trending Google search in the UK right now.  At first I thought Londoners were having a cold snap hunting down ski coats. Not so. They're freezing food. With people on lockdown and supply...

Small Homestead? Get Grafted Fruit Trees

Small Homestead? Get Grafted Fruit Trees

TL;DR: Get some fruit trees. Grafted fruit trees can really save the day. Don't kill them. Don't let the birds and deer eat your fruit. "How can I stop buying fruit every year and be more self-reliant? I don't have much land..." If you've got a smallish Poser...

(Recycled Food Series) Bread Pudding, Bread Crumbs, and Stuffing

(Recycled Food Series) Bread Pudding, Bread Crumbs, and Stuffing

This another recycled food recipe, where we take an ingredient that's perfectly healthy but in some way or another past its prime, and upcycle it into culinary greatness. Bread pudding is a canvas for greatness. Crumble your bread products, add eggs and liquid (milk,...

Banana Bread (Don’t toss those black ones!!)

Banana Bread (Don’t toss those black ones!!)

This is an old favorite recipe for saving slimy, overripe bananas from death. When a banana gets that "yuck" texture--that's when it's at its best for banana bread. It's part of the "Recycled Food Series" aimed to get us to rethink a lot of what we throw away. America...

Make Your Own Pesto

Make Your Own Pesto

Pesto costs a million dollars in the store--if you've got a poser homestead garden, it should be free.   You should never spend a dime on pesto. It's one of those things you get in tiny jars in the store, but I could eat by the spoonful. Start harvesting your...

Use Up that Cabbage: Make a Mock “Egg Roll”

Use Up that Cabbage: Make a Mock “Egg Roll”

What do I do with all this cabbage? Make a poser homestead mock egg roll one-pot meal! Every fall we're buried in cabbage. That's a blessing. Also a blessing: cabbage is one of the best root cellar foods out there. It will last until the first leaves of spring salad...

Stir Fried Rice from the Pantry

Stir Fried Rice from the Pantry

You can make stir fried rice. You don't need to order takeout. Save the earth. You don't need all the plastic takeout containers to get a taste of takeout Chinese.  This is a great meal if you've got some leftover rice. Rice is freezer friendly, so you can even make...

Beef, Barley, & Mushoom Soup

Beef, Barley, & Mushoom Soup

Beef, Barley, and Mushroom soup is a very simple soup for a cold day. I love to make beef and barley soup in the Instant Pot. This is an "I forgot to make dinner" meal or for one of those days when I've been doing my thing (I'm the vegetarian) and I really don't care...