FOOD

Egg Overdose: What to Eat When You Have Too Many Chickens

Egg Overdose: What to Eat When You Have Too Many Chickens

What to Do with Your 10M Eggs Egg overdose is not just for Easter. It's a very real thing on a homestead. Many homesteaders--even poser homesteaders fall victim to "chicken math" whereby you think chickens are cute and you get too many even though you only planned to...

Love Beef? Buy Half a Cow

Love Beef? Buy Half a Cow

With pink slime, mad cow, salmonella, and other industrial food supply contaminants, it's hard finding good beef. You have two choices--source your meat correctly or raise it yourself. If you're a real homestead, you're probably already raising your meat this. But if...

Fall In Love With Your Pantry (Never Run Out of Toilet Paper Again)

Fall In Love With Your Pantry (Never Run Out of Toilet Paper Again)

For $2999 I can get an entire year's worth of freeze-dried "desserts," powdered drinks, and... things I'd never eat because I'm not an astronaut. None of the marketing mentions taste--it's all about "price per calorie." There are 30-year tubs that'll last longer than...

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...