Alcohol 101: Make Your Own Amaretto

Don't buy that amaretto! Make it instead.  Are you spending $40 in the store for a bottle of amaretto?  You shouldn't. This is a simple make at home recipe. Save the fancy bottle you drained at Christmas and make a never ending bottle for yourself, or make a few to...

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 cold--the sap runs in the...

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...

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 bucks a cup. But then,...

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 experiment. This is a...

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

Canning 101: Preserve the Harvest & Your Wallet Canning's not just for grandmother's anymore. Whether you’ve got a survivalist bunker or you’re a foodie crying because the last fresh blueberry dropped off the bush, canning is for you. Canning and food preservation fed...

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 out some...

Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit

Beans, beans the magical fruit… Actually, they’re not a fruit, they’re a legume, but who cares? They taste good. You could buy beans for a buck or two a can, but they’d taste like the aluminum they’re canned in. You can do better. Make these fresh! Quick soak method:...

My Personal Heirloom Waffle Recipe

Waffles are an easy-prep, easy-freeze rock star breakfasts. Whether you’re working two jobs and need food or just don’t want cereal, waffles are for you.

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