FOOD

Poser Pancakes

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. INGREDIENTS 1 cup flour 1/3 cup sugar...

“This Toffee is $%#*&$ amazing”

“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 definitely the letter of the...

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

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 saves you money So many...

Alcohol 101: DIY Kahlua

Alcohol 101: DIY Kahlua

You can make Kahlua.  I'm featuring part of the Poser Homestead overpriced alcohol series. I used to keep a full bar stocked at all times. If friends came over I wanted to offer them a drink not say, "Want ice or no ice in your water?" Stocking a full bar requires a...

Alcohol 101: Make Your Own Amaretto

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!

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

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

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...

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