FOOD

MEAL PREP LIKE A CHEF (AND HAVE FUN!)

MEAL PREP LIKE A CHEF (AND HAVE 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 SEASON IN NEW ENGLAND

MAPLE SUGARING SEASON IN NEW ENGLAND

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...

PANTRY MEALS: CREPES

PANTRY MEALS: CREPES

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...

NEVER BUY VANILLA AGAIN–MAKE IT!

NEVER BUY VANILLA AGAIN–MAKE IT!

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,...

PANTRY MEALS: BLACK BEAN BURGERS

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. ...

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...

ALL ABOUT WECK JARS (AND WHY YOU’LL LOVE THEM)

ALL ABOUT WECK JARS (AND WHY YOU’LL LOVE THEM)

"My grandma used Weck jars."  Actually, my grandma didn't--she was one of the rare working moms in her day. She was an award-winning telephone operator with certificates for saving lives. It was everyone else's grandmother who canned. My mom canned when I was growing...

HOW TO HAVE FRESH LETTUCE IN WINTER

HOW TO HAVE FRESH LETTUCE 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...