INFLATION BUSTING

INFLATION BUSTING

Prices are rising. I've felt it for a while. We see some official numbers, but none of the official numbers measure the things that I actually buy.  To figure it out, I created "the chicken grain report." I measure other things, too, like gas, the price of milk, and...

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...

PANTRY COOKING: FLAVORED COFFEE CREAMERS

PANTRY COOKING: FLAVORED COFFEE CREAMERS

I don't like store brand flavored coffee creamers. Store-bought coffee creamer is too sweet, and I can't spell the chemicals. When I make things at home, I can control the amount of sugar (or leave it out entirely), and they save the environment from making more...

PANTRY COOKING: PANCAKES

PANTRY COOKING: PANCAKES

These might very well be the best pancakes in the world. It's my recipe, probably stolen in my twenties, but I changed it over the years to make it my own. I used to work in a diner, so I have an unnatural love for breakfast twenty-four hours a day. It's getting...

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...

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...

MY DAILY BREAD

MY DAILY BREAD

Ratio-Based Bread Baking We bake our bread at home daily.  My friends say “If I had your time…”  I don’t have any more time than any other working mom who does a million extra things.  What I do have is a secret recipe and a process.  I make the bread dough at night,...