Category Archives: Food Production and Recipes

Canning Dark Brown Beans

It seemed like the perfect day to can up some dark spicy beans. I set a whole bag of navy beans to soaking last night, changing the water twice.  This morning into my big pot went the beans and my … Continue reading

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How to make Potato Starter

How to make a Raw Potato Bread Starter for sour dough bread. Raw Potato Starter out of my favorite Bread Book 1 cup of warm water 1 cup of all-purpose Flour 1 tsp each of salt an Sugar 1 med … Continue reading

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Pie Pastry Recipes

This is a old post from 2011 and I am bringing the whole post back as it such a good one. I should of course break each recipe down into its own post with its own photos. At the time … Continue reading

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What do you use clover for?

I like clover! I like white clover and red clover, I can remember as a small child the pleasure on a warm sunny summer day to pick big fluffy heads of the most wonder purple and sucking on the sweet … Continue reading

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Preparing Dandelion Flowers for future use

Dandelion flower are lovely to use in a number of ways. You can add them to honey to make Dandelion honey. You can add them to butter. You can add them to dough and make cakes with them or mini … Continue reading

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GooseBerry Jam Recipe

The gooseberry patch is hopping this year, a full batch of jam on off just two of the bushes with eight more to go for picking and processing. I love Gooseberry Jam on old aged cheese. The combo is a … Continue reading

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Fresh Nettle Pasta – Made with Duck Eggs

2 cups flour, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 cup of dried Crumbled Nettle, 1 and half tbsp water, 3 duck eggs, kneed it all together and then let it rest at least 30 min with a damp tea towel over it, … Continue reading

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Baked Squash Soup

Like many fellow gardeners, we have squash on our counters that need to be used up or for the more frugal folks, a good winter squash is a outstanding way to make a thick meaty or not stick to your … Continue reading

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Flash Back Monday! Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe

This is a super easy recipe, can be made into a thin cornbread pan, muffins or as shown above in a cornbread pan.. 1 1/2 cups  buttermilk ( you can use powdered buttermilk, really buttermilk or whole milk with two … Continue reading

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Saturday Flash Back- Chili Recipe and Ways to use it

When its a  busy day on the farm, (like today is) its a lovely thing to put a chili into the crock pot and just let it cook away so that your house smells awesome when you come back in … Continue reading

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