Fermented Foods–A beginner’s experience with How to Make Sauerkraut

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  I told my sister that fermented foods would help her husband’s health issues. You should have seen the look on her face when she asked, “And what, exactly, are fermented foods?” I had to chuckle. “Like sauerkraut,” I responded. But you know what? Fermented foods are much more widespread than that. Yogurt is a good example. I’ve been making … Continue reading

Kitchen Tools for the Homestead Cook

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  Homestead cooks face a set of challenges that the everyday homemaker does not. One of those challenges is processing food in bulk. Another is doing with our foods what others rely on commercial processors to do, like grinding meat or milling flour. Because of these challenges, homestead cooks require a different set of kitchen tools than other cooks do. … Continue reading

The Baring of my Soul

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  Life has its stages. Once, I was twenty-something with four little kids. I had limitations on my time and my energy, but my energy stores were much greater at twenty-something than they are now, so in retrospect, that wasn’t so bad. Then, I was thirty-something with four bigger kids. They could help more. They could get themselves dressed, fold … Continue reading

Merry Christmas

  I know I’ve been quiet for a while. But it’s a good thing. December, in all it’s flurry, always brings me to a place of introspection and meditation of what the new year will bring. Consequently, I’ve not been up to sitting at the computer sending out my usual “how to survive on the homestead” cheer. But I have … Continue reading