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Two Ways To Render Tallow: Crockpot or Stovetop

November 13, 2014 – 7:29 am
tallow

Rendering fat sounds like a long, complicated process. Actually, it couldn’t be easier! Here are two ways to make tallow in your kitchen with tools you already have on hand.

Root Cellaring Carrots in a Crawl Space

November 10, 2014 – 8:59 am
How To Root Cellar Carrots in a Crawl Space (www.newlifeonahomestead.com)

Here’s how to use your crawl space as a root cellar for storing carrots long term, how to store them and how long you can expect them to last.

How To Can Potatoes

October 1, 2014 – 8:58 am
canning potatoes

Canning potatoes is a great way to preserve them! Here’s an easy tutorial on how to can potatoes at home.

How To Can Pickled Figs

September 29, 2014 – 7:26 am
How To Can Pickled Figs

These “pickled” figs are canned in a sweet brine of sugar, cinnamon and cloves. They’re better than candy. If you have access to fresh figs, you have got to try this recipe!

How To Freeze Potatoes

July 23, 2014 – 5:47 am
potatoes

When you have an abundant harvest and don’t have time to can it all at once, freezing is another great option for preserving potatoes.

10+ Reasons To Learn To Can Food Now!

July 22, 2014 – 9:37 pm
At Home Canning For Beginners and Beyond

Eleven good reasons why you need to start canning NOW. PLUS, a $5 off coupon code for the DVD: At Home Canning For Beginners and Beyond. Don’t let fear hold you back from learning this valuable skill.

Sautéed Squash and Onions

July 13, 2014 – 5:26 pm
squash and onions

A quick, easy, and delicious way to eat squash fresh from the garden. Even for squash-haters like me.

Making A Garden Cookbook

June 23, 2014 – 8:01 am
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Creating a garden cookbook was my answer to figuring out how to use our fresh garden produce without ever getting bored of eating the same thing.

Cherry Picking: Preserving Cherries, PLUS How To Use Cherry Pits!

June 23, 2014 – 6:48 am
cherries

Freezing, dehydrating, canning- so many ways to preserve cherries! You can also use the seeds for many things… just don’t eat them!

How and When To Harvest and Store Carrots

June 15, 2014 – 12:54 pm
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Here’s how to know when it’s the right time to harvest your carrots, how to harvest them properly, and what to do with them to keep them fresh longer. Plus, an experiment in cellaring them in a cool crawl space under the house.

Wilted Lettuce Salad (Hot Lettuce)

May 30, 2014 – 8:57 am
Wilted Lettuce Salad

Here’s another GREAT way to use up a bunch of fresh lettuce fast! It’s a new favorite for us.

Lettuce Soup.

May 28, 2014 – 5:33 am
fresh garden produce

I know. Doesn’t sound very tasty, does it? You’d be surprised at what a few key ingredients can do though! This soup is a great way to quickly use up an abundance of fresh lettuce, and make it into a hearty meal.

Sauteed Spinach with Garlic

May 16, 2014 – 5:28 pm
sauteed spinach

A super easy and delicious way to use a bunch of fresh spinach straight from the garden.

Roasted Asparagus with Radish and Chive Butter

May 5, 2014 – 5:55 pm
asparagus

A delicious roasted asparagus recipe using home grown ingredients which are usually in season together.

Wild Foraging: Mayapples

April 29, 2014 – 6:53 pm
Mayapple

I was so excited when I finally learned what the umbrella-like leaves that are popping up all over the forest floor are. Especially that they have edible fruits!!

Cooked Dandelion Greens

April 3, 2014 – 7:19 am
Dandelion leaves cooked

Dandelions are a great introduction to wild foraging, if you’re new to eating “weeds”.