Throwing That “Sustainable” Word Around Again

Sustainable maintaining ecological balance: exploiting natural resources without destroying the ecological balance of an area Well, that sounds like a nice idea, now, doesn’t it? Here in America (and in many other parts of the world, to be sure) we are no longer living a sustainable life. Native cultures did it, and did it well. They […]

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Homesteaderfest: Beer Lovers Meatballs

I don’t care who you are. If you don’t like meatballs, there’s something wrong with you. 2 slices bread, cubed 12 ounces beer 1 pound lean ground beef H cup shredded mozzarella cheese Freshly ground black pepper to taste H cup chopped onion 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons vinegar 2 tablespoons […]

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Farm House “Cheddar” Cheese

Everyone should try making their own cheese. I have recently begun making my own fresh mozzarella on a weekly basis, and trying firmer cheeses monthly. My kids eat a lot of Cheddar, Colby, and Havarti, so those are the ones I have been trying to master. Farmhouse Cheddar is a semi-hard cheese made with a few […]

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Smoked Bacon from Scratch

Every meat-eater I’ve ever met has a very special place in their belly for bacon. Quite simply, it is delicious, almost any way you cook it. In fact, we love it so much that we raise a couple of pigs each year to meet all our bacon needs, not to mention ham, lard, sausage, pork […]

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Stalking Wild Asparagus: The Hunt is on!

I grew up with a dad who was well versed in what to eat (and what not to eat!) from the woods, the yard, and even the roadsides. Eating berries from the hillside and mushrooms from deep in the woods is one of the great pleasures in life! If you didn’t grow up with wild […]

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