As a kid I remember my mother making homemade pasta. Mostly because my brother and I would sneak into the kitchen and snag the doughy pasta as it was drying on the racks. Having a few extra minutes on my hands now-a-days I decided to make my first batch of noodles as an adult. It seemed well worth it when I was done. Also, our chickens add a little fun to it… Here is how I did it: Continue reading
I’ve never been a big pie person, usually sticking to cakes and ice creams. However this year, with a local apple orchard a few towns over and some time on our hands, pie season it is and boy is it scrumptious! Continue reading
Lets face it, our sheep are not “livestock” they are pets, they are my pets and I love them dearly. Therefore, they get treats. Mostly they get treats at night so they know that when they come in to their brand new stalls they get fed something delicious and will hopefully spark them to come in on their own every night without having to get the dog to round them up in the dark. So far, we are about 90% to that goal. Continue reading
We have our wonderful grape vines that have amazingly survived and are producing. Out of the four original plants, last year we only had one produce leaves and grapes. This year, that one gave us grapes, but two others started sprouting green leaves again. No fruit on them this year but hopefully next year. Continue reading
After a kohlrabi chip fail, I decided to try kohlrabi fritters. I made these for dinner on Saturday and they turned out fantastic! It has renewed my interest in this very ugly vegetable. Continue reading
Our banana pepper plant is going crazy!!! It is producing very many large banana peppers. I’m not their #1 fan, but my husband is right on up there. However, he cannot keep up with this plant so I had to come up with something to do with all these peppers.
And with all those berries comes one of the best things I’ve ever made, jam. Last year I made this jam and only made about 6 small jelly jars worth and ran out quickly. This year I made as much as I could. If you have access to wild raspberries and want to try canning, this is a great recipe to try! This one comes from Ball. Recipe here Continue reading