Archive of ‘recipes’ category

How to Can Dry Beans and Peas

| food preservation, recipes

Canned Dry Beans

I always have such fun experimenting with new plants and varieties in the garden! This year I tried growing our own dry beans for using in soup and stew recipes over the winter. My expectations were pretty low… I had tried growing them last year as an underplanting in the dent corn (think 3 sisters) […] Read more…


Spicy (A Giveaway Post)

| Farmstead Cookery, recipes, Reviews


I have a conundrum. You see, I’m just about out of chicken stock. Really, I  need to roast this chicken for dinner tonight and then use the bones to make some. (Don’t roasted chicken bones make the most beautifully dark & rick stock?!) But what I really want to do with the chicken is to […] Read more…


Homemade Medicine Made Simple: Immune-Boosting Elderberry Syrup {For the Pantry Shelf}

| Farmstead Cookery, food preservation, natural health and beauty, natural remedies, recipes, Uncategorized


It doesn’t surprise me that DIY health care is increasing in popularity. We know that the folks in control of the health care system in our country don’t necessarily have our best interest at heart. Much to their chagrin, there is an increasing availability of information for those looking to take back control of their own […] Read more…


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