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Creamy Soups – Broccoli Cheddar

broccoli cheddar soup

Jaimie is always asked in our comments about doing more cooking and kitchen related videos. We are going to start off a new series that will involve Jaimie cooking on the homestead and the methods she uses. She thought Broccoli Cheddar would be a great place to start. Primarily because …

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Papalo Seeds for Summer!

Papalo Seeds

Those of us who love cilantro in the summer with zesty salsa and salads are usually out of luck. Cilantro is usually bolting and not doing well at all in the high summer heats of the south. So by the time you have lots of shiny red tomatoes fresh from …

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Artisan Cured Meats

artisan-cured-meats

When we decided to make artisan cured meats on the homestead, it was not out of a desire to sell to a market or create a business. It was out of a necessity to save meat for long term storage. Being off grid means we don’t have abundant electricity beyond …

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What to Look for When Shopping for a Wood Cook Stove

How-to-buy-a-wood-cookstove

This shopping guide was prepared by www.woodcooking.com, US sellers of La Nordica wood cook stoves. Wood cook stoves are new to the 21st century home dweller. Most have seen them in history textbooks and many remember them in their grandmother’s homes. Some have even used them, but very few have …

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Homemade Canned Salsa

salsa-recipe

One of my husband’s favorite foods is salsa. Give him a bag of chips and a jar of really spicy salsa, and he is happy! Our garden is full of tomatoes this time of year and at least half of them will be made into salsa. I plan to can …

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