What can I do today, before the rush is on, to be ready for last minute gifts, kind neighborly gestures, and unexpected visits? Make recipes for rolls of unbaked refrigerator cookies, portioned into gift-sized logs, wrapped in waxed paper, and stashed in the freezer...
I would have to try really, really hard to sum up the weirdness surrounding our Thanksgiving holiday better than this essay I serendipitously found in a book about preserving seasonal harvests. All the best storylines are present: Fake News, Propaganda, Revisionist...
Some cuts of beef just are never going to be Ruth's Chris caliber. But that doesn't mean they aren't good, they are just something else. A disappointing, tough, lean Delmonico makes a damn fine Chicken Fried Steak, or pepper steak. Ditching the supermarket has...
So tender, a little tangy, with a very gentle spice, this is one of the laziest meals ever, and everyone loves it!
Mmm. The perfect summer strawberry captured warm from the garden, and straight into your cocktail. Check out this DIY project to make a special liquor you can’t buy at the store.
A spin off that classic rural family favorite, ham loaf, Oinkers are made from unseasoned ground pork mixed with ground smoked & cured ham – but less sweet, lighter and more modern.
So refreshing, so easy, and something you can prepare big batches of ahead, so you can pull out a chilled glass jar of refreshing soup when you need it later. And, I would not lie about this – a pint of this soup for lunch will literally cool you down, and keep you working.
Fresh supplies of locally raised, pastured pork and beef! Boardman, Poland, Hubbard OH, and communities north of Pittsburgh. I can supply other nearby areas by arrangement, let’s figure this out!
Looking back over the last decade of my life, the part where “normal” began to fall apart, it is absolutely one hundred percent true, it was my female friends who saved me from drowning.
Though we each had busy lives, and didn’t spend much time Galentine-ing it up during our everyday, married, kid schlepping lives, it did not matter. When the need was real, it was those GALS who showed up, ready to work when I was overwhelmed and could not see what to do next.
Grand gestures are showy, but quiet, small ones are sweeter. This week is that favorite day of retailers, florists and restauranteurs everywhere, Valentine’s Day. And while I’m weary of the commercialized aspect of the day, you’d have to be pretty hard-hearted...
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Pickled Grapes, Dirty Rice, Apple Pectin Stock, Pickled Eggs, Bacon Jam,... we have been provisioning and cooking seasonally from the land for years and have piled up lots of projects and ideas that will make your meals better, help you figure out how to deal with local products, and kick the processed commodity food habits.
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