The mornings are crisp, the leaves are turning, and the days are getting shorter. Autumn is just around the corner. As part of my new goal to eat more in tune with the seasons, I've been attempting to plan out some meals for the upcoming season. It hasn't been easy. I've never been good at … Continue reading Autumn Meal Planning
I get these ideas sometimes. They are great ideas. Practical ideas. However, they tend to make things a little more complicated. My garden's structural design originally was simple, natural structures. This would help keep cost down and would result in me spending more time in a forest, gathering supplies. Bonus. Although spending time in the forest … Continue reading Mini-Greenhouses that Convert
This is one of most highly rated ice creams. I get a lot of great feedback from those who have sampled it. Ingredients 2 cups of milk (I use goat milk) 2 cups heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cups peanut butter 1 cups chopped peanut butter cups, small chunks … Continue reading Ice Cream: Peanut Butter w/ Cups
I've been on the hunt for some unique ways to use butternut squash and so far this is one of my favorites. It was a hit with everyone at Thanksgiving as a side dish. It takes some time to prepare the squash but overall is pretty easy and simple to make. It serves 6 Ingredients … Continue reading Recipes from the Garden: Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash w/ Pecans
A friend of mine just got an ice cream machine. He was asking me for some ideas and I realized that I have never written any of my ice cream recipes down. So I'll do my best at sharing them here. Mint Chocolate Chip was my very first ice cream. Ingredients 2 cups of milk … Continue reading Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip
I was so impressed with how my butter turned out last night that I decided to give ketchup a shot. It took quite some time to boil it down and there are some things I would change for the next batch but overall it came out pretty well. 1 can of tomato sauce (15oz) 1/3 … Continue reading Time for Ketchup!
Tonight I challenged myself with something new and totally fun. I made butter. I grabbed a mason jar, filled it half way up with heavy whipping cream and shook away. It took around twenty minutes total to get the butter and buttermilk to separate. It was super easy to do and a bit of an … Continue reading Making Butter