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Spicy Kale Pizza Dough with Mushrooms and Cheese

Sautéed mushrooms and kale with cottage cheese on a spicy kale pizza crust make this a great winter pizza.

You can find the recipe here on my…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on January 10, 2014 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

The Mini-Barn

Originally posted at Multifarious Raymonds.

Thanks to a fox taking off two of our hens and then the would-be-butcher never getting back to us, we ended up keeping the six last chickens from what was to be a broiler flock. We now have eight hens and a very loving rooster. Needless to say, that left us needing to either add on to the old coop or gain a new one.…


Added by Tasha Raymond on January 9, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

10 Homesteading Skills Every Child Should Learn

When we prepare our kids for adulthood, there are some skills that will serve them especially well.

When kids learn basic homesteading skills, they get a number of really important advantages in life such as:

  • They have skills that can save them a lot of money when they're on their own, since they…

Added by Alicia Bayer on January 7, 2014 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Citrus and Honey Whole Grain Muffins

Oranges and tangerines paired with honey in a whole wheat and oatmeal muffin--simple, bright, and fresh.

You can find the recipe on my…

Added by Kirsten Madaus on January 7, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

To cold to run the smoker today...

so I cranked up the new Nesco dehydrator (Christmas present) and drying some apple slices for snacks. Next project is to make some sesame crackers. Tomorrow is corvina and beef jerky day.  

Added by John F. Houpt II, PhD on January 7, 2014 at 12:21pm — 9 Comments

Milk Kefir grains

If you want FREE MILK KEFIR GRAINS let me know

Added by Alyce Kielman on January 6, 2014 at 8:18pm — 3 Comments

January Seed Starting for Southern California

Welcome to another informational post in our 2014 Planting Guide series!
Most people don't think about seed-starting in January.  If you live in warmer climates such as…

Added by Marianne Smith on January 6, 2014 at 6:01pm — No Comments

January Seed Starting for South Florida

Believe it or not, South Florida Gardeners are planting seeds in January.  
LOTS of seed varieties actually!…


Added by Marianne Smith on January 6, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Use It Up: Make Bread Crumbs

I'm always surprised (horrified) when someone at the bakery I work at asks if they can buy bread crumbs. Using bread crumbs is supposed to be a way to use up the crumbs that break off the loaf while you're cutting a slice of a good rustic bread, or a way to use bread that has become hopelessly dry. Not something you buy.…


Added by Cynthia Skelton on January 4, 2014 at 7:38pm — 1 Comment

Everything Bagel Focaccia Pizza

This is a chewy focaccia seasoned like an everything bagel, topped with your favorite bagel toppings.  We set up a topping bar and each person gets to top their slices their own way. Mine is shown below: 

You can find the recipe…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on January 4, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Orange Teriyaki Slaw Stir Fry with Orange Ginger Sriracha Turkey Meatballs

Making and eating this Fast From the Farm Share entree brightens up a winter day.  It looks, and tastes, bright and fresh.  Colorful cool weather vegetables and fresh oranges in an Asian-inspired sauce with orange, ginger, and sriracha-seasoned turkey meatballs.

You can find the recipe …


Added by Kirsten Madaus on January 2, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Prosciutto, Goat Cheese and Fig Jam on an Eggnog/Butternut Pizza Crust

Using food I can find marked down is kind of a thing of mine.  I can Seconds tomatoes when my garden doesn't produce enough, I buy day old naan whenever I see it, and marked down dairy products make my heart happy.  

But sometimes I get stumped with how to use them up before they go bad. 

Pizza crust made with eggnog and butternut squash?  Why not?…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on December 30, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment


            Who designed the chicken molting process? Really, who thought it was a good idea for the flock to lose feathers in November and December, just when the temperature drops? Henny began molting in late November and the yard was strewn with bright white feathers. As soon as she was done, just when the temperature dropped to ten degrees, Gladys started. Black smoke everywhere and she exposed her scrawny legs and neck to the cold. Why?

            But Henny is glorious in her…


Added by Charlyn on December 27, 2013 at 1:17pm — 1 Comment

A Plethora of Pesto

I originally developed these eight recipes for a workshop I teach on growing and using culinary herbs. Most call for fresh herbs, but a few, like the white bean pesto and sun dried tomato pesto don't, making them perfect for the…


Added by Elizabeth Carls on December 27, 2013 at 11:32am — 1 Comment

Cranberry Apple Pecan Tangerine Mini Muffins

Just because it's after Christmas does not mean that you have to stop eating cranberries, right?  I mean, I eat pumpkin from September through until I use the last one from the Strategic Winter Squash Reserve around March.  Combining cranberries with tangerines from the fruit fundraiser makes for a tart and tangy and sweet, one could even say perky muffin (hey, it's an apt term).…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on December 27, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Make Your Own Anti-Flu Elderberry Honey Syrup

Every family should keep a jar of elderberry honey syrup in their refrigerator. This simple, natural elixir is fabulous at preventing and treating illnesses and it couldn't be easier to make or more natural.

What's so great about elderberry syrup?

Elderberry syrup is one of the best…


Added by Alicia Bayer on December 24, 2013 at 2:36pm — 1 Comment

25+ Fantastic foraging groups and pages on Facebook

Has your family tried foraging yet? Foraging for wild edible foods is a great way to get healthy, pesticide-free, delicious food for free, plus try wonderful new tastes and get out in nature.

There are many great books out there to give you basic…


Added by Alicia Bayer on December 24, 2013 at 1:23pm — 6 Comments

Eggnog Finnish Oven Pancake

I first had a Finnish oven pancake while working on a dairy farm in southeastern Finland.  I make it for my kids when they have leisurely winter mornings at home due to snow days--but it's also a yummy holiday breakfast.

A stand mixer makes easy work of this breakfast, as it requires 10 minutes of beating.…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on December 24, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Cranberry Honey Butter

I'll be the first to admit that I'm no Martha Stewart--I can't roll this compound butter into anything that looks pretty.  But it's quick and easy to make, adds color to your holiday table, and uses cranberries while they are abundant in stores.

We like it on waffles/pancakes/Pumpkin Cranberry Maple Kugel as well as tossed with green beans, Brussels sprouts, and corn.…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on December 22, 2013 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

The Pint Size Farmer


Added by Ken /Stacy Zivicki on December 21, 2013 at 8:17pm — 1 Comment

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