This book is full of all the great cooking posts that you have grown to love here at Everything Home plus. It has over 35 pages of homestead kitchen know-how with pictures to illustrate.
Added by Carol J. Alexander on August 15, 2013 at 10:19am — No Comments
One of the best things I ever learned was making granola in the crockpot. You know why? Because in the oven, I always burned it--never failed. Oh, you can still burn it in the crockpot, but it's not as easy. Probably because it's a much lower temperature for a longer period of time. Since I've learned to do this, I've never tried it…Continue
Added by Carol J. Alexander on March 19, 2013 at 10:48pm — No Comments
Seed catalogs mean more to me than potting soil, trying new varieties, and dreaming of…Continue
It's January and the weather is still not what I would call winter. In fact, I've been struggling with ants in the dog bowl lately.
However, after remember a story about how our pastor's wife kept them out of the the food cabinet while a missionary in Thailand, I found relief--as did my little dog Asa.
So, if you struggle withants in the dog bowl, go to my blog Everything Home with Carol and…Continue
Added by Carol J. Alexander on January 9, 2012 at 7:35am — No Comments
In the winter when greens are scarce, we like to grow sprouts. I used to stick with alfalfa or mung sprouts, but discovered that there are a lot of seeds that make healthy and delicious sprouts.
If you would like to learn how to grow sprouts, hop over to Everything Home with Carol and read the full scoop.
Blessings to you,
Earlier this year I wrote a post on cleaning chicken feet. However, I did not go into the details of why it is important for me to have those chicken feet added to my stock pot. The fact is any variety of properly made stock (whether from chickens, beef, lamb, or white-tailed deer) provides many health promoting vitamins, minerals, and…Continue
Added by Carol J. Alexander on December 29, 2011 at 9:55am — No Comments
A friend recently gave me 4 gallons of cow's milk. We've always kept dairy goats, but the cream from the Jersey cow was a special treat. I turned that 4 gallons of milk into yogurt, mozzarella cheese, butter, buttermilk, and whey. And, of course, we got to drink fresh, raw milk.
How to make…Continue
We started processing our chickens this week. I say started because we didn't finish. Once we get the other half completed, I will update you on the stats. But for now, I want to talk about the feet.
One of the reasons I look so forward to butchering chickens is having healthy stock on hand. But the stock is only as healthy as what you put into it. Adding the…Continue
I love this time of year and the abundance of vegetables at the table. But more than that, I like coming up with new ways to prepare them. Some way to mix them all together, make it pretty to look at, and pleasing to the palette.
Here is another one of our summer favorites--Garden Surprise.
We call it surprise because the ingredients…Continue
Several years ago my youngest son would admire his oldest brother who spent the evening lifting weights, doing push-ups, and basically anything to "buff up." When the baby would ask him how he got so strong the oldest would reply, "I eat eggs for breakfast every morning."
That was an understatement. Because he worked a physical job, and worked out at the gym and home, this young man could put away 1/2 dozen eggs, 1/2 pound of sausage, several slices of toast, and a quart of milk in…Continue
Added by Carol J. Alexander on June 6, 2011 at 9:05am — No Comments
Those of us with dairy animals are used to an abundance of milk once our animals freshen in the spring. A wonderful thing to do with all that extra is to make yogurt.
Yogurt is a dairy product created by fermenting milk with a Lactobacillus culture. Making your own yogurt is fun and easy. And, it is a healthful snack that children love.
To make your own yogurt, start with fresh milk. Powdered or skim milk work but produce a…Continue