We’ve been growing food for over a decade and are still trying out new things that catch our eye, but there are some old standbys we plant every year because they have proven themselves to be reliable and delicious. So here are some of our all time favorites; we hope you give them a try!
Pumpkin Seed Salsa Macha
Salsa macha is very different from your typical jar of salsa in the grocery store. Think of it as an all-purpose condiment to drizzle on anything that needs some spice, tang, and crunch (and really, what doesn’t?)
Make your Own Homegrown Tamales with Venison and Tallow
Since we started growing corn, I’ve wanted to make tamales. I always associated them with holidays and big events and having never made them myself, assumed they were an intimidating and laborious process. But this year, our usual tamale source fell through and Jordan and I decided it was time to throw our hats in the ring.
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How to Make Venison Scrapple
Scrapple is a Pennsylvania Dutch food borne out of the need to use absolutely every scrap of an animal after it is butchered to feed a family or community with very limited resources. It is essentially a congealed loaf of cooked and ground pork scraps, cornmeal and spices (hungry yet?). The loaf is typically sliced into quarter inch slabs and fried until the outside is crispy…
How to Make Fruit Shrubs
Shrubs are a great way to preserve fruit when you don’t have the time or energy for canning. It’s also suitable for fruit that’s a little past its prime that you wouldn’t want to can anyway. I often make shrubs with the tail ends of a fruit crop, or after a foraging trip where I managed to grab a few handfuls of berries but not enough for a major cooking project
How to Make Potato Ramp Pierogi!
I had never eaten a pierogi until I moved to Pittsburgh but as a major potato fan it was love at first bite. Around here people take them very seriously so I…
How to Make Black Walnut Muhammara
This is a sweet, savory, spicy dip from the city of Aleppo, Syria. As with most of our recipes we replaced many ingredients with items that can be grown or…
How to Make Dock Seed Crackers
Curly dock (rumex crispus, although many dock species will work as well) seed is easily identifiable from mid-Summer through Fall by its tall spikes of rust-brown seeds. It is often growing in large patches near agricultural fields or other disturbed areas. By grabbing the plant at the base of the seed head and stripping the seeds off into a bag, it’s easy to collect a lot in a short amount of time.