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 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 Homegrown Granola
We grew oats for the first time this year and this is the first recipe we came up with to taste test them. The homegrown oats have a nuttier flavor and…
How to Make a Beeswax Salve
Working in a greenhouse and on a farm where they go from wet to dry, dirty to scrubbed clean, and bitterly cold to warm throughout the day, my hands go through Hell in the Spring and often look like it. Regular lotions don’t do much since they instantly get wiped or washed off, but I have found that a thick application of beeswax salve keeps the cracking at bay.
How to Make Hearty Venison Borscht
Venison borscht is a perfect dish for March- hearty and satisfying to warm you on those blustery early Spring days spent prepping the garden…
How to Make Pumpkin Walnut Muffins
When I was a kid my mother always made pumpkin-cranberry muffins in the Fall so I associate them with changing leaves and cold mornings waiting for the school bus, but these sweet and richly satisfying muffins are good any time of year. A can of pumpkin puree from the store will do just fine for this recipe, but if you’re blessed with an abundance of pumpkins in your pantry like we are, making your own is very simple.