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…
Yaupon Holly Tea- A Native Coffee Alternative
Roughly 85% of Americans drink at least one caffeinated beverage per day, most of which are derived from two plants (the tea camelia and the coffee plant) originating in Asia and Africa. But did you know we have our own caffeinated plant that makes a delicious energizing beverage?
How to Make Venison Kibbeh
Because Silvan and I are striving to only use ingredients that we can produce ourselves, we are straying very far from the tradition of using lamb, burghul wheat and olive oil and instead making venison kibbeh…
How to Make Honeysuckle Sorbet
If you’ve ever caught the unmistakable scent of honeysuckle wafting in on a breezy summer evening and thought- I wish I could capture that and eat it- this recipe is for you.
How to Make Wild Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Weeds from Your Yard
This rich, cheesy dip is a perfect way to use two common “weeds” in the garden that are at their peak in late Spring and early Summer.
How to Make Lilac-infused Honey
Honey is a natural preservative due to its low moisture content, acidity and antibacterial properties. It’s been found in Ancient Egyptian tombs, unspoiled…
How to Make Nettle Matcha Powder
Ah nettle, one of foraging’s finest but most polarizing ambassadors. Nettle (urtica dioica) is incredibly nutritious, containing many vitamins and minerals such as Vitamins A and C, calcium, iron, and a rich array of fatty and amino acids. Stinging nettle has been used all over the globe as a source of food and medicine for centuries, and there’s substantial research backing up its numerous health benefits.
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.