Category Archives: Food

Easy Homemade Bean & Bacon Soup

This time of year makes me miss the lush, green Tampa winters. It’s bleak and frigid outside and the last thing I want to do is leave the house and fight holiday traffic just for a quick trip to the … Continue reading

Southern Toffee

  It’s that time of year when I can’t stay out of the kitchen. So far this morning I’ve made bread, bone broth, lemon chicken soup, pot roast and toffee. I don’t know why I make toffee. Somehow it keeps finding its way … Continue reading

It’s Planting Time and I Suck at Gardening

I’m think I’m the only person who can grow beautiful tomatoes that taste like total crap. I’m a living example of an epic failure at growing plants. I’m into my 5th year on a farm and I still have a brown thumb … Continue reading

Homemade Peanut Butter or Any Nut Butter

This is probably a post you’d expect from a five year old but I really love homemade peanut butter. It’s super easy to make at home if you’re inclined to do so. I like knowing what’s in my food as … Continue reading

Processing Chicken Feet for Wholesome Stock

For years I’ve made my own stock but recently I’ve taken it to the next level. In a quest to use as much of the animal as I can I decided to learn how to incorporate chicken feet when making bone stock. … Continue reading

Homemade Gumbo

Happy New Year! I’ve been making this gumbo for years during any hint of cool weather. People request it year-round and. I get asked for the recipe all the time. It’s a very basic chicken and Andouille sausage recipe with … Continue reading

Wintering Herbs with a Grow Light

This past week was my birthday. Usually a Thanksgiving birthday sucks but this year, for some reason, people remembered and I got some pretty cool and useful gifts. One of this awesome gifts was from my oldest brother. He sent … Continue reading

The Pecans are Peeking

I love having a backyard bounty. I have five pecan trees, three of which are producing and showing signs of getting ready to drop their nuts. My fruit and nut trees have had a hard time between pests and the … Continue reading

Easy Stovetop Bacon Popcorn – YESSSS

No need to throw bacon grease away! Bacon popcorn is so simple to make. Ingredients: 1/4 Cup Popcorn (for stove top popping) Add more or less depending on what serving you want. Bacon grease – enough to completely coat bottom … Continue reading

Mom’s Fresh Salsa

For those of you who don’t like thick, chunky salsa this could be the salsa for you. This recipe is fairly mild but feel free to spice it up! It’s not just for chips and it goes quickly. Ingredients: 4 … Continue reading