Category Archives: Food

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

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

How to make cajeta – goat milk caramel sauce

Whenever I have a couple extra quarts of goat milk I love to make caramel sauce. When you make caramel sauce with goat milk it’s called cajeta. It’s simply decadent! Kids love it, adults love it. I always give extra … Continue reading

Farm Fresh Eggs vs. Factory Eggs

People often ask me what the difference is between pastured/farm fresh eggs and factory eggs – or most of the eggs you find at any major grocery. See for yourself: Before you even crack an egg you can often see … Continue reading

Learn to Make Almond Milk – or any nut milk

Nut milks are easy to make and nutritious. Click here for a short video demonstration: http://vimeo.com/27027302 Ingredients: 1 cup pre-soaked, raw almonds (or your nut of choice. Now I use pecans from my trees) 4 cups purified or filtered water 1.5 teaspoons … Continue reading