Category Archives: Food

Garden Fertility – Dealing with Zucchini & Squash Low Production

I’ve finally planted a few vegetables for my fall garden, including zucchini. Over the summer I noticed a LOT of people having issues getting their gardens to produce – despite having an abundance of flowers.  This happened in my new … Continue reading

Easy Apartment Livestock – Brief Intro to Quail

My button and coturnix quail have been laying well lately. Each day I collect a small bounty from the garden then stop by the quail enclosure and collect their eggs: With the latest world events more and more people have … Continue reading

Regrow Kitchen Scraps

With so many people looking to save money, cultivate their own foods as well as teach their children, I thought I’d do a quick post about regrowing kitchen scraps. Did you know some scraps can be regrown? Things like green … Continue reading

Summer 2019

This summer has been busy but lately it’s also been terribly hot. Although I lived in Florida for almost twenty years as well as in the sweltering tropics during my childhood…I just can’t take the heat anymore. I think I’m … Continue reading

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