Month: September 2017

The Secrets to a Delicious Pasta Sauce

I just finished up canning all of my tomatoes for the season, and thought I would share my secrets, and a large batch canning recipe for a delicious, thick, packed with flavor spaghetti sauce. I make this sauce (and double it) every year and…

My Favorite Ways to Preserve Apples

“Autumn and Cinnamon go so perfectly together.” It is late September, which means… Apple Season! Every year I preserve a couple hundred pounds of apples. They also go into pies, crumbles, drinks, and little mouths. You know it is apple season when a walk…

10 Things You Can Do to Live More Sustainably (even in the city).

“Food security is not in the supermarket. It’s not in the government. It’s not at the emergency services division. True food security is the historical normalcy of packing it in during the abundant times, building that in-house larder, and resting easy knowing that our…

Wild + Free

Wild + Free Our children must run wild. What harm does it do? Rather than cooped up and tired, with an iPod or two. Our children must run free. The wind in their hair, saying good-bye to T.V. Their minds are too bare. Send…

Best Biscuits Ever.

I know I know…. that title might be a little strong, but, in my opinion, these really truly are the best biscuits ever. Studded with cream cheese and butter. These tall flakey biscuits will turn you away from canned biscuits forever. Breakfast, Lunch, or…

5 Steps to Raising Meat Chickens

“But my favorite remained the basic roast chicken. What a deceptively simple dish. I had come to believe that one can judge the quality of a cook by his or her roast chicken. Above all, it should taste like chicken: it should be so…

Basic Homemade Crackers

We are headed into Autumn, which means one of many things: Soup Season. What goes best with soup? In my house, crackers. A box of crackers from the store has too many ingredients to count. Some you can’t even pronounce. These crackers have only…

Homemade Butter – Two Ways

“I shouldn’t think even millionaires could eat anything nicer than new bread and real butter and honey for tea.” -Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle Butter has gained popularity, once again, as people understand the health benefits associated with whole foods and real fats. Butter,…

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

The Kitchen is the heart of every home, it evokes memories of your family history. As this blog evolves, it may become apparent that I have a slight sweet tooth. Give me all the carbs and sweet stuff. I just can’t resist. Growing up,…

2017-2018 School Picks

“A child should be brought up to have relations of force with earth and water, should run and ride, swim and skate, lift and carry; should know texture, and work in material; should know by name, and where and how they live at any…

5 Reasons You Should Spend More Time At Home (and what to do while there)

Here are five beneficial reasons to spending more time at home, and less time in the Great American Rat Race. This post is absolutely my opinion and is only meant for encouragement. 1) Spend Less: As long as you are not spending your day…

Dutch Baby

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?” “What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?” “I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet. Pooh nodded…

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