I really hate to see food go to waste, and as I was cutting up a watermelon this year, I thought what a waste it was to put the watermelon rinds in the trash. I don’t have chickens anymore, and I don’t have a compost, so I really do feel like I am wasting them […]
No garden is complete without an herb garden. Whether you use them for cooking, preserving, or home remedies, here is a list of must-have herbs from our Untrained Housewife community.
Note: This is a guest post from the wonderful Tessa at Homestead Lady. She’s got some great tips here on fueling your garlic habit by growing your own – but her blog and Facebook page are chock full of plenty of other tips, tricks, and homestead ventures. Tell her we sent you! Raise your hand […]
One of our favorite meals as a family is to oven-roast one of our home raised chickens. My father-in-law salt-and-sugar brined this chicken so it was already tender and flavorful and I wanted to give the chicken a treatment that would complement that as much as possible. The solution was a twist on the typical […]
If you are harvesting bushels of green beans from your garden like I am you’ll appreciate this delicious way to prepare and cook them. This preparation gives a unique cultural flavor to your green bean harvest or CSA box treasure trove. These are simply boiled or steamed a bit and dressed with a tarator sauce. This would […]