Food

Homesteading Food articles collected over two decades from experienced homesteaders who know what they’re talking about.

Peter Piper Picked a Peck: DIY Pickles on the Homestead

Homesteaders are accustomed to spending time at home and taking on projects in the kitchen.  Now that everyone has been…

2 weeks ago

Sylvester Graham and His Wonderful Cracker: History of Graham Crackers

Long before I'd heard of Sylvester Graham, when I was a child, way back when, in the good old days,…

4 weeks ago

From Cucina Povera to Conscious Cookery: Timeless Garden-to-Kitchen and Back Again Smarts

Eating in season. Eating locally. They’re not just foodie buzzwords, that’s how our ancestors ate. They had to. There was…

2 months ago

Easy Homestead Moonshine

Welcome to the short-and-sweet easy homestead moonshine guide.  I’m going to skip all the lengthy legal disclaimers.  I’m not telling…

2 months ago

Beet Kvass: The Miracle of Russia

When considering the wonderful contributions that Russia has made to the culinary world, the first response that might spring to…

2 months ago

How to Make the Best Backyard Burgers, Homemade Condiments, & More

The seeds are planted, the animals are content, and the heat is starting to cut into chore time.  It is…

2 months ago

Equip Your Homestead Kitchen (and then Make Some Tasty Yogurt)

I recently set out to learn how to make yogurt.  In my initial information gathering, two things made an impression…

2 months ago

Brassica: The Queen of Greens

I recently had breakfast with my three-year old granddaughter, Josephine, in a rather chi-chi diner of her choosing. When her…

3 months ago

How to Grow a Food Forest in Five Years

In times of uncertainty such as these, becoming as self-sufficient as you can is a smart idea.  One of the…

3 months ago

Foraging the Forest for Spring Edibles

It’s early spring. The bone-chilling winds of winter have finally given way to that sweet-smelling southern breeze. Songbirds have returned…

4 months ago

Making Mead: A Celebration of Our Unified Past

Mead: in the western world, the very word conjures images of warriors in leathers drinking from horns or human skulls.…

4 months ago

Food Forever: Creating a Perennial Food Forest

Growing our own produce is an important part of the homesteading lifestyle. However, planting and depending solely on annuals season…

4 months ago