Posts in category Food

Game Processing Tips from Our Ancesto...

With news stories about bubonic plague in squirrels and hantavirus in other rodents, cleaning and eating small game may not look like such a smart survival solution anymore. But these diseases are not new. So how did our ancestors, with limited knowledge of biological hazards, process game to avoid these illnesses? Cultural Taboos Even without […]

DIY Dandelion Wine

  I wanted to put this recipe out before you start seeing them. I love country wines and this is as country as they come. In my opinion nothing says homemade wine quite like Dandelion Wine. This is a recipe that I have used in the past and it works out pretty well. Dandelion Wine. […]

DIY Ginger Metheglin Recipe

One of the things about mead is that you can really do what ever you want.  It sometimes becomes confusing for newbies in the mead world to figure out what recipes to do.  Well I can assure you this is a great mead recipe.  This is a ginger mead, so get ready for a bit […]

DIY Apricot Wine

Apricot wine is one of those wines that is really good for certain seasons, I enjoy it in the summer.  This wine has a yellow/orange color to it.  Apricot wine has tart flavor to it in my opinion but is pretty good as a spritzer. Yield 1 Gallon Ingredients 3 lbs Fresh Apricots 1.5 lbs […]

10 Step Peach Mead

I was out in the country over the weekend and couldn’t help but notice that peach stands were on the side of the road. It only made me think of one thing, Peach Mead. This one is just a classic. When ever I’ve made this one in the past I end up making a spritzer […]

DIY Bread in the Slow Cooker

Are you sitting down? OK, good, because what I’m about to tell you might just blow your mind: You can make a loaf of fresh, warm, homemade bread in your slow cooker. You read that right. You don’t have to turn on the oven this summer to get your fresh bread fix — just plug […]

DIY Instant Meal.. Just-Add-Hot-Water

Thinking back on it, I must have cooked more instant ramen than any other food in my life (with the exception, perhaps, of chocolate chip cookies). It’s what I cooked when I was home alone as a kid. It was a staple that took me through college. It’s what I make for myself when I […]

Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter

Pumpkin butter is basically concentrated pumpkin flesh; by slow cooking the pumpkin with some sugar, the flavors begin to caramelize, giving it a great taste and it’s brown color. It also has a much longer shelf life than a pumpkin by itself does, and to me is just as versatile. It tastes great on breads, […]

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Step 1: Ingredients/Supplies You will need-`A pumpkin `Butter `Seasoning saltEquipment-`Oven `Timer `Pan `Plate/napkins `Strainer `Microwave Step 2: Begin Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Begin by separating the seeds from the pumpkin. Place the seeds on a plate or napkin. Make sure that you don’t have too much pumpkin pulp.   Step 3: Rinse Place […]

Canning Meat the Right Way

There are any number of good reasons to can meat. For one thing, doing so can save a lot of future cooking (for those times when you need to prepare a meal in a hurry), and it’s also a practical solution to the “overstuffed freezer” problem (which faced the author of the accompanying sidebar). Many […]