Food & Drink

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Dehydrating Old Apples

Dehydrating Old Apples

Ever have grand plans that fall through when real life gets in the way? Yeah, it's a thing! After all of the harvesting was done from our young apple trees on the urban farm, I was sure I'd get busy with baking everything-apple-under-the-sun! I started off with a bang with some Apple Coffee Cake and a couple of batches of…
A Locally Inspired Thanksgiving

A Locally Inspired Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving right around the corner and big grocery shopping days coming up, now is the perfect time to keep our local food sources in mind! Yes, the glory of summer is over, the hustle and bustle at the Farmers Market has calmed to a quiet shuffle, but there are still so many treats to be found and so many…
How to Preserve Red Chile

How to Preserve Red Chile

Chile is one of those words that encompasses many things (and is spelled a couple of different ways).  There are so many different varieties of chile, that by simply using the word, one could be talking about green, red, cayenne, bells, bananas, pimentos, poblanos, jalapenos, or any number of other varieties. In New Mexico, however, where Hatch Chile grows in…
Excess Eggs? Freeze ’em Up!

Excess Eggs? Freeze ’em Up!

At the height of summer, when the chickens are laying well and providing an abundance of eggs, I often find that we have way too many eggs hanging around waiting to be eaten. Now, we have friends and family who will take a dozen here and there, and we have one friend who purchases a few dozen every few weeks,…
Butternut Squash as Baby Food (DIY)

Butternut Squash as Baby Food (DIY)

Last weekend, for the first time ever, we officially made our own baby food for Sprout. It's funny how the little things can make a Mama so happy, isn't it? You know...organic, free from additives, delicious, pure, baby food? Oh yeah! Add to all that Sprout's gorgeous smile and no matter what's happening in the world, my heart is full...…
How to Pressure Cook an Old Laying Hen

How to Pressure Cook an Old Laying Hen

One of the hardest parts about keeping laying hens is the act of culling them. Hands down. No matter how intentionally we began on this path of keeping chickens or how many times we think about or talk about the process, it just doesn't get any easier. I know I have said this before, but I do believe that this…
Raw Milk Recipes & Resources

Raw Milk Recipes & Resources

Without getting into the politics and polarized perspectives about the benefits and dangers of raw milk, I thought it would be fun to pull together a few recipes and resources to share with you all in honor of having our very own local dairy as well as eating locally and all of the new research and recipes that result from sourcing our…