Monthly Archives: February 2012

Books (Oh, and a Giveaway!)

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared any books with you guys, and it seemed about time to do so. To be honest, I haven’t been doing a huge [..]

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Giveaway Begins at Midnight!

Barring catastrophic shenanigans preventing the new, amazing Homestead Host site from going live, we’ll be having a giveaway here at Homestead Geek for a $25 Amazon gift card starting [..]

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Experiments in Fermentation

Recently, I purchased the book Wild Fermentation. Note, I didn’t say “read the book;” indeed, I haven’t even cracked the cover yet. However, it’s on the soon-to-read list [..]

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Meal Planning

For years, I have foolishly resisted planning meals ahead of time. My inner three-year-old whined, “but what if I don’t want to have beef stew on Thursday?” Well, too [..]

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Homemade Garlic Lover’s Butter

Starting today, we’ll be getting a quart of fresh raw cream from our organic herd share – woohoo! This week’s batch hadn’t been in the house for five [..]

Cow Share, Food, Recipe

I Tried Something New Today

New things are good – I like them. Crave them, even. I’ve never in my life had anchovies or sardines (to the best of my knowledge.) At least, [..]

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Two Posts Homestead Geek Readers Might Like

I wrote these over on Homestead Host and thought you guys might be interested, too. They are about soaking and using sourdough to possibly overcome my gluten sensitivity.   [..]

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Grain-Free Clafouti

I am a pathological modifier of recipes. Seldom do I find a recipe I don’t tweak in one way or another, usually in the herbs and spices area. [..]

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A Luxury Item & A Necessity

For decades, I regarded a food processor as “a luxury item” in the kitchen. I didn’t cook enough to really justify spending a hundred dollars or more for [..]

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A Recipe & A Secret

I have two things to share with you today – one is a recipe that’s not mine; the other, a secret that is. First, the recipe. It came [..]

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