Herby Chive Blossom Butter

I don’t know about you, but I love butter…errrr GOOD butter. Creamy, light yellow, sweet with a slight salty finish. YUM! I enjoy making my own butter but haven’t done that in a while – I’ve committed my time to other pursuits, sigh. Maybe I’ll make time again soon to whip up a batch of …

Pine Barbecue Sauce

Have you ever had one of those panic moments when you had made plans for dinner only to realize you forgot to purchase a pretty important part of the recipe? That’s what happened to Linde last night. She had taken out a large package of our pasture-raised pork ribs with the plan to pour barbecue …

Making Bitters

Bitters – A much-maligned and under-utilized flavor especially in the U.S. Incorporating things like kale, dandelion greens, mustard greens, collard greens, etc. into your diet is a great idea. You can use these greens to make a tasty appetizer salad topped with homemade herbal vinegar and oil dressing. But you can also have a fun …

Growing Nettles

Nettles are a favorite spring treat. I know, you may not have fond memories of its stinging stems, neither do I, but the nutrients and health benefits it provides are pretty awesome. I’m fortunate enough to have a couple of very productive stands on our homestead that yield plenty of nettles for spring eating. I …