lard





2/16/2016
This is the second blog post in an alphabetically organized introduction to homesteading. It covers how and why to raise Pekin ducks for a quick and easy introduction to home butchery, food preservation, egg production, and soil improvement.
2/17/2015
A forty-something woman stumbles into a booth at a farmer's market, looks up, and sees a handsome farmer. You may know that the blockbuster Fifty Shades of Grey also begins with a tumble and winds up with love. It's no coincidence: my book Fifty Weeks of Green is a comic response to Fifty Shades that celebrates sustainable living.
3/4/2014
Easy handmade soap recipe using tallow and lard.
2/19/2014
Preserving meat at home by making pork confit.
11/13/2012
Grow calcium in your garden with collards, kale, and parsley. Suggestions are given for including these crops in your meals. Learn about companions to plant among your collards and kale to deter harmful insects.
10/30/2012
Honey sweetens sour cherries in a traditional favorite American cherry pie.
10/30/2012
Beef potpie is a favorite of guests and families alike. This variation is both unusual and delectable.
10/30/2012
You’ll quickly memorize this homemade biscuit recipe and turn it into a family favorite.
10/11/2012
Tomatoes are the gray area of canning. They're not quite acidic enough to just straight can like fruit but the right amount of added acid can keep you from having to pressure can them. Here are the basics on canning tomatoes.
7/4/2012
Have you ever considered using lard to make soap? It is easy to locate, inexpensive, and has a long history as a soap-making staple. This recipe adds a few extras to improve the conditioning qualities of traditional lard soap.
1/27/2012
Baking the Great American Apple Pie chases away the blues and grays that sometimes afflict the homestead.
12/20/2011
Debbie Mildfelt shares memories of her grandmother's stories, exploring the life of a large family on a small Kansas farm.
8/10/2011
From pig to plate, learn how to make homemade sausage patties grandma’s way and use rendered fat for more cooking.
6/27/2011
If you're a fan of real food and real fats, learn how to render lard the easy, old-fashioned way.
2/26/2011
Making a batch of homemade soap for family use can be done quickly and simply.




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