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.
Easy handmade soap recipe using tallow and lard.
Preserving meat at home by making pork confit.
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.
Honey sweetens sour cherries in a traditional favorite American cherry pie.
Beef potpie is a favorite of guests and families alike. This variation is both unusual and delectable.
You’ll quickly memorize this homemade biscuit recipe and turn it into a family favorite.
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.
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.
Baking the Great American Apple Pie chases away the blues and grays that sometimes afflict the homestead.
Debbie Mildfelt shares memories of her grandmother's stories, exploring the life of a large family on a small Kansas farm.
From pig to plate, learn how to make homemade sausage patties grandma’s way and use rendered fat for more cooking.
If you're a fan of real food and real fats, learn how to render lard the easy, old-fashioned way.
Making a batch of homemade soap for family use can be done quickly and simply.

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