I teach at a small college and love finding ways to eat, live, and grow sustainably! I have chickens and am hoping hubbie will agree to let me get a goat soon.
Should these be smoked right away or aged? Got some for my hubby and he's dying to try them but not clear if they're ready. Thanks!
1 year, 7 months ago on Tatuaje Mini Mum
Love the stevia- have never tried growing it here in PA but may have to try. And very jealous of the pineapple!! Not much garden this year because we raised goats in the previous garden bed- but that was fun too. Thanks for the photos!
1 year, 7 months ago on July in the Garden
I was the lucky winner of the book and it is fantastic! Thanks!
2 years ago on Parents Need to Eat Too
@farmer_liz I know a lot of people that "can" beef and venison in mason jars. My parents do that and it's fantastic with rice or noodles. I can't vouch for this website but it gives some ideas....http://www.simplycanning.com/canning-meat.html#axzz1nmuWb9Sd As far as freezing I know a lot of people wrap in wax paper before the plastic wrap- doesn't eliminate plastic but I guess reduces how much the plastic is touching your food.
2 years ago on Ditching Plastic Storage
I love hummus so the idea of roasted chickpeas sounds fantastic!
Attainable Sustainable I agree that pesticides/irradiation might not be mutually exclusive. I definitely do canning/freezing as much as possible, but our winters are brutal, and I crave greens, strawberries, blueberries, etc this time of year when we can't have the fresh version. I still wash those items to remove residues, but for eggs (I have my own chickens, but this time of year laying slows way down) and fresh veggies, irradiation is an option I look for. It's funny, because pesticides don't need to be labelled on the final product! At least the labelling gives the option to choose it (or not, which is also fine by me). Here in the north (26 deg F right now) I just can't wait for spring! Love your blog, and ideas for preserving the harvest!
2 years ago on Is that Banana Irradiated? Here's How to Tell.