Homemade Ramen Noodles

I thought it would be fun to share a simple homemade ramen recipe with you today, but as I started, I realized I needed to share another recipe with you at the same time. Homemade Ramen Noodles Ingredients 4 cups chicken stock* 1 tsp. Chinese Five Spice 1 tsp. salt 1 carrot, sliced thin ChineseContinue reading “Homemade Ramen Noodles”

What in the world am I doing?

It’s the end of August, and another summer not living on a farm is almost gone. In April we “moved to town,” and I tried to figure out how that could be a step in the right direction. Although our chickens are living on someone else’s farm and my neighbors are less than 100 feetContinue reading “What in the world am I doing?”

What’s in season in August? Okra!

Okra, native to Africa and a beautiful relative of hibiscus, was brought to North America in the 1600s. This tropical plant quickly became popular in the Deep South both as a side dish and as a thickening for gumbo and stews. It can, however, thrive in any climate where corn will grow. Depending on theContinue reading “What’s in season in August? Okra!”

Sheep

Among the other crazy things I hope to do on our little farm, sheep are up there in the Top 5. Of course we’ll have a garden, and our laying hens, and Ladies Homestead Gatherings, but what our homestead really needs is livestock. And I think our first one will be sheep. Sheep are beautiful.Continue reading “Sheep”

Ladies Homestead Gathering

I have been leading the Doylestown, PA chapter of the National Ladies Homestead Gathering for a year and we have outgrown my house! A few weeks ago we did a canning demonstration at the Doylestown Farmer’s Market which was a great success. We used an induction burner to boil water for canning and prepared a fresh-fruitContinue reading “Ladies Homestead Gathering”

What’s in Season in July? Zucchini!

Someone I know said “We’re not even growing any zucchini in our garden this year!” because it is so very prolific and some members of her family aren’t big fans. Zucchini definitely grows well, but it is also incredibly versatile in the kitchen, playing the lead role in savory dishes as well as sweet ones.Continue reading “What’s in Season in July? Zucchini!”

Recipe: Zuccanoes

This is a yummy, vegetarian dish featuring a prolific summer vegetable we always seem to have too much of… I love this recipe just the way it is though I usually add the cheese halfway through the baking time to minimize burning. Any leftover “filling” is perfect for lunch the next day! Stay tuned throughout JulyContinue reading “Recipe: Zuccanoes”

Workshop Review: Fermentation Basics

This past weekend I attended a fermentation workshop at Blooming Glen Farm in Perkasie, PA where I knew I would: Learn the basic principles of this ages-old, simple and fun preservation method by getting hands-on with yogurt, sauerkraut and seasonal vegetables. Everyone will leave with a jar of pickles or kraut and a culture withContinue reading “Workshop Review: Fermentation Basics”