Canning & Preserving · Farmstead Recipes

Dandelion Jelly 

Spring has finally sprung here in Wisconsin!  Birds are singing, my tulips are blooming, and planting season is getting into full swing.  I don’t know about you, but the promise of renewal this time of year gets me really motivated.  I am constantly surprised by the new things that I learn as I delve deeper… Continue reading Dandelion Jelly 

Canning & Preserving · Farmstead Recipes

Scrappy Apple Jelly

If you have learned anything about me by now, I’ll bet that my utter loathing of waste probably tops the list.  It’s just never-ending and something I’ve never been able to fully grasp – especially in this world of bigger-better-brighter that we find ourselves in; but is it really better? I’ve always been an adamant… Continue reading Scrappy Apple Jelly

Canning & Preserving · Farmstead Recipes

Homemade Applesauce  

One of my absolute favorite family traditions each autumn is apple picking.  Each year is unique because we never visit the same orchard twice.  We also don’t go to the larger touristy farms, but specifically seek out the smaller family – run orchards.  It always makes for great family memories! I like to get A… Continue reading Homemade Applesauce  

Canning & Preserving · Farmstead Recipes

That’s My Jam! (Pun Intended)

Kids can be picky.  No matter who you are and how you raise the little devils, there will be times that they will eat nothing but a bland selection of about 3 kinds of food.  Behold the humble PB&J!  From day one my boys have never turned one down.  We have always been High Fructose… Continue reading That’s My Jam! (Pun Intended)

Canning & Preserving · Farmstead Recipes

The Great Pickle Experiment

Getting children to eat veggies is a trying task for all parents.  Luckily, my 2 year old has always loved them.  Unfortunately, my 5 year old will pull out his hyper-sensitive gag reflex if I deign to put any on his plate.  Last year I was so desperate that I researched if pickles count as… Continue reading The Great Pickle Experiment