How to Cook With Bacon

Bacon has long been a staple of the American farm family’s diet, and now modern cooking techniques have given it greater versatility than ever before. How to Cook With Bacon: Delicious and Mouthwatering Bacon Recipes by Tony James Miller shares some of these new and interesting ideas in three categories: Appetizers and salads. Main courses….

3 Books for the Homestead Kitchen

Looking for the perfect gift for the homesteader who loves to garden and cook? Take a look at these handy cookbooks: All New Square Foot Gardening Cookbook Solve the question of what to do with all that produce! This colorful little cookbook offers a variety of suggestions for making the most of homegrown vegetables and…

Field Dressing and Butchering Deer

Depending on where you live and your weapon of choice, you may already be getting ready for deer season. If this is your first hunt, you probably should peruse a copy of Field Dressing and Butchering Deer: Step-by-Step Instructions, From Field to Table by Monte Burch first. This handy book contains clear instructions and a…

Fast and Easy Ways to Cook Vegetables

The gardening season is picking up. Some of you are probably starting to bring in the fruits of your efforts—literally. Ready to try out some new and creative ways to use your fresh vegetables this year? Here’s a Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin that contains some ideas that you might like experiment with: Fast and Easy…

10 Resources for Beginning Gardeners…and a Bonus!

Spring is in the air at last! Are you ready to start gardening? If you have never planted a garden before, you may still be doing your research, hunting for resources that will get you off to a good start. We’ve pulled together a short list of posts, links, and books to help you out…

All New Square Foot Gardening Cookbook

Those of you who loved Mel Bartholomew’s unique gardening methods and his great book All New Square Foot Gardening are going to love his cookbook. To make it easy to find ways to use your homegrown produce, Bartholomew has organized the All New Square Foot Gardening Cookbook by vegetable. Recipes range from simple to somewhat…

Kids Cooking

Here’s a fun and easy way for young folks to learn how to cook. What makes this cookbook unique? The directions. Kids Cooking: Scrumptious Recipes for Cooks Ages 9 to 13 from the Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Library explains the cooking process clearly. Much of the information is illustrated by color photos. For instance, pictures demonstrate the…

Stocking Up

It’s still not too late to think about putting away some of your produce for the winter! And if you need a little help figuring out just what to do with it, allow us to recommend a classic from the Rodale folks: Stocking Up. The original edition has seen us through many a kitchen adventure….

The Little House Cookbook

If you’ve read the Little House series, your mouth was probably watering a good portion of the time. Hearty soups and homemade bread figured prominently in most of the books; Little House in the Big Woods was notable for maple treats and a huge supper at sugaring-off time; wild game abounded in Little House on…