How to Cook With Bacon

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. Desserts. The recipes range from simple to complex, standard to … Continue reading How to Cook With Bacon

3 Books for the Homestead Kitchen

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 some fruits, as well. Organized by crop for easy reference.  … Continue reading 3 Books for the Homestead Kitchen

Field Dressing and Butchering Deer

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 plethora of illustrations demonstrating how to shoot, dress, skin, and … Continue reading Field Dressing and Butchering Deer

Fast and Easy Ways to Cook Vegetables

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 Ways to Cook Vegetables by Penny Noepel. Among the recipes … Continue reading Fast and Easy Ways to Cook Vegetables

10 Resources for Beginning Gardeners...and a Bonus!

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 from start to finish: Starting a Garden or Orchard Our … Continue reading 10 Resources for Beginning Gardeners…and a Bonus!

All New Square Foot Gardening Cookbook

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 involved, and include everything from pastas to sandwiches to breads … Continue reading All New Square Foot Gardening Cookbook

Kids Cooking

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 difference between sliced, chopped, and minced. The uses of kitchen … Continue reading Kids Cooking