About This Site

Thanks for visiting our little homestead! Find us on Instagram @dorkylittlehomestead for daily updates.

Recent Posts

Beer Can Chicken

Beer Can Chicken

Beer Can Chicken is a summer classic. If you’ve never tried making it before then this long weekend is the time to try! The result is seriously some of the juiciest BBQ chicken you’ll ever eat. And the leftovers make for a great summer sandwich…

Sourdough Chive Biscuits

Sourdough Chive Biscuits

Using your sourdough discard in your baking is very satisfying. These Sourdough Chive Biscuits are one of our favourite uses for our discarded starter. They’re buttery and flaky, with the richness and body of the sourdough. Since it’s the beginning of our herb glut in…

BBQ Tandoori Style Chicken

BBQ Tandoori Style Chicken

If you’re looking for something new and different to try on the BBQ this year, why not try this Tandoori Style Chicken? Barbequing whole chickens is pretty fun and usually a show stopper for crowds. This recipe is not authentic (since I am not of…

Beet, Bacon, & Blue Cheese Panini

Beet, Bacon, & Blue Cheese Panini

The combination of beets, bacon, and blue cheese is one that I crave on a regular basis. It’s also quite decadent, so makes for a better treat than a regular meal. But this panini is a great way to work this delicious treat into your…

Pork Tenderloin with Stewed Apples & Rhubarb

Pork Tenderloin with Stewed Apples & Rhubarb

At this time of year in our garden, the rhubarb is bursting out of the garden beds. Begging to be turned into all kinds of yumminess. All of the sweet rhubarb treats are of course fantastic, but sometimes I crave a savoury rhubarb dish. Paired…

5 Easy Upcycled Planter Ideas

5 Easy Upcycled Planter Ideas

This year really feels like the year of new gardeners. It’s been so much fun helping friends and family find some joy in growing over the last few weeks. But lots of people I know, don’t really want to spend a huge amount of money…

Fennel & Pear Pizza

Fennel & Pear Pizza

This pizza is like a high end cheese board but on a pizza. It combines the rich sweet savouriness of caramelized fennel, with the tartness of poached pears. Combined with herby pesto and funky, creamy blue cheese. If you’re looking for a truly grown up…

Maple Almond Granola

Maple Almond Granola

Granola is one of our favourite additions to our weekly meal prep. It’s high in fiber, so it’s filling, making it a great breakfast or snack. And it can be made in large quantities and last for a good few weeks. It is also simple…

Roasted Veggie & Chicken Pita

Roasted Veggie & Chicken Pita

With all the new bread making that has taken the world by storm, it’s hard to not get swept up in it. This means experimenting with new styles of bread (like pita bread). Then realizing that you now need to eat that (pita) bread. And…

Chipotle Chicken Pizza

Chipotle Chicken Pizza

We had a few nice days over the last week or two, which meant desperately wanting to cook outside. And that means pizza time! Through the winter it gets too cold here for me to use my little Ooni pizza oven. So these warmer days…


Homesteading Fun

Our 1st 18 Months on the Homestead

Our 1st 18 Months on the Homestead

We’re 18 months into our homesteading adventure. I can’t believe it’s been that long, and at the same time, it’s flown by. Some days I still come home and just stare at our little house and everything we’ve managed to accomplish. This journey has been…

10 Easy Ways to Start Living More Waste Free

10 Easy Ways to Start Living More Waste Free

Living waste free is something that we’ve been working towards in our house for a few years. We aren’t by any means fully waste free, but every goal starts with baby steps. The waste free lifestyle is becoming more common in daily life. And it…

The Basics of Pressure Canning

The Basics of Pressure Canning

Canning is one of my favourite methods for preserving foods. But not everything is suitable to be canned using the traditional water bath method. Water bath canning restricts your preservation options to acidic foods. So unless you water to make a jam, jelly or pickle…

Duck Prosciutto

Duck Prosciutto

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at making your own charcuterie, it’s good to start small. If you got too big right out of the gate, there’s a risk you’ll get frustrated and give up. As with so many things, it’s easy to…

Harvesting & Storing Leeks

Harvesting & Storing Leeks

Leeks are one of my favourite vegetables, and growing my own is such a pleasure. They’re one of those veggies that you can plant and basically just leave to their growth. In this quick post I want to go through how to harvest and store…