Mascarpone is a wonderfully simple cheese to make, and can be eaten on its own or added to recipes. Definitely a good starting point for new cheese makers!
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One of the many benefits to using raised beds is that you get to pick your soil mix yourself. This saves a lot of time that would normally go towards amending bad soil. The mix we use for our raised beds is pretty straight forward […]
Bell peppers are so wonderful fresh. But just like so many things, they are possibly even tastier when they’ve been roasted. All of the juices and sugars caramelize and make for a perfect addition to pretty much any dish you would otherwise put peppers into. […]
It’s easier than it sounds. First of all, this post is about butchering a chicken not slaughtering a chicken. There’s a difference. Though I will likely write a post in the future about dispatching, plucking and gutting a bird, this is not it. Butchering is […]
If you keep your chickens in a fully fledged building with insulation and real walls etc. then you’re all set for winter. When we built our little tractor this summer, I knew that I wanted to keep the hens through the winter, but still hadn’t […]
Meat or Veggie Making stock at home is one of those fundamental skills that sometimes get hyped up more then it should. A lot of people I have spoken to about this tend to say that they don’t have enough time to make stock, or […]
How and why to use a Dehydrator to preserve your fresh herbs. It’s not as hard as you might think, and will save you time and money in the end!
A continuation of our Cider Making Part 1 post. We will look into Fermentation and Bottling in this part.
Why make cider? In Ontario, apples are a big deal. We have a particularly good climate for growing them. So in the Fall, making cider is a great thing to try. I like cider a lot, but usually stick to wine in my home brewing […]
This is my first attempt at making Hard Cheese of any kind. It is also my first full use of our new cheese press! Traditional cheddar cheeses are either wax coated or cloth banded while aging. For simplicity I have used the cloth banding method. […]