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Bringing Permaculture to Life in the Kitchen

Simple Backyard Hugelkultur

With the extra tree limbs and branches we have, we’ve taken to building simple Hugelkultur’s to create better garden beds. I will mainly defer you to other better sources if you’re interested in reading about the background on a Hugelkultur…. Continue Reading →

Homemade Yogurt in an Instant Pot

A simple way to create your own yogurt. Every 2 weeks we take a half gallon of milk and turn it into a few weeks of plain yogurt, see the video below for how it is made. Add 1/2 Gallon… Continue Reading →

Eggs and Honey, Right Outside

We’re entering the fifth year of having chickens on the property, and have been getting eggs from the backyard nearly every day. Take a tour of our coop setup where we currently have 3 chickens and will be taking on… Continue Reading →

Apple Pancakes

Ingredients: 1 Apple – skinned and sliced thin, with or without a mandolin (see note) 2 Eggs 1/4 of a Banana smashed – roughly 1/4 of a cup 1/4 C Milk – any type of milk or milk substitute 1/2… Continue Reading →

Vegan Wild Rice Mushroom Soup

Ingredients: 6 C Vegetable Stock 1 C Uncooked Wild Rice 8 oz Mushrooms – Sliced 4 Cloves Garlic – Minced 2 Medium Carrots – Diced 1 Sm Onion – Diced 1 Lg Bay Leaf 1/2 tsp All Spice, Paprika, and… Continue Reading →

Vegetarian Kofta

Ingredients: 1/2 Yellow Onion – Halved 2 Garlic Cloves 1/2 Bunch Parsley/ 1 Cup of chopped parsley 1 lb Beyond Ground Beef 1 Slice of toasted bread soaked in water 1/4 tsp Cardamom 1 tsp All Spice 1/4 tsp Nutmeg… Continue Reading →

Split and Transplant Perennials

Spring is a good time to be splitting and transplanting perennials that have made it through winter to give them more space to grow and expand the spread of your gardens. Certain perennials have multiple uses and can be used… Continue Reading →

Start Seedlings Indoors

  With the proper equipment, seeds, soil, trays, lights, and water you can get seeds started indoors 6-8 weeks prior to planting outside. Typically last frost around here is early to mid May, so late March we got some seeds… Continue Reading →

Slow Cooker Chickpea Sloppy Joe’s

This is a super easy recipe to put together midday so it can cook during the day in your slow cooker. It’s vegetarian, could be made vegan and dare I say it, kid friendly? I really wanted to figure out… Continue Reading →

Easy One Pot Cajun Shrimp

Looking for an easy, flavorful one pot dish? This is the perfect weekday night meal for busy, hungry people.

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