Pork Roast Double Take

 I'm all about economical food without sacrificing nutrition. As such, on the menu for this week was a pork roast. I got the Boston Butt cut, and cooked it in the Crock-Pot for 6 hours on high. To season it, I dry-rubbed it with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and chili powder, and to … Continue reading Pork Roast Double Take

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Bread Day Disappointment

Oh, today is the day. I dried the sprouted grain (spelt) yesterday, so today was grinding day. Thanks to my Vitamix blender given to us by my husband's late grandfather, the process went fairly quickly.  I grind in small batches and sift the flour so that I end up with a really fine quality flour … Continue reading Bread Day Disappointment

Why Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts Suck

There have been a lot of financial changes in our household within the last month. My husband quit his electrician apprenticeship in order to be home with us more and focus on finishing his seminary degree. Praise God, I had been praying for a way for him to be home with us more and not … Continue reading Why Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts Suck

Sourdough Starter

I've had a theory for a while that was recently confirmed by an article I was reading about the connection between sourdough bread and Celiac disease. According to the article, the fermentation of the sourdough starter helps to break down gluten in wheat. Interesting. I've also learned that sprouting grains prior to drying and grinding … Continue reading Sourdough Starter

Multiplying Pasta with Meat Sauce

​Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he kept giving the bread to the disciples so they could distribute it to the people. He also divided the fish for everyone to share. Mark 6:41, NLT I don't know how God does … Continue reading Multiplying Pasta with Meat Sauce

Herb Preserving

I have been hang drying sage in the kitchen and it was finally time to put it away today! For anyone interested in herbalism even if it's just growing kitchen herbs, I highly recommend the book, "The Herbal Medicine-Maker's Handbook: A Home Manual" by herbalist, James Green. It's a very pleasant, conversational, and enjoyable read, … Continue reading Herb Preserving

Canning Cherry Tomatoes

I did that thing I do...again... Where I have an idea of what I want to do, but there aren't any pre-specified instructions for it because no sane person has ever attempted it before. By golly, I may not be sane, but I am frugal, dangit! I had about 40 cherry tomatoes the size of … Continue reading Canning Cherry Tomatoes

Thunder and Lighting Recipe

I referenced this in my pickle post and realized some may have no idea what I was talking about. So, for your culinary benefit, here's a thunder and lightning recipe. There's really no wrong way to do this one and it's always delicious. *Can be made a few days in advance and keeps well in the fridge … Continue reading Thunder and Lighting Recipe

Pickle Time!

It's Pickling Day! I say that, but I'm only processing 3 quarts. I'm pickling none the less! We've been getting about 3-4 cukes per week from our two space master bush type cucumber plants. I chose that variety partially on a whim and impulse buy from Walmart, and partially because I didn't want to mess … Continue reading Pickle Time!