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The Trouble With Baking Soda

A few years ago, a friend mentioned something about chemicals in baking soda. I dismissed it thinking she must have meant to say baking powder, not soda. We all know there is aluminum in baking powder. And then I started watching this neat YouTube channel called Off Grid with Doug and Stacy. In one video, [...]

By |2018-08-14T16:30:47+00:00August 14th, 2018|Cooking, Homesteading, Ranch Life|0 Comments

Frontier Frittata

This frittata is one of my go-to dishes for its simplicity, versatility, and utter deliciousness. Whether for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, a couple ingredients or chock full, it’s another great use of eggs when we’re swimmin’ in them.   The variations are limited only by your imagination: bacon with cheddar, ham and Swiss, pork [...]

Sunny Hard-Cooked Eggs

As mentioned in an earlier post, we love eggs. And one of our favorite ways to enjoy them is hard cooked- for snacks, as a quick light meal, in egg salad, etc. So for us one of the main selling points of the All American Sun Oven is the ability to hard cook eggs without [...]

Homestead Tools – the ultimate solar appliance!

We’re starting a new blog theme called “Homestead Tools”. This is where we will periodically share with you the tools that are must-haves on our off-grid homestead. To kick it off, we introduce the All American Sun Oven, considered the ultimate solar appliance with good reason! Those who know me know that I am a [...]

The Book Shelf- “The Complete Book of Irish Country Cooking”

“The Complete Book of Irish Country Cooking- Traditional and Wholesome Recipes from Ireland”   This gorgeous coffee table book written by Darina Allen presents more than 300 recipes for native Irish dishes; embellished with comments, history, and amusing anecdotes from Chef Allen. More than a mere recipe book, it’s a record of how the Irish [...]

“Classic Rabbit Recipes: A Highland Glenn Ranch Cookery Book”

She's done it again! We are pleased to introduce Krystal’s newly published book. Only this one is a bit different- it’s the first in a series of what she likes to call “cookery” books- entitled “Classic Rabbit Recipes- A Highland Glenn Ranch Cookery Book”. Raising domestic rabbits for more than nine years has given ample [...]

By |2015-08-17T18:07:21+00:00August 17th, 2015|Cooking, Homesteading, my Books, Rabbits, Ranch Life|0 Comments

The Book Shelf

As autumn marches forward, wood is being cut and stacked for winter-time use. I grow nostalgic for the enveloping warmth of wood heat and cooking on the wood stove (someday soon with our Waterford Stanley cookstove!). The following book fuels the feeling! "American Wood Heat Cookery" – by Margaret Byrd Adams For anyone interested in [...]

Wood Stove Cooking

I love cooking on a simple wood stove! Whether it is cowboy coffee (boiled), pancakes (hot cakes, griddle cakes… whatever you call them!), fried eggs, grilled cheese sandwiches or what have you, the final result always seems to taste so much better! Recall the old saying that one has “slaved all day over a hot [...]

By |2014-03-17T15:04:38+00:00March 17th, 2014|Cooking, Ranch Life, Solar Living|0 Comments