Category Archives: Recipes

Flat Bread or Pizza Crust

This great technique uses the same bread dough as my Peasant Bread.  The difference is in how the dough is ‘baked.’ Make a batch of the Peasant Bread dough.  This takes 24 hours, mostly waiting for that slow rise that … Continue reading

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Pork Jerky

Another tool added to my arsenal of self-sufficiency.  Just knowing how to do something, even if you don’t need it or do it all the time, is power! This process takes about 30 hours, start to finish.  Twenty-four hours for … Continue reading

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Creamy Italian Salad Dressing

A nice tangy dressing for salads or dipping. 1/2 c. Rice Vinegar 1/2 c. Olive oil 1/2 c. Mayonnaise 1 tsp Whole Mixed Italian Seasoning 1/2 tsp Granulated Garlic 1/2 tsp Celery Seed 1/2 tsp Ground black Pepper Dash of … Continue reading

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Canadian Bacon/Cured Pork Loin

Making your own cured meats is a lot easier than you may have thought.  Mostly just choosing the right cuts, do a days-long soak in a brine, then slow cook or slow cook/smoke. This recipe makes a salt cured pork … Continue reading

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Home made bird ‘suet’ feeder recipes

Been buying these cakes for years and use them all Winter.  The variety of birds that you attract is greatly increased, as some birds do not really go for the dry seed in my tube feeder. As long as you … Continue reading

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Flourless Corn Muffins

This corn muffin recipe is gluten-free and makes a hearty muffin that freezes well. I like Bob’s Red Mill Corn Meal because it is sort of ‘rough’ and the medium grind adds a lot of texture.  In addition, my local … Continue reading

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Seed Crackers

Well, I finally did it!  Found a great cracker recipe that uses no flour, has a real flexible ingredient list and also tastes great!  Healthy, crunchy, is very simple to make and is seasoned just right.  Don’t these look yummy? … Continue reading

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Toasted Raw Quinoa

I like quinoa, but find that short grain brown rice is more versatile and useful.  Here is a method of getting more quinoa into you, but in a totally different format.  Dry toast it raw! The result is a nutty … Continue reading

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Baked Oatmeal Cups – GF

This easy recipe is a winner around here.  I am always on the prowl for easy to make items to take on bike rides or hikes AND serve on my cold breakfast buffet at Highland Garden House.  This particular one … Continue reading

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Highland Curry Powder

Nothing satisfies me more than assembling the raw ingredients to concoct something that saves me a LOT of money from buying the ready-made product.  This is one simple thing that I do because it gives me a lot of flexibility on … Continue reading

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