Tuesday, January 20, 2009

a winter harvest- sprouts

I am trying to avoid the supermarket. The items I buy from my the organic co-op, the raw milk co-op and my husband's hunting and fishing frozen meats help immensely. Still there is the issue of fresh greens. That is where the sprouts come in. For pennies on the dollar you can have all the fresh greens you want. Here are some mung bean sprouts that took three days to grow, Four days if you count the overnight soak. I recieved these two sprouters thanks to an inquiry on freecycle. I recieved a third sprouter that will be used for alfalfa sprouts. Tonight we are having stir-fry ginger venison with sprouts and onions over brown rice. Yum yum.

monstrous regiment of women

Sunday, January 18, 2009

blender butter is better

start with cold raw milk cream

blend in blender for about three minutes until there is a seperation and color changes to yellow

see the butter around the blade? drain in colander to separate butter and cream.

then put the butter in cold water and squeeze into a ball... refrigerate.

what you have left is buttermilk- great for biscuits and pancakes.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009

new covering

I am not "good" at covering. Everything seems to slip slide or pull. I have tried many kinds. I keep coming back to the kerchief style. When I am doing things like baking or cleaning I wear an old bandanna. I like it because it stays on.

but it's not something I want to wear to church, doctor appointments, etc. so I came up with this.

I received this pretty fabric (and a few others) free through freecycle. What I did for the pattern: I took the bandana that I usually wear and I folded it into a triangle ( the way I wear it) I copied that shape onto the fabric but about a half inch more to account for hem. I cut it our and rolled the hem and stitched.

I do not like my headcovering to "tent" around my head so I added some simple darts to the back. It ended up looking very nice. My husband said that he "Really really likes it. It looks classy."
I will definitely make more of these.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

pizza on a budget

Thank you Hillbilly Housewife for this very inexpensive and yummy pizza recipe

It was pennies compared to the yucky frozen pizza from the store and quite a bit healthier too.. I used whole wheat flour and olive oil to make it even healthier and I did double the recipe. It fit nicely in a large cookie sheet. So without further ado...

my son stirring the dough

onions added to the sauce

and lastly