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Making Thick Tomato Sauce for Canning

Canning tomatoes is no simple task. Below is the way to get the thickest tomato product with the least amount of cooking. Why go thick?  Well, you can always add water later when you cook with it, you need less jars (which cost money) and you need less shelf space for all those jars.   [...]

By | July 20th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Sweet Squash Soup with Quinoa

This is one of my all time favorite soups, especially in winter.  With its apricot nectar it really is a sweet treat.  I love quinoa and squash.  While most soups take a few hours to develop this is done in an hour from prep to table.  I suggest serving with a savory bread or dehydrated [...]

By | February 20th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

How to Plant an Orchard

When planting an orchard there are a couple things that will help make your experience a success. Find a nursery that has healthy plants.  Ask around for recommendations. It is best to buy your bare root trees and get them in BEFORE they bud out.  As you can see we were late in doing this. [...]

By | February 15th, 2016|How to Farm|0 Comments

Give Kindness

It may seem trite, and it is, but the world needs more kindness.  Make it your practice to day to notice the kindness of others towards you and to show kindness to others.  It's a fun game that will bless you immensely. We can change the world by engaging with it in constructive ways.  Don't [...]

By | February 5th, 2016|Inspiration|0 Comments

Making Indian Paneer Cheese

Paneer is really easy to make.  With just 3 ingredients and 45 minutes you can have fresh homemade cheese. Ingredients: 1/2 gallon raw milk  (If you are not using raw milk then add 1/4 tsp calcium chloride mixed in 1/4 c cold sterilized water.) 5 tsp Lemon Juice salt (optional) Paneer is an Indian cheese [...]

By | December 26th, 2015|Recipes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cream of Nettle Soup

As we head towards spring there is plenty of nettle for the taking.  In more temperate climates nettle is pretty much year round. If you are unfamiliar with nettle, a brush with it will acquaint you quickly. Stinging nettle is everywhere in the Northwest.  I am always careful when hiking and so you [...]

By | December 20th, 2015|Recipes|0 Comments