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A lot of having a life in the wild revolves around food. Growing, raising, wild harvest, foraging – it’s all about food. I love to share my recipes. They’re simple recipes that don’t need fussy ingredients.

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers (low heat option)

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers (low heat option)

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers The Jalapeno peppers started producing fast and furious all of a sudden. There are plenty in the freezer for winter (you don’t need to blanch peppers before freezing) and more dehydrated. I had some free time one afternoon so I started experimenting with cream cheese filling for Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers. Plain cream cheese is fine. It doesn’t overpower the flavor of bacon and it smooths over some of the heat of Jalapeno, but we like…

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Apple Pie Oatmeal – Simple Hearty Breakfast

Apple Pie Oatmeal – Simple Hearty Breakfast

¬†Apple Pie Oatmeal Today on the homestead! I am home all day for the second day in a row. Let’s start with breakfast, my favorite meal of the day. I’ve been filling up on apple pie oatmeal before I go out to work (unless Steve is home, and then he cooks breakfast). It’s delicious, hearty, filling, and it keeps me satisfied until lunch. The desire to snack is gone when I’m full of oatmeal. This works well in a crock…

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Ten Minute Salsa – It’s Too Hot to Cook

Ten Minute Salsa – It’s Too Hot to Cook

Ten Minute Salsa It’s too hot to cook. When it comes to food this time of year I want to head to the high tunnel before the sun heats it up, pick what we’ll have for supper and whatever else is ready to be put up, and be done with it. If we cook meat it happens on the grill. Sometimes all I want after a long hot day of work is this Ten Minute Salsa and some chips. Go…

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Salmon Cakes Recipe – Use Fresh or Canned Salmon

Salmon Cakes Recipe – Use Fresh or Canned Salmon

Salmon Cakes Recipe My Salmon Cakes recipe makes a salmon cake that’s excellent as a main dish or an appetizer. I’m quite happy to have a salmon cake and a salad for lunch or supper. You may use your fresh-caught, a filet, or two cans of salmon. Cans are quick and simple and since they don’t require refrigeration you can take them camping. I like to use a red, orange or yellow Bell pepper to add a little color to…

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Fresh Cherry Almond Crisp – No Artificial Sugar Added

Fresh Cherry Almond Crisp – No Artificial Sugar Added

Fresh Cherry Almond Crisp Picking cherries is a labor of love. Our trees are wild so we don’t know what they are, and they are not a variety we’d have chosen. The fruits aren’t close together in a convenient group so it’s a lot of up and down the ladder to get the three cups I need for Fresh Cherry Almond Crisp. It’s worth it. I love cherries and this recipe is so quick and simple it can be made…

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Homemade Barbecue Sauce – Natural Sweetener, No HFCS

Homemade Barbecue Sauce – Natural Sweetener, No HFCS

Homemade Barbecue Sauce Who doesn’t love homemade barbecue sauce! This basic recipe is a one-pot sauce, easy to make, delicious and adjustable to suit your tastes. It’s a great addition another one-pot recipe, Baked Beans, and a dipping sauce even kids who usually only like ranch-style sauces will like. I can’t eat a lot of the commercially made barbecue sauces. They contain high fructose corn syrup, an ingredient that makes my blood sugar soar. If you’re avoiding HFCS you’ll need…

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble – No Artificial Sweeteners

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble – No Artificial Sweeteners

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Recipe Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble is one of our favorite desserts. Late-bearing rhubarb ensures I have fresh rhubarb at the same time the strawberries are ripe. If you don’t have both ripe together you can freeze clean, slice and freeze the rhubarb in quart bags. This recipe works with frozen strawberries but you’ll need to be very careful to drain the juice. Save that juice! You can make strawberry jelly. Do you know the proper way to harvest…

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Pickled Fiddleheads Recipe

Pickled Fiddleheads Recipe

olPickled Fiddleheads Recipe Fiddleheads are the first wild plant food we forage each year. They break through the duff in wet spots along river and stream banks. I like them steamed or simmered and topped with butter, salt and pepper. Sauteed in butter and sprinkled with blue cheese crumbles is a favorite. The stronger flavor of the fiddleheads is a good match for the blue cheese. It’s a mouthful of flavor. But pickled fiddleheads, they’re the best. Pickled fiddleheads are…

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Oyster Mushroom Recipe – With Sage and Garlic

Oyster Mushroom Recipe – With Sage and Garlic

Oyster Mushroom Recipe Oyster mushrooms are one of the first mushrooms we pick. Steve can spot them 15 feet up a birch tree when he’s driving 50 mph down Route 6. I’m not that good. I’m usually too busy bobble-heading for wildlife and anything else I can find. I forget about the mushrooms. Such is life. I’m better at finding them when I’m on foot, and then I bring home enough to make this oyster mushroom recipe. Fresh mushrooms, butter,…

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Dandelion Greens Salad Recipe

Dandelion Greens Salad Recipe

Dandelion Greens Salad Recipe Today, my all-time favorite dandelion greens salad! I love this recipe. Not a fan of dandelion greens? Give me a chance. Follow my tips for harvesting the greens and how to prepare them and you might just change your mind. If you’re on the fence about dandelion greens you can use one-half cup of greens and a half-cup of another green such as baby spinach or Swiss chard. If you’d like to change it up a…

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