preserving your corn harvest

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Note: This is a post from last year that somehow didn’t make it to being posted.  I found it as I was looking for a recipe and thought you might still enjoy it.

Although we`re nearing the end of summer, the garden is still in full swing, and keeping me busy harvesting  zucchini, beans, and of course corn.  In the past, my easy out was always to freeze them, but since going off-grid we are down to one freezer, and it’s pretty full already.  So what was a girl to do. Continue reading

Rainbow Pasta an asparagus dish you’ll love

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Well spring has finally sprung, and we have been busy planting lots more asparagus, as our reward for our hard efforts we enjoyed picking some of the asparagus we already had, from a patch we had planted years ago.  I love perennial vegetables, anything that I only have to plant once gets lots of stars in my book.  I think we planted between fifty to a hundred in our last patch, but we love asparagus so much and since we get our crowns from V.Kraus Nurseries for such a good price, we decided to plant another two hundred this year.  Am I crazy?  Maybe, but can you really have too much asparagus?  Not when you’ve got a great recipe like this. Continue reading

Make your own Maple Candy

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Although maple syrup is great just the way it is, maple candy is wonderful on a whole new level.  Taking a bite and feeling those little maple syrup crystals melting on your tongue is something you must experience for yourself.  It doesn’t require much, just a large pot, a thermometer, a candy mold or a silicone mold, some maple syrup, a little coconut oil, and a little vegetable oil. Continue reading

Fluffy Cornmeal Pancakes – Oil-free, Sugar-free

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It’s that time again, the sap is running, and the syrup is flowing off the pans.  What better time to have a great healthy pancake to go with it.  Some times just saying healthy is like saying yucky, but this is so far from the truth with these guys.  Yes, they contain no oil, no sugar, and they are total vegetarian (vegan), totally delicious all at the same time.   Continue reading

Vegan Chicken Alfredo

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Vegan "Chicken" Alfredo on a white plate with parsley garnish in front, and bread in the background

It was my oldest son’s turn to pick what we had for dinner, and he picked Alfredo.  In the past I have always used cashews to make my cream sauce for Alfredo; but today I wasn’t even sure I had enough cashews to make it, but I did have left over millet that I had cooked up this morning and I figured I would try something new. Continue reading