\Brats with cabbage

Brats with Bacon Braised Cabbage

This is a goody.  Simple and satisfying as a small meal, or add a side of some sort and serve it as a “normal” meal. Makes 5 servings, takes 45 minutes Ingredients Pack of 5…

Nesting Loft

I put up the extra 2 walls of my Roosting loft and got an egg for it!

I have had these painted hardiplank pieces collecting dust all on my deck for the last month, and have frankly been far too lazy busy to complete the project of the hen house.  But I had…

Roasted hatch chiles

It’s Hatch Chile Season! Preserve some for the rest of the year!

Get out your rubber gloves, it’s time for Hatch chiles! Hatch chile season only comes about in August.  The town of Hatch, New Mexico has some special conditions that create these incredible chiles.  Either way around…

1/2 steer

Bought half a cow! Cost breakdown included

Last year we bought 1/4 cow and split it with another couple.  Neither of us had ever purchased a portion of an animal before in this manner, so it was quite a learning experience for…

homemade garlic aioli

Garlic Aioli with an immersion blender

This is a quick, down and dirty rundown of my garlic aioli.  A more in-depth discussion of the various methods of assembly and ins-and-outs of the process can be found here.  This is how I…

Paleo Orange Chicken

Paleo Orange Chicken

I am entirely aware that eating paleo is first and foremost about eating healthful, real food.  But everyone has cravings, and sometimes the best you can do is to make an unhealthy meal as close…

ginger sage breakfast sausage

Ginger Sage Breakfast Sausage

Ok, so this stuff is delicious.  I have had a tenuous relationship with sausage casings in the past, but I have since made peace with not making stuffed sausages, and just being satisfied with making sausage patties  and…