Buttercup Squash Soup

Buttercup Squash Soup

This was my first year growing buttercup squash and it did wonderfully.  We were able to harvest about 20 squash from just two plants.  I would call that pretty prolific! Buttercup squash is a winter squash weighing between 3-5 lbs.  It has a hard, green skin and tender, orange flesh.  Since it … Read more

Homemade Pasta Sauce – Homegrown

Homemade Pasta Sauce – Homegrown

If you’ve been following along here for any length of time, you know we had a bumper crop of tomatoes this year (and I’m hoping for the same this fall). When we couldn’t keep up with the tomatoes that we were growing, I started freezing them in gallon size bags.  The plan … Read more

Sprouts: The Garden-less Green

Sprouts The Garden less Green

I recently started growing sprouts on my kitchen counter and I’ve been very pleased with the results. With lettuce being (WAY) out of season, I was looking for an alternative green to use on sandwiches and in salads.  I’ve found sprouts to be a great replacement and best of all, they are … Read more

Pantry Revamp: Sourdough English Muffins

Pantry Revamp Sourdough English Muffins

We previously posted about making sourdough bread and now you may have this starter in your fridge and are trying to figure out all kinds of ways to start using it.  One great way is to make English muffins. We drew heavily from this recipe on the blog Nourishing Joy. Ingredients Sponge … Read more

Pantry Revamp: Sourdough Bread

Pantry Revamp: Sourdough Bread

Sourdough bread is a fermented food.  I’m just beginning to learn about fermented foods and their health benefits.  From everything I’ve read, I can only improve my health by adding more of them to my diet. I am no scientist, but this what I’ve gathered so far.  Sourdough bread lasts longer than … Read more

Pantry Revamp: Curried Carrot Soup

Pantry Revamp Curried Carrot Soup

This recipe for curried carrot soup is part of the Pantry Revamp series here on Little Homesteaders.  To read more about it, check out the first post here.  To read all the posts in the series, click the “pantry revamp” label to the right. We tore out our front yard garden this past weekend. … Read more

Making Butter

Making Butter

This post on how to make butter is part of the Pantry Revamp series here on Little Homesteaders.  To read more about it, check out the first post here.  To read all the posts in the series, click the “pantry revamp” label to the right. If you’ve been reading this blog at all … Read more

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This week’s recipe is all about those disgusting, black bananas that you have sitting on your counter.  I buy, on average, eight bananas a week.  Some weeks we eat all eight and some weeks we don’t touch any of them.  On the weeks that we don’t touch them, I usually freeze a … Read more

Pantry Revamp: Cracker Jack Style Maple Syrup Popcorn

Cracker Jack Style Maple Syrup Popcorn

Today’s post on maple syrup popcorn is part of the Pantry Revamp series here on Five Little Homesteaders.  To read more about it, check out the first post here.  To read all the posts in the series, click the “pantry revamp” label to the right. This week’s pantry revamp recipe is not for … Read more