Bread — The staff of life

By Jackie Clay Issue #78 • November/December, 2002 In today's hurry-up, prosperous world, bread has come to mean that white, pasty stuff you buy in the store and slap together into boring, equally tasteless sandwiches. Or...

Switch your family to goat’s milk

By Tanya Kelley Issue #128 • March/April, 2011 If you milk goats, there's no doubt you've heard it—"Eww! Goat's milk! Gross!" To be perfectly honest, goat milk does taste different than cow milk. So? Different doesn't...

Baked Cod with Summer Squash

Recipe of the Week  Baked Cod with Summer Squash  Courtesy of Miriam Spencer  Ingredients 1/4 cup plain dried bread crumbs 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon rosemary, crumbled 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 3...

Preserve the harvest naturally through wild fermentation

By Jereme Zimmerman Issue #154 • July/August, 2015 Little hands are ideal for helping to stuff jars with vegetables. Just be sure to "pay" your help — but don't let them eat it all! For a homesteader,...

Cool dishes for formal summer dining

By Linda Gabris Issue #94 • July/August, 2005 If you're an upland hunter who enjoys showing off your birds in gourmet fashion, here is a supreme main course creation that will earn the highest praise. There...

Apple and Potato Soup

Recipe of the Week  Apple and Potato Soup  Courtesy of Don Peterson  Ingredients Soup: 4 Tablespoons butter 2 Leeks (white part only) , cleaned and sliced 5 cups tart Apples, peeled, cored, and chopped 6 cups Chicken Stock 2 cups...

A healthy heart starts in the kitchen

By Richard Blunt <!----> Issue #100 • July/August, 2006 The Surgeon General of the United States recently referred to obesity as "the terror within." But who is the enemy? When we finally started paying attention to what...

Thai fried rice

Recipe of the Week  Thai fried rice  Courtesy of John Silveira   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 6-8 oz. thinly sliced chicken (shrimp can be used *) 2-1/2 oz. cooking oil 1 egg 4 cups...

Mango Delight

Recipe of the Week  Mango Delight  Courtesy of Vikki McNee  Ingredients 1 cup orange juice 3 packets unflavored gelatin 5 medium, very ripe mangoes 1 cup sugar 1 cup evaporated skim milk 2 cups light whipped topping Method Pour orange juice into a small heat-proof bowl...

Huckleberries purple gold

By Laura Roady Issue #136 • July/August, 2012 A carpet of purple berries blankets the vibrant green bushes on the hillside in front of me. I've stumbled on a jackpot of purple gold: huckleberries. All I...

Apricot stuffed Lamb Chops

Recipe of the Week  Apricot stuffed Lamb Chops  Courtesy of Philip Small  Ingredients 4 boneless Lamb chops 1/2 pound dried Apricots 2 cloves of Garlic, chopped 2 red Chillies, seeded and finely chopped 2 Tbsp. Apricot Jam 1 tsp....

Southern mint julep

Recipe of the Week  Southern mint julep  Courtesy of Alice Brantley Yeager   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 4 sprigs fresh peppermint 1 tsp. sugar cracked ice 1 1/2 jigger bourbon whiskey Method Crush mint leaves and...

Making baby food at home

By Michele Lightfoot Issue #78 • November/December, 2002 Homemade baby food is not only delicious and economical, it is simple to prepare as well. Being able to control the ingredients, choosing organic produce and meats, and...

Filipino Chicken Stew

Recipe of the Week  Filipino Chicken Stew  Courtesy of Raymond Bogan  Ingredients 3 pounds chicken, cubed 5 cups water 1 tablespoon ginger 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon salt 2 large onions, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 4 medium potato,...

Chow-chow

Recipe of the Week  Chow-chow  Courtesy of Marjorie Burris   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1 peck (12-1/2 lbs.) green tomatoes 8 large onions 10 green bell peppers 3 Tbsp. pickling salt 6 hot peppers, seeded...

Chicken Enchiladas

Recipe of the Week  Chicken Enchiladas  Courtesy of Mari Susan Bell  Two large pans (double recipe) can feed quite a crowd when accompanied by refried beans or Spanish Rice and a green/citrus/sweet onion salad. Delicioso! Enjoy! Chicken Enchiladas Ingredients 3...