Easy-to-make farmer’s cheese

By Leah Leach Issue #152 • March/April, 2015 Ingredients Making cheese is one of the easiest and most satisfying tasks that you can accomplish in the homestead kitchen. While there are many wonderful cheeses out there to...

Potato Bread

Recipe of the Week  Potato Bread  Courtesy of Dolly Wilcox  Ingredients 15 cups whole wheat Flour 1 medium Potato, peeled 2 cups Water 1 teaspoon Salt 1/3 cup white Sugar 1/3 cup Oil OR Shortening 1 tablespoon...

Four Pepper Pheasant

Recipe of the Week  Four Pepper Pheasant  Courtesy of Danielle Nathanson  Ingredients 2 medium Pheasants (about 3-1/2 pounds each) 2 oranges, halved 8 to 10 thick slices fatty bacon Four-pepper mix: 1 tablespoon whole red peppercorns 1 tablespoon whole...

Introduction to water bath canning

By Patrice Lewis Issue #172 • July/August, 2018 Water bath canning is one of only two scientifically-proven methods of preserving food in jars — the other is pressure canning, which will not be covered in this...

Butterpeas

Recipe of the Week  Butterpeas  Courtesy of Alice Brantley Yeager   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 3-4 strips of cured, sliced bacon 1 qt. shelled and washed butterpeas 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped...

Hummus

Recipe of the Week  Hummus  Courtesy of Richard Blunt   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1 cup dried chick peas 1 tsp. baking soda cold water 1/4 tsp. salt plus 1/2 tsp. salt 2 cloves fresh...

Hearty breakfast fillets

Richard Blunt  Ingredients 1/2 cup flour kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 egg 1/2 cup milk 1 cup cornflake crumbs 1 lb. fish fillets (small thin fillets preferred) 1/2 cup peanut oil Method Equipment: 7-inch well-seasoned cast iron skillet or...

Spicy Beef

Recipe of the Week  Spicy Beef  Courtesy of Elaine Driver  Ingredients 8 ounces top round steak, fat trimmed, cut into strips 2 fresh hot chilis, minced 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1-1/2 tablespoons fresh cilantro,...

Brew your own root beer

By Tim Murphy Issue #130 • July/August, 2011 Ah, root beer! That sweet, dark elixir of kidhood, majestically topped with a beige pillow of foam. It's the perfect companion to Bazooka bubble gum, baseball cards, wiffle...

Venison — From the Field to the Fork

By Linda Gabris Issue #149 • September/October, 2014 Moose steaks marinating in my special marinade I shudder whenever I hear a fellow hunter complaining about his meat tasting gamey, high, or, worse yet, ripe (which is a...

Basic biscotti cookie

Recipe of the Week  Basic biscotti cookie  Courtesy of Richard Blunt   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients for egg wash: 1 egg 2 Tbsp. milk Ingredients for cookies: 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1/2 cup sugar-divided 1 tsp....

Pita bread

Recipe of the Week  Pita bread  Courtesy of Richard Blunt   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1 pkg. active dry yeast 1/2 tsp. granulated sugar 1 cup warm water (110°-115°) 4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive...

Piccalilli — A late summer bonus

By Marcia E. Brown Issue #83 • September/October, 2003 Popularity of the movie Fried Green Tomatoes has sparked new interest the last few years in those ubiquitous green tomatoes that many gardeners have in plenty near...

Corn and nopalito salsa

Recipe of the Week  Corn and nopalito salsa  Courtesy of Jackie Clay   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1 1/2 cups cooked sweet corn 1/2 cup chopped nopalitos 2 Tbsp. chopped sweet red pepper 1/4...

Poor man’s shrimp cocktail on perch

Recipe of the Week Poor man’s shrimp cocktail on perch Courtesy of Pat Ward You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking. Click Here Ingredients 3/4 cup ketchup 1 Tbsp. horseradish 2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce 1 Tbsp. lemon juice Tabasco to...

Pickled nopalitos

Recipe of the Week  Pickled nopalitos  Courtesy of Jackie Clay   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 4 lbs. de-spined, sliced fresh nopalitos mustard seed dill seed (if dill flavoring is desired) garlic cloves, halved dry red...