I have to admit, I’m both saddened and embarassed at the amount of vegetable scraps that I have let go to waste in my lifetime. They deserved so much more respect than I gave them. Yes, scraps.Continue reading Vegetable Scrap Broth
No, I don’t live on some isolated homestead. Yes, I could easily go to the store and buy some lard. No, I don’t want to because making your own is easy enough to do, and why not save money and reduce waste in the process?Continue reading Rendered Fat (Tallow, Lard, and Schmaltz)
My family has come to learn the hard way that I essentially view my home and garden as one big science lab. They are likely to stumble across experiments either already in progress, or getting ready for one, in a variety of locations inside and outside the house. What did you expect from a science teacher?
I know that not everyone dreads the Halloween candy leftovers. There are some that I will sneak out of my kids’ stash for “sampling purposes”. Eventually, though, something needs to be done about the rest.
Every year, millions of pounds of pumpkin gets tossed into the garbage. It’s a massacre of epic proportions and the saddest thing of all is that it doesn’t have to happen. Don’t listen to the lies!!!
I won’t take credit for ideas that aren’t mine, but I won’t hesitate to shamelessly show them here.
Every so often I manage to squirrel away some of our berry harvests when little boys (or the Old Man) aren’t looking. I want to make sure my little treasure trove will be safely tucked away for later use.
Nothing says “tasty” like a carrot pulled from the refrigerator that proceeds to flop over like a spaghetti noodle, right? Hmmm… maybe not so much.
I like to get the most “bang for my buck” whenever I can. As much as I love to garden, I don’t have time to refresh my plantings as often as I like, so whenever I can extend my harvest without having to start over, I’m good.