Homestead Kitchen, Cooking on a Snowy Day, Trying New Things

On cold snowy days here on the homestead, I tend to cook a little more than normal. We are home from work and school and not planning to go anywhere. I rather enjoy days when my homesteader husband has the wood burning stove going and I am warming the kitchen by cooking. Here are some things I made today, we were all well fed.

Sourdough Biscuits

I found the sourdough biscuit recipe on one of my favorite blogs, Farm House on Boone. Here is a link the recipe,

Homemade egg salad (from fresh homestead eggs)

With a forecast of possible ice and looming power outages, I prepped the night before and made hard boiled eggs. They can hold out in the refrigerator at cool temperatures even when the power is out. However, we avoided the power being out and it was a nice easy lunch of egg salad wraps.

Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar

Homesteading you will notice has several qualities: trying new things, DIY, and decreasing waste are just a few. I decided to try to make my own apple cider vinegar. I really like vinegar and my favorite is apple cider. I frequently use it to cook with and drink (diluted). This project will take about a month, I will keep you posted about the progress of the vinegar.

Homemade Kombucha

A couple of summers ago I found myself drinking a flavored kombucha daily, which was good for me. However, my grocery budget was increasing and my boys started to enjoy a cold “buch” (that is our country version). I started making “buch” at home and maintained the same batch for close to two years. I flavored mine today with overripe oranges (that I juiced) and some frozen fruit. I usually feel like I am running a moonshine factory when I make another batch of “buch”.

Homemade Chili

It is unusual on the homestead if I have prepared a meal that does not include something we grew. The chili had home grown diced roasted butternut, canned rotel, and a frozen jalepeno pepper. On a snowy day a nice warm bowl of chili hits the spot. We ate leftover sourdough biscuits along with the warm chili.

Tomorrow will begin a new day of cooking, baking, and working here on the homestead. Comment below and tell me what you did in your kitchen today or if you have questions about any of my kitchen projects.

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