Tomato Basil Frittata

Tomato Basil Frittata FI

Did you know that almost every time I make this Tomato Basil Frittata (which is pretty often), Karl goes around saying “frIIiiTTtaTTa” in his best Italian accent (which is pretty bad). Must be the scent of fresh basil getting to his head. During the winter when we were eating only preserved eggs, this frittata was all […]

The Best Way to Cook an Old Chicken (Hint: in an electric pressure cooker!)

Instant Pot Chicken 2

For many homesteaders and farmers, chickens are more than backyard pets- they are meat and eggs to feed the family, or possibly a source of income. The reality of farming is that if a chicken isn’t producing or earning her keep, then she’s got to go. They’re business, not something you name and let sit on your […]

5-Minute Spinach & Feta Eggs

5 Minute Spinach Feta Eggs FI

Spinach and Feta Eggs are my new obsession. We eat a lot of eggs on the homestead. Raising our own laying hens is so rewarding- they’re such characters, and the eggs that they produce are worlds above anything store-bought. There’s nothing like gathering an egg and cracking it – still warm- into the pan. This […]

Double-Garlic Cast Iron Meatballs

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(paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, rustic) I’m pretty sure that these meatballs could cure the plague. Whatever it is that ails you, these meatballs will fix it. These super-hero meatballs are special in another way: they go with everything. A universal meatball! They aren’t Italian, not Greek, and certainly not Swedish. But they could be! Serve them […]

Harvest Cobb Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing

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I made something incredible the other night. Out of vegetables! Even Karl liked this Cobb Salad (read: big huge bowl full of vegetables)… and he’s still working through his vegetable-haters rehabilitation program. He’s conquered salad greens, asparagus, kale, and even Brussels sprouts! This year we’re working on squash. He gets so sad whenever I try to feed him […]

What Do I Do with All These Cherry Tomatoes?!

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I do it every year. I have all these varieties of cherry tomatoes that I love, just love and have to plant. “Well, I only really need one of each plant, but I’d better make it two so that I can give some away to friends and family. If I want two plants, I’d better […]

Simple Salmon Patties with Dill Pickle Sauce

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(gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, paleo) Do you have a favorite food that brings back fond memories? For Karl, one of those is salmon patties. Grandma’s salmon patties with cornbread and homemade strawberry jam, to be exact. It’s what she’d always make whenever he and his siblings would visit. Dinner was followed by BINGO, where Grandpa would call the […]

Homestead Eats: This Week’s Dinner Menu

Whole Fed Menu Feb 9

If you need some dinner inspiration, here’s what Karl and I are eating this week on the homestead! I make a weekly dinner menu every Sunday night- that way I can make sure I have everything I need for the week. And since life doesn’t always go as planned, I try to keep it somewhat flexible. […]