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[NeighborWoods] Winter Seeds

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Winter Seeds

Winter seeds. Juncos, goldfinches and other seed eaters will eat most of the weed seeds in the field over the winter. Leaving weeds contributes to habitat.

Holiday Specials! Check back often for more items!

Holiday Specials at Homesteader’s Supply!

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Check back often to see updates on our holiday specials

Check back often for updates on our Holiday Specials. We’re starting off the holiday gift giving season with two sales.

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1)  Triple Wood Cutting Board and Rolling Pin –  on sale through end of the year AND we have a special offer. You’ll receive a $20 Gift Certificate to keep for yourself or give to someone else when you purchase this set.

2)  Ultimate Cheese Press in Hard Cherry wood … Limited Edition only 25 available, first come first serve. Now on sale until end of the year! There’s a recipe for Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese in the blog to help you get started.

Have you seen the video staring Wardee from GNOWFGLINS? Wardee shows us how to use the Ultimate Cheese Press. You’ll feel a lot more confident after watching the video. Making hard cheese is surprisingly simple.

Limited Edition Ultimate Cheese Press in Cherry Hardwood

Limited Edition Ultimate Cheese Press in Cherry Hardwood

Just in time for Cyber Monday sales! We’re blogging a little early this week to bring you our newest product. Yes! Another new product. It’s great to give as a gift or keep as a treat to yourself.

Jerri has commissioned a limited edition run of 25 Ultimate Cheese Presses made in cherry hardwood. They are beautiful! It’s first come, first served and a few have already sold. The sale price is in effect now and it continues through the end of December, 2014 or until all 25 presses are sold.

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Ultimate Cheese Press made with cherry hardwood

Our cheese press is made for home cheese makers, designed and manufactured by Jerri Bedell, the owner of Homesteader’s Supply right here in the USA!  Made from a beautiful grained cherry hardwood with various shades of darker marbling. Each press is as unique as the wood its made from.  Cherry darkens as it ages and becomes even more beautiful. This wood is sturdy, solid and long lasting. It’s treated with organic coconut oil and is stamped with our logo.

Are you new to making cheese? We have a recipe for a very nice cheddar to help you get started. Farmhouse Cheddar. If you’d like to print the recipe you can find the pdf file there. Download it to your computer, send it to the printer, and pick it up on the way to the kitchen.

[NeighborWoods] Pond in the Woods

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[NeighborWoods] Neighbors in or out of the woods but always outdoors. Created by Robin’s Outdoors. Please leave a comment and include the link to your [NeighborWoods] blog.

We found this pond in the woods while we were exploring back roads. It was cool and damp out but still a nice day for a drive.

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Bread stuffing

Bread Stuffing Recipe…or is it Dressing?

Bread Stuffing Recipe

This recipe may be downloaded, sent to the printer and picked up on your way to the kitchen.

It happens every year, about two weeks before Thanksgiving. The obsession resurfaces, creeping in, taking over my subconscious, making my stomach growl. Thanksgiving dinner. Stuffing. I use a friend’s bread stuffing recipe that makes my mouth water! I like to keep it simple and tasty. Our stuffing has never been fancy. Nana made a potato based stuffing. Or was it dressing? Stuffing? Dressing? What do you call it?

I make a bread based stuffing when it’s my turn to host Thanksgiving dinner and when I’m stuffing a roasting chicken. I sometimes make stuffing to go with chicken pieces. Stuffing doesn’t have to be stuffed, after all. Maybe that’s when it becomes dressing! Maybe stuffing is dressing when it’s a side dish.

Bread stuffing recipe

Sourdough bread will add flavor to your stuffing.

Saving stale bread is a time saver. It doesn’t matter what kind of bread I’ve made, it works. Remember the sour dough bread we made using the Pickle Pro for the starter? The flavor of sour dough adds a lot to stuffing.

If you don’t have stale bread you can make bread specifically for stuffing. I use whatever bread recipe I’m making at the time and add Italian or poultry seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper to half the batch of bread. Bake it as usual. You can add more seasonings when you make the stuffing if necessary.

Bread Stuffing Recipe

Bread stuffing recipe

Tear the bread into large pieces. It will condense when you add chicken broth.

This recipe is based on one pound of bread. Multiply as needed. It’s best if made a day ahead of time. Store in the refrigerator overnight. Stuff the turkey (or chicken) right before roasting, or bake in a buttered casserole or Dutch oven. This is great cooked ahead of time and reheated. I put it in the oven to warm when the turkey has finished cooking and is resting before carving.

Tear one pound of bread into large pieces. It will condense when you add stock.
4 medium celery stalks, chopped
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
2 large apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1 tsp ground or 2 tsp fresh sage (I use a lot more as I love sage)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 to 1 1/2 cups turkey or chicken stock

Combine all ingredients, adding stock slowly until you get the consistency you want.

 

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You can download the recipe to print and take to your kitchen here.

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