New Product! Nesco Snackmaster Dehydrator & Jerky Maker Kit
Exclusive offer for our customers! The Nesco Snackmaster Dehydrator & Jerky Maker Kit
I’m so excited about our new products I wanted to tell you about this one here, not just in the newsletter as usual. I have 100 pounds of pastured beef ordered and am expecting delivery any day now. I’ll be making jerky from some of the ground and at least one roast. I thought I’d share some of my favorite recipes along with this new product announcement.
This exclusive package deal includes the Nesco FD-80 Dehydrator. It comes with four trays, and we’re adding another four for a total of eight trays! The kit also includes screens and sheets, a jerky gun, spices, and a how-to book. Nesco Snackmaster Dehydrator
This square dehydrator features an innovative design with 700 watts of drying power that generates maximum speed and quality for dehydrating fruits, vegetables, beef jerky, and venison jerky. I’m sure you can make turkey jerky, too! The top mounted fan eliminates liquids dripping into the heating chamber! Nesco Snackmaster Dehydrator
FD-80HW includes the following upgrades and additions:
- FD-80 Dehydrator with eight trays instead of four
- Eight SQM-2-6 Clean-A- Screens instead of one
- Eight SLD-2-6 Fruit Roll Sheets (new part of this offer)
- Large Jerky Gun with five spices (new part of this offer)
- “How to Dry Foods” book by Deanna De Long (new part of this offer)
Teriyaki Marinade Recipe
I use this marinade on my beef strips. You can use a tougher cut of meat thanks to the tenderizing properties of the pineapple juice.
1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/2 c packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
Combine all ingredients in two quart pan. Warm over medium heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Allow to cool. Pour the marinade in a 9 x 13″ pan. Lay 1/4″ strips of beef, deer, moose or other large game in the marinade and allow to sit in the refrigerator at least overnight. Pat the meat dry. Follow the dehydrator’s instructions.
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Holiday Specials at Homesteader’s Supply!
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.
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
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.
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.
Triple Wood Cutting Board & Rolling Pin
Oh my gosh are these beautiful! We love cutting boards and rolling pins and handcrafted, artisan quality wood products. We are very excited to have these ready for you to use during the holiday baking season and to give as gifts. They are fantastic!
Triple Wood handcrafted rolling pin and cutting board
Jerri’s been busy. She designed our new handcrafted Triple Wood Rolling Pin and Cutting Board and she’s having them made in Tennessee. She’s created two more American designed and made products. The rolling pin is comfortable in your hand. They are made with maple, cherry and walnut hardwoods. No two are exactly alike because of the natural grain of each wood.
Seasoned with 100% organic Non-GMO coconut oil which brings out the natural beauty of the wood. We chose coconut oil for its natural ability to inhibit bacterial growth without adding any coconut scent to your baked goods.
Triple Wood rolling pin
The Triple Wood Rolling Pin is 17″ long and 3″ wide. Its rolling surface is 9″ long.
Triple Wood cutting board
The Triple Wood Cutting Board is 14″ long by 10″ wide. It’s 1.5″ thick. It’s sturdy enough to handle any task. Slice bread, cut cheese and meat or even cut into those heavy winter squash using the cutting board.
Both pieces are easy to care for. Wash only with warm lightly soapy water, air dry and reapply oil of your choice.
All of our products add beauty to you kitchen as well as functionality. This set makes a great gift! You may purchase them separately or save money by ordering both pieces at a special price.
In the Kitchen with Prepper Pro
The Homesteader’s Supply logo is branded on each Prepper Pro
This morning I woke up with enthusiasm and dread. It’s a food day. Mushrooms needed to be cleaned and dehydrated. Beans were waiting to be picked, blanched and frozen. The blueberries were taken out of the freezer last night to thaw and needed to be made into jam today. I knew I’d be working with the Prepper Pro today. I waited until it arrived in the mail to make jam. When it was time to put it to use in the blueberries, I hesitated.
The Appalachian Maple wood is treated with raw, organic coconut oil but I wasn’t sure the blueberries wouldn’t stain it. It’s such a beautiful piece that I didn’t want to take chances with it. I thought about wrapping it in Saran wrap but wasn’t sure it would stand up to two quarts of blueberries without slipping. I opted instead for a zippered sandwich bag. It worked perfectly to protect the wood.
A zippered sandwich bag protected the Prepper Pro from being stained.
I won’t use the bag when I grind dehydrated Chanterelle mushrooms into powder or when grinding herbs. I’ll be pulverizing wild mint later this week. The large end (pictured above) of the Prepper Pro fits into a wide mouth canning jar. The smaller end fits into a small mouth jar. As I used it I thought of more ways I’ll use this new tool of mine.
The Prepper Pro is another of our new products that was designed by Jerri, owner of Homesteader’s Supply, and is being made locally from locally sourced Appalachian maple trees. It’s well balanced, smooth as can be, and fits comfortably in my hands.
You can purchase the Fermenting Kit that comes with:
The Prepper Pro fits into small and large mouth canning jars.
I’ll be mashing strawberries, raspberries and blackberries I’ve frozen to use later. There are always herbs to grind, both fresh and dehydrated. And I think I’ll give a grind or two to my loose, dried tea blends to wake them up a bit before putting them into the tea ball. I’ll be using this for more than packing my jars when I make sauerkraut. I washed the Prepper Pro when I finished using it, applied more organic coconut oil, and put in easy reach on the shelf. This is going to be used often.
And I’ll be adding the Prepper Pro to a few Christmas baskets this year. I have friends who’ll put it to good use!