Monthly Archives: July 2015

Emergency Ready? – Staying Warm

If the power goes out, so does the furnace at our place.  We do have propane, but without electricity, the fans don’t work.  The water heaters are lovely, they run on propane and after a cold day, a warm bath … Continue reading

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Summer Vacation – Day 34

It’s been another busy couple of weeks here at the backyard farm. Summer has been fun, full of house organizing, garden sprucing, good recipes, thrift stores, tag sales and projects galore.  It feels like it’s coming to and end, but … Continue reading

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Summer Vacation – Day 22

Instructions 4 lb fresh pork belly 3½ tablespoons – Morton Tender Cure 2 tablespoons coconut sugar 1 teaspoon black peppercorns 3 cloves of garlic, smashed Instructions Trim, rinse and pat the pork belly dry. Combine salt, sugar, and peppercorns and mix well. … Continue reading

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Summer Vacation – Day 20

Today was wonderful.  We woke up to clouds which just seemed to thicken up as the day progressed.  It was a lovely break to the 90 degree days we’ve had for so long. DH and I decided to head out toward … Continue reading

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Smoked Salmon with Ginger Syrup

I was about to pick up two nice salmon fillets on clearance yesterday and since we’re out of smoked salmon, I decided to do a quick cure and smoke.  I also have had a bottle of Ginger syrup sitting about … Continue reading

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Summer Vacation – Day 11

The heat wave continues – Today it was 98, yesterday 96 – We are supposed to be over 90 degrees for the next week. This morning started with a lovely breakfast of scrambled eggs from our chickens with home grown … Continue reading

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