Homestead Recipes

Pork & Cabbage Soup

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Pork & Cabbage Soup

I am pretty crazy about soup. I am not sure if it started back when my grandma made us condensed chicken soup or if it is something else, but to this day I am all about it. The biggest difference though, is that now I want to throw canned soup right out the window. Since living in North Carolina we have had access to some pretty great food. We were able to eat fresh from a community garden in the beginning, and over the last few years our personal garden has grown exponentially to what it is today. That leads...

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Blueberry BBQ Sauce

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Blueberry BBQ Sauce

Over the last two months we managed to pick close to 70 pounds of blueberries. That isn't a typo! We have 28 mature blueberry bushes that have been producing like crazy! We gave some away, made lots of jelly,  and ate plenty (Macy too!), but we still had gallons in the freezer! So I was pretty thrilled when I found a blueberry BBQ sauce recipe online. It was something totally different, and something I could think of many uses for. I cooked up the original recipe and tried it out on friends. The flavor was good but something was missing...

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Simply Tomato Soup

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Simply Tomato Soup

We never have spaghetti.  A couple years ago Matt and I canned a whole bunch of tomato sauce. Guess what? It's still on our shelf. I guess we just aren't pasta and sauce people! I'm all about a good soup though, so when the idea for homemade tomato soup hit me it seemed pretty obvious. We had most of the ingredients right outside our door! We made everything for this recipe from scratch but its probably not necessary. I'm sure you could substitute some store-bought broth (or bouillon cubes) or even canned tomatoes. But for the sake of all the...

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Blueberry Jam Recipe

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Blueberry Jam Recipe

  When we found out our future home had 28 mature blueberry bushes, we could not believe it! We had visited during the winter and there was nothing in the original listing. Needless to say, we were thrilled! With all those blueberries, we decided that in addition to the pancakes and bread we should make some jam for ourselves (plus it makes great Christmas gifts!). This recipe was quick, simple, and most importantly- delicious! **If you plan to can the jam to store without refrigeration, scroll down to read how to prep the jars and lids. Ingredients Three parts Blueberries...

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Blackberry Jam Recipe

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Blackberry Jam Recipe

  When we found out our future home had wild blackberry bushes we could not believe it! As we found more bushes in the back of the property and along the road we were thrilled! With all those berries, we decided that in addition to the pancakes and bread we should make some jam for ourselves (plus make some tasty gifts!). This recipe was quick, simple, and most importantly- delicious! **If you plan to can the jam to store without refrigeration, scroll down to read how to prep the jars and lids. Ingredients Blackberries White Sugar Salt (optional) Directions 1....

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