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Zucchini Kohlrabi Mint Soup

By Homesteading Mom / July 27, 2016

Necessity is the mother of invention. I needed a recipe to use up the extraordinary amount of zucchini in my garden. I also needed a recipe to use up all the kohlrabi that came in our CSA share last week (along with even more zucchini). My freezer was overstuffed with a huge container of homemade […]

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How to Make Chicken Stock

By Homesteading Mom / June 21, 2014

How to Make Chicken Stock in a Crockpot Making chicken stock is one of those basic kitchen skills everyone needs to have. Little else is as soothing to a cold, flu, or upset stomach. It is the base for many comfort foods like chicken soup, Portuguese kale soup, chicken pot pie, and so many more. […]

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How To Render Lard In A Crockpot

By Homesteading Mom / September 9, 2013

Rendering lard is super simple to begin with. It’s even easier in a crockpot. Take the pork fat you have trimmed up and saved, and pop it in the freezer. It’s much easier to cut when frozen. Once it’s warmed up, it starts to get soft and greasy, and more difficult to cut into pieces. The […]

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Crockpot Portuguese-Inspired Pork Stew

By Homesteading Mom / September 5, 2013

Growing up in a heavily Portuguese city, I was totally spoiled rotten on gloriously delicious food. Two of my favorite dishes, caçoila (a type of Portuguese pulled pork) and pork alentejana (pork and littlenecks) have many similar ingredients. My mom and I used to out to eat once a month for alentejana, and she would […]

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Slow Cooker Indian-Spiced Steak

By Homesteading Mom / March 18, 2013

It’s time to show a little love for some wonderful people, a new favorite cookbook, and for a must-have appliance- the slow cooker. All three have been lifesavers this week since I sprained my ankle. Last week, I fell and severely sprained my ankle. While this has totally disrupted my routine and ability to do simple […]

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