Category Archives: Recipes

Milk Kefir

All about Dairy Kefir

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Milk kefir is a fermented milk drink that is usually made with goat’s milk or cow’s milk that is incredibly good for you.  The best way to describe milk kefir is that it’s kind of like a drinkable yogurt, it tastes tangy and a little sour. It is much easier to make than yogurt. Homemade yogurt and kefir are staples in our kitchen, I make them on a weekly basis.

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Cinnamon Apple Dutch Baby

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It’s the time of year for apples!  We have planted quite a few apple trees in our orchard, but it will be a couple years yet before we will get a harvest.  Good things come to those who wait.  That’s what I keep telling myself anyway!  Imagine my delight when one of our neighbors stopped by with several boxes of apples!  She had canned apple jelly and applesauce and had apples to spare.  She graciously shared the bounty.
We’ve been enjoying all things apple ever since.  There’s something magical when you combine apples with cinnamon and nutmeg.  Yum!!  One of our favorite apple recipes is a Cinnamon Apple Dutch Baby pancake.  Not only is it big on flavor, it’s a quick breakfast or breakfast for dinner meal.  I make it in my cast iron skillet, which is my favorite way to cook!

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Goat’s milk yogurt

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My family loves yogurt.  When our goat’s are in milk, I make 1 gallon of yogurt a week and I still can’t keep up with my kid’s appetites!  Who can resist a bowl of thick, creamy goat’s milk yogurt with a bit of fruit mixed in? 

 

Wait, thick and creamy goat’s milk yogurt? 

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Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Bake

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Whatever you have for breakfast should stick with you until lunch, especially when you’re out working on the farm.  Our go-to breakfast is soaked oatmeal.  Make it up the night before, turn the burner on low under the pan of oatmeal in the morning, head out to do morning chores and viola!  Breakfast is ready when we come back in.  We add in seasonally available fruit, nuts and raisins to mix it up a little.   We do vary a little with our breakfast options, homemade granola, eggs & bacon and on occasion, boxed cereal.  Most of the time when it comes to breakfast, oatmeal is on the menu.
One morning last winter, when it was chilly in the house and I was thinking of ways to help warm things up, I started thinking about baked oatmeal.  After looking around for some recipes and not finding what I was looking for, Travis decided to make up his own recipe.  He’s good like that.

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Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

 

 

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It’s the time of year when nearly everything has a peppermint twist.  Pair chocolate and peppermint together and you have a winner!   I love chocolate and peppermint together.  Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies fit right into the season of peppermint.  With double chocolate and candy cane pieces sprinkled on top, these cookies are a decadent treat.

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Corn-free “Corn Bread”

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 I made chili the other day and a couple hours before dinner, cornbread started to sound like a really good addition to the meal.  However, since we have a child with a serious corn sensitivity, corn is not a normal part of our diet.  Sometimes we make grain-free flax bread using almond flour, but our daughter is mildly sensitivity to almonds, so we have limited almond flour greatly.  Given these restrictions, I started searching for recipes.  It is quite possible that my google-fu was rusty and my impatience too great, but I quickly decided that what I was looking for wasn’t available.  So, on to plan B: do it yourself!

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