Author: Kathy Thornton

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Fermented Salsa

Nourishing Traditions has a wonderful recipe for fermented salsa—the perfect thing to do with some of those extra summer vegetables that you want to save for later. Fermented Salsa Print Recipe CourseSnacks and Appetizers...

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Catmint

Common Name: Catmint Scientific Name: Nepeta mussinii Family: Lamiaceae Uses Culinary herb: Good for baking, cooking, and tea Nectary for beneficial insects Medicinal Properties Stomach relief Pest repellant Stress relief Arthritis relief Cough suppressant...

These cheesy herb biscuits are a great savory addition to any meal. 0

Cheddar Herb Biscuits

So we’ve made tortillas, bread, sweet scones, and cookies, but we have yet to make those flaky, buttery, cheesy, herb-acious biscuits that we all love. Thankfully, cold rainy days mean more days in the...

Lentil burgers with homemade bread and sweet potato fries will warm up any cold winter night. 0

Lentil “Burgers”

I don’t like lentils. I love the idea of them–packed with protein, an excellent storage legume, and we could even grow them ourselves! Now that I have stocked our pantry with lentils and want...

Cardamom scones make for excellent breakfast snacks. 0

Cardamom Delights

Cardamom is one of the less common spices in our homestead, but I think it is quickly becoming one of our favorites. Cardamom has a subtle spicy, herbal, and citrusy flavor. It is used...

Rosemary is a great plant to incorporate into a culinary permaculture guild. 0

Rosemary

Rosemary is a staple in any culinary garden. Used as an herb, rosemary offers a pleasant floral pine flavor, as well as a myriad of benefits to your overall health. Here at the Little...

Rosemary focaccia bread is a staple at our homestead 0

Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Every week at our local farmers’ market, I admire the baked goods, especially the breads. I have always favored the focaccia, which were topped with sweet and savory ingredients that made the perfect breakfast...

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General Tiki Sauce

We have recently figured out how to spice up our stir fry dishes. Introducing: General Tiki sauce! Similar to General Tso’s sauce and our cat Tiki, this sauce is sweet and packs a punch....

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Pear Butter

In addition to an abundance of pumpkins, we have also found ourselves with a prolific pear harvest this fall. Aside from snacking on pear slices and pear spice muffins, we found a great way...

Pumpkin muffins made from homestead pumpkins, eggs, and honey. 0

Pine Street Pumpkin Muffins

Fall is here! And so are the pumpkins! At the Little House on Pine, we have found ourselves stock piled with sugar pumpkins from the backyard and huge jack-o-lantern pumpkins from fall festivities. While...