Little House on Pine

A buffalo chicken wrap, ready to explode with flavor. 0

Buffalo Chicken Wraps

Ok, here we go. I’m super excited about this one. It was wicked cold today, which means more time plotting in the warm kitchen. Buffalo chicken and melty cheese, um yes please! Wrapped in a...

Helpful Kitchen Gadgets: Jar Opener and LED cabinet lighting strip. 0

Helpful Kitchen Gadgets

Along our journey to reduce expenses and consume less, we discovered the value of conscientious spending—the acquisition of durable tools and implements that save money over the long run. Nowhere does this play out...

Little House on Pine - A finished beeswax candle. In a mason jar, of course. 0

How to Make Candles from Beeswax

Starting in spring, honeybees at the Little House on Pine turn nectar into wax comb. By autumn, we’re getting ready to make candles. After harvesting the honey, we leave the honey-speckled frames outside for the bees...

Honeybees adore Jerusalem artichokes at the Little House on Pine. 0

Jerusalem Artichokes

Having read about the value of Jerusalem artichokes in permaculture books, I planted a few tubers from the grocery store. The next summer I had three stands of sunchokes with beaming yellow rays beloved...

Cash for strategic purchases 0

Conscientious Spending

We get bombarded with messages to purchase things we don’t need and won’t use. Yet at the same time, new tools can prove helpful in transitioning to a lifestyle of reduced consumption. The idealist in...

Summer harvest casserole, fresh from the oven 0

Summer Harvest Casserole

A favorite go-to here on Pine. A great way to incorporate some of those veggies that have been sitting on your counter and it is so divine. Summer Harvest Casserole Print Recipe Adapted from Long...

Hazelnuts at the Little House on Pine 0

Hazelnuts

I planted a couple hazelnut shrubs, twiggy and sparse, to form a small hedge in the front yard. Two years later they filled in and started producing catkins. In their third year, I harvested...

Fermented horseradish infused with honey. 0

Fermented Horseradish

An alternative to basic horseradish sauce with honey. As Wild Fermentation explains: This approach involves the horseradish in both the fermentation that creates alcohol from honey, and the fermentation that creates vinegar from alcohol....

Kimchi packed into mason jars. 0

Basic Kimchi

Similar to sauerkraut, kimchi involves soaking cabbage in a salt brine, then rinsing with fresh water before seasoning with hot spices. The recipe below is adapted from Wild Fermentation. Like all vegetable ferments, be creative with seasonal ingredients! Basic Kimchi Print...

Sweet potato puree. 0

Sweet Potato Puree

Sweet potatoes are always a delicious treat, but do you ever run out of ideas of what to do with this bright orange tuberous root? How about this nutritious treat from Nourishing Traditions, which pairs wholesome...