Category: Kitchen

What We Do With Okra

One of our big summer garden crops here is okra! We have tried several different varieties of okra, and it seems as if it’s very acclimated to our weather and thrives very well! Last summer our chief cook of the … Continue reading

Tiny Ranch Hot Sauce

Spicy foods are a big hit at our Tiny Ranch! In fact, hot sauce is our favorite condiment, and is used at every meal. I used to go through so many of those little bottles of purchased hot sauce, until … Continue reading

How To Tell When Sweet Corn Is Ripe

Don’t you just love good fresh sweet corn? Many of the new sweet corn varieties are great, even if they aren’t quite ripe yet. They are even good when quite a bit past their peak. Especially if eaten raw right … Continue reading

Rustic Cheeseburger Pie

  This recipe was quick to put together, and had my hungry crew asking for seconds!

“We All Scream for Ice Cream!”

Mmmmm…During the summer time, there’s nothing much better than a big bowl of ice cream! And how about delicious, homemade ice cream made yourself?! We enjoy lots of it during this time of year and thought we’d share one of our … Continue reading

Lettuce to Share!

God has truly blessed us this year (2017) with lettuce in abundance! We are thankful! We planted our lettuce patch in the early part of spring on a bed that was used in the fall for daikon radishes, so it … Continue reading

Pass the Peas, Please!

The description in the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange catalog read: Sugar Ann- Extra-early. Crisp, flavorful 3 in. snap peas. Compact 2 ft. vines don’t require trellising. Also good for fall crop. Freezes well. Last year (2016) we planted Mammoth Melting … Continue reading

Spring Salad Bowl

The first beautiful days of spring can bring cravings for the clean feeling of eating greens fresh from your garden! Happily, even before you have a lush, mature lettuce/greens patch, you can supplement your homegrown micro-greens with lots of wild … Continue reading

Split Pea and Sweet Potato – Soup’s On!

When the weather is cold and the nights are long, there is nothing quite like a big pot of soup or stew to warm you up inside and bring you comfort! Of course, it sure doesn’t hurt if it’s accompanied … Continue reading

A Layered Home Food Production System

The possibilities for home food production are so huge. Producing your own food fosters independence, a sense of accomplishment, and just plain old fun. Gardening is an obvious food producing spot, but there are many other possible approaches. Consider the … Continue reading