This is a great food preservation 101 post on curing salmon in salt to create glorious Gravlax. Pirate Jeni shares the process, the history of gravlax, & instructions to make your own aquavit (a Scandinavian flavored spirit caraway/lemon/dill).
FSC Contributor Becky H shares her experiences of buying a half pig and butchering it herself with lots of pictures explain each cut. She also shares a detailed recipe of how to prepare and smoke a ham.
With winter squash in abundance in Upstate New York, Becky shares two recipes, sweet & savory pickled butternut squash. Water-bath canned & refrigerator methods are discussed & explained. A perfect unique edible gift.
When Amy 1st started micro farming, she couldn’t imagine planting anything in the fall. Turns out that many grains are sown in the fall. Winter wheats, barleys & ryes are just in the ground now in the Northeast. Others already inches above the ground