Our area is loaded with olive trees. We have a tree on our property too. Just recently, I bought a 33.8 oz bottle of extra virgin olive oil (off-brand) at the grocery store. It cost over $8.00. Uh huh, you know what came next...
Homemade raisins from my own grape tree! They are smaller than the raisins you buy in a store, which is nicer in some ways because their sweetness comes in little bursts. These would be really great in muffins or cookies, etc.
Why don't I ever see flavored tofu in the store? They flavor cheese with all kinds of veggies, herbs and spices. But tofu is always sold plain. Why not add flavors to homemade tofu? Viola! That's why I made curry spiced tofu from scratch.
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.
Grass-fed beef is perfect for jerky. Naturally lean, the rich mineral flavor of the beef shines through. I made two kinds of jerky, one with smoked salt, maple and mustard, the other with dark soy and garlic chili paste.
Jack is a great cheese to make at home. Spiced with cumin seeds and smoked paprika, my goal was to create a creamy melting cheese laced with earthy, smokey flavors that would be perfect on a cheese board, tacos or in fondue.