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FRIED CHICKEN WITH LARD Once a season we treat ourselves to fried chicken, using fresh chicken (freshly butchered, never frozen) and lard. It is admittedly a bit fussy, but such a treat: juicy meat, crispy crust. My mouth waters just…

Recipe: Fried Chicken with Lard

  • August 2, 2020

HOW TO PIECE A CHICKEN Wings. Pull the wing up & back expose the "arm pit". First cut straight down (A), keeping tension on the wing until it pops free. Then turn the blade 90° (B) and cut upward to…

How to Piece a Chicken

  • August 2, 2020

SAUSAGE PASTA THREE WAYS Updated July 2020. With tomatoes, zucchini, fresh garlic and basil in season, here are some yummy easy recipes to enjoy with chicken and/or pork sausage.  1. Smashed zucchini cream and sausage pasta Ingredients 8 ounces dried…

Recipe: Sausage Pasta Three Ways

  • July 23, 2020

We marked 2019 and the end of the decade with the slaughter of our first family cow, Butterfly. We butchered her on-farm to honour her role as family cow. (For this reason, the meat is not approved for sale.)  Butterfly…

#1 Butterfly

  • February 19, 2020

THE BEST MEATBALLS On a quick trip to our family friend's cottage this August, we ate like queens. (Thanks, Mom, for cooking ahead!) Even with a group of veggie loving women and kid - this meatball recipe had everyone moaning…

Recipe: The Best Meatballs

  • September 10, 2019

CHICKEN MARBELLA This recipe is modified from Yotam Ottolenghi's Simple, and inspired by a similar recipe in the classic cookbook, The Silver Palate. Although The Silver Palate was always kicking around my mother's kitchen when I was a child, the first time I remember having…

Recipe: Chicken Marbella

  • September 10, 2019

*** This blog expands off a post we made on Instagram, with a bit more detail. *** Zone 1 Transformation In June, we re-shaped via earthworks the area around the homestead. Inspired by Sepp Holzer's permaculture paradise and thanks to the…

Zone 1 Transformation: Krater Garden and Food Forest

  • August 7, 2019

Prime PRIME RIB 100% Grass-fed prime rib = Prime Prime Rib. The yellow fat is so delicious and nutrient-dense. It's medicine made from ecology: the sun powering the plants, the cattle eating the grass, the microbes in the cattle's rumen turning…

Recipe: Prime Rib

  • April 9, 2019

We will say it again... Pasture Makes Perfect!  Raising cattle - both our Jerseys and their beef calves - is a huge commitment for a farm of our scale. Nonetheless, we've chosen to have cattle because ruminants are a critical…

Benefits of 100% grass-fed beef

  • February 27, 2019

Days after moving to the farm in 2015, we purchased a handful of 19-week old "ready-to-lay" hens and dozens of chicks. The ready-to-lay hens started laying a few weeks later, after acclimating to their life on the farm, and we…

Egg Update

  • February 24, 2019
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