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Indian Spiced Meatballs

Recipes

Indian Spiced Meatballs

Meatballs are a weeknight staple at my house, and this Indian variation is a great alternative to the classic Italian recipe. It works with practically any ground meat, and it’s amazing with this simple pumpkin curry sauce. It’s a comforting recipe that’s ideal during the fall and winter seasons...
Danielle Prewett Jan 26, 2023
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How to Build a Pig Watering System

Homesteading

How to Build a Pig Watering System

Chickens are the gateway animal for new homesteaders and hobby farmers, but pigs have to be a close second. You need a little more to get started with pigs, but not a lot. Pigs need a place to eat and sleep, a physical structure that can keep them where they are supposed to be—and they are notorious...
Misty Newcomb Jan 23, 2023
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How to Integrate New Birds into Your Flock

Homesteading

How to Integrate New Birds into Your Flock

There are very few things that make me more nervous when it comes to homesteading than introducing new birds to my current flock, (which sounds absolutely ridiculous now that I’ve typed it, but it’s the gods’ honest truth). Every year, whether it’s ducks, quail, or chickens, and whether they’re...
Mike Fitzgerald Jan 19, 2023
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How to Nixtamalize Corn

Cooking Techniques

How to Nixtamalize Corn

Around 500 years ago corn (or maize) was introduced to Europe through the Columbian Exchange with Mesoamerica. It quickly took hold as a staple crop in places like Italy and Spain which were subsequently inundated with an epidemic of the vitamin-B deficiency Pellagra. Over the next 200 years...
Jordan Tony Jan 17, 2023
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How to Keep Chickens Warm in the Winter

Homesteading

How to Keep Chickens Warm in the Winter

No matter how long autumn tries to hold on, inevitably it slips away and ushers in those long winter months that often seem to last forever, not only for us, but for the ducks, geese, and chickens that live on our homesteads too. By the time we realize it’s happening, it’s often too little too late...
Mike Fitzgerald Jan 11, 2023
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How to Buy Meat from a Local Rancher

Sustainability

How to Buy Meat from a Local Rancher

Think about the last time you ate a burger. Maybe it was ground beef you bought at the farmer’s market. Maybe it was an elk burger from that shoulder season cow hunt or venison from a deer you shot with your dad. Perhaps you have that animal’s skull mounted on your wall or a picture of it on your...
Anna Borgman Jan 10, 2023
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How to Forage for Juniper Berries

Foraging

How to Forage for Juniper Berries

Juniper is known in most circles (American, at least) for being the star flavor in your gin and tonic, a drink I associate, lovingly, with summertime (unless in the exempt arena of an airport or a casino where I enjoy them year-round). But beyond gin and beyond summer, juniper is the staple spice of...
Jenna Rozelle Jan 9, 2023
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How to Clean and Store Fresh Eggs

Homesteading

How to Clean and Store Fresh Eggs

The best thing about owning laying hens is getting farm-fresh eggs. There is nothing better than going out to the nesting box to see how many eggs have been laid, collecting them, and bringing them inside. Hens start laying eggs once they reach approximately six months of age. Don't worry about...
Abbagail McRuer Jan 5, 2023
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Venison Negimaki

Recipes

Venison Negimaki

Beef negimaki is a popular Japanese-American dish, created by the Manhattan restaurant Nippon in 1963. When New York Times food critic Craig Claiborner suggested that the restaurant add a beef dish to cater to the American palate, owner Nobuyoshi Kuaoka created negimaki. “Negi” means onion and “maki...
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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Start a Homestead

Homesteading

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Start a Homestead

While it’s easy enough to enjoy the thought of one day running your own homestead, pining for that life of self-sufficiency, the truth of the matter is that kind of life can be taxing, and that’s putting it lightly. Things don’t always go the way we planned, and we’re left scratching our heads...
Mike Fitzgerald Jan 2, 2023
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Everything You Need to Know About Salt Curing Meat

Cooking Techniques

Everything You Need to Know About Salt Curing Meat

Salt is the only rock that humans regularly consume in its raw form. Despite its ubiquitous use today, salt was once used as currency due to its rarity and difficulty in manufacturing. In fact, the word “salary” comes from the Latin word salarium which was a payment of salt given to Roman soldiers...
Anna Borgman Dec 29, 2022
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Thoughtfully curated by wild game connoisseur and MeatEater Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois, these spices will have your taste buds begging for more. Submarine Designed with our swimming friends in mind, this blend boasts fresh green herbs like chive, marjoram, and parsley while packing a punch of garlic, salt, and chili flake. Other than the fish or seafood itself this is the only ingredient you need Game Changer Perfect on all game especially ducks...
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