Author Archives | Becky H

{diy project} Homemade Corn Tortillas & Chips

Raised on the Texas and Mexico border, I grew up eating fresh homemade tortillas regularly. I have never  ventured to make them myself since really well made fresh tortillas were always readily available; from the store, any number of restaurants, from friends, la abuelita down the street, ect, ect. If I needed a fix,  some […]

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Finished Chocolate

{diy project} homemade chocolate bars

AHHH…chocolate. If my best friend was a food this would be it.  So amazingly satisfying on many different levels with so many options in flavors and taste. Milk, dark, bitter, organic, fair trade; the spices and flavorings are endless.  Little does one realize though, chocolate is simple, easy, and quick to make yourself. You just […]

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Oink! At West Wind Acres, Charlton, NY

{new year resolution} Going Whole Hog

Have you ever wanted to process your own meats but didn’t know how to even begin? Below is a step by step guide of how my family explored this option for the first time and how it all turned out. (Editor’s Note: Please be aware that this post contains graphic pictures of a slaughtered pig. […]

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{edible gift} Butternut Squash Pickles, Two Ways

The holidays are upon us all and I love getting and giving gifts in mason jars. Holidays, birthdays, any days! There are so many fun and unusual things to do with them all year long. It’s not that common to see hard squash pickles, so they make an interesting gift for the hard to please […]

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Final soup showed with fresh rosemary, crumbled goat cheese and pepitas

{from scratch holidays} A Spicy Thanksgiving

By the time the Puritan Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, there were actually many settlements already established by the Spanish in what would eventually be considered the United States, like Santa Fe NM, El Paso TX and St Augustine FL. So what and where was the first Thanksgiving in the United States? Was it the […]

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Source: Library of Congress

{recipe} Calabaza en Tacha (Candied Pumpkin)

Editor’s Note: Swapper Becky H wowed us with her piece on The Simplicity of Coconut Butter and now she’s back as a regular monthly contributor! I’m excited to have Becky join the team because she will bring something new, as a native of The Rio Grande Valley,  she will be featuring recipes & stories influenced by […]

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Coconut Butter on a Rice Cake: Simple & Decadent!

{food swap recipe} The Simplicity of Coconut Butter

Editor’s Note: I’m happy to announce a new {community voices} guest contributor, Swapper Becky H. Since Becky’s arrival here in Upstate NY, she has become a staple in the local food movement, becoming a KFF CSA Family and Farm Stand Crew Member and also attending FSC Academy classes and food swaps. Becky has had recent […]

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