Herbin' It Up

Dried herbs from the graden can provide a winter's worth of seasonings.

Mexican Tomatillo Casserole

We love casseroles in the winter - they warm us up and fill us up! This one uses homemade tomatillo salsa from the canning cellar.

Fall: When Hope Turns To Thanks

Harvest time has arrived and, as I pick the last of the tomatoes, I have mixed feelings. One of the wonderful things about farming is the lessons you learn along the way.

Toxic Cooking Oil

What are we really eating? Let's take a look into the oil that we cook with.

Slow-Cooker Granola

Making granola in the slow cooker is easy and it tastes great.

Happy to Be Here

Let me introduce myself in this, my first blog, for the Capper's Farmer family.

Beautiful Biscotti

Biscotti is a delicate, crisp Italian cookie that's filled with nutty goodness. My recipe has been tweaked a bit to make it even healthier. And there are lots of suggested "tweaks" you can try out as well!

The Holiday Menus Are Settled

My mother's battered copy of "The Settlement Cook Book" provided a wealth of unique and traditional recipes, as well as a fun crash-course in food history.

Pumpkin Pizza

The perfect solution to a very large pumpkin/squash crop

Free Is Always Good

Some of the varieties of free fruits available for the taking. All it takes is a little time, a little work, and some scouting of the area for what grows in your neck of the woods.

A Dinner Party and a Hunting Knife or Two

At first glance a dinner party and hunting knife don't seem to go together but then you probably don't know Ethan Becker or his mother or grandmother.

The Hobby: Food

Food is part of all our lives, a daily chore that has to be done to feed a family. Now that the family has grown it's time to explore food from all angles: history, new tastes and new cooking methods. Food is now a relaxing hobby.