It’s finally here! Halloween! The excitement here is not over candy or costumes, jack-o-lanterns or trick-or-treating. It is over this family tradition – Witches Brew (Quick Bean Soup)! This soup has been a Halloween tradition in my family for more than 50 years. As kids, my mom began serving this to us on Halloween – [Continue Reading …]
From the Kitchen
It is said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. This is certainly true here at the Homestead. Our kitchen is the gathering place of choice for most of our guests. It is a place where we gather to enjoy good food and great conversation. Around the kitchen table, not only do we eat, but important decisions are made, life's joys celebrated and problems solved. My mission is to provide food that will not only nourish the body but feed the soul as well. Our food is clean, wholesome, and delicious.
I first became aware of solar ovens several years ago, while attending a church activity. The entire evening revolved around food storage and alternative methods of cooking during emergencies. One of the sessions I attended was ‘How to Cook Using a Solar Oven’. I have to admit, I was skeptical about the claims being made [Continue Reading …]
This soup is a family tradition. As a child, my mom served this every Halloween – and called it ‘Witches Brew’. It is such a delicious tradition, that every Halloween – it is now being served by her grandchildren around the country. No doubt – it will be served in the homes of her great-grandchildren – for whom it is now an official part of Halloween. . . it’s that good.
Warm apple cider with a hint of orange and wonderful warming spices.