Category Archives: Veggies

Mushrooms – Here They Come Again

The heavy rain in recent days has started the Shiitake Mushrooms Logs once again.

Shiitake Mushrooms are one of the most popular of specialty mushrooms. They are high in B Vitamins and also provide Vitamin D.

They support cardiovascular health, improve energy levels and brain function, reduce inflammation and support the immune system.

Use Shiitake Mushrooms in stir-fry or stuff and bake. Add stems to broth for flavor and added nutrition.

Happy Homesteading,


The ‘Ahhs’ Have It – Simply Fermenting

‘Ahhh… delicious!’ The “Preserving Food Simply” series is off to a tasty start with a successful first class: Simply Fermenting. It was a full house at the fermenting workshop that was held Friday afternoon at The Lost Arts House @ Blue Hen Farm. A good time was had by all and the “Salsa” and “Sauerkraut” results were scrumptious!

fermenting tops

Join us for the next class. Click here to Register

Simply Workshops:
Tues. Sept 18 or Sat. Sept 22nd Simply Fermenting
Tues. Sept 25 or Sat. Sept 29th Simply Pickled
Tues. Oct 2nd or Sat. Oct 6th Simply Canned

Artisan Crafter: Angela Espinet

Happy Homesteading,

Preserving Food Simply – Join Us in Sept

Join us at the Blue Hen Farm in Sept for a series of Workshops about preserving food. We’ll be hosting hands-on workshops, demonstrating how to ferment, pickle, and can veggies.

Tues. Sept 18 2 PM or Sat. Sept 22 2 PM – “Simply Fermented”
Tues. Sept 25 2 PM or Sat. Sept 29 2 PM – “Simply Pickled”
Tues. Oct 2 2 PM or Sat. Oct 6 2 PM – “Simply Canned”

To register  call (727) 481-2012

Click here to pay a $10 deposit that will hold your space in the class. Choose your class by date.

Happy Homesteading,