December On The Homestead

November was a very windy and rainy month with power outages. A lot of wind. The rain was heavy, but being we are in the rainshadow of the Olympic Mountains we saw far less than the mainland, where it flooded badly. The month started off with nearly 10 hours of daylight. We are still stuck… Continue reading December On The Homestead


Cranberry Eggnog Drop Scones

It's totally Fall baking time, on a rainy and dreary day in the PNW. Working with what I had on hand I whipped up a big batch of drop scones. Some for now, some to freeze later. They are lightly sweet, with the tartness of the berries. Cranberry Eggnog Drop Scones Ingredients: 4 cups all-purpose… Continue reading Cranberry Eggnog Drop Scones


Handmade Cinnamon Syrup

This recipe was originally developed back in 2012 for a former blog of mine. Unlike commercial coffee/latte syrups, this will not make your morning coffee taste like a liquid vat of Red Hots, nor is it blazing red in color. It is a thick, creamy flavored cinnamon, with a hint of exotic vanilla bean, with… Continue reading Handmade Cinnamon Syrup


Gingerbread Latte Syrup

These recipes I originally developed in 2012 on a former blog, and with winter on the way it's time to revisit the recipes. Never had a gingerbread latte? Well, now you can! The syrup is also perfect for drizzling over pancakes. Gingerbread Latte Syrup Ingredients: 2 cups water 1½ cups granulated sugar 2½ tsp ground… Continue reading Gingerbread Latte Syrup


Handcrafted Pizza

Wandering through Facebook the other day I saw a local place touting their new size of pizza they were making. At only $25 a pizza pie. Ouch. I know it's good pizza, for sure. I have eaten it before, and the guy who makes it is talented. But $25? It would cost us $50 plus… Continue reading Handcrafted Pizza