Here at The Knotty Housewife, I aim to share my passion for rustic living and the empowerment earned by gaining self-sufficiency. There is something to be said about going back to your roots. When you live for a strong purpose, hard work is no longer an option, it's a necessity.
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Category Archives: Food of my People
Anybody have green beans right now! I sure as heck do! This is a quick and easy way to make your fresh harvest last a little longer without having to start canning already. You are going to love this recipe for Fermented Dilly Beans! (more…)
Lacto fermentation… It’s what the cool kids are doing on Tuesday nights… Oh it’s not? Well it’s what I was doing last Tuesday 🙂 Sauerkraut is the most classic example of a lacto-ferment and that my friends is why I have decided to make it my first!
Being from Northern Maine, Aroostook County to be exact. I have come to know a lot about potatoes! I grew up with them being a staple of our diet, and the farming of them is literally a part of the Aroostook County culture (we even got 3 weeks off of school in the fall for “Harvest Break”) It’s a well-loved tradition that at its root, provides a livelihood for countless families. Needless to say, we do potatoes a lot, and we do them a lot of ways! I must say, a plain old baked potato is probably one of my favorite foods. Every now and then though it is fun to dress it up a little, this recipe for twice baked potatoes is sooooo delicious and easy! Pair with a green salad for a quick and simple weeknight meal. Enjoy
Easy and Wholesome Honey Oat Sandwich Bread
Honey oat bread has a lovely nutty yet sweet flavor and is absolutely my favorite yeast bread to bake at home. It has a wonderful texture and is a great beginners bread, as it is hearty, and very easy to make!
Alright y’all, in my opinion, everybody needs to know how to make the perfect homemade pie crust. This recipe, taught to me by my mom, and to her by my grandma is far easier than you can imagine, three ingredients and a little elbow grease is all you need, no fancy kitchen gadgets needed!
The original and a slightly adapted version
OK, Hot Whiskey for cold winter nights. Yes please! My mom has prepared this hot toddy recipe for my sister, father and I, and for whoever else may be feeling a bit down and fluish in her presence for years and years, well, at least since I could legally drink whisky of course 😉 Try one or two of these and it is sure to help to give you some relief. Jameson Irish Whisky is a smooth Irish Whiskey which lends itself easily to Hot Toddies, Irish Coffee’s and as a sipping Whiskey. I am a bit partial to the Jameson so in my humble opinion.. no… it may not be substituted! I fully believe that it is part of the magic of this recipe!