It is time once again for a collection of homesteading links featuring topics such as cooking outdoors, foraging for food and making your own maple syrup. Let’s get to the links.
Rocket Stoves Are Good For Cooking Outdoors
Do you like to cook outdoors? Do you ever go camping? Consider adding a rocket stove to your gear. These things are designed to burn branches efficiently. They use an insulated combustion chamber that is designed to have high air flow. This increases combustion temperatures and reduces smoke. It also let’s you get the most out of small pieces of combustibles such as twigs.
Morels Are Excellent Mushrooms
Every spring mushroom hunters take to the woods in search of the morel. This is a gourmet mushroom with unsurpassed flavor. What’s more, attempts to cultivate this mushroom commercially have failed. If you want to partake, you must forage for them yourself. Or else pay high prices to someone else who has. I remember my dad knowing the secret to finding these in the woods and then my grandmother would cook them in butter. Delicious!
Check out this article from Our Eventual Homestead on morels that includes a recipe for cooking the shrooms in butter.
Making Your Own Maple Syrup
Next up is a post from Bill Carpenter recapping his 2012 maple syrup season. Maple syrup just might be my second favorite sweetener (see here for my favorite). I heard stories from my aunt about how my grandmother would make her own maple syrup. My grandma was quite the homesteader.
- Homesteading Links For April 20, 2012
- Homesteading Links For April 27, 2012
- Honey Harvest Step By Step
If you want to invite me over to eat some morels, let me know in the comments below.