Homesteader Kitchen & Cooking Resources
Our Best Resources
Here we’ve compiled a list of our best resources and general information like product reviews, where to order specialty ingredients, and books we recommend.
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Products That Make Life Easier
Choosing to live the life of a homesteader can sometimes mean a lot more work in your life. Sound familiar?
However, often it can be made quite a bit simpler with the right tools. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Ninja Blenders – an Overview
- Foodsaver V2840 Food Vacuum Sealer
- Excalibur 3900 9-Tray Dehydrator
- Wooden Dutch Design Cheese Press
- All American 921 21-Quart Pressure Canner / Cooker
Here’s what we look for:
we believe that if it is time to buy a tool, you should invest in the best quality tool for that job and so we buy our kitchen equipment accordingly.
We look for products that…
- are easy to use
- will last us a lifetime
- have an excellent reputation
- And we do prefer to buy Made in USA whenever possible.
Specialty Food Ingredients
Sometimes we like to cook & do fun projects with ingredients that might be a little more uncommon in the grocery store (like vanilla beans or cacao butter).
Or maybe you just want the convenience of having groceries delivered!
Here’s our list of great resources where you can order high quality food ingredients online.
Here are a few of the cookbooks and generally helpful books we’ve found that are really informative and have made a big difference in our kitchens.
- Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, by Barbara Kingsolver
- The Encyclopedia of Country Living, by Carla Emery
- The Locavore Way: Discover and Enjoy the Pleasures of Locally Grown Food, by Amy Cotler
- Keeping the Harvest: Preserving Your Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs, by Nancy Chioffi and Gretchen Mead
- Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving, by Judi Kingry and Lauren Devine
- Home Cheese Making: Recipes for 75 Delicious Cheeses, by Ricki Carroll
- Put ‘em Up!, by Sherri Brooks Vinton
- Serving Up the Harvest: Celebrating the Goodness of Fresh Vegetables, by Andrea Chesman
- The Home Creamery, by Kathy Farrell-Kingsley
- Reclaiming Our Food: How the Grassroots Food Movement Is Changing the Way We Eat, by Tanya Denckla Cobb
Websites we ♥
We realize we can’t be the authority on everything around here! Truth is, there are many websites out there that we religiously follow that are not only helpful but often drool-inducing. Here’s a few of them:
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If you have any questions or would like to see a review on something you don’t see listed, please feel free to email us at info AT homesteaderkitchen DOT com.
- Bethany & Marie
*Some of these links are affiliate links – this means if you check them out and decide to place an order, we will be paid a small commission that will help support this site. We realize that our recommendations carry a responsibility of trust for us. We want you to know we will absolutely only recommend products that we will stand behind 110% ourselves.
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