Category Archives: A Homestead Kitchen

Turkey Barbecue Guide

©2010 Shanna Ohmes

Have you ever cooked your Thanksgiving turkey on the barbecue grill?  This book shows you how to have a juicy barbecued turkey for Thanksgiving or Christmas while using the oven for your other delicious side dishes.  In the Turkey Barbecue Guide you will learn the method for barbecued turkey that produces consistent results every year.

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Cooking Turkey Made Easy

©2010 Shanna Ohmes

Are you daunted by the task of serving that perfect turkey dinner to your guests?  Are you new to cooking?  Cooking Turkey Made Easy will take the stress out of cooking for the holidays by providing you with step-by-step instructions for putting together a delicious Thanksgiving or Christmas meal for your friends and family.  With this book you will be able to:

  • How to decorate the table
  • Prepare side dishes to serve with the turkey
  • How to prepare the turkey properly  (don’t worry, you won’t poison your guests when you follow these directions)
  • How to shop for all the fixings
  • Prepare the whole feast
  • Stay organized through the holidays
  • Plus—recipes for the leftovers!

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How to Make Soap

©2010 Shanna Ohmes

Have you tried to make soap using magazine articles and books as a guide, but had less than favorable results with the whole soapmaking process?  In this How to Make Soap video guide, you can see the process from start to finish.  Here are just a few of the questions that are answered in the video:

  • What’s the best way to blend the oils in the mixture?
  • Where can I get the best price for the equipment I need?
  • What do I do if the lye splashes on me?
  • How do I keep my soap from going rancid?
  • What’s the easiest method to get the soap out of the mold?
  • How do I create my own custom scents?
  • I followed the instructions in the book, so what went wrong?

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to make soap, now is a good time to learn.  Commercial soaps are expensive and have toxic ingredients.  You can make safe lovely-scented soaps right at home for your whole family and save money too!

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Build Your Own Wood Burning Pizza Oven

©2010 Shanna Ohmes

Have you ever tasted pizza or fresh bread baked in an outdoor wood-fired pizza oven?  Once you have tasted food cooked in an outdoor oven you will be finding excuses to cook with it all the time.  In Build Your Own Wood Burning Pizza Oven you will find all the information, guidelines and plans you need to build your first pizza oven.  Bake bread, pizzas and even complete meals inside this brick oven for some of the best meals you’ll ever taste.

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Pizza Recipe: Secrets From Inside the Pizzeria

©2010 Shanna Ohmes

There is nothing in this world like making your own pizza at home and here in this book and video set you will learn the best kept secrets of making pizza.  The secret is in the ingredients and the techniques of making pizza.  In Secrets from Inside the Pizzeria by Beverly Collins, you will discover

  • Where to find the best ingredients
  • The best techniques of making pizza dough
  • How to toss the dough like a pro
  • The best cheese blend for a perfect pizza
  • How sea salt makes a difference
  • And more…..

After you learn the secrets of making perfect pizza, your family and friends will never want restaurant pizza again. 

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Woodworking 4Home Plans and Designs for Woodworking Projects

©2010 Shanna Ohmes

When you are running your homestead, whether it includes 40 acres or your urban backyard homestead, you are going to need a good set of plans and designs for projects around the home and your animals and garden. 

In most all the places we have lived, my husband and I have built barns, sheds, lots of fences, rabbit hutches, chicken houses, nesting boxes, raised beds for the garden, goat milking stands, hay feeders and countless more projects for the barnyard. 

Inside the home, we have made a pantry, shelves for the cellar (for all those beautiful jars of food!), book cases, a coffee table, wall decorations, flooring and more. 

What if you had a source for all the homesteading and home woodworking projects that you could access in one place without spending hundreds of dollars on books and magazines?   Well, the good folks at Woodworking 4Home have done just that.  Even if you are a complete beginner, the step by step plans are easy to follow and understand.

Here are just a few of the designs and plans from Woodworking 4Home that you could use for you homestead:  plans for carts, bee hives, cabin, book case, carport, birdhouse, chair, containers, drill press, fence, garden, cutting board, greenhouse, playhouse, planter, gun cabinet, lathe, kitchen projects, shed, rabbit hutch, chicken house, wind generator, farm shop and more than I can list!  I wish we had access to this when we started our homestead years ago!

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The Ultimate Guide to Canning and Preserving

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©2010 Shanna Ohmes

Have you wanted to learn how to can and preserve food from your garden, the farmers market or even from the produce aisle in your supermarket?

The Ultimate Guide to Canning and Preserving by Victoria Stewart will show you how to preserve your own food.  She also offers a Free Canning and Preserving Mini Course to get you started!  She will take you through the home canning basics on the food canning process including recipes, even for baby food!

I canned our food for years.  There is nothing in this world like walking into your pantry or cellar and seeing rows and rows of beautiful jars of food that you put up yourself and knowing you have taken an active role in feeding your family for the months (or even years), ahead.  With the downturn of the economy, it is time to go back and learn the skills our grandparents knew to save money and still eat healthy.  You can take charge of your finances and grocery bill by putting up your own food.  You will be peace of mind knowing you can feed your family, even when paychecks are cut or jobs are lost.

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The Celtic Diet

©2010 Shanna Ohmes

Have you ever thought about following the diet of your ancestors?  I have thought a lot about it over the last few years and recently started focusing my research in on my ancestry and what they would have had in their diet.  I started with lots of root veggies and seaweeds, and then sardines, foods my Celtic and Germanic ancestors probably would have had access to.  On the days I eat these foods I feel better!

I just found a book that made my research easier!  The Celtic Diet, by Breanne Findlay goes through the history of the Celtic tribes and historical evidence of what they ate.  I’ve been pleased that my intuition and the book are in line with each other.  The Celtic Diet gives recipes and nutrition facts on:  Herbs and Spices, Alcohol, Vegetables, Dairy, Fruit, Meat (grass fed), Fish, Haggis, Sweeteners, Oats and more.  And it’s a whopping 183 pages!  It’s a digital ebook, easily and instantly downloaded to your computer!

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Healthy Urban Kitchen Cookbook

©2010 Shanna Ohmes

A guide for Real Food!  This book contains recipes that are

  • Gluten Free
  • Mostly Dairy Free—uses butter extensively:  some raw dairy
  • Sugar Free—only natural forms of sugar
  • Variety of Foods—over 100 recipes
  • No body builder supplements, pills or powders

Ingredients Used in the Recipes:

Healthy Urban Kitchen Cookbook is written by Antonio Valladares, a certified nutrition and wellness coach, corrective exercise kinesiologist and a certified personal trainer and licensed massage therapist for 15 years.  He is the founder of Burn Sports, a high performance fitness, nutrition and lifestyle company based in New York City.

His nutrition & lifestyle coaching programs address the food allergies, digestive disorders and hormonal imbalances that cause mood imbalance, cravings & addictions that are common in today’s world.  He is a graduate of the Holistic Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching Program at the CHEK Institute in San Diego, CA and has advanced training in Metabolic Typing, hormonal imbalance and food sensitivities. He has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, Quest New York, Mountain Bike, Paper, Time Out, Woman’s Day, NY1 and many others.  Antonio is certified by every important organization in the fitness industry including ACE, ACSM, NASM, The CHEK Institute and others.

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