Listed below is some of my favorite homestead resources that I refer to often.
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Grocery shopping once a month online is the perfect way to get your pantry stocked with good foods in bulk. Never heard of Azure Standard before? Check out this post here, where I share how to use Azure Standard from ordering all the way to pick up.
Over the years I have grown in how much I can buy in bulk. But when you get to that point, you have to have a way to store all your goods. I love to use my white buckets with the gamma seal lids for every day use but for more long term storage I use these myler bags from Wallaby Goods with an oxygen absorber. They have all sizes but my favorite is the 1 gallon or 5 gallon size! A 5 gallon bag can fit 50lbs of flour! Use code Stephanie5 for $5 off your purchase too!
Baking gluten free bread is very different than regular gluten bread. It doesn’t not form a dough and there is no kneading involved. Your “dough” will be more like a really thick pancake or cake batter so you need a pan that can give it some support. These USA pullman bread pans do just the trick with their tall sides!
Just like my sandwich bread, making gluten free French bread needs some extra support. Your dough will be a thick batter so you will need something to help hold its shape into a long loaf. Using these baguette pans helps do just that!
Weighing your flours is the only way to ensure you get a good loaf every time you bake gluten free bread. Using a kitchen scale is the perfect way to do that! I couldn’t find the exact scale I have, but this is very similar!
Using a Kitchenaid mixer is not completely necessary, however it does make cooking from scratch so much easier. My Kitchenaid mixer is the workhorse of my kitchen. From making butter to making gluten free bread, I use it daily. If you have the means to purchase one, I highly recommend it!
For years I would use 2 butter knives to cut my cold butter into flour when making biscuits. Until one day I decided, “why am I not getting a pastry cutter?” I purchased one and I’m definitely glad I did! I don’t like having a million kitchen gadgets in my kitchen, but this is one I definitely feel every from scratch kitchen should have.
Living on the ranch comes with well water. This water is very hard which means my coffee pots don’t stand a chance. After going through 2 coffee pots in 6 months (even with cleaning with vinegar) I decided it was time to get a percolator. I love this one because of the wooden stout handle! Coffee has never tasted better!
Making my own tortillas has been so fun! I love getting my white corn masa flour on Azure Standard (link above), mixing some water, salt and cornstarch with it and using this cast iron tortilla press to shape them. They are so yummy!
This is my favorite bedding to use in my chicken coop. It is the only bedding I have used in my nesting boxes that my chickens don’t scratch it out. Plus it lasts for months! It absorbs well and keeps my eggs nice and clean.
Finding good quality clothing that can stand the test of ranch life is hard to do. Flag and Anthem definitely stands the test in both quality and appearance! Their clothing is not only good quality and practical, but it also is cute and can be worn on or off the ranch. Use my code, FA-STEPHANIE20 to get 20% off your purchase!