Hi, everyone! While I’m committed to posting regularly, I’m still in the kooky experiment stages of a few recipes that I want to perfect before I publish them officially to my website. I thought this would be a good time to share a few quick updates about The Homesteading Huntress.
I realized that I don’t have a single good photo of myself on The Homesteading Huntress, so to start this update off, here’s a cell phone selfie of me — Arielle (above).
Right now, I’m sitting at my dining table staring at quinces, mentally urging them to ripen faster so that I can use them to make a very tasty canning recipe.
I’m also impatiently waiting for one of last year’s blacktail deer blade roasts to defrost in the fridge so that I can start making some dim sum (yum cha). Dim sum is one of my absolute favourite food groups, so I’m thrilled to start chipping away at recreating some classic recipes with wild game.
I’ll give you a hint about what kind of dim sum I’ll be making first. Chinese BBQ pork (char siu). Challah bread. Who likes sweet and savoury char siu bao? I know I sure as heck do.
Hunting season has been off to a really slow start for me and my partner, Will. Unfortunately, we’ve been unsuccessful in harvesting any deer so far. Though the rut hasn’t started yet, typically we’d have something in the freezer already. I’m getting a little nervous about the state of our deep freeze, but it just goes to show that nothing’s guaranteed when it comes to wild food.
Speaking of Will, he’s been busy pressing and bottling wine with his papa for the upcoming year. Here he is crushing some Riesling for our future consumption.
Finally, I’m going to start sending out bi-weekly email newsletters so that you can stay updated on what’s going on with The Homesteading Huntress through your inbox.
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I hope your hunting and foraging seasons are going well!
Thanks so much for reading!