Katie Krejci

Tallow vs Lard: Which One to Use?

A spoonful of tallow and a spoonful of lard. Spoons are crossed in an x shape.

Are you unsure when to use tallow vs lard, and if they really are healthy to use? As a traditionally-trained dietitian and child of the 80’s where saturated fat was universally shamed, I understand the hesitancy! Tallow and lard have been common ingredients in kitchens for centuries and they are starting to make a big …

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The 8 Best Egg Incubators in 2023

Staging photo of 3 different incubators on a kitchen island

You’ve decided to hatch your own chickens, but there are hundreds of egg incubators to choose from. How do you pick the best one for you?! I’ve been hatching chicken eggs for years and have used several different incubators along the way. I’ve had great successes and failures, both of which I’ve learned a lot from. …

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DIY Whipped Tallow Balm

4oz jar of whipped tallow balm sitting on a wooden table with a spoonful in front of it

Are you looking for an anti-aging solution to your skin care routine? What if I told you that you could have glowing, nourished skin in the middle of winter with simple, local ingredients? Tallow balm has been prized for skincare for centuries because it’s highly compatible with our skin and packed full of anti-aging nutrients. …

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Cooking a Rooster: The Basics

A skinless young chicken in the crockpot to slow cook

Cooking a rooster is pretty easy, but it can be intimidating for first-timers! It’s definitely a lost art that was daily life in our great-grandparent’s era. Let’s bring it back! Roosters are delicious and make for an easy meal. We harvest 10-15 of our extra roosters from hatching every year, and they nourish our bodies …

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