Both of my boys (and now a baby girl!) have been around the hunting, farming, slaughtering, butchering and processing of animals since birth. It’s a year round, every day occurrence over here at Fort Schat. Naturally, we had to find … Continue reading How We Safely Include Our Children In Butchering and Processing Meat
When it comes to Butternut Squash Soup, I want simple, creamy and thick. Maybe too thick for some peoples tastes (but I’ll tell you how much broth to add if you want a thinner soup…) but it sticks to your ribs and is a party for your taste buds. This Creamy Butternut Squash Soup can be made in the slow cooker and features homemade sausage crumbles. Continue reading Crockpot Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Sausage Crumbles
There’s this problem in our house. I’ll make a vegan/vegetarian meal. And Marius will say “Wow! That was so good! You know what would make it even better…some venison”. And because we have a bounty in our freezer, I end … Continue reading Venison and Chickpea Curry
This is your classic Hunter’s pie, at least to what I grew up with. It’s quick to throw together, freezes well, reheats well, and is well loved. This is a great meal to make a few of and freeze for nights when you don’t want to or don’t have time to make dinner! Continue reading Hunters Pie
When I set out to recreate various classic North American beef recipes with venison in the last couple weeks Baked Venison Swiss Steaks made the list. While Swiss Steak wasn’t one I grew up with, it was one people have asked me about, so I decided to try it. We love it!! How have I never made it before!? Continue reading Baked Venison Swiss Steaks
I have this thing about meatballs. Especially Venison Meatballs. First of all, I just love to eat them. And second of all, if I need to make one meals worth of meatballs…well then I may as well make a big batch of Venison Meatballs and bake them in the oven! Continue reading Big Batch Venison Meatballs
I have a love affair with sausages. Hmmm. That doesn’t sound right. I promise my mind isn’t in the gutter. Wait. Didn’t I say that about meatballs? Guess I have a thing for flavourful easy to eat meat. Especially if it’s … Continue reading Baked Venison Sausages with Apples and Onions
I’m hoping you’ve tried Steakhouse butter? If you haven’t, go over, read the recipe, then come on back here… Okay, glad you thought that was fun. I didn’t share these pictures in that post, because at the time I just didn’t want to. Now I have more to the recipe, so I’m sharing more pictures! When I took the original pictures, Marius was all “Don’t take staged photos, take it of someone enjoying it…that means more!” So I snapped this; Then he’s all “Oh emmm geeee why you take a picture of meeee”. Kidding, he would NEVER say that. More … Continue reading Steakhouse butter- 5 ways to use it besides on a steak.
I recently got asked a couple questions by readers and I asked if I could share here in case others have questions as well! And since I think a post needs a photo…here are some neat ones I took of Mare one night before he skinned out the head to boil it (He boils and keeps ever rack. Like the one in the banner at the top of the page) I’d like to ask you what is your favorite way to cook a venison loin? My boyfriend and hid dad like it breaded and fried in oil. I don’t … Continue reading Saturday Q&A Post- Loin Cookery and Crockpotin’
One of the benefits of making homemade sausage is you can play around with different flavors and seasonings and make really exciting recipes. Here are three recipes for game sausage I love to make: Maple Fennel Game Sausage, Lemon Rosemary Game Sausage, and Cumin Lime Game Sausage. Which one will be your new favorite? Continue reading 3 Recipes for Game Sausage Meat
I’m in love with this Teriyaki Marinade! Get yourself some venison soaking in this, and you know you’re in for a delicious meal. Best part? It’s amazing cold. So I love to make extra and have it on a salad the next day. Continue reading Tender, Tasty, Teriyaki Marinade
On New Years Eve my cousin and his family came over to spend the evening and night. They have 2 children under 4, and we have a 2 1/2 yr old. So nobody gets out to a party. Especially since our mothers love to go out to friends places on New Years, thus ridding us of babysitters. Gee, Thanks Mom. Hi Mom! Hi Auntie Kath! I love you! We decided this would be the best of both worlds! They came over, I made a spectacular dinner, and then they put their children to bed upstairs, we all had … Continue reading Our New Years Eve Chinese Food Feast!