Marin Homestead

Homesteading in Marin County, CA (sorta)



Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

To make about 24 large and amazing cookies do this Ingredients2 cubes soft butter1 cup white sugar1 cup brown sugar2 eggs1 tsp vanilla1 3/4 cup flour3/4 tsp salt1 tsp baking soda3 1/2 cups rolled oats3/4 cup raisins or craisins3/4 cup…


How to make Labneh

Labneh is strained yogurt and is the consistency of cream cheese (some people make it looser of firmer depending on their preference).  If you want to make your own yogurt to make labneh, I posted the link. It can be…


Labneh Tart

Well I am sure you have read about my weekly yogurt making ritual.  I love making yogurt and if you want to give it a shot, How to Make Yogurt.  It is so simple to do and is so useful…


How to make Yogurt

My kids have been on a smoothie kick and their favorite is yogurt, banana, cherries with acai juice. We make them almost every other day and the yogurt bill was adding up so I decided to start making my own….


French Coconut Pie

Whenever we get invited over to a friends house for dinner, we always offer to bring desserts and pies are always a hit! During the winter when fruit is not in season I love to do a French Coconut Pie….


Meyer Lemon Chicken

Many of us in California are lucky enough to have a Meyer lemon tree or at least know someone who has one and is willing to share.  Usually around January or February my lemons start to ripen and we are…


Yogurt Thyme Chicken

I put some thyme in the garden 2 years ago and it never did much.  I would be able to get some sprigs here and there but it always languished compared to the rosemary, mint, basil, chives, sage, etc.  It…


Truffle Deviled Eggs

My dear friend Wendy is expecting a baby girl so the ladies decided to throw her a small baby shower. We had a pretty mixed group of vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free peeps and major carnivores so I had to make food…


Cannellini Bean & Artichoke Dip

I love bean dips…hummus….yummy….mexican bean dip…delicious. One of my favorite dips to make when I have a brunch or party is this cannellini bean dip.  It is great because it is vegan, gluten-free and is a crowd pleaser.  Everytime I…


Easy Brioche

Ingredients: 1/3 cup warm milk 2 tablespoon instant dry yeast 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon kosher salt 4 tablespoons granulated sugar 3/4 cups cold unsalted butter, cut in pieces 4 Extra Large eggs, cold from the refrigerator (or…


5 Ingredients or Less Recipes

We have been cooking very simply lately. If you use quality ingredients, there really isn’t much need for all the extra ingredients. I posted a recipe below for crispy chinese 5 spice chicken drumsticks. If you don’t have 5 spice,…


Meyer Lemon Panna Cotta

When life gives you meyer lemons…make Panna Cotta! We have a great meyer lemon tree and this year should get a bumper crop. One of the my favorite desserts to make is Meyer Lemon Panna Cotta. It is so simple…


Blackened Salmon

I picked up some salmon from the Farmer’s Market and it was the best I have ever had. It was so fresh and full of the good fat that you get from salmon. This recipe is easy to make and…