Category Archives: homesteading

Grazing in the Salmon River Mountains — The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Grazing in the Salmon River Mountains, by Steve Henderson, at Start Your Week with Steve. The Pacific Northwest is a land of mountains and dreams, meadows and aspirations, hidden lakes and hard work. Recently, we visited a … Continue reading

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Homeland: The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Homeland 1, by Steve Henderson, at Start Your Week with Steve: Some of those old sayings get uttered so much, we no longer hear what they’re saying, “Home is where the heart is,” is one of them. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Recipe: Save Money Pork Stew

Theoretically, stew is supposed to be a cheap meal, because it’s a conglomeration of inexpensive ingredients — namely vegetables — with a little bit of meat. The idea is to stretch out that little bit of meat to feed more … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pancakes

Pancakes are pretty much the fastest food on the planet to make — and that’s without a mix. If you’ve got the basics in your kitchen — flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, oil, eggs — you can whip together a … Continue reading

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The Simple Life: Variety Isn’t Mandatory

The Norwegian Artist is the simplest man on the planet to feed: As long as the food tastes good, he eats it, and it doesn’t matter if it’s the same menu of yesterday, the day before, and the day before … Continue reading

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The Simple Life: Use What You Have

It’s amazing how many people hate onions, and a good portion of the populace could go the rest of their lives without seeing one on their kitchen counter: “Ooooooh! They’re so HOT. Yucky Yucky Ooooh.” Oh, please, people;  let’s move … Continue reading

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Child of Eden

From Start Your Week with Steve, the free weekly e-mail newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art. Viewers and purchasers of Steve’s works frequently want to know the story behind the painting, and for the next several months, Start Your Week with Steve … Continue reading

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Recipe: Risotto Resztki (Leftovers)

Risotto is an Italian rice dish, but I’m an American of proud Polish background. What I create will no doubt cause a true Italian, and probably a Pole from the Old Country, to cringe, but oh well. If I stuck … Continue reading

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Becoming More Self Sufficient

From Start Your Week with Steve, the free weekly e-mail newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art. Steve Says: Because the concentration required to paint a fine art piece is exhausting, I take a break every 90 minutes from the easel. I … Continue reading

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Alternative Lifestyle Challenges

Because I am essentially an ordinary person, my chosen alternative lifestyle is not one to provoke hate mail, rabid Tweets, and major national news stories. I figure that what goes on in my bedroom — with my Kindle and the … Continue reading

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