Homestead Kitchen Tour: Homestead Honey

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This week, I am featuring Teri from Homestead Honey in NE Missouri. Teri is taking us on a tour of her OUTDOOR homestead kitchen. How cool is that??

Teri says:

When we moved onto a piece of raw land last summer, one of our first priorities was setting up a kitchen space to use while we built our Tiny House.  My husband put together a few shelves and an overhead tarp, and installed a sink with water running from our water catchment system!  Although rustic, we found that we LOVED cooking in an outdoor kitchen, all summer long!

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Our outdoor kitchen:

  • Brings the heat outdoors. Cooking takes place outside, thus keeping our house cooler. This is particularly helpful when water bath or pressure canning!
  • Our outdoor kitchen effectively doubles our kitchen space, which is super important for our tiny 350 square foot house
  • We can watch the kids play in the yard or sandbox while we prepare meals
  • As we’re still in the building phase of our homestead creation, an outdoor kitchen is really a necessity as we finish indoor projects

Our outdoor kitchen features a few simple wooden countertops, a large sink, a cooking station with a two-burner propane stove and a Rocket Stove, and large coolers to keep food.  We also use a stainless steel rack and large rubbermaid containers to store food and pantry items. On sunny days, we bake with a Sun Oven.

Outdoor Kitchen Homestead Honey | areturntosimplicity.com

Outdoor Kitchen Homestead Honey | areturntosimplicity.com

Outdoor Kitchen Homestead Honey | areturntosimplicity.com

Outdoor Kitchen Homestead Honey | areturntosimplicity.com

*photo credit: Homestead Honey

Wow! I love the idea of an outdoor kitchen! We have plans to incorporate one in our back yard sometime in the future, and I think we will be referring back to these ideas from Teri!

Check out the rest of the Homestead Kitchen Tour posts:

 

Want to take us on a tour of YOUR homestead kitchen??? Contact me at angi at areturntosimplicity dot com! (You do not have to have a blog to participate!)

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14 responses to “Homestead Kitchen Tour: Homestead Honey”

  1. Erin Blegen says:

    Very cool 🙂 I love camping and to me, this would be like camping every day! I’ve wanted an outdoor kitchen for so long- for making maple syrup and all of the hot canning during those summer months. It’s fantastic to see people thinking outside of the box and getting back to the basics. Thanks so much for sharing this 🙂

    Erin
    http://www.yellowbirchhobbyfarm.com

  2. Jenna says:

    How super cool! I want an outdoor kitchen too. 🙂 It is a must on the homestead.

  3. How cool! I loved seeing her kitchen and would love to have my own outdoor kitchen for canning someday!

  4. lisa lynn says:

    Now THAT is cool! Thanks for sharing on The HomeAcre Hop!

  5. I love Teri’s kitchen and have so much respect for what she and her family are accomplishing. Her blog is very inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing at Simple Lives Thursday; hope to see you again this week.

  6. Rhonda Crank says:

    To me, food tastes better cooked outside. There is just something about it. Wait until you get to can outdoors and don’t have to heat up your house, that’s a great blessing. Nice job.

  7. JES says:

    Great idea! I love the fact that it keeps the additional cooking/canning heat out of the house in the summer! Thanks for linking this up to the Art of Home-Making Mondays. I am enjoying this series 🙂

  8. Brenda Young says:

    Very cool, we set up something similar when camping… But a perfect solution for the homesteader as well, one question that little cooker to the right is that a tiny wood stove? I’ve never seen one of those before, great little additional burner!

  9. Brenda Young says:

    Thanks so much for the info, would make a great addition to our camp kitchen!

  10. I want an outdoor kitchen so badly!! Thanks for sharing it at our Homestead Blog Hop, hope to see you again this week!

  11. MM says:

    What a great idea! What a great way to be outside, and not having all the heat from cooking built up in your home. Thanks for the tour!

  12. Branden says:

    Great blog! I am loving it!! Will come back again. I am bookmarking your feeds also.

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