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One-Pot Recipes

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Soups & Stews

Nothing says cold-weather comfort food like a hot bowl of soup or stew!

Central European Cuisine

Authentic recipes from Germany, Austria, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, and Poland.

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About The Peasant’s Daughter

Hi, I’m Jana! My family and I left the city behind forever for a rural country life — and we haven’t looked back since! Now, we’re raising our family and raising and growing food on a 3-acre homestead with a focus on regenerative agriculture and permaculture principles.

I share budget-friendly and traditional European and American recipes made from scratch that families love.

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Side Dishes

What to serve along the main course.


Learn how to grow your own food with less work in the most natural ways possible.

Start Composting

Composting is one of the best things you can do for your garden.

All About Mulch

Small-Flock Chickens

It’s all about keeping a flock of backyard or homestead chickens for eggs and more.


You will definitely want to add some ducks.