Archive for ' Food'

How to Stretch your Grocery Budget on Taco Night Posted:June 29, 2014 By:Andrea Urban

How to Stretch your Grocery Budget on Taco Night

Tacos are a favorite with our crew. Not just tacos, I mean all things related to the humble taco. Crispy tacos, Soft Tacos, Taco Salad, and even Taco Soup. With a family of 8, it can [...]

17 Things to Do with Tomatoes Posted:June 29, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

17 Things to Do with Tomatoes

 It’s summertime! And with summer come summer vegetables, like tomatoes! Whether you are harvesting tomatoes from your own garden, or purchasing them from a grocery store or farmers’ market, you can use them to make some [...]

3 Ways to Preserve Eggs and Milk for Long-term Storage Posted:June 23, 2014 By:Courtney Wollam

3 Ways to Preserve Eggs and Milk for Long-term Storage

We have an abundance of milk and eggs on our farm due to our milk cow and flock of laying hens. Production slows down a bit in the winter, but in the summertime we run two [...]

The 15 Commandments of Food Storage Posted:June 04, 2014 By:Beth Johnson

The 15 Commandments of Food Storage

Who doesn’t love that bit from Mel Brooks’ History of the World ,Part 1 where Moses descends from Mt Sinai clutching three stone tablets proclaiming: “The Lord has given you these 15 ( one tablet falls, [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Dollar Store Beans and Rice Posted:June 03, 2014 By:John A. Heatherly

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Dollar Store Beans and Rice

Beans and rice combine to make a “complete protein,” as most people know. Dollar store beans and rice make a great addition to food storage pantries for two reasons: 1.  They can be purchased and stored in [...]

Here are 3 fresh, summer recipes with Augason Farms foods Posted:May 31, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Here are 3 fresh, summer recipes with Augason Farms foods

Anyone new to food storage quickly learns about #10 cans, freeze-dried vs. dehydrated foods, and eventually the name Augason Farms. This is a food company that has been in business for decades, and they are one [...]

Sweet Summer Giveaway: Day 1 – Wise Foods and Kelly Kettle Posted:May 26, 2014 By:Brenda

Sweet Summer Giveaway: Day 1 – Wise Foods and Kelly Kettle

This giveaway is now closed and winners have been selected and notified. Let’s get the Summer of 2014 off to a rollicking start with a super 5-day series of giveaways! Every day this week we’ll be [...]

The Cheeky Chickpea:  A Must For My Pantry Posted:May 20, 2014 By:Karen Lynn

The Cheeky Chickpea: A Must For My Pantry

The little pea known as the chickpea or the garbanzo bean is, in this writer’s opinion, vastly under-utilized. While well known as the main ingredient in hummus, the humble chickpea has many lesser-known uses. Once you [...]

Homesteading Health Tip:  Using The Right Oils In Your Daily Cooking Posted:May 07, 2014 By:Karen Lynn

Homesteading Health Tip: Using The Right Oils In Your Daily Cooking

We don’t actually realize how many toxins we come into contact with every day but over time those toxins add up and take a toll on our bodies.  Cooking with the right oils on a daily [...]

Try it Today! Turn juice pouches into food storage containers! Posted:May 04, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

Try it Today! Turn juice pouches into food storage containers!

Parents of young children are no doubt familiar with the ubiquitous juice pouch.  They are easy to pack for quick snacks and, of course, kids love ‘em.  Instead of tossing the empty pouch in the trash, [...]