Archive for ' Food'

A Famine Menu — A Bare-Bones Food Storage Plan Posted:August 22, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

A Famine Menu — A Bare-Bones Food Storage Plan

  I found this “famine menu” on a political forum, of all things, several years ago. There was no link to an original post nor was any author listed. I liked the plan and wanted to [...]

Canning Home Preserved Peach Jam Posted:August 18, 2014 By:Courtney Wollam

Canning Home Preserved Peach Jam

Sweet Preservation was generous enough to send me a big ol’ box of peaches. My husband LOVES peaches, and although I’ve never worked with them before (they’re not my favorite) I was super-excited to make something [...]

Homesteading Health Tip: Sneaky Sugars To Watch Out For Posted:August 12, 2014 By:Karen Lynn

Homesteading Health Tip: Sneaky Sugars To Watch Out For

As part of my Gluten Free journey, I removed refined sugars from my diet and even cut back on the natural sugars that kind of appease my sweet tooth. Of course, that meant checking what is [...]

Try It Today: 10 Ways to Use Cabbage Posted:August 10, 2014 By:Kathie Lapcevic

Try It Today: 10 Ways to Use Cabbage

Cabbage is a nutritious, frugal, and often abundant vegetable. It grows well in home gardens and can generally be found at farmers’ markets, grocery stores, and vegetable stands everywhere. Often cabbages with less-than-ideal outer leaves can be [...]

Should you bother making things from scratch? Posted:August 08, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

Should you bother making things from scratch?

There are many reasons to start learning how to make things from scratch – allergies, healthy eating, saving money – but one of the most important could be to prepare for a day when that could [...]

Top 10 Food Storage Tips from Food Storage Pros Posted:August 07, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Top 10 Food Storage Tips from Food Storage Pros

10) Never underestimate the importance of the staples. You may receive products in a pre-designed food storage kit that you may not want, but someone else might. Even if it’s something you don’t want or need, [...]

Have You Read The Label? Make Your Own (Healthier) Salad Dressing Posted:August 05, 2014 By:Beth Johnson

Have You Read The Label? Make Your Own (Healthier) Salad Dressing

So you’re standing over a big wooden bowl beholding your masterpiece. This is no ordinary salad. There are roasted baby carrots from your CSA, locally sourced cheese, grilled radicchio, organic orange segments, and baby greens you [...]

Why You Should Store Rubber Bands Posted:August 04, 2014 By:Andrea Urban

Why You Should Store Rubber Bands

If you have children you might have had a vision of living-room rubber band wars pop into your head after reading the title of this article… but that’s not quite what I had in mind. Of [...]

Food Storage: Where do I begin? Posted:August 01, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

Food Storage: Where do I begin?

When I was finally convinced that we needed to start a supply of food storage, I kept it simple. I know there are many books, websites and planners out there to help, and I have used [...]

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Canning Your Own Meat Posted:July 21, 2014 By:Andrea Urban

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Canning Your Own Meat

You’ll be hooked, I tell you.  Once you learn how to bottle your own meats, you’ll never go back to the old way of doing it. Think about your meat habits.  Do you put up a [...]