Archive for ' Food'

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, [...]

Try it Today! Diatomaceous earth for controlling pests Posted:April 13, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Try it Today! Diatomaceous earth for controlling pests

Well, it’s Sunday again, and chances are you have a bit of free time on your hands. Why not learn about food-grade diatomaceous earth and head over to the local garden center or shop online at [...]

Try it Today! 5-Minute Strawberry Jam Posted:March 30, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Try it Today! 5-Minute Strawberry Jam

If you and your family rely on jellies and jams, I’ve found that store-bought versions definitely have a shelf life when it comes to long-term storage. I’ve found that over time, these become discolored and unappetizing [...]

30 Things to do with peaches Posted:March 20, 2014 By:Brenda

30 Things to do with peaches

Summer will be here before we know it, and with it will come all the summer fruits – like peaches! Peaches have great antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, they’re full of fiber, and they can even help [...]