FOOD

Canning 101: How to Preserve the Harvest (safely!)

Canning 101: How to Preserve the Harvest (safely!)

Canning 101: Preserve the Harvest & Your Wallet Canning's not just for grandmother's anymore. Whether you’ve got a survivalist bunker or you’re a foodie crying because the last fresh blueberry dropped off the bush, canning is for you. Canning and food preservation...

The Devil’s Lettuce: How to have Fresh Greens in Winter

The Devil’s Lettuce: How to have Fresh Greens in Winter

I wanted to grow lettuce, but I didn't have any light... So I went to the indoor gardening store looking for lettuce lights. This was a while ago before the Poser Homestead became a thing. I had an entire basement room to dedicate to winter crops. If I set out some...

Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit

Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit

Beans, beans the magical fruit… Actually, they’re not a fruit, they’re a legume, but who cares? They taste good. You could buy beans for a buck or two a can, but they’d taste like the aluminum they’re canned in. You can do better. Make these fresh! Quick soak method:...

My Personal Heirloom Waffle Recipe

My Personal Heirloom Waffle Recipe

Waffles are an easy-prep, easy-freeze rock star breakfasts. Whether you’re working two jobs and need food or just don’t want cereal, waffles are for you.

Help! I’m Buried in Zucchini!

Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? There is–if you’re in zucchini season. Zucchini is one of the world’s least appreciated foods, which is unfortunate. It's nearly impossible to kill zucchini, and if the world ended, there'd be only one food left on the...

Make Us This Day Our Daily Bread

Ratio-Based Bread Baking We bake our bread at home daily.  My friends say “If I had your time…”  I don’t have any more time than any other working mom who does a million extra things.  What I do have is a secret recipe and a process.  I make the bread dough at night,...

Egglplant Overdose? Make Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush–The Healthy Dip End of summer is eggplant overdose, because I always over plant and I forget I don't eat a lot of eggplant. Eggplant parm is tasty, freezes well--and is a epic pain to make. Baba ganoush is easy, healthy, and I could eat it by the vat. Use...

Pantry Raid–How to Eat for Free

Pantry Raid–How to Eat for Free

Why I decided to skip grocery shopping for weeks… Years ago, when finances were not so good, I got a large, unexpected bill. It happens. We have the regular bills--mortgage, car, dog food, etc... Then, there's the second category of bills--the ones we're trying to...

FREE Kombucha–The Easy DIY Guide to Brewing It Yourself

FREE Kombucha–The Easy DIY Guide to Brewing It Yourself

I made fun of my California friends and their kombucha until I tasted it, and I had to apologize. But it costs a million dollars. There was no way I could afford to keep myself stocked. Additionally, I hate one-use bottles. So, I set out to decode the secrets and make...

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