Category Archives: Pantry

Kickin’ Chicken – two meals out of one

A while back, I started thinking about roasting chicken.  Growing up, I was never a fan – I couldn’t love the dry taste of roast chicken.  Until now, I’ve been a purist about boneless-skinless breasts, because of all the juicy … Continue reading

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How to make yeast

Didja ever wonder what you’d do if you didn’t have access to Fleischman’s Dried Yeast? I do.  It IS one of the questions which keeps me wondering.  So, being me, I researched it.  Turns out that before about 1880, most … Continue reading

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You guessed it; I’m guest blogging again!

How to adapt a grain mill to a treadle base. http://americanpreppersnetwork.com/2013/10/adapt-grain-mill-treadle-base.html

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How to make ketchup

For years I’ve been making catsup.  It’s a great condiment for adults.  Unfortunately, my kids don’t like it.  So, last year, I decided to go on a quest to make a ketchup that my kids *would* eat.  Over the winter, … Continue reading

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How to make apple cider vinegar

This, for me, is a free product.  It’s something that can be made out of windfall apples, the apples on your neighbor’s tree that they run over with the mower, or cart to the dump, or crab apples.  It’s incredibly simple, … Continue reading

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How to use a bean pot

Guest blogging a bunch this week! http://americanpreppersnetwork.com/2013/09/use-bean-pot.html

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How to make Pectin

I’ve been on this “make the things you use” kick for a while now, but one of the things I use and had only a vague idea that I could make, until recently, was Pectin. I use a boatload of … Continue reading

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The basement, 1.5 years later

It occurs to me that I’ve not posted more basement pics lately. So, I’m going to walk you thru what I’ve got now, comparing it with the pictures from THIS earlier post.  So, without further adieu, here we go! In the … Continue reading

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How to make strawberry chocolate jam

I went picking strawberries with my friend Sara.  (Sara’s my new convert to the world of canning, and she’s taken off like a shot!)  We took 5 of the 6 children between the two of us and they helped to … Continue reading

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Let there be CHERRIES!

Two years ago, we put in tiny little cherry trees in pursuit of the goal of having an edible landscape.   (They’ve grown a bit…) Last year, the birds ate them all because we were gone for 2 weeks in … Continue reading

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