Dynamite Dill

Dynamite Dill

I absolutely love gardening, especially this time of year. The beautiful colors, aroma, flavors, textures and intense homeyness created by the abundance of our harvest never ceases to amaze me. Today it was all about the garlic dill pickles and working side-by-side... read more
No Refrigerator – No Problem!

No Refrigerator – No Problem!

I read a story written by a seasoned friend of mine, Kathleen Kay, which intrigued me.  It was entitled, “Grandma’s Ways.”  She writes: “Have you ever wondered how Grandma ever functioned without electricity? … Let’s start with root cellars.  We had one out on the... read more
Valuable Lessons From History

Valuable Lessons From History

In 1845, Sir John Franklin and 128 men departed England to navigate an uncharted area of the North West Passage.  The motivation was to discover an open sea route for trade through the Arctic thereby connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.  A northern route would... read more
Amazing Strawberry Spread

Amazing Strawberry Spread

Have you ever considered how you might turn basic food storage into something exciting that you might actually want to eat? Having a variety of delicious fruit syrups and spreads can make anything a whole lot tastier in addition to providing critical nutrients. Our... read more
Dried Walking Onions

Dried Walking Onions

One of my very favorite crops is Egyptian Walking Onions. They are also known as Tree Onions, Top Onions, Winter Onions, or Perennial Onions. Whatever you call them, these onions are the perfect survival crop! Walking onions are simple to grow and, once established,... read more
White Rice

White Rice

White rice, or polished rice, has had the husk, bran and germ removed. This milling process changes the flavor, texture and appearance while significantly extending its storage life. It also strips the rice of critical nutrients which are abundant in the original... read more
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