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WATER GLASSING EGGS: PRESERVE YOUR EGGS FOR WINTER! Banana Brandy - Making Ugandan Waragi (Moonshine) Elderberry: The ‘Miracle Fruit' That Kept People Healthy Prior To Vaccines. The common cold and the flu have been around for a long time.

Elderberry: The ‘Miracle Fruit' That Kept People Healthy Prior To Vaccines

Today, people use preventative measures as well as over-the-counter remedies to stay healthy, but what did our ancestors do before pharmacies and modern medicines were commonplace? One of the most commonly used flu and cold remedies was elderberries. How to Make Parmesan Cheese (Italian Hard Cheese) at Home. How To Make Monterey Jack Cheese. How to Can Oranges, Grapefruit, Lemons, Limes, Tangerines, and Other Citrus at Home!

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How to Can Oranges, Grapefruit, Lemons, Limes, Tangerines, and Other Citrus at Home!

Have you got your own citrus trees or access in inexpensive oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, tangelos, clementines, lemons, limes or other citrus? Making and canning your own citrus easy. Homemade Canned Mandarin Oranges - Small Batch Canning. The Top 6 Historical Egg Preservation Techniques! Prepper Series - How to Dry Can Beans and Rice (This controls bugs and larvae in food stores) Preserve Your Eggs for Winter! How To Make Pemmican - The Favorite Portable Meat of Survivalists and Adventurers. Canning Meat (Super Easy Raw Pack) : Homesteading Family. Grow, Grow, Grow Your Boat – BitterSweet. If you’re growing zucchini in your backyard garden, or if any neighbors within a 10 mile radius are, there’s a good chance that you’re up to your ears in green squash by now.

Grow, Grow, Grow Your Boat – BitterSweet

Even weeds aren’t as vigorous in most cases, crowded out by masses of tangled vines heavy with fruit and flowers. Although impressively versatile, swapping loyalties from sweet to savory associations at the drop of the hat, playing the backup or the lead singer with equal grace, there comes a point when it’s hard to contemplate another plate of the stuff. I’ve seen a particularly prolific garden down the street where zucchini line the porch, free for the taking. One of them has grown so large that it now sits regally in the deck chair, presiding over the others like a monarch, complete with a rather handsome straw hat atop its crown. Olives Brined Greek-style (Almost My Grandfather's Recipe) - Leda Meredith. Olives straight off the tree are mouth-puckeringly bitter.

Olives Brined Greek-style (Almost My Grandfather's Recipe) - Leda Meredith

But transformed through brining or dry salting they become the delicious morsels we are familiar with. Here’s a Greek method of curing olives that starts with a salt brine and then adds flavor with a vinegar, herb, and oil finishing brine. If you’re lucky enough to live in a place where olive trees grow (anywhere with a Mediterranean climate, including California, the Middle East, North Africa, parts of Australia, parts of Central and South America, and of course, Italy, Spain, France, Turkey, and Greece), then you can easily cure your own. If you don’t live in any of those places, don’t despair. You can also find raw olives in late fall in some big city gourmet stores (New York City folks can get them at the Grand Central Market November through early December).

Can I make white and brown sugar from sugarcane at home? - Updated 2017. The Foraged Foodie: Vegetarian garlicky cleavers walnut pesto. Keto foraging recipe, paleo and vegan optional. Save This pesto is not only the best pesto I've ever made, it's the best pesto I've ever tasted, period.

The Foraged Foodie: Vegetarian garlicky cleavers walnut pesto. Keto foraging recipe, paleo and vegan optional.

If you have cleavers, please try this pesto now. 25 Ways to Use Jerusalem Artichokes. Jerusalem artichokes, or sunchokes, are delicious tubers that act quite similarly to potatoes when cooked.

25 Ways to Use Jerusalem Artichokes

They originate from a plant that looks like a sunflower, and are not artichokes or from Jerusalem, so how the name Jerusalem artichoke came about is debated. Most likely it was a misunderstanding over the Italian word for sunflower, girasole. No matter the name, Jerusalem artichokes are delicious — nutty, crunchy when raw and super nutritious. At this point in the season, you should be able to find Jerusalem artichokes at your local grocery store or farmers market. Store loosely wrapped in a paper towel placed in a resealable plastic bag in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. DIY Food Dehydrating – Bulletproof Survival. Dehydrated Broth. If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.

Dehydrated Broth

Thanks for visiting! Broth is the foundation of the GAPS diet. One of the pillars of all healthy diets worldwide according to Dr Kate Shanahan and it is featured prominently in Nourishing Traditions. It seems to be part of the diets of all people with good health from all cultures. Perhaps that is why we continue to use and crave it’s flavor in so many foods. Dehydrated broth.

I will say right up front that dehydrated broth is not my favorite flavor wise. How to Make Homemade Extracts - Vanilla, Lemon and Almond. Moroccan Preserved Lemon Recipe. Canning Without A Canner - Do I really need a canner to do my canning?

Canning Without A Canner -

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked that question. Even more specifically, Do I really need a pressure canner to cook meat, or soups? Some might wonder, why would anyone want to try canning without a canner? Oftentimes, people don’t want to (or can’t afford to) spend the extra money on a new piece of kitchen equipment. Many do-it-yourself type of folks would rather rig something together with what they have than buy something new.

Another reason for wanting to know if it’s possible to can without a canner is in a survival situation where perhaps you’ve left your home and are bugging out somewhere long term, and the canning equipment just wasn’t on your list of priority items to grab to bring with you. Maybe you were visiting relatives out of town when the SHTF, and now you’re stuck without any of your preps. Beyond the Pie: 15 Exceptional Pumpkin Recipes. You’re definitely going to eat a lot of pumpkin pie this season, but if you want to expand your culinary horizons it’s time to go beyond the pie!

Beyond the Pie: 15 Exceptional Pumpkin Recipes

Stock the pantry with some big pumpkins of different shapes and sizes, then prepare for the most pumpkin-flavored fall you’ve ever had! From lunch ideas to desserts, these 15 pumpkin recipes are nothing short of exceptional! 1. Pumpkin Bread When the leaves start changing their colors and falling to the ground, the coming of fall teaches us to embrace change. 2. Another fantastic breakfast idea comes from Drizzle & Dip in the form of pumpkin rolls! 3. How to Make Elderberry Wine - Common Sense Homesteading. Fermented Apples: A Probiotic Powerhouse. Fermented Berries: Sweet, Tart and Bubbly. Lacto-fermented Cinnamon-Peach Chutney Recipe - Cultures for Health. This is a great project for the end of summer when peaches are plentiful.

Lacto-fermented Cinnamon-Peach Chutney Recipe - Cultures for Health

Ingredients: Lacto-fermentation Without Adding Salt. Traditional lacto-fermentation - the process that produces real sauerkraut and kimchi - starts by adding salt. Lots of salt. But there are two ways to lacto-ferment food without adding salt. Cheese Rennet, 100% Natural & Organic (to make 16 cheeses) - Homemade Beetroot Powder – Gayathri's Cook Spot.

How To Make Healthy, Natural Sunflower Seed Butter (Simple Recipe!) January 15th, 2016 By Dr. Herbal Teas (National Gardening Association) Once I began blending and testing herb teas to sell under my Garden Party label, I knew what I didn't want. An herb tea should never be flat and flavorless. Whether it's fruity or spicy, soothing or lively, simple or sophisticated, it needs taste and personality. I found my homegrown mint, lemon balm and chamomile were more flavorful than the herbal ingredients I could buy. Bread and Butter Pickles II Recipe. Dehydrating Eggs. “On September 17, 1787, The US Constitution was signed by 39 brave men and forever changed the course of history.” Today, September 17th, is Constitution Day. It is a great opportunity to read the Constitution with your kids and your spouse. We have a framed copy of the Constitution, The Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. If you don’t have a copy in your possession you can read it online.

Before I get started on my eggs today would mind clicking over to my post on my extraordinary family and leaving a brief note to let me know you were there? The last post I wrote on freezing eggs was a big hit. How to can dry foods using your oven. The Top 6 Historical Egg Preservation Techniques! How I use my Fresh Picked Collard and Kale Leaves to Make Dried Vegetable Chips. Saving the Season - Journal. Here is another of the recipes I developed for SIMI Winery. I thought of it again today when Sunday afternoon put me in the mood for a glass of rosé. Jam is the most familiar sweet preserve and perhaps the most satisfying to make. All it takes is fruit, a little sugar, and a wide cooking pot. Because the elements are so simple, quality matters—a lot. Easiest Way to Make Fermented Vegetables without Mold. Wild plant forager blog - EDIBLE WEEDS  nourish your wild wisdom. THE MIRACLE OF GROWING FOOD SUSTAINABLY. Preserved Lemons Recipe, Preserved Lemon Recipe, How To Make Preserved Lemons, How To Preserve Lemons, Moroccan Preserved Lemons, Pickled Lemons, Lemon Recipes.

4 Ways to Cure Olives. User Reviewed. Pomegranate Molasses Recipe. Liquid rubies Ever since Pom Wonderful started marketing the health benefits of pomegranate juice, and selling them in those cool pom shaped bottles, more and more recipes calling for pomegranate molasses have been popping up. Pomegranate molasses is a traditional ingredient in Middle Eastern cooking and can be used in a variety of dishes such as Fesenjan Persian chicken stew or eggplant lentil stew. You can also mix it with a little orange juice and club soda for a refreshing punch. Home-cured Cracked Olives. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Video. Canning 101 Archives - One Hundred Dollars a Month. Saving the Season - Journal. It's been hotter than Hades this month in LA, and I have to admit that the heat has put a damper on my enthusiasm for the kitchen. Saving the Season - Journal - Fresh Persimmon Butter. October's color is orange.

Euell Gibbons' Persimmon "Molasses" using Diospros virginiana (common or American persimmons) Euell Gibbons' Persimmon "Molasses" (click here for recipe with metric measurements) Persimmon Ale. Everything about these old recipes told me it wouldn't work. Persimmons. Easy Zucchini Refrigerator Pickles - Seed to Saucepan.

Cucumbers get all the pickle glory. Canned Pears: How to can pears (complete easy directions with photos) Refrigerator Pickled Beets Recipe, How To Make Refrigerator Pickled Beets, Whats Cooking America. How to Can Pears without Sugar. How to Make Homemade Sun-Dried Tomatoes, From Tomatoes from Your Garden. How to Make Chia Seed Jam. Quick Zucchini Recipes. How to Make Beef Jerky. Thieves Vinegar - Immune Booster & Germ Killer. Kimchi Recipe: My Easy How To Make Kimchi At Home. 80+ Recipes For Home Canning: {Fruits & Vegetables. DIY Homemade “Green Powder” THE MIRACLE OF GROWING FOOD SUSTAINABLY. Salt and Pepper Zucchini Chips Recipe.

Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter recipe. Saving the Season - Journal. Six Ways to Preserve Zucchini - Food in Jars. How to Make Verjus, or Verjuice. Fermenting Foods—One of the Easiest and Most Creative Aspects of Making Food from Scratch. Making Sauerkraut. How to Make Live Culture Pickles. Pumpkin Leather - Tastes Like Portable Pumpkin Pie. 3-Day Pickles Recipe. Garden Vegetable Tomato Sauce. Zucchini In Tomato Sauce Canning) Recipe. Small Harvest Preserving - Canning Tomatoes and Zucchini. Zucchini Salsa, Canned Recipe. How to Make Medicinal Vinegars & Oxymels.