Category Archives: Food

Bartering and Ministry in times of Crisis

As someone who has lived through multiple large scale disasters as well as worked and lived in a long term training replicating third world living conditions after a major disaster, I have a few points that I would like to throw … Continue reading

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Homemade Pesto — Yeah, Baby!

Another first — I made homemade pesto last night!…and I mean the real deal, not a Knorr packet or some other such substitution with things in it that I struggle to pronounce.  (Don't get me wrong — I've made my … Continue reading

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Homemade Strawberry Syrup

It's strawberry season! I'm always looking for something new and yummy to do with the huge amount of strawberries in my fridge.  I love that Aldi has their strawberries for 99 cents a pint!  So…each time I go in, I … Continue reading

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How to Prepare an Emergency Bug Out Bag (Part 1)

Why you need a 72-Hour Bug Out Bag If you have to evacuate your home during a voluntary or mandatory evacuation, you probably won’t have time to think through what to pack, let alone locate all the essential items quickly … Continue reading

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Culturing Kefir

Ok, so have we established here that kefir is pretty good stuff to be eating on a daily basis?  Yes?  Good. Kefir's a living organism, so there are a few things to keep in mind before you get started — The … Continue reading

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I Can Can!

I DID IT!  Eons ago, I "helped" my mother can.  We canned green beans and tomatoes and peaches…and a myriad of things that I don't even remember.  She instilled a healthy fear in me of canning with a pressure cooker … Continue reading

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A Night of Blow-outs Where There Were No Tires

I am so very thankful for my health, and the health of my family.  When we hit a brief patch of illness, I am ever more thankful.  We hit one of those yesterday and last night.  Ugh. Little Bit, at … Continue reading

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Planting Potatoes for the FIRST Time, Oh My…

What better time to plant potatoes than St. Patrick's Day?  I know, I know…potatoes originated somewhere else, but they certainly have a heydey in Ireland! So…this year, we planted potatoes…for the first time.  I was a little timid… so I … Continue reading

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Kefir — Wonder Food

It's true. Kefir is a wonder food. "I wonder what kefir is!" "I wonder why in the heck someone would actually drink that!" "I wonder what good it will do my body today?" When I first heard about kefir, I … Continue reading

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Food for Thought

I like food.  Truth…Bottom line…Unequivocally so…Period.  I am not one of those "eat to live" kind of people.  Not that I "live to eat," but good food is just that — good…and I definitely believe it is a gift from … Continue reading

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