Ready to start homesteading but don’t know where to begin? Are you a city kid like me and have to learn all your homesteading skills from scratch? I am genuinely excited to share these homesteading titles with you as you begin your journey towards self-sufficiency. Books are among my greatest, most effective homestead mentors. Even after homesteading for a number of years, I’m still collecting great books. Continue reading “Homesteading Books: Beginning Basics”
Need some inspiration in the kitchen from a guy who truly loves his real foods? Are you wanting to learn more about the process of meal creation and how all the products you have can be used right down to the last leaf and bone? Are you an open-flame enthusiast who would like to expand your repertoire of campfire foods from foil pouches to full course meals? Then This is Camino – the weirdest and coolest cookbook ever – just might be for you. Continue reading “This is Camino – the Weirdest and Coolest Cookbook Ever”
Our family loves lasagna and I try to make up a big bunch at one time because if you’re going to make a pan of lasagna, you may as well make five pans. Last time I made up a big batch, though, I ran out of time and room in my electric oven. The solar oven came to my rescue for that last pan of lasagna and it acted as a slow cooker until we were ready to eat dinner.
For today’s solar oven challenge, we’re supposed to be doing muffins and cookies and stuff like that. I chose to share my very favorite solar oven tip with you and an easy way to make grain-free (Paleo) cherry breakfast scones. Continue reading “Solar Oven: Paleo Breakfast Scones”
A Time to Keep is back again with May – such an active and awake month! Spring has truly sprung and even if your air is still on the chilly side, the earth is fully alive again. There are a lot of fun things to learn and do this month with your family and friends – or even on your own! Continue reading “A Time To Keep: May 2015”
So, what’s the scoop on organic honey in the U.S. anyway?! Why do we see USDA Organic honey labels, but hear reports that there’s no such thing? Here’s what I learned about organic honey, more on the benefits of raw honey and, SERIOUSLY, the best homemade honey caramel recipe ever!
I am the last person on earth qualified to talk about any kind of budget planner but I’ve had to adopt some sort of grocery philosophy where providing real foods for my family is concerned. How about you? Continue reading “Real Food Budget Planner”
Ever had a happy accident in the kitchen? Vanilla honey was one of those for us. May you have just such an accident. Continue reading “Make Your Own Vanilla Honey”
If you’re new to naturally leavened breads and are just making friends with your sourdough starter, these easy breakfast pitas are a great place to begin. Continue reading “Sourdough Starter: Easy Breakfast Pitas”
This is a plug for family traditions. We’re not Catholic but we love the humble holiday of Pancake Day (or Shrove Tuesday). We pull out all the stops and experience pancake maker magic – you can, too! We’re sharing it here for our third installment of Hot Breakfast Month! Continue reading “Pancake Maker Magic on Pancake Day”