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How to Build an Energy-Efficient Home

Add to Favorites The challenge of learning how to build an energy-efficient home is not in the engineering and design: it’s in juggling the trade-offs. Every element of a home has ramifications …

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Water: The Most Important Emergency Essential

Add to Favorites By Lauren Clark – When people discuss emergency essentials and preparedness, many think of food storage first. Water is usually an afterthought, if a thought at all. However, water …

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How to Start Living Off The Grid With Young Children

Add to Favorites By Abby Stout – I kept wondering, where are all the articles for us moms who are trying to create a homestead or who want to learn …

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Middle Eastern Fish Dishes That I Pine For

Add to Favorites By Habeeb Salloum, Canada – I have always enjoyed and cooked fish dishes including several Middle Eastern fish dishes. Even before I knew their health attributes I looked …

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Purslane: Benefits of an Annoying Weed

Add to Favorites By Habeeb Salloum, Canada Rather than saving purslane benefits for the salad bowl, most gardeners weed it out for the compost heap. Yet, people have been eating purslane as …

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Beyond Kraut and Kimchi Recipes
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Preserving vegetables by adding salt and setting them aside a few days to ferment, like with kraut and kimchi recipes, is part of our family tradition. Before fermentation food preservation …

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An Easy Carrot Cake Recipe Evokes Sweet Memories
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites This easy carrot cake recipe came down to me from my mother, who passed away just over two years ago. She didn’t teach me any easy pie …

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DIY: Make Peanut Butter

Add to Favorites Grow Your Own Peanut Butter! By Jim Hunter, Arkansas Peanut butter is one of our favorite foods. We became disenchanted with the commercial brands after seeing other …

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Health Benefits of Olives and Olive Oil

Add to Favorites By Habeeb Salloum – In the world of mythology, the olive tree is supposed to have been first grown in the Garden of Eden. More realistically, according to …

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How to Make Homemade Granola
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Running out of homemade granola during blueberry season is a capital offense at our house. One of the reasons we tend to run out is that homemade …

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How to Make Vanilla Extract
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Learning how to make vanilla extract is easy. And if you start by late summer, you can make a superior homemade vanilla extract gift, perfect for anyone …

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What’s for Dessert?

Add to Favorites By Wanda Pentyon Egg Custard Pie 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup flour 2 tablespoons butter, melted 2 cups milk 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 unbaked pie …

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Stuffed Chicken Galore!

Add to Favorites By Habeeb Salloum Stuffed chicken with rice is the most favored way of stuffing chicken in the whole of the Middle East. Various versions of it are prepared …

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Lazy Man’s Tomato Sauce

Add to Favorites By Daniel Strauss, Lockport, New York “Give a difficult job to a lazy man and he’ll find an easier way to do it.” So was the quote from an old issue …

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Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread

Add to Favorites 2 cups freshly ground corn. If not ground fine in grinder, place in blender on high to finer grind. It doesn’t have to be a flour consistency. …

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