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Gift Guide for Those Favoring Self-Sustaining Living
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Birthdays and holidays can be tough if you’re not familiar with self-sustaining living. What delights you may just be a sweet thought to someone who can make …

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Simple Homesteading: Food Culture is About Sharing
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites I’ve always gardened and cooked for my family. But I didn’t realize how much my simple homesteading centered on them until I no longer had family to …

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Best Baking Apples For Pie, Kuchen, and Dumplings
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites When my kids were little, I wore out the phrase “A is for apples.” It started when we planted an orchard of apple trees across from our …

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Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups Taste Great and They’re Healthy, Too!
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Tired of having to read labels on fruit roll-ups/fruit leathers at the grocery? Do artificial flavors and colors, high fructose corn syrup, and a high price make …

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How to Make Vinegar and Other Vinegar Basics

Add to Favorites By Rita Heikenfeld and Erin Phillips – Did you know that one of the most common condiments, vinegar, has a history going back to ancient times? Over …

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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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A Recipe for Luxurious Luffas
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites “Taste this,” Paew Piromya tells me in her father’s Bangkok restaurant as she passes a green vegetable dish with brown gravy across the table. “Guess what it is.” …

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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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Fun and Flavorful Garlic Scapes Recipes

Add to Favorites The first in my list of favorite garlic scapes recipes was pretty simple: cutting up fresh garlic scapes on homemade pizza made with cheese from my local …

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A Quick & Easy Chicken Eggplant Recipe
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites If you’re anything like me, this time of year you find yourself out in the garden an hour before dinner time trying to put together a healthy …

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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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4 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Western culture seems to focus on three ways to cook sweet potatoes: as pie, as French fries, and smothered in butter, brown sugar, and marshmallows for the …

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Heat and Eat on a Wood-Burning Cook Stove

Add to Favorites By Gail Reynolds, Missouri – Among the most common of homestead essentials is learning how to cook on the wood-burning cook stove. For most Countryside readers, the ultimate …

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In Brazil, Eternal Summer

Add to Favorites By Habeeb Salloum, A Taste of Homesteading Around the World I was visiting my relatives on the farm in southern Saskatchewan when a family friend from Brazil remarked, …

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