cheap-cherry-pitter

  Do you like cherries? Yum! I do!  Do you have a fancy cherry pitter? Me neither. Common Sense Homesteading offers a genius idea! Read the post:The World’s Cheapest Cherry Pitter!   

Is there a connection between Propylene Glycol and Diabetes?

Is there a connection between Propylene Glycol and Diabetes? What is Propylene Glycol? Propylene Glycol is a clear, odorless liquid made from petroleum. It’s used as a stabilizer (to keep things held together, and keep them from evaporating), and to keep foods moist. It’s used in many of the foods that we eat, and the FDA […]

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Bread
Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Leslie’s Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits These are my favorite biscuits! Dipping them in butter before baking makes a very crisp crust; the insides are light and fluffy! Perfect! Makes 8-10 biscuits 2 C white whole wheat flour 1 T baking powder (aluminum free) 1 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/3 C EVOO […]

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Corn Salad

Food + Recipes
corn-salad

Corn Salad Sweet corn kernels, diced tomatoes, and scallions are tossed with fresh cilantro and citrus for a no-cook summer… Ingredients 5-6 ears fresh corn on the cob 2-3 medium vine tomatoes, chopped 3 scallions, thinly sliced crosswise Handful fresh cilantro 1 lime, juiced 3-4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon plain salt 1/4 teaspoon […]

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Forever Foods in Your Pantry

Food + Recipes

Some foods can nearly last forever in your pantry/food storage! Before tossing out old food from your pantry, check the list of “forever foods.” Some items just may have a VERY LONG (indefinite) shelf life. You may be surprised how many of your kitchen staples have a shelf life of decades — even after they’ve […]

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Cold Brewed Coffee for Hot Summer Days

Be Prepared

Cold brew coffee tasted great. It’s an easy low-tech way to make coffee without heating up the house. Simply measure 2 Tbsp or so of ground coffee in a jar, add 2 cups of tap water, cap the jar, and shake to combine. Toss it in the fridge, and several hours later you will have […]

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History of Aprons

Homestead
National Wear Your Apron Day is May 13

What is an apron? The principle use of Grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few dresses. It was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons used less material. But along with that, aprons served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven. Aprons were wonderful for drying […]

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Make Money from Home – Rent Chickens

DIY
Chicken_Coop_and_Hens_Unique_Present

Want to Work From Home? Want to earn money from your Homestead? Can you provide a service like RentaCoop? http://www.rentacoop.com/How-It-Works.html They provide a couple of laying age hens with a mobile coop plus all the food and necessary items to take care of them during the rental time. They offer the opportunity for free pickup […]

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Banana Smoothies

Quick and Easy
banana smoothie

Sometimes when grocery shopping, I find a huge bag of “day old” bananas for just .99 (of course I take them home)! This week’s bag had more than 4# for.99; bananas are usually .58 per pound, so I took home a bargain. Did you know a banana can be a chill pill? When magnesium is […]

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Hummingbird Feeder

Garden
hummingbird09-06-2011

I love hummingbirds! I took this photo today outside my kitchen window. Do you have a hummingbird feeder? Is it time for a refill? I rinse and refill mine every few days. Combine 3/4 cup sugar + 3 cups water in a canning jar and stir to dissolve. I usually only put about 1/2 of […]

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