Monthly Archives: August 2011

Black and Boysenberry Syrup and Jelly

This recipes uses the remains of juicing berries for syrup to create a wonderful fermented berry syrup that can be used to flavor kefir water, mineral water, or Italian sodas. It might also be good with a bit or Prosecco. … Continue reading

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Emergency Supplies List

* This information if from the American Public Health Administration – for more information click here Emergency Supplies √ Flashlight and batteries √ Manual can opener Battery-operated radio (and batteries) or hand-cranked radio Matches in waterproof container Utility knife Paper and pencil … Continue reading

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Making Vanilla Extract

My vanilla beans arrived today so I was able to start two bottles of vanilla extract.  One is a quart of Madagascar Vanilla and the other is a pint of Tahitian Vanilla.  The Tahitian beans came free with my order … Continue reading

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Zucchini Bread

Modified from The Martha Stewart Cookbook, 1995 Combine 3 1/2 Cups granulated sugar 6 whole eggs 4 t vanilla extract 1 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup kefir milk In a separate bowl combine 6 cups flour 2 t baking … Continue reading

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Chicken Sausage

2 lb ground turkey 1 T salt 1 T sage 1/2 T red pepper flakes 1 t chili powder 1 t coriander 1 t ground ginger 1/4 t ground cloves 1 t brown sugar 1/2 t onion powder 1/2 t … Continue reading

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Homesteading Skills

August 24 – Another humid one today.  I’m staying in the house because I hate humidity.  Those of you on the east coast are saints when it come to humidity, I turn into a grouchy, horrible, nasty person. So since … Continue reading

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Food Storage on a Budget – Week 14

August 17 Purchase:  This week was went to Albertson’s with a few coupons for Peanut Butter (4), Spaghetti Sauce(4) and Salad Dressing(2). The Peanut Butter was on sale for $1.99 The Spaghetti Sauce was on sale for $1.49 The Salad Dressing … Continue reading

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Thrift Store Finds and Homestead Skills

August 20: Today was fantastic.  We hit a high of 94.5° in the backyard around 4:30 this afternoon.  It finally felt like summer.  I went out early and picked the first of the blackberries for the freezer, but we spent … Continue reading

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Making Wine and Cheese

August 13: Yesterday was great fun.  My friend Stacy and I went into Tigard to use a Living Social deal that I had picked up.  We are making Riesling Ice Wine at a wine making shop.  We were able to … Continue reading

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Food Storage on a Budget – Week 13

August 2 Purchase:  This week I plan on …….hmm, more planning needed, the deals aren’t great this week.

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