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How To Make Homemade Applesauce

“Homemade applesauce is one of those things that makes you wonder, after you whip up a batch, why more folks don’t make it. It truly is one of the easiest and most delicious treats-snacks-condiments-ingredients you can make from scratch, and it doesn’t take much time at all. And, most importantly, it makes you a more […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Storing The Food You Grew

“Without question, the composted waste of a successfully abundant harvest is favorable to packaging ridden landfills. Though, in the absence of hungry friends, family, and neighbors we must ask ourselves, is our acceptance of spoilage and degree of composting necessary? If you are like many, a plethora of knowledge which should have been passed down […]

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FRESH – World’s Wildest Supermarket

“Fresh is the concept for an organic, living supermarket in cities and villages, where instead of taking the items off the shelf, the customer harvests the produce directly from raised beds! It is a  system that works  with nature rather than against it. By harvesting, the customer contributes to the work of producing to such […]

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How To Dehydrate Mangoes

“I just dried mangoes for the first time and they were so awesome, I just had to share! First you’ll need a batch of ripe mangoes. I bought a box at Costco. They came out to $1 each, which is not super amazing, but not bad either. Here in the Northwest if you can get […]

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How To Freeze Your Own Home Grown Mixed Vegetables

“Growing your own fresh veggies for the summer table is a wonderful way to provide healthy food for your family for the season. When there is more than you can use right away, freezing, dehydrating, or canning is a great way to preserve the fruits of your labor for later. As long as you don’t […]

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Raw Buckwheat Granola

“For the past 15 years I have been on a quest to make the perfect granola.  Admittedly, some years that pursuit has looked more like roaming the shelves of the natural food store, searching for the perfect blend of nutty crunch – a granola that could stand up to milk without getting soggy. A radical […]

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Bread Baking Tips For The Failed Baker

“I spent close to two years learning how to bake bread. In those two years, I’ve made every mistake in the book. I’m here to share my failures with you. Learn from them, avoid them, and go make different mistakes. Learning how to bake bread takes time and perseverance. One day last year I was […]

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Building & Using A Solar Food Dryer Made From Windows

“Ideally we would get the majority of our food directly, from plant to mouth, as other animals do, with a minimum of fuss. It makes life a lot easier and is great when it happens — certainly a goal worth pursuing. But most of us live lives and in places that require some food preservation […]

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16 Ways To Use Quinoa

“Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) grains contain essential amino acids like lysine and good quantities of calcium, phosphorus, and iron.  Quinoa grains are in general cooked the same way as rice and can be used in a wide range of dishes. According to Wikipedia: The Incas, who held the crop to be sacred, referred to quinoa as […]

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How To Make Buttermilk

“There are a lot of reasons to learn how to make buttermilk. Fluffy whole wheat pancakes. Grandma’s flaky biscuits. Ranch dressing. Need I say more? This hero of cultured dairy products makes grains more digestible, salads more tempting, and white sauces more tasty. It’s a shame that it’s darn near impossible to buy. A trip […]

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