The rich would have to eat money if the poor did not provide food. – Assyrian Proverb
It was time to begin harvesting our sweet basil crop – this year I picked up a cheap dehydrator (not the brand I want for long-term use but it will work for now) to make preserving herbs a lot easier. Harvest basil in the morning when essential oils are the most concentrated in the leaves. […]
As warm weather approaches, I must make some tough decisions about which varieties, and how many plants to sow in the garden. Thinking ahead to the bounty of summer’s cucumbers and cabbage, here are a few easy recipes for naturally fermenting your own cabbage and sauerkraut.
Are you worried about the economy? Most of the folks I talk to are wondering what the 2012 drought in the midwest will mean to their food dollars this year. They’re thinking that things could get worse, a lot worse. And frankly, they’re discouraged and they feel vulnerable to the powers that are beyond their […]
Foraging for free fruit can be a productive way to provide more produce to feed your family especially if you aren’t scared off by a few worms or bugs. We were able to glean 10 pounds of homemade applesauce from a 20 pound box of free wormy apples. Here are 5 tips we have learned […]