How does Lacto-Fermentation work? Lacto-fermentation is almost like magic in the food world, literally. Microorganisms like yeast, bacteria and fungi feed on sugars and starches which transform them into lactic acid. Lactic acid acts as a natural preservation method enabling the storing of food for up to one year in most cases. In addition, lactic […]
I am in the midst of canning season, and while I was looking through my canning cupboard I realized just how much I have collected over the years. Most of my home canning supplies came from second-hand stores, yard sales or passed down. I enjoy canning so much I would be lost without some of […]
Forget canning pickles in the middle of the summer heat! There is no need with handy fermentation and these lovely probiotic filled pickles can be made in just 10 minutes! One. Jar. At. A. Time. Super super simple! You will wonder why you ever canned them! They are yummy to boot and full of healthy […]
With Homesteading, self-sufficiency & survival preparedness on the rise; it’s no wonder that so many great books have been published on these subjects. Learn more on homesteading, living off the land, disaster medicine, emergency survival, medical triage, urban foraging, soap making, slaughtering livestock and much more. Here is a list of my personal top 10 […]
How we preserve our food while living off grid without a fridge.
In the words of the great Lidia Bastianich “waste not, want not”. Like Lidia, I really hate wasting food. It genuinely makes me feel guilty, which is why I always try and utilize as much of the animal/vegetable as possible. Whatever scraps I do have I handle accordingly (aka feed to my chickens!) Sometimes you […]