Dehydrating

The Excalibur: Food Dehydrating Made Easy {Plus Tasty Recipes}

The Excalibur: Food Dehydrating Made Easy {Plus Tasty Recipes}

Dehydrating food is one of the best ways to frugally make dried foods and meals, or create a food storage pantry. This is the story of how I got hooked on dehydrating and found the best dehydrator for my needs. Check out some of the great recipes too!

The Natural Pantry: DIY Powdered Bouillon

The Natural Pantry: DIY Powdered Bouillon

Making homemade bouillon is packed in nutrition and quite simple to make. Add these to your emergency meal plans or for homemade MRES to add more nutrition in times of crisis.

Make Your Own: 10 Herbal Tea Blends You Can Grow in Your Garden

Make Your Own Herbal Tea Blends

Doesn’t a nice cup of tea sound wonderful? Here are 10 herbal tea blends that my family loves!

Preppernomics: What to Do with Those Christmas Dinner Leftovers

Preppernomics: What to Do with Those Christmas Dinner Leftovers

One of the best things about holidays is getting together with family and having a huge feast. One of the worst things about the holidays is that you probably spent close to a week’s grocery money on that huge feast. If you are of the frugal mindset or on a tight budget, it can be overwhelming to spend all that money for just one meal. Here’s where preppernomics comes in: preserve it!

Pad Your Pantry: How to Preserve Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

How to Preserve Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Today, instead of fighting the Black Friday crowds, spend the day adding things that are frugal and delicious to your pantry.

A Healthy Breakfast 1940s Style

A Healthy Breakfast 1940s Style

Oats or wheat berries would form the base of the meal, and added to that would be any summer fruits that we had, chopped cob nuts or even walnuts if we had them

Food Preservation at Knowle Cottage

Food Preservation at Knowle Cottage

Not having electric power the job of preserving a portion of the harvest to help us out in the winter was a long one.

You Need to Grow A LOT of Sugar Beet to Get a Little Sugar

You Need to Grow A LOT of Sugar Beet to Get a Little Sugar

I would usually end up with six or eight jars of beet syrup, four or so jars of crushed leaves and several dozen eggs from the swapping of the mash. Not bad from a handful of seeds.

Getting The Most From The Cottage Garden

Getting The Most From The Cottage Garden

As I’ve said before the garden at Knowle cottage was big, but not huge. It took some creative planting to make sure we produced enough to feed the family.

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