Contemplating the Kombucha Craze

Kombucha has been hailed as a miracle drink and sweeping mainstream for the last decade. Is it worth all the hype?

Cheat Sheet for Making Homemade Yogurt

Homemade yogurt is easy to make, but there are a few tricks to learn before hand. Use this cheat sheet and the recipe to make delicious, probiotic-filled yogurt.

Survival Food Series: 3 Ways To Naturally Make Yeast

Without yeast, our lives would be void of many of our day-to-day products. Getting back to the basics and learning how to make yeast yourself will give you an invaluable skill to hold onto and share with others. Using different produce such as oranges, potatoes, herbs and grains is not only a great science experiment, but a way for you to play around with the flavors of your favorite bread recipes.

Fermented Foods: Feeding Your Second Brain

Fermenting food isn’t just a food preservation method, but a way to boost the nutritional value in foods and increase vitamin levels. It’s time to start listening to your second brain and giving it what it needs.

Bread Making With Homemade Yeast

Bread formed a large part of our diet in the old days, and it was always available, more so in winter when food was scarcer and bellies needed to be filled.

Kick Your Meals Up With DIY Sriracha Sauce

For the last few years, I have purchased the store version of this chili sauce until I realized that I can easily make it on my own and enjoy the health properties it possesses.

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8 Recipes For Making Homemade Extracts

There’s nothing like homemade extracts to really bring out the flavor in your baked goods and beverages. Here are 8 delicious, homemade aromatic extracts that can be made in 5 minutes!

Making Fermented Milk…You Might Call it Yoghurt

It was always made in a heavy metal pan with a close fitting lid, a portion of the last batch would be the starter for the next. I would heat the pan by standing it at the back of the range, not letting it get too hot, so I could still pick it up without a cloth on my hands.

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5 (More) Foods That Last Forever

When planning and storing food for emergencies or survival situations, incorporating foods that will last forever (or at least longer than you will) could help boost your emergency supplies and your bartering power. If stored properly these five foods will last forever, and many of them have several uses beyond human consumption that could give you a hand up should the SHTF!

20 Perishable Foods You Can Freeze For Later

You likely already keep a supply of basics like vegetables, fruits, meats, poultry, and grains in your freezer. However, there some items that can be frozen that might surprise you.

Food Prepping: Why You Should Store Wheat And How To Use It

Although wheat is the cornerstone of a prepper’s food storage, many don’t understand why they should have a bunch on hand, or even how to use it if the SHTF. It certainly feels like every single preparedness author out there recommends the storage of hundreds of pounds of wheat, but why? And what can you use it for?

From Tree To Table: Tips For Fresh Maple Syrup

The freshest, unprocessed, maple syrup comes directly from trees and you can tap into all of that yummy goodness yourself! Not only does maple syrup taste great, but it can be a potent natural medicine with additional health benefits as well!

Tips For The Caffeinated: Coffee After The SHTF

If you are anything like me, there’s nothing like that first sip of piping hot coffee in the crisp, cool, and silent morning mountain air, then you’ll understand the importance of making sure you’ve got your ‘cup of joe’ covered, even if the SHTF. Here are some tips and tricks to prepare for the worst, while still making sure you continue to enjoy the simple things in life – like your morning coffee.