Monthly Archive: March 2012

Drying Herbs The Simple Way

Super quick post.  Just wanted to show we don’t need to invest in a damn thing, and we don’t need to make these skills harder than they need to be. Drying herbs, borage in this photo, can be as simple as harvesting it and letting it dry out on anything that allows for air circulation …

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I Have A Stick. I Will Kick Your Ass.

The beauty of stick fighting is that anyone, really can do it.  When I first joined into a stick fighting class over a year ago, I was apprehensive, out of shape and knew absolutely nothing about fighting with sticks.  Within two short hours, I understood how small but quick movements could flag even the biggest …

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Can it.

I am a big fan of canning. Been doing it for years, and each year, I think I get a little more adventurous and learn new things. This past year, I rolled up my sleeves and vowed to step out of the safe zone of peach jam and pear preserves. I bought a pressure cooker …

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Gardens For The Short Attention Span.

I first read about it in Mother Earth News, although the idea has probably been around longer, and has since been picked up and shown off by podcasters and bloggers all over.  The bag garden.  If you have a sharp pointy object, some seeds and a bag of Miracle Grow, well you’ve got the makings …

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Why Do We Name Our Food?

Recently, a silly little youtube video made the Facebook rounds.  Unsuspecting shoppers tried and loved the sausage samples they got at the supermarket.  Aiming to please the instant gratification wishes, the deli guy runs the world’s cutest piglet through a machine that spits out ready-made sausage instantly.  Each shopper is horrified. One spits out her …

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The Humane Harvest

There is no shortage of gruesome and unsettling images on the internet.  When researching a topic such as the humane harvest of livestock, what can be found is pretty disturbing.  This is an area I have been learning more about this winter.  I didn’t initially know if it would be something I would get into …

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All Dried Out.

I will be the first to admit to not using the food dehydrator as much as I should be.  If I were more religious about it, it is likely that I’d have a storehouse full of everything from dried fruits to jerky and sun-dried tomatoes to put on my pizzas at will.  As it is, …

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