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Homesteading: Finding Time to Make Your Own Yogurt

Homesteading: Finding Time to Make Your Own Yogurt

I’m one of those people that is hesitant to start something if I can’t envision how I’m going to finish it.  I am not a fan of failure, which means a lot of things on a lot of different levels. In the interest of this post, however, it meant I was pretty intimidated about the idea of regularly making kitchen staples like yogurt and bread from scratch.  But the potential benefits outweighed my fear, so I jumped right in…and haven’t looked back!  Finding the time to get both of these things made on a regular, consistent basis was actually far easier than I’d…Read the rest of this entry →

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DIY: Homemade LARABars

DIY: Homemade LARABars

Recently I posted about all of the changes our family has made in the direction of sustainability, specifically when it comes to making our own food.  We’ve been able to eliminate almost all of the processed food that was in our diet on a regular basis, and meanwhile have been saving money – win, win!  And one of the biggest money savers has come with our ability to make Larabars at home with nothing but a food processor. For those of you not familiar with Larabars, they are delectable RAW energy/protein bars made with often as little as 3 ingredients.  There…Read the rest of this entry →

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It’s Apple Mania Week at Our House!

It’s Apple Mania Week at Our House!

The temps have started to go down, and it’s finally starting to feel like fall!  For our family that means prime climbing season…but it also means the local apple orchards are ripe and ready for pickin’!  I love apples, and they are one of Big C’s favorite foods as well, so this year I decided to dedicate an entire week to cooking nothing but apples (well, maybe we’ll cook a few other things too, but apples will be our main theme!)  My hope is that we  can find a few go-to recipes that we love enough to establish a family…Read the rest of this entry →

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One Pumpkin = Multiple Green Hours

One Pumpkin = Multiple Green Hours

How many Green Hours can come from one bright and happy orange pumpkin?  At our house, more than you can count!  The first one was of course the Sunday afternoon excursion to the local pumpkin patch a few weeks ago (in costume of course).  C took his pumpkin-picking-out job very seriously, and made sure to inspect EVERY pumpkin in the patch before finally deciding on the lucky orange friend that got to come home with us.                 Next came Carving Day.  We decided that this would be safest as an entire family activity.…Read the rest of this entry →

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Gourmet Camping (aka Ode to Jetboil)

Gourmet Camping (aka Ode to Jetboil)

If you have ever been camping with me, you have heard me sing high praise  for the Jetboil system.  For those of you unfamiliar with the term, the Jetboil is NOT a communicable skin disease transmitted on airplanes, but rather, a portable, personal cooking system.  According to their website, the Jetboil is a “complete food and beverage multitool.”  Steve and I received our Jetboils for Christmas in 2006 in anticipation of a backcountry canoe/hiking trip to the Everglades for New Year’s 07.  Since then, we have never been camping without it!  For a long time we stuck to the tried…Read the rest of this entry →

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