Category Archives: Recipes

The Simple Life

The Simple Life

Thoughts and recipe contributed by Dakota

The Simple LifeThe stove crackles, the coffee pot gurgles. The herd of deer have been fed, the wild barn cats as well. Quiet time in the cabin, nestled in a grove of majestic cedars and snow frosted hills……Its chilly this morning. I sigh with gratitude and contentment for our simple life without excessive needs. To sit and ponder, to let the day unfold, unscheduled. Breakfast and holiday fun, let it begin…… Continue reading The Simple Life

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5 Survival Recipes You Can Make from Your Stockpile

5 Survival Recipes You Can Make from Your Stockpile

Survival RecipesIf you’ve been prepping for any length of time, you’ve started to build up your pantry stockpile to draw from when SHTF or when times get lean. There are many different survival pantry lists out there that list out what types of food to stockpile and how to store them properly. Continue reading 5 Survival Recipes You Can Make from Your Stockpile

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Broiling and Baking!

Broiling and Baking
James Walton “I Am Liberty

BroilingFor week two of the I AM Liberty series of cooking methods we are going to move the conversation over to the dry side. Week one was all about the wonders of braising. This week we are going to talk broiling and baking. Do you even use your broiler? Do you know if you have one? Chances are you do. The broiler can be an incredibly effective tool in cooking things like fish, shellfish or just finishing dishes. Its a skill practiced in kitchens all over the world. Do you love a Continue reading Broiling and Baking!

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Braising, inexpensive meats made great!

Braising, inexpensive meats made great!
James Walton “I Am Liberty

Braising inexpensive meats made greatFor our first week in this series on cooking we are going to talk about braising. This cooking method is my favorite by far. This is a transformation technique that often involves tougher cuts of meat. This means cheaper cuts of meat. If you can learn to manipulate cheap/unwanted cuts of meat you are doing something great. Continue reading Braising, inexpensive meats made great!

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Dry and Moist Cooking Methods!

Dry and Moist Cooking Methods
James Walton “I Am Liberty

Dry and Moist Cooking MethodsThis weeks episode will be an intro to what will be a series on cooking methods. I am thinking we will need almost 8 weeks to cover both the dry and moist methods to cook. These methods were the base of my training as a chef. What has confused me since the beginning is the lack of attention these cooking methods get from the seemingly limitless recipe and cooking outlets out there. Continue reading Dry and Moist Cooking Methods!

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The Survival Grill

The Survival Grill
Host: James Walton “I Am Liberty

survival grillDon’t underestimate just how devastating a tool your grill can be both in a preparedness situation and in the betterment of your current life. The fact is most people don’t know how to utilize their grill. It could be a lack of understanding of heat or the fact that you are pumping gas fueled flames over your food Continue reading The Survival Grill

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Winter Storm Preparations!

Winter Storm preparations!
James Walton “I Am Liberty

Winter Storm preparations!Not entirely sure if this show will even come to pass. We are expecting high winds and heavy snow across my area at showtime and frankly this area doesn’t tend to fair well under such conditions. Power will go out and all the fun that goes along with that Continue reading Winter Storm Preparations!

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Eating For Health!

Eating For Health – Super Salads, Forbidden Rice, and Homemade Broth”
Karen Lynn “Lil’ Suburban Homestead

Eating For Health!On this episode we are having a discussion that is near and dear to our hearts – eating for health and some of the new best practices we are incorporating. For those of you that do not know us we’ve been on a journey Continue reading Eating For Health!

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Holiday Gifts, Odds and Ends!

Holiday Gifts, Odds and Ends!

Holiday Gifts, Odds and Ends chocolate-face-alamyI thought instead on one general theme, I would touch on several different things today. It’s fast approaching holiday time and it shows in all the markets. I enjoy baking for the holidays and giving holiday gifts of of food to people. This is a great thing to do and if you Continue reading Holiday Gifts, Odds and Ends!

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Fall Garden, Recipes, & The Homestead

It’s The Fall Show! Planting the Fall Garden, Recipes, and Around the Homestead
Karen Lynn “Lil’ Suburban Homestead

Fall GardenThis week Karen Lynn shares about their fall garden…what is going in and what’s coming out! They are also talking about their recent yard sale day and their plans for their Lil’ Suburban Homestead. They will discuss topics such as best items in their gardening zone 8b to plant for the fall and what grows easily for them. They will also be touching on over wintering plants Continue reading Fall Garden, Recipes, & The Homestead

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The 5 Star Garden Bounty

The 5 Star Garden Bounty
James Walton “I Am Liberty

Garden Bounty skin-food-vegetables-537x402We have reached that point in the summer when most of our gardens are pumping out the good stuff. Tomatoes are ripe, cucumbers are crisp and the climbing green beans being plucked.There are great dishes that make me salivate when I think about this garden bounty. Classic dishes. Tonight I want to talk about some other creations. Some recipes of my own for this harvest and the next. I am going to be reading from my coming ebook Seasons in the Valley. The book will be out just before the holidays so you can enjoy these great recipes and writings about the great bounty of all 4 seasons. Continue reading The 5 Star Garden Bounty

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Making Sugar and no Bees or Trees

Making Sugar and no Bees or Trees

Author: Stephanie Dayle

Sugar Beets Making SugarMaking Sugar Without Bees or Trees

It started like this.  In my quest for self-sufficiency, I wanted to have the ability to produce my own sugar if need be.  I planned on adding bees to the farmstead this last spring – but ‘we’ spent money on a new chainsaw instead.   My next thought was maple trees?  Not unless I could pay to put in a bunch of 10 year-old sugar maple tress, hope they all lived, then maybe in another 10-15 years I would have some young smallish trees I might be able to tap.  Stevia plants?  I found out, not only do they not grow in my zone, but I have noticed through watching my friend’s attempts that they are rather finicky to grow indoors and don’t like big shifts in temperature.  That wouldn’t work in our house with wood heat. Then I found my answer through my grandma. Continue reading Making Sugar and no Bees or Trees

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What’s In Your Food?

What’s In Your Food? 
Host: Karen Lynn “Lil’ Suburban Homestead

How To Create Those Snacks You Love With Real Food From Your Kitchen!

Food kris head shotThis show will resonate with everyone it’s all about Food and fun topics like homesteading and gardening!  This coming Tuesday night at 9pm eastern Karen Lynn has Kris Bordessa from Attainable Sustainable on the show and they will be discussing her book collaboration with some other bloggers called “Off the Shelf-Homemade Alternatives to the Condiments, Toppings, and Snacks You Love” and much more as her blog is a wealth of information as well! Continue reading What’s In Your Food?

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