Braising, inexpensive meats made great!
James Walton “I Am Liberty”
For 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. Read more “Braising, inexpensive meats made great!”
I was asked if I would write an article on “Prepping and Self-Reliance in Northern Idaho”. I laughed and replied, “But I can’t write!” However, truth be told, writing is one of my many passions. Mushroom hunting is another. I love being out in the great outdoors…exploring, treasure hunting, taking in the fresh air and all the beauty that abounds here in the mountainous regions of North Idaho.
This year marks the 18th winter at my current location, roughly 2400 ft. elevation, a driveway that is 8/10ths of a mile long and 13% grade in spots. Getting down the hill? No problem, getting back up the hill…this time of year there’s always a silent prayer at the base of the mountain. In the winter of 96-97 the driveway resembled the Olympic Luge Run, seriously, eight foot walls of compact snow and absolutely NO room for error. Here, being prepared is Read more “We are prepared and no one goes hungry on the mountain!”
This week on The Homestead Honey Hour, Noreen (Atticus9799 on YouTube) was your Honey Hostess! The topic of the evening was, “Now that I have all this food storage, what do I do with it?”
We may all agree that having a food storage is an important step in our security and feeding our family in the event of an emergency as well as a hedge against inflation, however, some people take the time to store food, but never rotate it, use it or learn to use the long term items that they have squirreled away for a rainy day.
Let’s all explore how we can use our food storage, reap the benefits of all our hard work, nourish ourselves with our garden harvests, and learn that long term food storage items such as dehydrated or freeze dried vegetables and meats are more than just nice shelf decorations! We need to use them in our every day meal plans and learn what we enjoy, what we don’t and how we can use them to the best of our ability in the event we really need them, because the time to learn how to use what we have stored in before we really need it!
Listen to this show in player below from Thursday evening, July 26th for what was a fun filled hour of learning and sharing.