Victory Garden – Free Download

Victory Garden – Free Download

Victory Gardens (War Gardens) were created and encouraged during WWI and WWII to reduce the demand on food supplies. Civilians were encouraged to plants their own vegetable gardens, in what little land they had, so that produce and rations could be sent to the troops overseas. Across the United States and Europe, young men who had been farming before the wars were recruited into battle and left commercial farms struggling to keep up with demand. Sign up for our newsletter

Easy Homemade Meatballs

Easy Homemade Meatballs

  I love all good, old, classic, down-home food and spaghetti and meatballs is about as classic as you can get! This recipe is simple, wholesome, made with real ingredients, the way Gramma made them. Sign up for our newsletter

Garlic Cheddar Chicken

Garlic Cheddar Chicken

This recipe I pulled from allrecipes.com when the hubby and I were searching for a new way to do boneless, skinless chicken breasts. One bite and it became my new favorite chicken dish. It’s simple and chances are you already have all the ingredients in your pantry! I’m also assuming you can cut the breasts into smaller strips and make them like chicken fingers. Sign up for our newsletter

Coctel de Camaron – Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Coctel de Camaron – Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

While this is a typically summer dish, I’m sharing it now because it’s one of my absolute favorites. Since ketchup is comfort food for me (one of my Mr’s pet-peeves about me) and shrimp just seems so luxurious, this hits all the marks perfectly. I picked it up while living in Mexico. It’s typical street food, but it’s something that I’ve learned how to make better at home. Mexican Shrimp Cocktail is a perfect summer dish: it’s light, served cold, and doesn’t require any use of the oven. It’s almost like a gaspacho, but even better. 🙂 Sign up for our […]

Guide to Growing Cilantro

Guide to Growing Cilantro

Herbs have always been a weakness of mine. They either grow too tall, too fast, bolt immediately, or wither and die in days. However, in my new hydroponics system I’ve just planted cilantro seeds, so I’m hopeful my days of killing herbs are over! This guide, however, should help even the most novice herb-grower succeed. Or at least give you a fighting chance! Sign up for our newsletter

Crock Pot Venison Pot Roast

Crock Pot Venison Pot Roast

Regardless of where you live, you’re bound to know someone who hunts – or maybe a friend of a friend. Most hunters are very generous with their venison – whether they process it themselves or pay someone, they’ll most likely sell it to you for the price of the processing, or will barter for something you have. A work-friend’s husband takes a three day weekend, every week of hunting season and stays in a cabin in the woods doing nothing but hunting. Needless to say, he has more venison than he knows what to do with, and will often let […]

How To Make Orange Essential Oil

How To Make Orange Essential Oil

I originally found how to make orange essential oil from a beautiful Australian blog called Blah Blah Magazine. It was painfully simple and the first batch I tried came out better than expected. I’ll usually eat an orange or two a day. While I’m eating them, I’ll put the peels aside on my window sill to dry. When I’ve accumulated a large batch, I’ll process them all and make more essential oil. I store what I’ve made in a mason jar and add it to my homemade cleaning supplies to give them a natural, beautiful, clean smell. Sign up for our newsletter

Home-Cured Bacon [Three Different Flavors!]

Home-Cured Bacon [Three Different Flavors!]

Curing meat, especially bacon, is the process of preserving foods by the addition of salt, nitrates, nitrites or sugar. In the olden times, only salt and sugar was used. Today, more often than not, store-bought bacon is processed in an industrial factory-setting ad pumped with a curing solution that contains sodium nitrite. Sodium nitrite is known to cause migraines in large quantities and when exposed to high heat and protein, produces nitrosamines. Sign up for our newsletter