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How to cook with a mid-summer CSA box

Getting creative with your summer bounty
Monday, August 1, 2016, 4:40 PM

Some good ideas on how to cook with and utilized all the wonderful food you can get from your CSA box or garden.

http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/how-cook-mid-summer-csa-box.html

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The Burrito Index: Consumer Prices Have Soared 160% Since 2001

Calculating the real inflation rate
Friday, July 29, 2016, 3:31 PM

In our household, we measure inflation with the "Burrito Index": How much has the cost of a regular burrito at our favorite taco truck gone up?

Since we keep detailed records of expenses (a necessity if you’re a self-employed free-lance writer), I can track the real-world inflation of the Burrito Index with great accuracy: the cost of a regular burrito from our local taco truck has gone up from $2.50 in 2001 to $5 in 2010 to $6.50 in 2016.

That’s a $160% increase since 2001; 15 years in which the official inflation rate reports that what $1 bought in 2001 can supposedly be bought with $1.35 today. » Read more

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Bulk Food Storage Tips

How to avoid 5 common mistakes
Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 6:35 PM

5 tips and areas of concern to keep in mind when putting away bulk foods or prepping your deep pantry.  Keep building your resilience!

http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/survival-skills-how-avoid-5-common-mistakes-bulk-food-storage » Read more

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66 Things You Can Grow At Home

In Containers, Without a Garden
Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 11:58 AM

There are an amazing assortment of plants that one can grow in containers and pots that make building resilience without a big garden space easier.  Check out these 66 ideas of plants to start with. 

http://homestead-and-survival.com/66-things-you-can-grow-in-containers/

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Joel Salatin: The Promise Of Regenerative Farming

It may well be our only long-term food solution
Sunday, March 13, 2016, 8:03 AM

Front man for the sustainable/regenerative farming movement, Joel Salatin, returns to the podcast this week.

Next month on April 23rd, he'll be joining Adam, the folks from Singing Frogs Farm, permaculturalist Toby Hemenway, and Robb Wolf at a speaking event in northern California. He'll be speaking on the power that's in our hands to make much smarter choices regarding the food systems we depend on. » Read more

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5 Survival Foods to Consider for Your Emergency Supplies

Not your typical items for the deep pantry
Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 5:58 PM

A number of interesting food items to consider for your long-term food storage and deep pantry.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/5-survival-foods-for-your-emergency-supplies-zbcz1601.aspx

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How To Lose Weight

Adam's first-hand experience
Friday, January 1, 2016, 1:15 PM

Happy New Year's Day!

If you're like most people around the world, you're spending time today planning your resolutions for 2016.

And if you're like most people, 'losing weight' is probably on your list. » Read more

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Hickory Nuts

How to identify and eat
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 6:38 PM

Learn how to ID and enjoy this calorie-dense wild plant food.  The hickory nut can be well worth the effort to harvest.

http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/how-identify-and-eat-hickory-nuts

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7 Alternative Ways To Preserve Food

Ways to keep food for the long term
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 3:30 PM

Some interesting ways to preserve and save food for your deep pantry and long term food stores.  Many different skill sets and knowledge to learn from exploring these methods. 

http://urbansurvivalsite.com/alternative-ways-to-preserve-food/

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Chickweed Flower: Phil Williams

Introducing Chickweed

Not a weed in my garden
Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 6:28 PM

Stellaria media or common chickweed is a cool season annual “weed.” This plant will germinate in the fall or late winter and forms ground covering mats in the early spring. The plant starts to retreat in the middle of the spring and by early summer, it’s gone entirely. » Read more