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Cleaning with Vinegar

11 simple recipes for natural cleaning with vinegar
Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 10:44 AM

A printable recipe sheet for using vinegar as your go-to cleaning solution.  Also check out the WSID article 20 Reasons to Keep Vinegar on Hand for other ideas and tips.

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The Prepper's Cookbook

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 7:45 PM

If you are looking for an easy to digest intro into prepping and food storage for emergencies and also get great ideas and recipes for using your stored food, then take a look at The Prepper's Cookbook.

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When a catastrophic collapse cripples society, grocery store shelves will empty within days. But if you follow this book’s plan for stocking, organizing and maintaining a proper emergency food supply, your family will have plenty to eat for weeks, months or even years.

Packed with tips for off-grid cooking, canning charts for over 20 fruits and vegetables, and checklists for the best emergency pantry items, The Prepper’s Cookbook will have you turning shelf-stable, freeze-dried and dehydrated foods into delicious, nutritious dishes your family will love eating.

Having the knowledge and book resources on hand to utilize your preps can make your efforts more effective and your results more successful in both times of leisure and in an emergency.  Share your stories of success and failure while cooking with your preps in the comments section below.

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9 Fiery Hot Sauce Recipes to Cool You Down

Try something new this weekend
Friday, August 24, 2012, 7:38 PM

Fire up those taste buds with something spicy from the garden.  9 recipes to inspire you to live dangerously.

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3 types of summer squash

9 New Ways To Use Zucchini

Refresh your desire for more summer squash
Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 1:13 PM

Some new recipes to help get the most out of that zucchini garden bed and keep things fresh.

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Cooking with the Sun

5 easy sun-oven recipes
Saturday, August 18, 2012, 9:26 AM

We hit 108°F this week in the Sierra Foot Hills of California.  It's too hot to do much of anything, but it is definitely too hot to cook in the house.  We have used our sun oven all summer, but this week we were particularly thankful to have an outdoor cooking apparatus, something that requires no electricity, charcoal, or propane.

The following recipes are fool-proof, easy, and reliable recipes for cooking in your sun-oven.  You don't have to own a sun oven or solar cooker to use these recipes; you can easily use these recipes in your electric or gas oven as well.  However, I highly recommend a sun oven.  They are efficient, easy to use, and help to keep the heat outside on hot summer days. » Read more