Category Archives: Food & Water

Chalkboard Mason Jar Lids

Today’s tip comes from pinterest, and while it was designed for spices, it can work in the garage for nuts and bolts, or the reloading bench for small parts like shell holders.

Simply take a baby food jar (or any other size you want), and paint the lid with chalkboard paint. You can then write whatever is in the jar on the lid.

If used with spices, you can then easily store in a drawer beside the stove, rather than above the stove where the heat makes for a reduced lifespan of the spices. Continue reading

Braided Spaghetti Bread

DSCN1088One (the) reason I am not good at either baking or gardening is that I try to run before I learned to walk.

I always want to try new and novel things before I get really good at the simple – well, that may be true, and I try to work on it – but every once in a while I find some neat recipe (or plant) that I manage to knock out of the park – which gives me enough confidence (hubris) to keep pushing the envelope…

This recipe is one of them, but I have to warn you – it is carb loaded… But since it is dead simple and really good I think it is worth it.

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Rice in a Pressure Cooker

Pressure cookers are great for preppers as it cooks things in a fraction of the time using less energy.

I made rice in a pressure cooker as a “I wonder if…” and was just a guess if it would work – today I am going to show that method, however, I have heard of a pot in a pot method that supposedly works much better – I will research and try it out later.

From my experience here are some knowledge points for cooking rice this way Continue reading

Recipe Egg Drop Soup

Here is an Asian inspired soup that is very simple to make and uses one of the perfect homestead proteins sources – eggs.

This is a very economical recipe that contains few ingredients in the base, but allows you to add more ingredients based upon your desires.

Egg drop soup is just eggs added to a boiling chicken broth. The eggs cook almost immediately when added to the hot broth and create thin strands in the flavorful liquid.

Many times egg drop soup is just seasoned with salt, pepper and a little green onions. Continue reading

Chia Seeds

Chia seed is much better used as a food than as a pet.

It is actually an ancient superfood from the sage family (Salvia Hispanica), and was once a staple of the Incan, Mayan and Aztec cultures, along with the Native Americans of the southwest.

It was actually used as an energy supplement for Mayan couriers who ran messages between cities and always had a small bag of chia seeds with them to get a surge of energy.

It has a lot of essential nutrients, is energy dense, and is very easy to eat. It is said by some Mayan descendants in Mexico that as little as one table spoon of chia can sustain a person for 24 hours. Continue reading