Posts in category Food Production

Food Storage and What You May Not Kno...

Today, food storage is an important topic! The more we prep today, the safer we all are for tomorrow.  Did you know that the average male consumes almost 2,500 calories a day, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But if a cataclysmic event that disrupted the agricultural industry and the supply system for food, […]

Christmas and Food Additives

Some of the so-called healthy Christmas foods and packaged goods you’re tossing into your grocery cart this year may be filled with “extras” that can, in the long term, put your families health at risk.   Everyone knows to keep an eye out for calories, fat and carbs when they’re browsing the supermarket aisles, but are you […]

Once We Were Encouraged To Be Patriot...

The other day, I was surfing around Pinterest and came across some really cool posters from WWII (World War 2). They were all about farming, raising chickens and pigs, planting more beans, and having victory gardens. Homesteading was patriotic, or at least the raising of chickens, pigs, and growing food was patriotic. I admit I […]

Protect Your Food Supply

Stocking up on food takes time, patience, and of course, money. When you look at the food on your shelves, remember that it was once money in your pocket. You wouldn’t throw money away, but that’s exactly what you’re doing if you’re not taking care of your food storage. That’s not the only reason you […]

North American Trees Used For Syrup

As winter wanes and spring approaches, wild foodies all across North America tap into the time-honored tradition of sugar production – mainly, the transformation of maple tree sap into maple syrup and sugar.  This process, passed on from the Native Americans to the early settlers, is still quite popular today, and is responsible for one […]

Canning Meat

  Of all the foods my grandmother would can, the most useful is the wide variety of meats. Growing up I loved hunting. Starting from a young age, I did what I could to put food on the table. even though I was too young to get a job, I still did my part.   Today, […]

Preparing Wild Game

You must know how to prepare fish and game for cooking, storage, and preservation in a survival situation. Improper cleaning or storage of wild game can result in inedible, or possibly worse, wasted fish or game.  The following explains the process of preparing and preserving the animal for cooking and how to smoke the animal meat […]

Sugerless Crockpot Apple Butter

This year, I wanted to tweak my traditional apple butter recipe to get rid of the added white sugar. Just like any jelly or jam, it calls for several cups of sugar. But since the apples are so sweet this year, I decided that I could keep this recipe all natural. Instead of the sugar, […]

Spicy Ketchup Recipe

This is  surprisingly easy to make – and you simply cannot compare it to anything you can buy off the shelf in a store.  When it first hits your mouth – you can taste the pure sweetness from the tomatoes,  red pepper and brown sugar.  Then, slowly, the taste turns to a slow, low burning heat […]

Eating Acorns

Many people are not aware that acorns are edible. Acorns are high in protein, fiber, carbohydrates, fats, calcium, and other minerals and with tannins removed, they offer a sweetish taste making them an excellent option for use in stews and breads. The best tasting acorns come from Emory oak, white oak, live oak, and bur […]