Posts in category Food Production

Super Root Preserves Meat Indefinitel...

Native Indians of South America used this root to make a black juice called Cassareep that preserves meat for long periods of time. Some even say INDEFINITELY. What is sure is that the PepperPot was their freezer. The PepperPot was was the pot where the meat was preserved, and also the preserved dish. Nowadays, most Cassareep […]

How to Dry Herbs

Have you ever wanted to dry your own herbs? If you have an herb garden and haven’t taken advantage of drying your own herbs then perhaps now is the time to try it! There’s many ways to approach this process, we’ve only brought you one, which is very DIY in the kitchen, but it is among […]

Foods That Re-Grow from Kitchen Scrap...

Looking for a healthy way to get more from your garden? Like to know your food is free of the pesticides and other nasties that are often sprayed on commercial crops? Re-growing food from your kitchen scraps is a good way to do it! There’s nothing like eating your own home- grown vegies, and there […]

Honey for Wellness and Survival

Rich, golden honey. What is not to like? Just the thought of sweet, fragrant honey and honey bees makes me think of happy times.  That, coupled with it’s long storage life  makes honey a perfect food for the survival pantry.  But did you know that honey has a myriad of other uses, including as a […]

Game Processing Tips from Our Ancesto...

With news stories about bubonic plague in squirrels and hantavirus in other rodents, cleaning and eating small game may not look like such a smart survival solution anymore. But these diseases are not new. So how did our ancestors, with limited knowledge of biological hazards, process game to avoid these illnesses? Cultural Taboos Even without […]

DIY Dandelion Wine

  I wanted to put this recipe out before you start seeing them. I love country wines and this is as country as they come. In my opinion nothing says homemade wine quite like Dandelion Wine. This is a recipe that I have used in the past and it works out pretty well. Dandelion Wine. […]

DIY Ginger Metheglin Recipe

One of the things about mead is that you can really do what ever you want.  It sometimes becomes confusing for newbies in the mead world to figure out what recipes to do.  Well I can assure you this is a great mead recipe.  This is a ginger mead, so get ready for a bit […]

DIY Apricot Wine

Apricot wine is one of those wines that is really good for certain seasons, I enjoy it in the summer.  This wine has a yellow/orange color to it.  Apricot wine has tart flavor to it in my opinion but is pretty good as a spritzer. Yield 1 Gallon Ingredients 3 lbs Fresh Apricots 1.5 lbs […]

10 Step Peach Mead

I was out in the country over the weekend and couldn’t help but notice that peach stands were on the side of the road. It only made me think of one thing, Peach Mead. This one is just a classic. When ever I’ve made this one in the past I end up making a spritzer […]

DIY Instant Meal.. Just-Add-Hot-Water

Thinking back on it, I must have cooked more instant ramen than any other food in my life (with the exception, perhaps, of chocolate chip cookies). It’s what I cooked when I was home alone as a kid. It was a staple that took me through college. It’s what I make for myself when I […]