WHAT EXACTLY IS A ROOT CELLAR AND HOW DOES IT WORK? 25 DIY ROOT CELLAR PLANS & IDEAS

ROOT CELLAR

Just like most of you, I cannot store all the things I need in my refrigerator. There is just too much to fit in there. Vegetables, fruits, salted meat, jams, potatoes, carrots, beets, turnips, and some drinks are just some of the stuff I need to stay fresh for months. [Read more…]

The Lost Self-Reliance Skills That Kept Our Forefathers Alive

 skills

Why Our “Modern” Way of Life Is a Disaster Waiting To Happen

For hundreds of generations our ancestors survived and thrived in balance with nature without electricity, without supermarkets, without running water, without the biggest military spending in the world. [Read more…]

The Most Common Methods of Food Preservation Like The Native Americans

Food Preservation

In the world where refrigeration is widely available, many of us don’t really think about preserving food much, because quite frankly the refrigerator does it for us. Survivalists however are aware of the fact that when the grid goes down, some if not all of the food we have in the fridge will spoil. [Read more…]

Native American Gardening Techniques – Learn How Foods Were Grown in the Past

Native American

Many people who are interested in green living are turning to Native American gardening techniques to learn how foods were grown in the past. Native Americans had to survive on what they grew, as well as what was available in the wild, for their survival. Some of the techniques that they used in the past are still used successfully today. [Read more…]

The 3800 Different Types of Potatoes

Potatoes

While everybody agrees that the birth place of the potato is in South America, the exact place of origin is unknown and reason for the one or other open dispute between Chile and Peru. In any case there is scientific evidence that potatoes were domesticated as early as 10,000 years ago in the High Andes of southeastern Peru and northwestern Bolivia. The oldest archeological findings were made in the area of Lake Titicaca, the area around Ayacucho and in the Valley of Chulca. The word “papa” is originally Quechua and simply means tuber. [Read more…]

Nordic Nut Bread – Paleo Bread – Stone Age Bread

Bread
Video recipe – whew … nuts are expensive. But this bread has still, in a short amount of time, become one of my favorite recipes. A bread which is made entirely from nuts, grains, seeds, eggs and oil. Everybody likes it. It is particularly good for cheese, charcuterie, Pâtés, etc. But it is also good with “ordinary” spreads. Or as a snack if you cut it into thin slices and roast it in a pan with a little butter.

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Classic Great Depression Era Recipes ( depression recipes allow you to feed your family with much less )

 Great Depression

The Great Depression caused many hardships, but the cuisine that came from it proves how resilient people can truly be. These Depression-era recipes are proof that food from the 1930s is worth revisiting.

People at the time were forced to find cheap and creative ways to use food efficiently, resulting in some dishes you may not think of making today, but that was what the resources of the time allowed for. [Read more…]

Vegetable Jams: Long Forgotten Recipes Grandma’ Used To Make

Jams

Many of the vegetables that we usually cultivated in our lands, are used to cook delicious jam. Sometimes they are a bit unusual and surprising or enriched with a curious ingredient characterizing them.

Any chilli jam recipes call for peppers, or ginger, or garlic, or tomatoes, or … well, you name it. But all you really need is sugar, chillies (obviously), vinegar and a source of pectin, which makes jam set. Learn to combine these four, then you can start adding bells and whistles. But this recipe, is good enough to stand on its own. [Read more…]