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    Old world self-sufficiency in a new world … 

So much of our lives literally revolves around the kitchen. We eat all our meals together there, sharing the day’s challenges and successes. It served as the school room and the family room for playing games. Plans for the day and the future are discussed and solidified over food and drink. The bills get paid, records are kept and taxes figured there. Seeds are spread on the table while planning the garden and jars are sorted and filled there at harvest time. Quilts and clothes get cut and sewn on that table. Neighbors and friends are always welcome to share a cup of coffee and baked goods of the day. Wonderful memories reside in the kitchen while delightful new, little people come to add their chapters.

Seeing Beyond Three Meals a Day

There is so much said about nutrition, the necessity of eating right for good mental and body functions. Most of us know we should be eating more fruits and vegetables. Most of us know we should choose different snacks. Do we depend too much on the school cafeteria for proper nutrition for our children?
How in the world did they insure proper nutrition during the Great Depression?

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Emergency Canning Jars

You’ve just filled a dozen jars with your beautiful apricot preserves. You have still have a quart of the glowing gooey golden goodness but no jars to put it in. What do you do?

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Making Jerky Pt. 1

Jerky is actually the end result of the most primitive methods of meat preservation ever used by human beings, so why not give it a try? And why pay thirty bucks a pound for something you can make at home for maybe a tenth of the cost?

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