Homemade jam is the best jam!

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Unlike those found at the supermarket, most homemade jams contain two ingredients: sugar and fruit. In essence, jams are preserved fruits.  When the fruit is in good condition, it contains acids and a natural agent known as pectin which is a natural setting agent. When boiled together with sugar, the pectin and acid combines to… Read more »

Celiac Awareness Month

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Bread, pasta, chips, tortillas, cookies, cakes, cereal, crackers, gravy, and oats.  What do all of these foods have in common?  The answer is that they all contain gluten.  Until the last few years, I had never even heard of gluten, and now it’s a topic in nearly every conversation.  Why? You ask.  Because people all… Read more »

Expiration dates, do they really matter?

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Expiration dates can get confusing. Do you throw out your food storage items because the date has passed? Or are they still okay to use? According to a study by the food safety and inspection service, Americans are wasting tons of food every year because they are throwing it out prematurely based on expiration dates…. Read more »

Essentials for a full day mountain bike ride

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Unexpected bike mechanical failures, unpredictable weather changes, unmarked trails that may make you ride for a number of unplanned miles/hours are just some of the mis-adventures that may require your emergency preparedness planning before you hit the trails. For these reasons, you need to be self sufficient and prepared to fix any problem that you… Read more »

You’d be surprised how many people don’t have this in their food storage… But should!

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I have a friend, a nurse practitioner that preaches a profound, yet simple principle.  When it comes to taking care of your body, you just have to do 80%.  By that, she means that nobody is perfect when it comes to taking care of our bodies, but we can be pretty close, be 80% perfect… Read more »

Can you can it?

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Canning is a method where heat is applied to food to stop the natural process of spoilage. Generally, there are two methods to do this    Water-bath canning    Pressure canning. Why Do We Can? Canning builds self reliance and produces high quality flavorful food that can save you money. It’s a great way to… Read more »

Principles of Clean Eating

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“Clean eating” is the latest craze in health conscious circles. The phrase might be new, but the principles aren’t, as it stresses eating unprocessed whole foods. The principles are similar to the recommendations made by public health organizations. This approach to eating is a lifestyle as opposed to a diet and will optimize your health… Read more »

Kitchen gardening 101

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For years now, I have been envious of those who grew the majority of their own food.  The idea of gardening, for some reason; however, seemed very daunting to me.  The amount of money I could save by growing my own food motivated me to do some research.  I am by no means an expert… Read more »