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Cob Rocket Stove DIY

We use our rocket stove outside half the year for all of our cooking.  The other half of the year it’s cold out so we cook on the woodstove inside.  We really llovethe rocket stove, but we could really, really, use another burner.  I decided to try to build more …

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Canning Whole Tomatoes on the Rocket Stove

We have plenty of tomatoes. I don’t really have time to process and preserve them all, so I will squeeze in a quick round of un peeled canned tomatoes. And I’m using my rocket stove to do it. Get your jars ready, I’m using quart jars, by boiling them in …

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Zuchetta Calabacitas on the Rocket Stove

Thursday, Food Day! Don’t worry, I didn’t know what it was either, but it was scrumptious.  The story goes: I have these huge zuchettas growing on the vines… And I had a hankering for mexican food.  Put the two together and you have…calabacitas! (Thanks to A Life From Scratch for …

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Peppermint Harvesting and Drying

Thursday Food Day! My peppermint is getting out of control.  It needs to be cut back and eventually moved so it doesn’t take over my whole butterfly garden.  I don’t have time for that, but I can harvest it. I just went around and cut the tops of the plants …

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From Sewing Table to Kitchen Cabinets

We have this great old sewing machine table.  I especially love the fold out flap to extend the space.  I need a kitchen cabinet with a small conuter top.  Time to make some adjustments. I took out that shelf that was too close to possibly use.  It was to hold …

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Cast Iron Sourdough Pita Chips

Thursday Food Day! So this recipe is actually the same one as sourdough flat bread .  I am just making a couple changes to make it fun.  Fun is a necessity with young children. After I prepared the dough, I mixed cooled roasted garlic and onions into the dough.  Then I …

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Strawberry Knotweed Shortcake

Thursday Food Day! We went back to CT to visit with some family this past week.  At one point we were outside checking out the yard of the new house ans talking about cleaning up the yard.  I noticed that there was Japanese Knotweed in quite a few places.  “I …

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Cast Iron Sourdough Flat Bread

Thursday Food Day! Thanks to cityhippyfarmgirl for this amazing flat bread recipe! I have been getting back to using my sourdough starter to make bread for the household.  It is starting to get more and more tasty the more recipes I try and the more I get practice caring for …

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Dutch Oven Sweet Potato Soup

  Thursday Food Day! I happened to hear this recipe on the television as I was passing by at work, so I don’t have a recipe.  I listened what little I could, and then tried to remember when I got home.  It was delicious either way! You will need: 2 …

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French Fried Potatoes on Cast Iron

Thursday is food day! Once we moved off the grid, we no longer had the stove top and had to learn how to cook on the wood stove or on an open fire. We had to start with very simple foods and once we got comfortable, we were able to …