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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 …

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Sourdough Biscuits Made in Cast Iron

I was really excited about making sourdough bread after I successfully brought a sourdough starter to life.  It sat in the sunny window and then warmed by the fire.  It was bubbling away and I was smelling it a couple times a day to see what was happening.  Once it …

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DIY Sourdough Starter

  Happy Thanksgiving!  While we are on the topic of food, I would like to complain about it for a second.  I always have a hard time finding recipes and methods for cooking when you have only a small wood stove to cook on.   I know there aren’t huge amounts …

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DIY Rocket Stove

Now that we have a kitchen with a roof and some water, we need to get cooking.  The stove that we thought would work best in our kitchen was a simple rocket stove.  The one that we built was simple, but cost us $60 for fire brick.  We spent the …

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Knotweed Jam

We have decided to start delving into some wild foraging.  If you know what you are looking for, places like where I live surround you with free food.  We don’t know all of the foods around us yet, but one that is particularly easy to find is Japanese Knotweed.  There …