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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 …

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Dutch Oven Chicken Soup

I know I haven’t posted much lately, but I have been working on it.  I am learning some new tools to help me be a better blogger and to make my writing more interesting.  I have plenty of posts coming up in the near future as there is a lot …

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Happy Thanksgiving

I’m working on Thanksgiving, so we aren’t really doing anything.  However, my job sent me home with a turkey so we decided to see if we could cook it on the woodstove. We cook on it a lot, so it is not very clean and pretty.  But it did cook …

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Solar Cooker Sweet Potatoes and Garbanzo Beans

This is my solar cooker all set up.  I have two sweet potatoes in this makeshift pan cooking.  Notice it is a black pan in order to help absorb heat.  It is actually two round black pans, one being used as a lid to help increase the heat.  Once you …

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Bok Choy Soup

When you have this: Make this:   Ingredients: 3 cups chopped bok choy 1 red bell pepper 1 medium zucchini 1 1/2 cups onion 3/4 cup cilantro 1/3 cup basil 3 cups vegetable broth 2 cups coconut milk 6 cloves garlic 1 tsp ginger 1 cayenne pepper 1 tsp sea …