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Gift Guide for Those Favoring Self-Sustaining Living
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Birthdays and holidays can be tough if you’re not familiar with self-sustaining living. What delights you may just be a sweet thought to someone who can make …

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How to Build an Energy-Efficient Home

Add to Favorites The challenge of learning how to build an energy-efficient home is not in the engineering and design: it’s in juggling the trade-offs. Every element of a home has ramifications …

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How to Start Living Off The Grid With Young Children

Add to Favorites By Abby Stout – I kept wondering, where are all the articles for us moms who are trying to create a homestead or who want to learn …

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Middle Eastern Fish Dishes That I Pine For

Add to Favorites By Habeeb Salloum, Canada – I have always enjoyed and cooked fish dishes including several Middle Eastern fish dishes. Even before I knew their health attributes I looked …

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Purslane: Benefits of an Annoying Weed

Add to Favorites By Habeeb Salloum, Canada Rather than saving purslane benefits for the salad bowl, most gardeners weed it out for the compost heap. Yet, people have been eating purslane as …

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DIY: Make Peanut Butter

Add to Favorites Grow Your Own Peanut Butter! By Jim Hunter, Arkansas Peanut butter is one of our favorite foods. We became disenchanted with the commercial brands after seeing other …

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Health Benefits of Olives and Olive Oil

Add to Favorites By Habeeb Salloum – In the world of mythology, the olive tree is supposed to have been first grown in the Garden of Eden. More realistically, according to …

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Making Spaghetti Squash for Dessert

Add to Favorites By Lenora Larson – We who combine gardening and cooking as collaborative passions continue our quest for the perfect crop. Our specifications are simple. The plant must be …

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What’s for Dessert?

Add to Favorites By Wanda Pentyon Egg Custard Pie 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup flour 2 tablespoons butter, melted 2 cups milk 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 unbaked pie …

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Stuffed Chicken Galore!

Add to Favorites By Habeeb Salloum Stuffed chicken with rice is the most favored way of stuffing chicken in the whole of the Middle East. Various versions of it are prepared …

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Lazy Man’s Tomato Sauce

Add to Favorites By Daniel Strauss, Lockport, New York “Give a difficult job to a lazy man and he’ll find an easier way to do it.” So was the quote from an old issue …

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Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread

Add to Favorites 2 cups freshly ground corn. If not ground fine in grinder, place in blender on high to finer grind. It doesn’t have to be a flour consistency. …

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Segediener Goulash Recipe

Add to Favorites By Eva Schweizer My neighbor, Eva, was born in a part of Eastern Europe that changed nationalities regularly after major wars. In the early 20th century they …

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Hearty Minnesota Fare

Add to Favorites By Clara Groenhoff, Minnesota My Norwegian great-grandparents homesteaded the farm where I grew up. I’ve also always been a homesteader at heart. I’ve raised 11 children on …

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Enjoy Brussels Sprouts all Year Long

Add to Favorites By Terri, New Mexico Most people eat Brussels sprouts steamed or boiled like cabbage. I would like to share my own invention that saved me many a …

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