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Seedless Raspberry Jelly Recipe

How To Can Raspberry Jelly

January 1, 2014 – 10:01 am

Here’s an easy way to make delicious, seedless raspberry jelly. This is by far my favorite jelly EVER!

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Baked Pears with Cinnamon and Honey (no sugar)

August 26, 2015 – 2:02 pm

2015 Pears

I’ve just finished up canning loads of tomatoes for the year, just in time for the Muscadines and pears! Although our pear trees are still too young to produce fruit, my neighbor up the road called me the other day to see if we wanted to pick any of her pears. They were on the small side, but there were tons of them. I gratefully accepted and filled a paper grocery bag to the brim!

Since I was ready for a break from canning (see my canning pears tutorial here), and didn’t really want to freeze the pears, I decided to make a big batch of baked pears. I love this recipe because it’s super fast, only uses three simple ingredients, and tastes delicious.

Baked Cinnamon and Honey Pears

Baked Pears with Cinnamon and Honey

You can cut pears in half and scoop out the middles without peeling them (which is by far the quickest way to prepare), or you can slice and peel- either way works.

Place the pears in a baking dish. Sprinkle over all with ground cinnamon. Drizzle each piece with honey. Bake at 350* for 30 min.

We love eating them just as they are, but serving them with vanilla ice cream would be delicious as well. Enjoy!

Clawhammer Still Review: Building And Testing The Still

July 28, 2015 – 8:50 am
clawhammer copper still review

A still can be useful for so many things: making essential oils, distilling spirits, fuel alcohol, making antiseptics… it’s just one of those things that we definitely wanted to add to our emergency preps. Here’s how we built our own with a Clawhammer Still Kit.

I Found A Wild Pawpaw Tree!

July 26, 2015 – 6:28 pm
pawpaws 2015

People say pawpaws taste like a mix between banana custard and mangoes. I can’t wait to try them!

Solar Cooking in a Sun Oven

July 20, 2015 – 1:51 am
sun oven

I have a new love: Solar Cooking! By using the sun to cook our foods, I’m saving money and energy, and keeping my house cooler during the hot summer months. Plus, the food is AMAZING.

How To Make Homemade Potting Soil

July 6, 2015 – 8:44 pm
How To Make Homemade Potting Soil

Learn how to make your own potting soil mix from organic ingredients you already have laying around! It’s free!

How To Can Tomato Sauce, {Plus} Tomato Powder From Scraps

July 5, 2015 – 5:26 am
How To Can Tomato Sauce PLUS Tomato Powder

Learn how to make a delicious, healthy tomato sauce, and can it for years ahead. Plus, make tomato powder with the leftover scraps!

Sautéed Squash and Onions

July 5, 2015 – 2:26 am
squash and onions

A quick, easy, and delicious way to eat squash fresh from the garden. Even for squash-haters like me.

Busy Summer Days. Gardening and More.

July 3, 2015 – 10:25 am
onion and carrots

Garden
It’s the time of year when I don’t get around to posting much on the blog. Too much to do outside! (Not to mention I’m now writing full time for The Prepper Project!)

I’m kinda disappointed …

Cabbage and Noodles. A Delicious and Cheap Meal.

June 6, 2015 – 7:31 pm
cabbage and noodles recipe

This simple and delicious recipe feeds my family of six for less than $3!

Organic Cabbage Moth Control

May 24, 2015 – 8:21 pm
cabbage moth new life on a homestead

Here’s what I do to keep my cabbage free from cabbage worms naturally. I’d love to know what works best for you!

Emergency Preparedness: Personal Library Essentials

May 17, 2015 – 8:38 am
Building Your Survival Library 40 plus books you'll want to have!

“They say “Knowledge is power”, but in a survival situation it could mean more than that, it could mean life or death. The right kind of books can help you get through the hardest of times. Here are 40+ of my favorite books for emergency preparedness and survival.

Natural Remedies For Motion Sickness

May 16, 2015 – 10:19 pm
Xia and wristbands

No more kids throwing up in the car! Here are three things I do to keep carsickness at bay.

How To Freeze Strawberries

May 15, 2015 – 12:23 pm
How To Freeze Strawberries

Freezing strawberries is a great way to quickly preserve an abundant harvest to enjoy for months ahead!

Strawberry Spinach Salad

May 14, 2015 – 10:53 am
Eating Seasonally: Strawberry Spinach Salad

Here’s a delicious seasonal salad we enjoy when spinach and strawberries are both ready to harvest in the garden.

In The Garden: May 2015

May 11, 2015 – 8:31 pm
In The Garden May 2015

A lot has been growing since my last garden update in March!
For the past few weeks, we’ve been harvesting asparagus, spinach, lettuce, and a few herbs. Strawberries are just coming in now, which is super …

How To Make Ink From Huckleberries

May 6, 2015 – 8:20 am
how to make huckleberry ink

This was a fun one for the kids and I to do together. Step-by-step instructions on how to make ink at home from berries.

Emergency Preparedness: Food Storage

April 26, 2015 – 8:29 am
thrive food storage

What foods you should store, how much you should store, where you should store it, and so much more. All the info you need to start building your emergency food storage today.