Category Archives: self-reliance

dehydration experiments

  on the left is cooked dried brown rice.  Rehydrated one jar tonight for dinner, took awhile, 30-45 minutes.  but was fine. Other jar will be kept in pantry for awhile to see if it goes rancid or anything. on … Continue reading

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stuff plus

Recently have been busy with STUFF.  Work.  The disastrous summer garden that is now yielding tomatoes and eggplant. Husbands cataract surgeries.  A bout with some bad take out. And I got my e-Trike.   When the local Pedego store finally … Continue reading

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follow ups

After nearly 3 weeks, today took the fermenting lid off the sauerkraut, and it tastes, just like sauerkraut.  so into the fridge it went. and for lunch, reconstituted one of the “squash leather”.  Tore up it up smaller than in the … Continue reading

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SHOE TIME!

as mentioned previously, wear a size 11 woman’s shoe (depending on make, sometimes even that’s too small).  Yes, also spend a lot of time in the men’s aisle, but their shoes fit differently.  This week was a good week at … Continue reading

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squash leather

  roasted 3 good sized butternut squash in the solar oven, removed the guts, mashed, and spread out on sheets to dry.  They came out a little dryer than a fruit leather, but not so dry that they could be … Continue reading

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hungry critters and

    One the left is a picture of what were 12 broccoli seedlings last night.  Just so you can get an idea of how low to the ground and how easy it was for something to get in there … Continue reading

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granola

yesterday was a Costco shopping day.  Spent some time in their cereal aisle looking at their Granolas.  Am back to needing some good gluten free whole grains in my diet as have been neglecting that lately.  Regular cereal doesn’t cut … Continue reading

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