Reasons to Prep – South Australia’s Blackout

Power outages are on the rise and many are lasting longer than people think. What would you do if you lost power for a week? A month? Continue reading “Reasons to Prep – South Australia’s Blackout”

Canning Eggplant “Tapenade”

The best use of eggplant I have found so far. I found the recipe here and boy am I glad I did.

We recently harvested 15 gallons of eggplant with more on the plants growing! I had to do something with these. I made a small batch of an eggplant “salsa” which I didn’t really enjoy the results that come from that recipe. I also had this recipe. Continue reading “Canning Eggplant “Tapenade””

Reasons to Prep – Major Fire Burns Three Homes In Lincoln « CBS Sacramento

Picture this… You are asleep, or maybe in the shower, it is 5 am, maybe you smell smoke, maybe you hear the sirens…

You know it’s a fire. Continue reading “Reasons to Prep – Major Fire Burns Three Homes In Lincoln « CBS Sacramento”

Canning Jalapenos (not pickled)

It was difficult to find a recipe for canning jalapenos that are not pickled. In the end I chose to can them using the same method as canning other basic veggies like green beans. Continue reading “Canning Jalapenos (not pickled)”

Our Orchards

In an orchard there should be enough to eat, enough to lay up, enough to be stolen, and enough to rot on the ground. ~ Samuel Madden

I really love this quote. It resonates with my more natural and holistic side. The part of me that wants to be able to share, and to worry less about things being lost. Continue reading “Our Orchards”

Reasons to Prep – Iowa’s I-80 May Shut Down For Historic Flood

There are many reasons to prep. Being cut off due to flood and forced to evacuate is just one. I posted about evacuation, bug out bags, and edc bags previously. Events like this could put those plans to the test. Continue reading “Reasons to Prep – Iowa’s I-80 May Shut Down For Historic Flood”

Orchard – Almonds

“I said to the almond tree, ‘Sister, speak to me of God.’
And the almond tree blossomed.”

Nikos Kazantzakis, Report to Greco

Why Almonds?

Almonds may very well be one of the healthiest and most useful foods around. Almond trees are my first choice of nut tree. They have a mild pleasant flavor that lends itself to both sweet and savory dishes. They are an excellent source of poly and mono-unsaturated fats, omega fatty acids, essential vitamins, minerals, and proteins. Continue reading “Orchard – Almonds”