Wow! This was amazing, and multiple helpings were had by all. My inspiration, as nearly all good soups are, was based upon a recipe from the book, “Soup Night.” These recipes are fantastic just as they are and I rarely make changes. I do, however, utilize my food storage to keep up a rotation of it, and this recipe is a perfect mix of flavor and practicality. Enjoy this food storage recipe for the pop of flavor!
Edna joins us again to share her tips for making the most of storage in small kitchens.
If you have a small kitchen, you should organize it so that the utensils and tableware in it take less space. Let’s discuss some ideas on how to store your pots and pans so that they will be handy without taking up too much valuable room. Use one of these ideas to make your kitchen tidy and functional. Once organized, cleaning your kitchen after use will take less effort and take less time.
Okay, this is the world’s shortest blog post; I just had to divulge my nerdity with someone so that I might feel less alone in this forever-fascinating world. Do any of you just get curious? I mean, to the point of spending 2 hours online searching out the answer for your own mental satiation? I actually do this all of the time. And it feels good to confess it.
(originally published on Pantry Paratus in 2012, this piece has circulated quite a few times! We’ve made some updates…enjoy!)
Some swear by pressure cooking because of high altitude living constraints, meat tenderizing, energy reduction, nutrient preservation, or convenience. Other advise against pressure cooking because it leaches antioxidants, makes meat stringy and dry, or because they believe it to be a dangerous procedure. So which is it?
This is an inspiring guest post with the effect of getting us all to start small and branch out from there. There is so much we can do–even 10-15 minutes a day spent growing food will save you real cash and nourish your family. Enjoy!
If you want fresh and organic options for your meals, fruits and vegetables from your home garden are a good choice. Not only does growing food save you money, but it also assures you that the foods you’re eating are not treated with pesticides and other chemicals. Start growing food today!
Our guest post today is from Edna, who is a maintenance expert. Be sure to read more about her at the end of this article; but in the meantime, let’s sparkle! You know that my advice would always be to try the safest, most natural remedy first. Edna gives us a few to choose from so that we can work up to the right solution.
The trouble with grout is that it shows every speck of dirt, making your bathroom really unappealing. The same goes for your tiles. It’s really difficult to get stains off your bathroom surfaces, considering that they provide the perfect conditions for growth of bacteria and mold. Well, don’t panic. Here are a few homemade grout and tile cleaner recipes that may work wonders to keep your tiles free of dirt and stains. Check it out.
A Personal Family Favorite & An Alternative to High Fructose Corn Syrup
Those of you who follow this blog know that we do not do High Fructose Corn Syrup. Or any corn syrup, or corn starch or food starch or-or-or-or…. I took great pride for years that I make “everything from scratch” but I was a liar.
Some technical difficulties range from “Wow, that was annoying,” to the type of events that can make you want to lose your religion. The constant prompts to “listen carefully as our voice menu options have changed” annoy me, because I am constantly caught up in the spin cycle of man’s evolution for automated phone answering systems. Compare that to having your hard drive fail on your laptop; this can bring you to the point of finding out whether you are as emotionally well adjusted as you think you are.
This is the most self-deprecating thing I have ever posted online. But you know what they say: If you can laugh at yourself, you will never cease to be amused.
My interest in this topic started with one of only a handful of regrets I have obtained through life. I’m just not prone to regrets, apparently, given that this makes that short list.
Some of us might jump into the middle of this list of kitchen self-sufficiency skills; some might have more to learn. I personally find I am overwhelmed with what I don’t know, but that once I have a plan to tackle something I can shake off the paralysis. If the light-bulb has come on over your head and you’re thinking “gak—I only have enough food in the fridge for 3 days,” start here.