Preparedness Ideas

Kim on May 13th, 2012

It may seem a little early to be thinking about canning your Summer harvest, but it’s the perfect time to save on all of the tools you’ll need. I’m often asked by readers which canner I recommend, to which I respond “an All-American.” No matter the size of canner you choose, the All-American Pressure Canners […]

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Kim on March 21st, 2012

Today I needed to convert a recipe with ingredients that were listed in pounds to measurements in cups and tablespoons. Since different substances have different volumes, I was getting really frustrated trying to calculate each ingredient…until I found this handy online calculator.  I’m posting a link to it here to save others the time, should […]

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Kim on March 15th, 2012

I love my Wonder Mill Electric Whisper Mill . I’ve been using it for nearly 10 years now, and grinding beautiful fine flours for all of my baking.  Nothing beats using freshly ground warm wheat flour for a batch of homemade whole wheat bread.  The results are mouthwatering! Lately, I’ve been considering which manual grain mill to […]

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Kim on March 1st, 2012

  I love cookbooks almost as much as sappy romance novels, and I’ve found a new one to recommend.  I’ve been baking bread for over a decade, but attended a class by author Lori Viets and learned that each of us can improve on this great homemaking skill.  Lori’s book, No More Bricks! Successful Whole Grain […]

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Kim on February 22nd, 2012

The amazing attention that National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers show is garnering is proof that preparedness is for everyone.  You may not have the resources or the knowledge (right now) to prep like the families featured on Doomsday Preppers, but we can all make steps toward greater self-reliance and preparedness for the unexpected. I gained some […]

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