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The Trouble With Baking Soda

A few years ago, a friend mentioned something about chemicals in baking soda. I dismissed it thinking she must have meant to say baking powder, not soda. We all know there is aluminum in baking powder. And then I started watching this neat YouTube channel called Off Grid with Doug and Stacy. In one video, [...]

By |2019-04-24T08:58:07-07:00August 14th, 2018|Cooking, Homesteading, Ranch Life|0 Comments

Homestead Tools – the ultimate solar appliance!

We’re starting a new blog theme called “Homestead Tools”. This is where we will periodically share with you the tools that are must-haves on our off-grid homestead. To kick it off, we introduce the All American Sun Oven, considered the ultimate solar appliance with good reason! Those who know me know that I am a [...]

The Book Shelf- “The Complete Book of Irish Country Cooking”

“The Complete Book of Irish Country Cooking- Traditional and Wholesome Recipes from Ireland”   This gorgeous coffee table book written by Darina Allen presents more than 300 recipes for native Irish dishes; embellished with comments, history, and amusing anecdotes from Chef Allen. More than a mere recipe book, it’s a record of how the Irish [...]

Wood Stove Cooking

I love cooking on a simple wood stove! Whether it is cowboy coffee (boiled), pancakes (hot cakes, griddle cakes… whatever you call them!), fried eggs, grilled cheese sandwiches or what have you, the final result always seems to taste so much better! Recall the old saying that one has “slaved all day over a hot [...]

By |2014-03-17T15:04:38-07:00March 17th, 2014|Cooking, Ranch Life, Solar Living|0 Comments