Seed saving is an adventure in science, thrift, preparedness training, and culinary arts ~ all rolled into one. It’s a step in the direction to living more simply and responsibly. It is easy to teach your children when they are young and thus pass on a heritage of sustainable skills for the next generation. Updated 2015….
Have you ever heard of Salt Sole? This is what our naturopath and another doctor friend told us to give my husband when he had a heart arrhythmia to see if it was a simple mineral deficiency – and indeed it was! Let me tell you about Salt Sole, but first let me lay necessary groundwork….
There is a short story behind our love of kimchi.
Last year, our youngest son was awarded a 16-day trip to South Korea for working his way to the top national level in Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary branch of the US Air Force. He went with a long-standing sinus infection, but he came back almost totally well and full of all the stories of eating and loving the different kimchees he was served twice a day while there. The amount served with each meal was rather small (~2 heaping TBSP), but now we can achieve the same wellness here at home by duplicating those regular small amounts of kimchi.
We (my son and I) just made another basic kimchi (kim-chee), and it turned out smashing!
What’s the very best way to preserve fresh herbs? It’s taken me a long while to find out! Been growing herbs such as parsley, basil, chives, tarragon, cilantro, garlic, and dill in my garden since before we were married, but I’ve had to fail many times in order to learn how to preserve those marvelous fresh flavors before the chills and bluster of winter could damage their tender leaves.
Freezing makes them unrecognizable with no texture; drying takes away much of their flavor, and putting them into ice cubes with water? What an unappetizing mess!
What Is the Secret?
Historically, a huge part of being a keeper-at-home has been keeping food… for winter months, for lean times, and for various trials. Today, conveniences abound all around us, and we think we will be in a good place forever. Please don’t be lulled by what seems like permanent abundance. Louis Pasteur once said, “In the field of observation, chance favors the prepared mind.”
“How do you boil an egg?” Since Amazon Echo was released in 2015, this is one of the most frequent cooking-related questions people have asked Alexa.
Some people swear by poking a hole in the shell, adding vinegar to the water, or even to the extreme of rigging a thermometer and timer to inform you when the water’s about to boil so you can cover the pot and remove it from the heat. Truly, boiled egg recipes are opinions – and everyone’s got one….