Thursday, September 22, 2016

How to Make Your Next Camping Trip the Best Ever!


Camping! Everybody loves camping, right? Unfortunately, many people have had negative experiences on their first or second camping trips and vow off of it forever. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

The World's Best Fried Chicken... of the Woods



If you are a vegetarian (or vegan) this is the best fried chicken substitute on earth! But never fear carnivores, I promise that you'll never know the difference. Keep reading for my secret recipe! 

Friday, September 9, 2016

1 Weeks Worth of Healthy Camping Food: Our Canoe Trip Meal Plan



We're going camping! When this post goes live I will be happily paddling a canoe miles away from civilization in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Northern Minnesota. Although this is a canoe trip, I still want to keep our food weight down to make long portages just that much more enjoyable. 

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Our Root Cellar Inventory September 2016


This is the third post in a series. To read about what I put up in July, click HERE. To see our August inventory, click HERE. This way you can see how our root cellar filled up over the summer. 


Okay, I think it is official, I'm addicted to canning. As I watch the root cellar fill up (I've started filling a whole new shelf!), I just want to can absolutely everything. We have so much, but somehow it just isn't enough. 


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Night Foraging: My New Favorite Hobby



It was probably 8:30 pm already when Jordan from Rabbit Ridge Farm decided that she needed to dehydrate some hibiscus flowers. The only problem was that we did not have enough flowers to fill our dehydrator. 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Canned Corn Relish Recipe



Sweet corn season! Today I decided to venture deep into the corn jungle to see what I could glean. It turns out that the corn did fairly well; I harvested about a third of our field and ended up with three laundry baskets full (yes, I do quite a bit of our harvesting into the same laundry basket we use for our laundry). With my glut of corn all shucked, blanched, and cut from the cob, I quickly looked up a canning recipe to see that times. I don't know why this hadn't occured to me all day, but once I looked it up, I remembered that corn needs to be pressure canned. Oh, yeah...