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Pantry Staples: Cranberry Chicken Rice

This recipe was originally a backpacking meal I made often for the oldest kid and I, and then I turned it into a family sized pantry staple. It's quick to make, and easy to store. It's also gluten-free (read your chicken choice though to be sure!) and can be made vegetarian as well, with drained… Continue reading Pantry Staples: Cranberry Chicken Rice

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Dehydrating Zucchini Chips

Dehydrating is one of our favorite methods for preserving produce. It's quick, easy, and takes up little pantry space when done. Zucchini is a vegetable people run out of ideas on what to use it for, however dehydrating is a great way to have some for the long winter! You will need a mandolin, or… Continue reading Dehydrating Zucchini Chips

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Dehydrating And Preserving Herbs And Flowers

Dehydrating and preserving herbs and flowers is a satisfying part of gardening and homesteading. If you are at all interested in herbalism, it is a much wiser choice to grow and preserve your own supply, rather than buy them - and not know how the items were grown. This is of utmost importance if you… Continue reading Dehydrating And Preserving Herbs And Flowers

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Canning Dandelion Jelly

Right at the end of the Spring bloom, the first crop of Dandelions have nearly¬†disappeared (oh, they will come back!), so I set the youngest outside to pick a bucket for me. This jelly's hardest work is the picking, and then stripping of the flowers, but it goes fast. Although you might have green and… Continue reading Canning Dandelion Jelly