Stew Cooked Over The Fire!

Nothing Better Then A Great Slow Cooked Stew!

Cooking stew over the fire is easy and the flavours are incredible.  As I always say nothing better then cooking and eating food outside.  I think you are hungry in a different way when you are outside and the air just makes everything better.

You can make this stew even if you are back packing into the backcountry.  All the spices, vegetables and mixes are dried.  YOu can even take dried meats that are available or you can dry your own.  So in the end all you need is water.

There are tons of dried foods that you can access it doesn’t even have to be from a specialty store.  The bulk food section of your local store usually has a huge selection.

When you do your packing to get ready just take enough for each meal that you have planned to prepare.  Everyone who back packs, the weight is the most important part so you have to be very conscious on what you take and how much.

So check out this video and you will get a great lesson in cooking a great meal over an outside fire.

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Hobo Stew and Corn Bread

Video by: wildernessoutfitters

Baked Bacon Done Perfect!

Making The Best BLT Sandwich With Perfect Baked Bacon!

We eat baked Bacon, Tomato and Lettuce sandwiches on a regular basis and have started to make them with baked bacon.  What a difference.  I like the taste of baked bacon much better then fried.

And health wise it is probably much better for you, getting rid of all the fat that it would otherwise sit in.

It takes longer to cook it, frying is a quicker method but you will not be sorry that you baked it.  The time is well worth it.

You can use this for any bacon dish, breakfast, lunch or supper. We started doing it this way for our breakfasts because we had so many people in the house that I figured it would get more cooked faster.  So starting to bake it was quite by accident.  Now I wouldn’t cook it any other way.

Another plus is not grease splattering everywhere.  Much easier clean up.  Tin foil into garbage and whip out the pan for excess fat, wash in soapy water and its all good.

This bacon would work well on all sorts of sandwiches and burgers because it is totally flat no curls or odd shapes.

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bacon on a tray to be baked

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Baking Bacon for Perfect BLTs! How to Bake Bacon for Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Sandwiches

Food Wishes

Eating Vegan !!

What A Vegan Person Can Eat In A Day!!

Very interesting the different way of cooking for eating vegan.  They really look good.  Just a matter of cooking in a whole new way.

Watched a show the other day and they were cooking a burger vegan style. It was a mushroom for the patty and grilled vegetables with all kinds of good sauces.  It looked so good.

With all the different food choices that you can buy today it would be easy to get all the daily nutrients that you need in your day.

Some of the health benefits :

  • Eating nuts and whole grains, while eliminating dairy and meat will improve your cardiovascular health.
  • British study found that a vegetable diet reduces the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
  • Vegan diets go far in helping to prevent heart attacks and stroke.
  • Eliminating any food that comes from an animal eliminates all dietary cholesterol.
  • Studies show that eating vegetables lowers your rate for prostrate, colon and breast cancer.
  • It has been proven to improve your health for people suffering from arthritis.
  • With a healthy vegan diet it can almost eliminate Osteoporosis.

So there are definitely advantages to changing your diet.

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vegan porridge

vegan snack

vegan lunch

Check out her full day of eating…

What I Ate Today [VEGAN]

Video by Kalel

Homemade Weed killer!

How To Make Your Own Weed Killer Cheap And Effective !

Making your own weed killer that will do the job and not hurt the earth.  All out of natural products, kills only what you aim it at.  So you can do a selective process.

Not only is it safe but it is so inexpensive which everyone will like you have to watch that budget you know.

When you look at it weeds are just plants that you would rather not have.  A lot of them have some good qualities. They have health properties that you can take advantage of if you so choose. So killing them the natural way helps protect the area around them and in the long run the earth.

You do however even if it is non-toxic have to be careful with you use of it. To much can do more harm then good.

I now most people do not like dandelions but they have amazing uses.  The new leaves can be put into salads. The flowers are edible and the roots can be dried, ground up and used like a coffee.  I have tried the coffee and it is quite good.  Dandelion can also be bought as a cleanse.

So check out your weeds you may find a use for them.

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preparing weed killer

preparing weed killer

POWERFUL HOMEMADE VEGETATION KILLER See it work.BEST & cheapest yet! Less than 50¢ per gallon!

Video by: ETprepper

Saskatoon Berries Are On Their Way!!

Bumper Crop Of Saskatoon Berries Coming Soon!

We are going to have thousands of Saskatoon berries in our area.  It is crazy how many are coming.  Visions of pies , jams and jelly’s are circling around my head.  Yummy!!

Some of the Saskatoon bushes are like trees they are around eight to ten feet tall, and just loaded. Not counting all the other smaller bushes.  Our whole road in the rural area where we live is lined with them.

You do have to be careful though when they are ready we also get visitors such as Mr. and Mrs. Bear and their baby bears.  We therefore make quite a bit of noise as we pick.

Most the time we never have any trouble they are only interested in the berries but we give them a very wide berth.  Never argue with a bear!

Saskatoon berries on a bush

a bowl of Saskatoon berries

A little trivia about Saskatoon’s:

  • Native to North America from Alaska across most of Western Canada and into the western and north-central United States.
  • Original called the Pigeon berry
  • It grows at sea level in the north of the range , up to 2600 metres or 8530 feet.
  • It is a common shrub in the forest understory
  • The name “Saskatoon” derives from the Cree Native’s.  The city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan of Canada is named after the berry.

Saskatoon berries contain significant amounts of total dietary fiber, vitamins B2 (riboflavin) and biotin, and the essential minerals, iron and manganese, a nutrient profile similar to the content of blueberries.

Homemade Salad Dressing’s!!

Make Your Own Dressing’s Made Easy And Simple!

Nothing better then making your own dressing’s for your salads or sandwiches.  I have one that I make all the time and simple love.  We put it on our burgers to.  Makes me hungry just thinking about it.

I have a recipe that I am going to be doing next week.  Last fall I picked wild high bush cranberries and they have been patiently waiting for me to make my jelly with the juice I then take the pulp, remove all the seeds they have a single seed in them. After that I make cranberry ketchup it is incredible.  I am going to take pictures and will up date the results with a blog and the recipe. There is nothing like it that I have ever tasted.

There are so many great dressing recipes out there here are just five of the hundred.  All made in minutes with simple great ingredients most of us have in the fridge.

My husband just loves Balsamic vinegar so I may have to try one of the recipes here that she has with Balsamic. He even runs his meat through the excess that is left after he has eaten his salad.

salad dressing

salad dressing

salad dressing

 

5 Homemade Salad Dressings | Collab with Entertaining with Beth

Video by: The Domestic Geek

Canning Pie Filling!!

Canning Strawberry Rhubard Pie Filling!!

Canning your pie filling makes for some mighty darn fine pies when the winter sets in.  The fresh taste is captured in the process so all the flavours will be there.  Close your eyes as you eat and summer is there.

With the price of pie fillings it is also a great way to save money by doing your own.  If you don’t have the fruit in your yard you can buy the in season fruit and do it that way.  I have my own strawberry patch coming and a huge amount of rhubarb in my yard.  My raspberry patch is just dripping with soon to be raspberries, I can hardly wait.

Make sure you get all your canning supplies ready before you start to make sure that you have everything that you need.  Nothing worse then getting half way through and have to  stop and go get something.

Get all your fruit ready and you are ready to go.

canning pie filling

canning pie filling

~Canning Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Filling With Linda’s pantry~

Make sure that you date all your jars when you are done so that you know how long to keep them in your storage pantry.

Video by: Linda’s Pantry

Canning Water Go Figure!!


Canning water who would have thought that there was a need.  But there is and it is a very good idea.  You do not need a lot but some if a very smart idea for emergency.  It last for a very long time.

It is a very simple process and takes very little time.  No real prep work because is no cutting, dicing and slicing.

Also in most cases if you loose your power you loose your water supply so it may sound a little silly but if you think about it it’s not a bad idea for emergencies.

Almost everyone have jars sitting around collecting dust and other unwanted critters. Wash them fill them with water can them and you have a safe supply of water.

Lots of times I don’t have enough jars to fill either my water bath or canner so why not fill the vacant hole with a jar of water.

Just make sure that you date them like you would anything that you can so that you can rotate the dates of use.

canning water

Canning Water

You can use any size of jars that you have that are empty.  She just happened to have half gallon ones sitting around.

Video by: 2leelou Preserves

Canning Jam Made Simple!

Canning Jam With No Pectin !

Canning jam the easy way.  Three ingredients is all it takes to make lovely yummy jam.  I have never put pectin in any of my jams I let nature take its course.

We also do not like our jam real sweet so I always cut back on the amount of sugar that I use.  We like it tarty and the real fruity flavour.

I have never made jam with the fruit that this lady is using.  It is not a real abundant fruit in our area it is like a specialty fruit and real expensive. What we do use is strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and lots of wild berries like Saskatoon’s and Huckleberries. We have other wild berries but they are not as readily picked as the others. I have never found the need for adding pectin.

Doing it this way is one of the simplest methods for getting your fruit looked after and stored for the winter months.

Another thing I really like is the no fuss way she explains all the different steps you have to take.  Straight and to the point.

canning jam

canning jam

canning pot

preparing fruit for canning

 

Canning Fruit by Making Jam at Home. No Pectin. Simple Recipe.

Video by: Adeldor DIY

Easter Is Coming!

Here Is A Great Recipe For Easter!

This is a great project to do with your kids . They would have a fantastic time doing their own eggs.

I always did things special for the holiday and this is something if my children were younger that I would do.  It is neat that you can fill them full of surprises.

You will need a mold but there are lots of places where you can pick them up at.  We have a craft store and it has every kind of mold going. The bulk food place has every color and flavor of chocolate you can imagine so it should be easy to get the right supplies. And all the different kinds of candies imaginable.  I think you would have trouble deciding there are so many varieties.

So I hope everyone has a great Holiday and eats a ton of chocolates. Lol…

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Amazing Easter Eggs How To Cook That Ann Reardon Easter 2016

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