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  1. Wifezilla

    Is it safe?

    :::looks around::: :::sniffs the air::: Hmmmmm.....
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    Roaster Spaghetti Sauce (as in using your ROASTER to cook the maters!)

    I have been meaning to type this up and never seem to have time. I am waiting on a big ole' fax to go through so I am going to try and whip this out. This is the recipe Abi and I used to make the sauce we canned a few weeks ago. You will need a roaster. The roaster is your main measuring...
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    Some dog's owners! SHEESH!!

    So I am at work and hear some lady screaming HELP HELP HELP!!!! She is one of our regular customers and she uses a scooter. She was on the scooter with her toddler granddaughter in her lap and a pitbull was coming after her. I ran out of the shop at the same time a guy from the department of...
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    Small "ethical" companies that are really owned by huge corporations
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    Ok have GOT to try this!

    Abi talked me in to buying the most wonderful cheese ever yesterday - Gjetost cheese. We had picked up Ski Queen brand from Vitamin Cottage. It's a caramel-y, rich, delicious cheese that is so tasty I swear I almost swooned when I bit in to it. It's like the crack of cheese. It's like cheese...
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    Fauxsamic Vinegar Recipe

    My son likes balsamic vinegar. Of course, since it is expensive, he likes to use A Lot of it. He also likes to only use it on occasion...that occasion being when we are completely out and I am broke. At that point only balsamic vinegar will do and many autistic meltdowns will occur until he gets...
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    Kids who drink raw milk have less asthma and allergies

    "Children who drink raw milk are less likely to develop asthma and allergies than those who stick to the safer pasteurized version, according to a large European study. Although the study isn't ironclad proof that the effects can be chalked up to raw milk itself, researchers believe certain...
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    OMG! This could be one of us!!!
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    Spicy Red Pepper Jam

    2 very large sweet red peppers 3 jalapeno peppers 1 cup raw apple cider vinegar 1 1/2 cups erythritol 3/4 tsp sea salt 3 Tbsp no sugar needed pectin powder Roast all peppers, making sure the skins are charred. Place in a covered dish or paper bag to sweat for about 15 minutes. Rinse off pepper...
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    Ginger Peach Jam -Hey Abi!!

    Abi highjacked my account to say " :D My first jam project! 10 peaches (boil to loosen skins), peeled and pitted 3 limes (juice and fruit of) about 2 big fingers of fresh ginger, grated 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup honey Cook it all together and mush well. I put 3/4 of it through the blender...
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    The Tightwad's Guide to Cooking from Scratch

    Tips? Ideas? Questions? Post em here :D To start things off... Often your cheaper cuts of meat are actually your most nutritious. Fattier cuts contain more nutrition but are often the ones passed over by your average consumer. Same goes for liver and other offal.
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    Living in the past - Iron Age

    If you liked the victorian or edwardian farm series, here is something you might find interesting... Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4...
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    Is this guy related to OFG?

    "Processing a Blue Hubbard squash is a daunting task if you've never done it before, what with that big intimidating rock-hard blue shell, but in reality it's not that difficult. Start by giving the gourd a light scrubbing under clear running water - like pumpkins, Hubbards are heavy and...
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    Ultimate zucchini chip recipe

    I have been experimenting with zucchini chips over the last week, I think I finally nailed it! I tried baking them first and ended up with charred zucchini shaped charcoal. Then I tried dehydrating them. They were ok, but there still seemed to be something missing. It wasn't until yesterday...
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    Best clothing brands for used clothes

    With clothing prices going up, more people are discovering the wonders of thrift stores and garage sales. I have been shopping them for years but I know there are families new to used clothes shopping. Even if brand names are not important to you, knowing which brands last longer and are higher...
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    Surveillance Camera Experts?

    After the great quail theft incident, I am decided it is time for some security in the old farm yard. Thanks to my neighbor and a totally messed up truck parts shipment, I am the proud owner of one of these... It does have some shipping damage to the...
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    Survival Gear - Now the Brits are shopping for it

    "For years here at PM, we've covered crisis survival tips. But the ongoing riots in the North London neighborhood of Tottenham, along with real-time data from Amazon, have provided a snapshot of what people are looking for during this crisis. The U.K. version of the sites Movers and Shakers...
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    Stock up alert!

    I know this will depend on where you live and what stores are near you, but things seem to go on sale at certain times of the year. post your stock up alerts here and give everyone a heads up! My latest... Pinto beans. Safeway had 4lb bags for $2.49. I bought 6 :D Cantaloupe are in season now...
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    Safe to can or freeer jam???

    Ya'll know I don't do sugar. So coming up with good low sugar recipes for canning is tough sometimes. What I have on hand and what manufacturers want you to use are seldom the same :D That being said, here is what I have mixed together in a big bowl... 4 cups rhubarb (cleaned out the freezer...
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    Free 1898 Cookbook

    While there are some useful cooking ideas and recipes in this book, it is worth downloading for entertainment value alone! Check out this recipe from the "Cookery for the Sick" section :gig For Very Weak Invalids (by Mrs. Dr. Stowe, Toronto) Six fresh eggs, shells unbroken, cover with the...