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The Secret of How to Cook Good Venison

Overcooked venison is a common problem, and it makes the meat tough.  This probably is why a lot of people don’t like venison.  This results from two reasons.  Many people are scared of wild meat and think it needs to … Continue reading

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Measure foods to Improve Your Cooking

It seems that schools don’t teach cooking or anything that the girls need to know to make a home anymore, not even the most simple things.  For example how to measure food.  All the cuts that the schools have made … Continue reading

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Cooking with Prickly Pears

In my younger years, my grandmother canned cactus pads and made jelly from the fruit of the cactus.  The pads are flat and look like a large leave.  Indian Fig is the most commonly used prickly pear species for culinary … Continue reading

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Faux Recipes to Help Make Hard Times Easier

The other day I wrote an article on Pioneer cooking, one of the things that was mentioned was making do with what you have.  So today, I am going to post some faux recipes (fancy French word for fake). There … Continue reading

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Camp Stoves and How to Pack Them

A while back, a friend gave me a used camp stove that burns wood.  Right away, I saw the possibilities in it.  The first thing that I did was to have my son weld a collar on the hole into … Continue reading

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Corn Pone a Pioneer Stable

Corn Pone is a form of cornbread normally made without milk or eggs.  It is normally baked or fried.  Where corn pone came from is contested in the history books.  It is well documented that it was used by both … Continue reading

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Raising Guinea Pigs for Food

Now first let’s do the legal stuff, California’s anti-pet-eating law has a broad reach that may cover eating guinea pigs. The California law protects “any animal traditionally or commonly kept as a pet or companion,” rather than just Fido and Fluffy. … Continue reading

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Pioneer Cooking is an Art

Pioneer cooking is an interesting subject; it comes very close to the way in which many of us may have to cook in the future.  It was a type of cooking that required that you make do with what you … Continue reading

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Cooking Snakes

This year there seems to be more rattlesnakes on the move around here.  It may just be that they are being forced to move because of the drought.  But it got me to think about cooking snakes.  Now rattlesnake tastes … Continue reading

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Some Tips on Using Herbal Teas

The other day I was in the grocery store and took a good look at the herbal tea section.  Everything is now in tea bags and is quite expensive.  Now I am old enough to remember a world where tea … Continue reading

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