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More on Saving Old Beans that Have Turned Hard

The other day I received the following comment regarding the post Old Beans from 1970 Made Soft and Edible.  “Am I correct that the old beans would grind well into bean flour, and would probably make better than OK frijoles refritos? … Continue reading

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Old Beans from 1970 Made Soft and Edible

The other day someone gave me a case of white navy beans that were packaged by Neo-Life foods.  The date on the cans was 4/28/1970.  Neo-life was a good company and packaged their food well and used nitrogen packaging.  The … Continue reading

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How to fix Cauliflower

When you go to the store and look at all the veggies and wonder how can I cook something different, but don’t really have an idea what.  Well, let me tell you that since we have been on our Atkins … Continue reading

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The SilverFire Scout Biomass Stove is very Efficient

I recently received a new stove to test, this is the SilverFire Scout.  Now before I say too much about the stove I want to explain a bit about my background.  I have served in the fire service and for … Continue reading

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Three types of improvised outdoor wood-fired cook-stoves Part 3 of 3

Introduction  This is the third of a series of three discussions about three improvised wood-fired “rocket” cook stoves I have made for my own outdoor use. In all three types, the stove top is at a convenient elevation above floor/ground. … Continue reading

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Three types of improvised outdoor wood-fired cook-stoves Part 2 of 3

Introduction  This is the second of a series of three discussions about three improvised wood-fired “rocket” cook stoves I have made for my own outdoor use. In all three types, the stove top is at a convenient elevation above floor/ground. … Continue reading

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Three Types of Improvised Outdoor Wood-Fired Cook-Stoves, Part 1 of 3

The following is part one of a three part series on wood fire cook stoves that you can easily make and use at home.  This article is written by Hangtown Frank. Howard Introduction This is the first of a series … Continue reading

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12 Spices that You Want in Your Storage

My wife and I were discussing some problems she has had with the storage of some spice mixtures that she purchased from Costco.  She has been using their Lemon & pepper seasoning and the Montreal Steak season when she noticed … Continue reading

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Recipes Made with Civil War Army Rations

During the Civil War, the Union Army rations were not up to today’s standard.  However, the troops managed to get by on them, the rations consisted mainly of salt pork (often bacon) or beef, hardtack, beans or peas, desiccated vegetables, … Continue reading

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Homemade Dehydrated Potatoes

I have been seeing some great deals on Russet potatoes at the store, mainly at the discount stores.  A $1.99 for 10 pounds is a great price.  So I bought some bags and decide make dehydrated potatoes.  I will use them … Continue reading

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