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The healthy kind of chips.

…Apple chips!

If you follow me on Instagram: @smosty_ you will have seen a picture recently of my fridge overflowing with apples. A little while ago I signed up for an apple delivery program from a local apple farmer, and then my juicer broke… I got the replacement parts for my juicer, but I still have an overabundance of apples. 196 more words


Frugal Day 20: Puppy Treats (pt3)

This one is a treat for puppy and me!

I don’t own a dehydrator, but I’m beginning to think I should. My mother has had this system with a wooden spoon in her oven, used to dehydrate food over the course of many back-country camping trips of my youth. 326 more words

Hsh In The Kitchen

Ital Fruit Leather

In this video I demonstrate how to make Ital fruit leather using a food dehydrator. Fruit leather is similar to fruit roll-ups, except they made naturally from real ingredients. 37 more words

Planning self sufficiency

We like to have a wide variety in vitamins all year round. Yes you do get creative when you have heaps of zucchini (courgette) in June or daily kilo’s of tomatoes in July and August, but after a week of daily zucchini it’s definitely not your favorite vegetable anymore. 689 more words

Self Sufficiency


These are crab apples that I discovered in our windbreak. They are a wild species of the apple tree, the genus Malus.

I discovered and harvested about 4 gallons of the cherry-sized crab apples just west of the main garden, in the windbreak. 194 more words


What's on the menu today?

This is what I sent to school with my 5 year old (going on 6) son today. I try not to use too many baggies but containers with matching lids are in short supply lately so baggies are a temporary fix. 1,360 more words