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How to Meal Plan from the Pantry

So with all this eating from the pantry and garden, I thought I’d show how I do a meal plan that is not based on grocery store shopping.


Eat from the Pantry Challenge--Week 3

Okay, so it’s going well, but I think we are coming to a point where a little boredom is setting in. Even though I haven’t repeated any meals really, except the BBQ chicken leftovers, it is getting harder to be creative. 163 more words


This Week In The Garden - snow, storms and more...

More disasters in the garden this week, this is turning out to be not a very good season at all:
– snow, hail, ice, storms, broken plants, blown over vegetables, hail damaged greens :( 240 more words


What I Did Yesterday

As you can see from the photograph, I got a lot done yesterday. I canned 19 pints of chicken and I cut up and bagged the 7 rabbits we butchered earlier this week for the freezer. 427 more words


Making "Capers" from Nasturtium's: (Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten Free/Organic/Healthy)

“Poor Man’s Capers” – pickled Nasturtium Pods:

Nasturtiums are great in the garden for two reasons. Firstly, they draw aphids and other insects away from your vegetables, and secondly, their unripe seed pods can be used to make really yummy “poor man’s Capers”… 138 more words


I Can't Believe How Well the Garden is Doing

Long View of the Garden

The Peas are Sure Climbing

I don’t think I’ve ever been so far ahead on the garden before. Between the mild winter and the beautifully warm spring we were able to do so much early. 344 more words


This Week in the Garden...

Yet another bummer of a harvest this week, but things are slowly turning around. At least we had no storms or nasty frosts, so the plants that did not die or break last time we had them, are slowly starting to take off again. 215 more words