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Milk from Pukoo, Molokai, 1922.



Delivered aboard the



Between the Ports of

Honolulu and Molokai

Geo. P. Cooke,


Deliverers of Ice and Milk… 11 more words

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Making cheese! - a first timer's experience

I took advantage of a Groupon the other day and took the first step towards cheese self-sufficiency! I went along to a cheese making course. 237 more words

Home Cooking

The Cradle of Life

There comes a point in your life, an epiphany if you will, that life is too short to waste eight hours of your day (the best eight hours of your day), doing something that is less than satisfactory.   318 more words


Dehydrating Calendula and Infusing Oils

I have had enough calendula flowers to start dehydrating the petals and to start infusing oils for eventual salve making. The process is fairly simple and it took me 6 trays worth of calendula petals to fill one pint jar. 461 more words


Self Sufficiency Tip #2 - Use What You Have (Bonus: a Recipe for Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Pancake Cookies)

Every seemingly unimportant day on our journey to self sufficiency presents new lessons and tips for me.

Today, that came in the form of pancake mix. 491 more words

Self Sufficiency

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