Free Classes in July

6 Jul

Most recently, I’ve been invited to teach on the topics of food storage and preparedness at BYU-Idaho’s Education Week August 2-4th.  As the date is fast approaching, I need to practice my presentations and decided to open them up online using Facebook Live.  I’ll be offering the following schedule for my own practice and as a profitable class for all who join in.  Each class is one hour in length.  Feel free to pass this invitation on to others as you feel to do so!

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Free Classes in July

3 Jul

Most recently, I’ve been invited to teach on the topics of food storage and preparedness at BYU-Idaho’s Education Week August 2-4th.  As the date is fast approaching, I need to practice my presentations and decided to open them up online using Facebook Live.  I’ll be offering the following schedule for my own practice and as a profitable class for all who join in.  Each class is one hour in length.  Feel free to pass this invitation on to others as you feel to do so!

BYU-I Practice Classes Flyer blog size

 

 

Vacuum Sealing & Preserving without Electricity

24 Jan

 

Vacuum Sealing post

I’ve recently come across a couple of good ideas that can be “thought forward” to emergency preps.  They share a similar theme, so I decided it was worth a post to combine them.  Today’s idea is preserving fresh items (or pantry items opened prematurely) in the event you’re without electricity.  Some might think this is a funny thing to prepare for, but if the lights go “out” my belief is that they won’t be coming back “on” all too quickly, so we’d better be ready to adapt.

Fresh Foods in Food Storage?

In addition to all the shelf stable food items we store, preparing a plan to grow fresh foods by learning to garden and sprout (so long as conditions allow it) is extremely important to consider.   Nutritionally as well as for so many other reasons, having a bit of fresh food to eat, even in small amounts, would be (and I use this adjective most sincerely) *awesome*. The problem is, we’d likely have times in growing food where there’s a surplus;  we can’t use it up fast enough and don’t want it to go to waste.  Well, there are a couple of ideas I’ve come across to help in this area that I’d like to share. Continue reading

Book Review: Beyond Basics With Natural Yeast

3 Dec

So, hello again!  It’s been a while. Don’t worry though, I’m still here, I’ve just been buzzing around lately getting used to a new family schedule at home.  Let me fill you in just a little on what I’ve been up to (and no, I’m not quitting blogging)…

{Personal} Update Time…

Before starting the blog, my husband and I homeschooled three of our kids for more than five years.  After a big move across the country, we felt much more comfortable with our new area’s public schools so we enrolled the kids in school.  Lucky for me, this window of time allowed the opportunity I needed to post recipes here in earnest and get the ball rolling, which I’m very grateful for.

Well, a couple months ago the winds changed and my husband and I realized a lot of good for our specific kids’ needs would be met if we returned to homeschooling again.  We went with it and that’s where I’ve been spending a great majority of time lately.  Although it’s been a busy adjustment, I’ve been sincerely loving it and life is very good.

This doesn’t mean I won’t continue to post when I can, but you’ll need to be patient with me. Another place we can connect is via Facebook where I post more regularly .  If you’re ever wanting to find me to see what I’ve been up to, that would be a good place to find me.  Also, as for Twitter, I’ll see about working on my presence there, but right now my focus is really at home.

Wonder Ovens

Personal life updates aside, I’ve been excited for all the recent interest in Wonder Ovens.  I was invited to contribute a power packed introduction post all about them for Backdoor Survival’s Blog recently.  Additionally, there continues to be lots of interest from emails I’ve gotten both asking for wonder oven paper patterns and hearing back from readers who’ve finished making them for themselves.  I love being a part of it!

Just so you know, my last batch of paper patterns went out in the mail just last week and I’m planning my next batch to go out in February.  If you’re interested, yes, I’m still sending them out!  Email me at myfoodstoragecookbook@hotmail.com along with a physical mailing address to send it to.  If you’re living in the US, I’ve started asking for a return of $2 to cover the shipping.  You can just mail it back to me using my return address or I can send you an invoice through Paypal.

Book Review (!)

So, on to today’s business.  I was so excited to get to be a part of a blog tour for a wonderful new book that’s come out on sour dough/ natural yeast cooking.

Authored by Melissa Richardson, her second book “Beyond Basics with Natural Yeast”, builds on principles taught in her first book “The Art of Baking with Natural Yeast”.  Since I was gifted my first start over the summer by a generous reader, I was particularly interested to find out the publishing company for this book was looking for blogs to review it.  They needed reviewers and I needed instructions.  Since I’m such a beginner when it comes to baking with natural yeast this book absolutely thrilled me for all the options which were discovered!

Beyond Basics Yeast (6)

This is my fun start container, btw.  And now, I’ve found a great book to boot! Continue reading

New Wonder Oven Retailer + Give Away!

24 Oct

Exciting news!  For those who’ve been wanting to buy a wonder oven pre-made, Joyce from Prepared in Every Way.com (who’s blogged, authored and been involved with preparedness podcasting for many years) has now begun making and selling Wonder Ovens full time.  I’m so excited that she’s decided to take this project on for all the rest of us!  You can find her at My Wonder Oven.com (love that name, btw!) and she’s offering them at a very reasonable price:  $47.50 + shipping.

To kick off this new adventure, she’s giving away this very cute October “pumpkin” of a Wonder Oven!  Details are given below.

**This giveaway is now CLOSED, however please continue to utilize this post for information on where to go to BUY a Wonder Oven** Continue reading

Two Weeks of Big Giveaways!

16 Oct

This week and next, there are two product giveaways going on with a collaborate of preparedness bloggers that I know just about any of you would love to win!  I’ve never participated in group giveaways like this in the past (mostly because I’ve had other things I’ve been focusing on), but with two products in a row being given away this month which would ideally suit my goals on this blog, I decided to join in.  If you’re a My Food Storage Cookbook Facebook fan (which I hope you are), you’ll already have entries awaiting for you in the drawing.   You’ll need to be sure to *follow each of the links below* to get to the entry pages in order to participate.  Also, to clarify, these are TWO separate giveaways which are going on, each with different links given below; one is for this week and the other is for next week.  Woo Hoo!

**These giveaways are now CLOSED** Continue reading

Wonder Oven ONE Day Give Away!

29 Sep

Wrapping up National Preparedness Month, I’d like to give away this super cute wonder oven to help at least one more person get more prepared!  For those who’ve been wanting one for a while, here’s your chance!

**This giveaway is now CLOSED** Continue reading