Since the beginning of civilization, mankind has been using some sort of washing solution to clean self and/or clothing, but it wasn't until very recently (1946) when the first surfactant/builder detergent took off, according to the Cleaning Institute website. They tell us, “The surfactant is a … [Read more...] about Homemade Laundry Soap Recipe: Cheap, Easy, Works Great!
Everyone loves fresh broccoli, whether steamed, stewed, fried, or ranch-dipped. However, what no one loves is the ever-hiking prices of broccoli, and the precious shortness of the broccoli season. So - what do we do when we need to preserve those great green heads of goodness without pickling or … [Read more...] about How to Freeze Fresh Broccoli While it is in Season
So you are on the hunt for edible mushrooms... before you get started, make sure that you know what you're doing - hunting for mushrooms is actually a complicated process that can take years of experience to master. Luckily, there are many tips and tricks that can help you find mushrooms that are … [Read more...] about Foraging For Mushrooms: Identifying Obviously Edible Varieties
If you want to save a huge amount of money at the grocery store, try making your own yogurt. Homemade yogurt is much less expensive than yogurts purchased from the grocery store, and are usually 100 times better for you. Store-bought yogurts often have many chemical additives mixed in to improve the … [Read more...] about Making Homemade Yogurt: The Difference Between Thermophilic and Mesophilic Yogurt
The cost of powdered milk makes it an attractive, budget-saving bargain. It also has a shelf life of approximately one year (use it for cooking instead of drinking after that) making it a great prep item. We all have a bunch of powdered dry milk in our pantry and even more stashed back in our preps … [Read more...] about Powdered Milk Taste Bad? Tips To Make Dried Milk Drinkable