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How to Make and Can Cucumber Pickles

How to Make and Can Cucumber Pickles

Pickles are not only a favorite addition to many lunch and supper menus (as well as barbecues, picnics and buffet tables), they are probably the easiest way to preserve your cucumber bounty. There are basically two different approaches to making and preserving pickles. There is the age-old tradition of making a pickle barrel, where you [...]

Pressure Cooking And The Instant Pot--Self Reliant Living #006

Pressure Cooking And The Instant Pot--Self Reliant Living #006

The Instant Pot What’s All The Fuss About? The Instant Pot is a counter-top machine that has several functions. In essence the Instant Pot is a Pressure Cooker, Rice Cooker, a Steamer, a Slow Cooker and a Saute’ Pan. The most used function is the pressure cooker, and in fact it cooks rice and steams [...]

Healthy Homemade Mexican Rice

Healthy Homemade Mexican Rice

I love Mexican Rice, so, I wanted to experiment a bit and come up with my own authentic healthy version. This side dish can be combined with just about any Mexican meal. I have paired it with Tacos, Enchiladas, Chicken Mole, and so many other dishes. I used to make Mexican rice with tomato sauce, [...]

Flour And Yeast In Bread

Flour And Yeast In Bread--Self Reliant Living #005

Making your own bread is much more nutritious than buying commercially processed bread. However, I see a lot of people discouraged because it seems that they want to start off with making sourdough or artisan bread. The truth is that it can be done. If you would like to start your baking career with the [...]

Common Uses For Comfrey Plus An Arthritis Pain Recipe

Common Uses For Comfrey Plus An Arthritis Pain Recipe

The scientific name for comfrey is Symphytum, and it is of the Boraginaceae family. Typically, when someone speaks of using comfrey for medicinal reasons, they are often referring to Common or True (Symphytum officinale) Comfrey. Types of Comfrey There are at least 21 named types of comfrey. Common or true comfrey (Symphytum officinale) has been [...]