Guest Post: Spicy Thai Jerky

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Today’s article was brought to you by the fine folks over at Reef-Hunter.com. Go check out their great line of custom apparel, and tell them FloridaHillbilly sent you! (click to open a new page)
I received an email from a regular that I’ve gone over with a fine toothed […]

Grinding your own burger

Grind Your Own Burger

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Today’s article was brought to you by the generous folks over at Hides.com. Go check out their great line of custom apparel, and tell them FloridaHillbilly sent you!
From an article I read recently: “Though it initially made “absolute assurances” that all of its burgers were 100% beef, Burger King […]

Home Canning – Your First Batch, Strawberry Jam

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This is the final entry in my Home Canning series. I cannot stress how simple the whole process is, how little extra equipment you need, how much money you save on the end product, or how much better quality and taste is of the final […]

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Home Canning – Sources for Items to Can

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Not everyone has an acre of garden beds producing bushels of produce daily, or pastures for cows, goats, pigs or any other living protein source. Some of use are living in town with barely enough room for a small bed of basil…
Where do we find […]

Getting Started With Home Canning – Safe Recipe Sources

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I mentioned yesterday about “sources for safe recipes”, because unfortunately, the Internet is full of fools writing anything they they misheard as a kid is fact. And in canning, that can lead to very devastating results.
Another source is old family recipe’s handed down from […]

Home Canning – The Processing Options (Part 2)

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This is Part 2 in my Simple Steps to Getting Started Canning series. (Click here for yesterday’s post, Part 1)
Today, I’ll go over the types of safe processing, food types for each, and the reasons certain types of foods require different types of processing.
As I […]

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Intro to Home Canning

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To me, canning is a phrase that conjures up memories of damp, dusty cellars full of the harvest from last year (or older) that was preserved at home for future use. Before the days of “just in time inventory” and shipping food across the entire planet, canning allowed a […]

Making Corned Beef Hash Prepper Style

Canning Corned Beef (Plus, a Corned Beef Hash Recipe)

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(This is slightly modified from a post I made last week at InTheRabbitHole.com’ s forums. While I do post on lots of other forums, I call their forum “Home”, and end up posting a lot there. They have a tight-knit community established, and while […]

Repairing an Excalibur 3900 (No Heat)

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I recently had a failure of my Excalibur dehydrator‘s heating element. Since it comes with a 10 year warranty, I had plenty of time left to get it fixed. An email to the company along with my make, model number, and serial number showed I was still […]

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The Everglades Tomato

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UPDATE April 2014: Due to the high demand and ungratefulness of some, I will no longer be offering free seeds and do not offer them for sale. I spent hours of my own time and took food out of my family’s mouth (literally), only to have people bitch and complain […]