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  1. Roasted pumpkin seeds with garlic seasoning, lots of napping, work night shift tonight! 7pm-7am
  2. I remember you! I've been AWOL too, but I've missed this place!
  3. We're very well! I miss you guys around canning season every year though...lol I'm gonna have get used to the new faces/name around here! I'll probably post a big update later on my night shift.
  4. I still make this every year, in 3kg batches. I've changed the recipe some... I use dry white wine, i replaced the oregano with cilantro and the crushed chillies i replaced with whole fresh hot peppers, and no picking spice. I also add chunks of onion to reach jar. Happy 10 years of pickled garlic!!!
  5. I have recieved several, and mine were shipped late! (sorry!) Figured I should check in and let everyone know I'm not lost! That cocoa and tea was perfect there was a snow storm and at work that night and they kept me warm! (I work in an office answering phones graveyard shift)
  6. I love this idea especially since i have wasteful children/step children(we are working on that) and I have a lot of soap allergies!
  7. I am very fortunate to have found a man who has an almost full set of cast iron cookware. AND he uses it! Also, he can cook, survival and being outdoors in important to him. Can you say husband material?
  8. Anyone had a chance to use one of these yet? We are thinking of getting one for back packing. We already have a jetboil, but the fuel is expensive and extra weight.
  9. a belated thank you to all for the birthday wishes! <3
  10. Dang Missed it! Next year I am in for sure! I miss doing all these wonderful exchanges! I am looking forward to seeing what everyone makes!
  11. well, if anyone tries this, please let us all know! I wonder why copper nails would kill a stump, but save the tomatoes?
  12. Has anyone tried this before?? does it really work? Years ago, my tomatoes got blight, but I wasn't able to stop the spread and it ruined all my plants. http://www.waldeneffect.org/blog/Fighting_tomato_blight_with_pennies__63__/ edited to add the link! haha
  13. I am making lentil, bean and tomato soup with rye sourdough toast on the side.
  14. I would appreciate your dish soap recipes! I never thought of making my own. I am SO allergic to the store bought stuff! And the "green" brands that i am not allergic to are 7 bux a bottle.
  15. A gift idea I got from Jo, (and expaned on a little) is if you ave young nieces or nephews that are far away that you and other family members dont see very often, make a photo album with family pictures in it for the kid to look at. You can include names and pictures of things each family member likes. That way they are familliar with your face and the rest of the families faces. You can use bright colours and scrapbooking stuff to make these, just make them durable to stand up to a kids rough handling. So if cousin lars likes horses, his picture would have a horse on the same page. Or if he loved doughnuts a picture of that, or the page could be his or her favourite colour.
  16. I used to raise meal worms and super worms for reptile feed. easy to breed!
  17. Pixie

    Curry recipes

    Chicken Curry 6-8 pieces of cicken, doesnt matter what part. lol I use breast. 4 large potatoes peeled and chopped 1 large onion, chopped 3tbs. veggie oil 4 heaped tablespoons of curry powder 4 cloves of garlic, crushed 1/4 inch of ginger root, peeled and finely grated 3 tbs. coconut milk in a large pot add oil on high heat. when oil is hot turn down heat to medium and add the garlic and ginger. saute for a minute. add chopped onion and saute for another minute or 2. add cury powder and saute for 1/2 a minute, DONT let it brown too much. pour in 1/2 cup of water and mix. Add chicken pieces to the curry gravy. add salt if desired. Cover and let cook for 15 to 20 minutes. add the potatoes and cook for another 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken and potatoes are cooked through. at the end, add 3 tbs. of coconut milk, mix and remove from heat. This recipe comes from the same indian lady who gave me the soup recipe. I usually add far more coconut milk for a creamier curry with more sauce so that we can pour it over rice. Also, I like to use sweet pottoes or yams instead of regular white potatoes. I also add a little bit of brown sugar when i add the curry.
  18. Curried Lentil Veggie Soup 1 large onion 3 medium potatoes peeled and chopped 4 sticks of celery, peeled and chopped 4 large carrots, peeled and chopped optional, 1 cup of peas 1/4 tsp. tumeric 1/2 tsp cumin 3 gloves of crushed garlic 1/4 teaspoon curry powder in a large dutch oven put lentils and 5 cups of water. Add tumeric, cumin and curry powder, bring to a boil. Let simmer for half an hour until lentils get mushy. Add salt to taste at this point. Add all the chopped veggies cook for 20 to 25 minutes at medium heat. Stir often so ti doesnt stick. In a small frying pan add 2 tablespoons of butter at medium heat. add the garlic and saute for a minute. add the chopped onions, saute for 2 minutes. add this to the soup. Optional: add a large chopped tomato at the end. This recipe was given to me by an older indian lady who learned it from her mom. It tastes AMAZING and my kids love it, and it freezes very well!
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    Found of Facebook, havent tried it. "For stains on clothing. Before ever putting a stained garment in the dryer. Lay the garment flat on a waterproof surface ( I use the top of the washer) If the stain is not a grease or oil stain simply saturate the stain with hydrogen peroxide, allow to dry and repeat if necessary. I have even gotten Welch's grape juice out of kids white shirts with this. It will not fade or lighten colors. If the stain is grease or oil saturate it with Dawn dish liquid, let it sit for half hour or so then wash as usual, check to be sure the stain is gone before drying. If the stain is not gone treat it with a mix of the Dawn and peroxide and wash again I have gotten a few stains that went through the dryer out but they are much tougher if they have been dried in."
  20. Pixie

    Time sure flies!

    Slowly, one battle at a time, the war is being won. Hopefully by me!
  21. Browsing around the forums the last few days i caught out of the corner of my eye the date I joined this wonderful family here at mrs.survival. SEVEN years! And the last few years i have been away largly due to a bad situation, but i love it here, and the wonderful people i have "met" also. Blessed be!
  22. My midwife told me to drink nettle tea for the iron. a litre a day she said!
  23. Very cool! Gives me sooooo many ideas! I'll post them as I make them!
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