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Free Webinar by GNOWFGLINS

Hi Everyone!

Life is good but busy right now. I’m in the thick of canning and I’ve almost found the entire garden through the weeds. Another day or two of hoeing weeds and it should be picture ready. It hasn’t been a great year for gardening because of weather but nevertheless I’ll share my experience with you. I’ll also update you soon about canning.

In the mean time, I wanted to let you  know about a free webinar on culturing dairy at home that’s coming up on September 9th.  This is a wonderful way to save money and is a great option for those of you who find it difficult to save money on whole foods through couponing.

Wardeh at GNOFGLINS has put on several of these free webinars lately and I’ve really enjoyed them. This is a great introduction to her blog and materials and a perfect way to see if you’d be interested in participating in her ecourses.

Hope you’re all enjoying your summer!


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Homemade Baking Powder Recipe

Baking Powder

1 t Baking Soda

1 t Corn Starch

2 t Cream of Tartar

Mix thoroughly and store in air tight container.

What’s the reason for making your own baking powder? Whether you’re in a pinch or wanting to control what’s in your food, having this recipe on hand in convenient and easy. Some commercial baking POWDERS contain aluminum which can be detrimental to your health, particularly your brain. You can buy aluminum free versions, but it’s not uncommon for them to cost more. Check out your local prices on aluminum free baking powder and cream of tartar. If you can’t find a good, cheap source for cream of tartar it may be best, financially speaking, to buy aluminum free baking powder.

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Of Baby Steps and Stepping Stones

Becoming frugal involves a lot of behavioral modification. The changes you’ll need to start implementing can quickly become overwhelming. Start with baby steps to create small changes that will last and then create more meaningful goals that will deeply impact the way you live.

We’ve been taking baby steps over the last several years and now we’re getting in deep. We’re not just talking about cutting down on paper products, harmful cleaning supplies, and trash. The changes we’ll be making over the next couple of years will require us to let go of the Standard American Diet and modern conveniences. We’ll also have to learn new skills and make a true commitment to our new lifestyle. I’m 100% committed but my husband needs some convincing.

To make our transitions easier we’ll be breaking these changes into manageable goals that will allow us adequate time to make behavioral changes that will sticks.  My plan is to set a new goal each month with an idea in mind of how we’ll implement it. Over the year I may find other things take priority and switch the goal out to better meet our needs. The important part is that I have a plan to help implement the changes we want to see over the long haul. I’ll be able to see that change is actually occurring and this will help me to assess what steps to take next.

April: Grow at least one new food this year

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