Scrambled Eggs, Tomatoes and Bulgar

I believe we’ve mentioned Vegetarian Dishes from the Middle East by Arto Der Haroutunian here before. Given our obsession with our local Armenian supermarket it’s a must-have reference in our house. Lately we’re overwhelmed by eggs. I went to this book looking for something new to do with eggs and whatever basic ingredients I had in the pantry. I tried this recipe and liked it very much. It’s not pretty. It’s quick...

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How To Dry Food With the Sun

...e plywood version. I’ve never built one of these, but am interested in hearing from anyone who has. Eben Fodor Solar Food Dryer Photo from Simply Resourceful This design is by Eben Fordor, and is described in a book by Fodor called  The Solar Food Dryer: How to Make and Use Your Own Low-Cost, High Performance, Sun-Powered Food Dehydrator. I have not seen one of these in person, but the folks at Simply Resourceful built and blogged...

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Thrive: How Doughnuts Can Save The World

.... This is precisely the sort of delusional thinking that John Michael Greer has warned will show up when oil and food start to get scarce. It’s also the same feel-good philosophy that Barbara Ehrenreich critiques in her book Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America. You can find this cult of positive thinking on all sides of the political spectrum, both left and right. And it has, apparently, survived the 2008 economic mel...

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Saturday Linkages: From The Woodsman Workout to Crafting With Your Cat

...ww. foodinjars.com/2012/09/fresht ech-jam-and-jelly-maker-review/  … Cats ‘n Crafts Catification: Creative Table Leg Cat Scratcher http:// jacksongalaxy.com/2012/09/08/cat ification-creative-table-leg-cat-scratcher/  … Book on Crafting With Your Cat: Kitty Jones Kitty Crafts link Fitness The Woodsman Workout | The Art of Manliness http:// artofmanliness.com/2012/09/19/woo dsman-workout/  …  Things to worry about Warmer Temperatures-New US...

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Barefoot Running With Ken Bob Saxton

...o above shows Ken Bob running with his distinctive bent-knee style (the music reflects his sense of humor). I gave the Keb Bob running style a try this Sunday and it was pretty amazing. I had less knee pain and I found myself booking along. It will take me some time to get used to, so I’m going to take it slow for a few weeks. Bending the knee also, according to Ken Bob, applies to walking. I gave walking with a gently bent knee a try this...

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Saturday Linkages: How to Wrap a Sari, Scotts Behaves Badly and America’s Finest Bathrooms

...his Lost Wife | Inhabitat – Sustain.. http:// bit.ly/NYOjks America’s best public bathrooms: http:// boingboing.net/2012/09/07/ame ricas-best-public-bathroo.html  … The history and science of meringue, from a new book by Linda K. Jackson and Jennifer Evans Gardner: http:// boingboing.net/2012/09/04/the For these links and more, follow Root Simple on Twitter:  Follow @rootsimple...

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How to Juice Prickly Pear Fruit

Joseph working the thrift-store mill I always know it’s prickly pear fruit season when questions start coming in on a recipe I did for a prickly pear fruit jelly. Unfortunately, the mucilaginous and seedy texture of the fruit makes it difficult to work with. The only tested recipe I could find, for a prickly pear marmalade in the Ball Blue Book, says nothing about how to seed or juice the fruit. With the assistance of two fellow...

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Eating In: The Biosphere Cookbook

...uibbles aside, what’s interesting about this cookbook is that ambitious suburban homesteaders might be able to, like the Biospherians, source entire meals from the backyard and make use of the bare-bones recipes in this book. And don’t worry about having to grow your own cooking oils–the Biospherians had trouble with that and have thoughtfully skipped any deep fried items. The Biosphere’s kitchen. But let’s...

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