Thursday, October 20, 2011
The Prepared Family Cookbook....Shhhh!
O.K., so a number of you have been asking, hinting and even demanding a cookbook. Well, your wish is my command! I have been working on a cookbook for some time, but I have to admit, it is quite an undertaking. Of course, I couldn't leave well enough alone and just write recipes, I had to go and expound on all kinds of homesteady preparedness topics. So the book keeps growing. I think I have finally come up with all of the topics I am going to cover, meaning I am going to force myself to stop.
I'm really excited about a couple of things - first of which is all of my recipes have conventional ingredients and cooking methods and also have stored foods ingredients and instructions for cooking on the wood cookstove! I have chapters covering food storage (complete with lists, of course), hospitality/charity, canning, homestead arts (candle making, soap making etc.) home medical care (like I could leave this one out!), the home dairy (how to choose a cow, make cheese, butter etc.), off-grid living and homeschooling on the homestead. As you can see, it has gotten a little out of hand, but I am having so much fun!
As I said, this is quite an undertaking. Please be patient - I'll keep working. If you have any suggestions, please let me know, and I'll keep you posted!