Sunday, February 16, 2014

Gluten Free

Our family has recently decided to start attempting to go gluten free. Not because of allergies or anything like that, but because of what we have recently learned about the higher content of gluten found in today's wheat compared to even ten or fifteen years ago. The gluten induces inflammation in cells and causes so many other health problems that we have decided to start limiting the amount of wheat and wheat products we consume. We already naturally eat very healthy food, mostly all homemade and mostly homegrown too, almost all organic. But we do all really love bread and enjoy making bread and things like that.
I found this Gluten Free cookbook on Amazon and thought that maybe it might help others like us who are in the pursuit to eat more healthy and care for the needs of your body. When your cells have inflammation, all sorts of problems occur. Hopefully this book will help you!

Friday, February 14, 2014

The Shoestring Gardener

Whether you're a novice or well-seasoned gardening enthusiast,
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"The Shoestring Gardener" is for people of all ages who love to garden but
want to learn how to do it better. 

I really enocurage you to check out "The Shoestring Gardener".
You can download it immediately after your purchase and start putting 
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Some free books for Kindle!

These are some Kindle books that at the moment of posting were free (can't guarantee their price forever though :) Maybe you will enjoy reading something from the list I put together!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

How to Prune your Crepe Myrtle Trees

This video was done by some good friends of ours who run a tree company called New Leaf Tree and Shrub Care. Their website is:
They are a very good ethical company that work hard and stand behind their services! Check them out if you are in the north Texas area.

Shipping Container home? Check this out!

I have long been thinking about a house to build to replace my very old mobile home and have considered frequently the idea of building a container home. It sounds strange at first but when you think about it, they are solid and strong and you can make them look nice with some work. Here's an ebook I found that talks about the pros and cons of building a house out of a shipping container. Click Here! to see the book!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Homemade Laundry soap

We ran out of laundry soap and I've been making our own for quite a while now. It cleans just as good. The only downfall (if you want to consider it a downfall) that I can tell is that your clothes don't come out smelling like flowers. They do however come out clean and if you add enough essential oil to your mix then it smells nice too.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Recipe for Brazilian Collard greens

I was all excited about putting up my favorite recipe for quiche but then realized that it wasn't in my possession unfortunately, so you will have to wait till next time! So.... since we grow lots of greens and collards and other things like that I figured I would share with you my favorite way to eat them. I have never ever been a fan of boiled greens but I love them cooked the way I'm about to tell you! Take a huge handful of collards (other greens work the same way). Wash the dirt off, because hopefully you are eating them fresh from a garden. Cut the rib out of the middle of the leaf. I just slice alongside each side of it up until you get where it isn't so hard, then pull it off the leaf. Stack your collard leaves in a neat pile and roll them tightly into a roll, as tight as you can roll them works best. Take a sharp knife and start at one end of the roll and slice as thin as you can slice it so you end up with thin little strips of green collard leaf. Cut the whole roll this way. Put the thinly sliced leaves into a cast iron skillet (or other skillet) with a couple of tablespoons of oil. We like to use olive oil. Sprinkle salt and pepper and garlic powder (or better yet, crush some garlic up into your oil first) Saute your greens until they are tender. They wilt down incredibly so even if you have a huge pile you end up with what seems like hardly any! They taste very good this way! Enjoy!

Some interesting little Ebooks that I thought might be helpful