Cast Iron Pie Iron: Starter Guide

pie irons in a cook stove

More than a method to toast sandwiches over hot coals, a cast iron pie iron has transcended from utilitarian to esteemed. Outdoor cooks around the globe use them to create cooking traditions and to connect with the spirit of outdoor cookery so try cooking with pie irons if you’re looking to add a little spice … Read more

Why Don’t My Tomato Seeds Germinate? (8 Possible Reasons)

Germinating Tomato Seeds

So your tomato seeds didn’t germinate. You started out optimistic, even excited, to plant your first tomato seeds and then nothing. They never sprouted. Look over the following list to see if you can figure out why your seeds aren’t sprouting, and then give it another try. 8 Reasons Tomato Seeds Don’t Germinate Seeds are … Read more

How To Make Yeast: Survival Skill 101

Homemade bread starter

Making your bread yeast also called “levain” or “starter,” is super easy. This yeast-making technique comes in handy in an emergency or if you want to make bread like a pro. All you need to do this is flour, water, and a jar with a cover. Natural yeasts in the air will start the process. … Read more

How to stay warm in a home with no power

Winter Road

This year, our family had a winter power outage, and we were unprepared to go without heat; I wondered how to stay warm in a home with no power as our central heat is electric. I want to share what I learned about dealing with no heat during a power outage to help prepare you. … Read more