Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar

Here’s why I love the Internet. I found this nice tutorial for DIY Apple Cider. I had taken pictures of my own so I could do my own tutorial but I have no idea where those pictures went to. And since Real Food Real Deals already did it, I don’t have to retake my own pictures….

FAQ: “How are you on the Internet if you’re so poor?”

I thought I would start a new series here where I answer those Frequently Asked Questions posed to me here and other social media sites. This week, let’s start with ,“How are you on the Internet if you’re so poor?” Related statements & follow up questions…. “How can you afford a computer/iphone/tablet?” “Why don’t you…

Stories… Untold… The “Lucky” Street Children

Originally posted on nellyali:
I came across this picture on Facebook today. It’s one of those that are hard to ignore isn’t it. For a long time, every time I close my eyelids, I’m going to see that child in rags sleeping on the boot of a Mercedes car parallel to a stray dog sleeping…

Government & Thanksgiving Math

It’s been almost a full month since families on SNAP got their monthly allowance axed. In my family, we were without food stamps for a short time in November because we were re-certifying and the process wasn’t so straightforward this time. We got married on October 31st and social services needed a copy of our…

Mom knows best: How food justice starts at home

Originally posted on Grist:
The author’s mother shops at farmers markets and cooks all her food at home. But she’s also never heard of Michael Pollan. Visit the Grand Army Plaza farmers market in Brooklyn on any given Saturday, and you’re likely to find my favorite food movement hero: my mom. She’s not a farmer.…

How to feed your family from a food bank

Originally posted on Eatocracy:
Marisa Miller is a married mother of two who never imagined she’d find herself relying on the kindness of others to feed her family. As a former chef, her life was filled with abundant food, and her husband had a lucrative job. Between the two of them, an organic, grass-fed, sustainable…

How to Make Food Stamps Last Longer

How to Make Food Stamps Last Longer All the best tips, consolidated into one post. Personally, I rarely use coupons (as I think I’ve discussed elsewhere here and for sure on the Poor as Folk facebook page ) . It’s hard to find coupons for food things my family will use. I’ve found my time is…