easiest homemade tomato soup ever

I am finally done dealing with this years tomato crop. I brought the last of the red-ripe ones in the other day and then happened to catch an episode of The Chew where Daphne Oz made Creamy Tomato Soup and since the few I brought in weren’t enough to bother processing to can or freeze,…

daily links: affordable veganism and other foodish things

The Economics of Veganism (+ Proof A Fine Vegan Meal Can Be Made Cheaply) – I promise even if you’re a skeptic of veganism ,you won’t hate this piece. Gena Hamshaw gives plenty of recognition to the high cost of produce and lack of accessibility for some while also showing some good idea of how it…

garlic mustard harvesting day

I remember last spring there was a meeting at the local library to discuss what should be done about the rampant takeover of garlic mustard. I couldn’t and still don’t understand why they weren’t just telling people to harvest and eat it. Put out recipe booklets,maybe? It is really invasive but it’s edible and the…

pantry anarchy: yellow squash & white bean not-meat-balls

Because recipes were made to be broken when you’re broke.     My main inspiration for this recipe: Zucchini “Meatballs” I had on hand: -2  yellow squash (getting on the verge of being soft) – 2 cups leftover white beans – eggs – salt,pepper,Italian seasoning,garlic – oat flakes -tri color rotini from the food pantry…

food we ate, april 4 til now

Well,honestly – this isn’t ALL the food we ate. I forget to take pictures or I’m too tired or my house is chaosville. Most meals were  made w/ things we got at the food pantry 2 weeks ago . We did do minor grocery shopping for basics. I had two crying meltdowns that were food related…

Daily Dozen:Fave recent links from The Kitchn

[contents: food,recipes,cooking tips] The Kitchn has been one of my favorite food sites out there for a long time. I have a lot of favorite food sites and blogs but I have to admit that the longer I do this Poor as Folk thing, the more my lens tends to focus on things I know…

Pantry Anarchy: Butternut Squash & Black Bean Enchiladas

Because recipes were made to be broken when you’re broke. My inspiration and guidance for this recipe came from Feasting at Home’s recipe for Butternut Mole Enchiladas. The ingredients for the original recipe are: To start off, I had one lonely butternut squash and a can of black beans, so in my mind I had…

This post has gone bananas

[content notes: food waste, food rescue, recipes, too many banana songs and references to gorillas] About a week ago we acquired 80 lbs of bananas. An entire shipment of banana arrived at the store “too ripe”. Optimally, stores want the naners more on the green side. This particular grocery store is one that does the…

Our Free Organic Apples

There are five old,gnarly,unkempt apple trees on our rented homestead property that have been providing a steady stream of apples since early September. The apples are as gnarly looking as the trees sometimes. As a matter of fact, they look about the same as the expensive organic apples I’ve seen at the grocery store. They’re…

Coffee Pot Soup

I’m always looking for ways people can cook when they have limited access to the typical kitchen appliances. I’m also perpetually skeptical of lifehacking tips & neat ideas floating around the Internet (may I present Pinterest Fail?) so I had to try this coffee pot cooking hack for myself. Coffee pot cookery is the brain…

No Food Wasted: Leftover Spinach Salad= Greek-ish Omelette

The phone rang and I have ADHD, so my omelette scorched , then plain just fell apart but you’re not here for pretty food photography, right? This is the reason I prefer to make salad with spinach than lettuce (besides that spinach has more nutritional value) .I can recycle spinach salad far easier into other…