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I just collected about 24 recipes, most of them bulk cooking, to form my own cookbook. I've already mentioned the website previously but here is the link for recipes:

whatscooking.fns.usda.gov/
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Feel free to check them out. The cookbook I was wanting to assemble was for Church use namely, recipes from chicken soup, tostadas, pork stir-fry, to brownies, serving respectively from 6 up to 100 people depending on the recipe.

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Link for finding Farmers' Markets and sundry elements (such as methods of payment accepted, &c.)

www.ams.usda.gov/local-food-
directorie
s/farmersmarkets


Sometimes you can find great deals, even on "ugly fruit" (mishappened, irregular; I'm not referring to ugli fruit which is a hybrid of grapefruit, orange, and tangerine.)

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When SparkPeople eliminated their map on which I could trace and save a route I was mightily sore afflicted. Well, maybe just really bummed.

Please feel free to reply to this with suggestions, apps you utilize, online map resource links, if you have a reliable pedometer you suggest, or "etcetera, etcetera, etcetera".

Okay, you might have guessed it from the repetitive &c, I was a dedicated Yul Brenner fan in the 1960s and beyond. I enjoyed watching him play the spoiled rouge of a Siam King in the "King and I", from whence the exaggerated &c quote came from.

But I also likee Eiger Sanction, The Magnificent Seven, West World, and more. I only learned just now that he was a Russian-American. My ancestors came from that neck of the woods in Scandahovian Nordic lands up there... and even are credited with spreading Christianity into Russia proper back a couple of centuries ago. Anyway, I liked him better than Charlton Heston, except for Heston's role in "Soylent Green".

But I've gotten way off track. hahaha

I went to Google Maps but discovered after a while some troubling issues with that. I've bounced around the internet, including a map application located out of Ireland. I was able to locate myself in Texas and work the map but it also was a bother.

I've started to trace and save regular walking routes I have at mapOmeter. The program there did not force me to walk sidewalks or roadways.
I was able to use very limited landmarks on their map to trace the routes close enough to perfect for me.
Easy and simple sign up, fairly basic operation (select Exercise, in my case Walking) deselect the option to follow roadways (for me, as I take shortcuts), tap and wiggle map about until you find your location and select start button on the left of the map to then begin tracking your route.

If you pay a one-time fee you can apparently get more landmarks such as more places to eat along the way, restrooms, etc. I do not need that option at the moment
I think it shows potential for driving routes (which you could "stick to roadways" and select "Running" as your exercise.)

Anyway, I get nothing except maybe a smile from you for sharing this information and the following link:
Sports route planner United States. Runners, walkers, cyclists - map your routes us.mapometer.com/

Btw, did you hear of Armold Schwarzenegger's cooking show "Wok like a Man"?
hahaha hahaha

Okay, I'm sorry.

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7/19/19 8:07 P

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Happy hunting! These links are for ebooks that are free when I post them in this Topic.

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Here's a link for BBQ veggie-style

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Here is a link to a book I just got for free on the Amazon Free Ebooks list:
Healthy Eating on a Budget. Hey, that sounds familiar kind of, sort of, maybe?

www.pinterest.com/pin/525584
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The link is to my Pinterest site, Just Cheap Board where I posted a link for the free ebook. I also have a board where I do ebooks for free when posted (because who knows how long the price will stay at $0.00.)

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6/13/19 9:04 P

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Here is a link to a nice food blogger's website about 12 magical ways to use a food processor. She started with a garage-sale item, from the "free" box; which she says she washed about 500 times before using.

hahaha

pinchofyum.com/twelve-magica
l-ways-to-
use-a-food-processor


Here is a link to ATK (America's Test Kitchen). I have an account there, the FREE kind. That means I can access things, especially if they come from the current year's program. However, they do offer a free trial period if you wish. I go to collect what I can for no cost.
www.americastestkitchen.com/
guides/how
-to-use-a-food-processor


This is their information onsite called Food Processor 101. I just accessed it and explored to make sure I could get at least the basics. I sure could.

Plus, here is a link to Amazon's Top Bestsellers link where I look for FREE ebooks. I read them on my FREE Kindle reading application for Personal Computers (PCs). They have craft to reference ebook categories, religion to self-help. Each of these categories has separate sub-categories. For instance, Cookbooks had sub folders for Regional, Special Appliances, and so much more.
www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-
Kindle-Sto
re-eBooks/zgbs/digital-text/
154606
011/ref=zg_bs?_encoding=UTF8&tf=1


For Free ebooks, make sure they show up as Free $0 to buy before you click on the "purchase". I have over 18K ebooks now. I have never had a hack issue nor difficulties that were not remedied.


I am going to post this data in other places at the Sparkteams I belong to so that others can take a look.

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No, it is more like a cookbook section of recipes I've gleaned. It is not a blog as such. And I've forgotten the codes to get into it to edit it, add items, and more. Aargh.

I'll keep trying to figure out how to get ahold of that information. I had at one time put a link to click to the edit pages somewhere on the three websites, but I cannot recall what or where. I need to stop hiding things in "a special place" because I lose things that way.

I even put the Koine Greek New Testament online in one "wing of the web-house". I used it once in a while in my study for my Bachelors of Theology degree. I did that because some folks wanted to charge good money for a copy of the NT in the original language. I thought that was skanky of them, to be honest. I'm sorry if that is offensive, but so is making money off of providing people with a copy of the Bible (and we are not talking new translations or versions of course).

Please do check it out. I had fun trying to put it together. We were on WebTV at the time, so I couldn't download anything to my television -- (it was not a online with a computer or tablet...)

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5/28/19 11:24 A

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So you have your own recipe blog? I did not look up the URL yet. But I am going to soon!

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5/27/19 9:45 P

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Here is my Soul Food page online, in my Chef's Anonymous Kitchen at what we call our family's Alien Guide web-house. I also have 19th century Italian meatball recipes, a page I call "if it has a face, don't eat it", Kosher recipes, and numerous other collections. And that is just one part of the whole "house". It is still a work in progress.

I added the link here:
www.angelfire.com/ga/gcandjlibrary/s
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www.veggieinspired.com/butternut-mac
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Learn how to make a vegan-friendly squash and cashew product that works in place of dairy cheese, in this recipe for Mac&Cheese. I've seen and collected recipes for doing something similar which I am hoping to utilize for tacos, burritos, and Filly-Cheez steak sandwiches. I'll post these if they are successful. I'm thinking this is perfect for my Kosher friends, as they do not mix dairy products with beef for example.

Gotta go!
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Here is a link to a website I've been getting some ideas from recently --- www.servedfromscratch.com/ma
yonnaise-f
rom-scratch/

She does many things from scratch, including some copycats, boxed sides and dry dressing mixes, meals.

I'm not sure if folks know, but Family Dollar was bought out by the $Tree. So some items you find in one store are now available in the other. I was about to write "and vice versa" but realized that would be redundantly repetitive as in my saying the same thing over and again in different ways, ad nauseum infinitum.
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Like I just did, over and over again... just like a favorite Black Sabbath song. Of course, that is a favorite when I'm in the blue funk. My ultimate uplift song & lyrics from the down-low is Deacon Blues by Steely Dan. That gets me pointed in the right direction.

But we're hoping for clear skies and smooth sailing, right?

Hope your New Years day through Epiphany is pleasantly eventful.
peace out to all you hep-cats and budgeteers!
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If you like to buy in bulk, you can also buy online from Dollar Tree and have delivered.

By the way, their website is full of craft tutorials... (sell crafts to earn money for groceries!) emoticon

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There are several recipes available at Dollar Tree's website, and I'm going to be trying their chicken potpie.

Here's the link to their recipes:
www.dollartree.com/bulk/Dinn
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-Budget


You do not have to have a Dollar Tree near you, nor must you buy these ingredients at one.
I get some of my canned goods from food banks, actually.

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gralan, thank you for showing a link to JoAnna's recipes. I simply use her cookbooks.

Her recipes are all delicious. What is really neat sometimes? She often cooks with diet Mt. Dew and diet Coke.

My favorite go-to of her's is Acapulco Tuna Salad:

tuna
mayonnaise
salsa
crushed corn chips

Mix in a bowl.

Place a helping of the mixture on a bed of lettuce

p.s. Sometimes, I place the mixture on some bread as a sandwich.

Voila!




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It is very true that the $ tree, $ general, Family $, and the .99 cents stores are great places to shop if you take just a little care to observe. Like with regular stores, not everything they sell are the better bargain. However, when the budget is tight a $ goes a long way in those stores than in regular markets and grocery stores. My wife and I are long term fans of these stores, over 2 decades of shopping with them. And they've come a long way too, even allowing one to order things online and pick them up at your local store.

Here is a link for Joanna M Lund recipes at the site BigOven:
www.bigoven.com/recipes/joan
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I made spaghetti tonight with the leftover portions of frozen ground turkey I bought from our local Target store. I cook the noodles in our pressure cooker, in a passive fashion (boil water, add noodles & seal lid, bring to boil, turn off heat). I also ground some anise seed to add to the Hunts 99cent sauce as it has the licorice flavor like fennel. I put in some celery, onion, and chopped the celery leaves into it too. Did you know they consider those a "superfood"?

The meat had a $5 off sticker for the 3lbs container. I usually nuke it as is from the package split between two loaf pans and then chunk it into a sauce, casseroles, burrito beans, etc. I do not have a microwavable container big enough for the whole thing. I will be trying to find one at the thrift stores of course.

Gotta go for now. Sorry for being away so long.

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What kind of no-cook recipes do you have? Would you share?

I do not always have the time to fix a fancy and elaborate meal. My crockpot is getting boring. I usually cook the same things in the crockpot. My microwave too.

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I did a review the other day on making Starbucks drinks at home. So much easier than I thought! Simply look on YouTube for "Making Starbucks Drinks at Home". You can get all of the syrup at Dollar Tree and maybe even the whipped cream (not sure) at Dollar Tree also.

I do not allow myself very many treats. But hey, I do not drink anymore and I do NOT do drugs.

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Download your 5 free cookbooks each month with this link...

www.free-ebooks.net/category/food-re
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What ones do you like?

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Have you ever heard of JoAnna M. Lund? Well, she lost over 100 pounds by tweeking her own recipes. Her cookbooks are available from the local library and on-line (very cheap on e-Bay). I own A Potful of Recipes (crockpot) and Party Fare (obviously party food). I also borrow her books from the local library. Right now, I have her microwave cookbook and her smoothies cookbook.

The ingredients are various and very neat. She likes to cook with diet Mountain Dew even!

I am co-team leader of her team. Stop by if you are interested! You won't get bored!.

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Recently, I read 4 library cookbooks for Slow Cooker Desserts and a couple on Fruit Infused Water.

Check your local library for some really good finds! If it were not for the local library, I would never have taught myself how to cook.

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I am so excited!

Yesterday, I received an NCP scanner in the mail. I get to scan my mostly groceries for points to earn things. If you have never heard of NCP scanners, they are used by Neilsen to know people's shopping habits. The scanner electronically submits your barcodes to the company.

Wish me luck!

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I made her calzone in a mug the other day. I didn't use enough spaghetti sauce. It was ALL dough and super dry. OK though for the first attempt.

I also used too much salt.

Use plenty of spaghetti sauce!



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I've been getting her newsletter for about a month now, and need to start doing the mug-recipes.

I've done eggs (for eggsalad recipe for 1), bread pudding, and soup in a mug. But the idea is intriguing indeed, especially for quick meals and little cleanup.

Great resource.
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I found a woman on-line who created "Mug Meals". I am so excited and will be doing some this weekend for trial and error. She has ways of making ANYTHING in a coffee mug.

Join along with me at:

www.biggerbolderbaking.com/gemmas-mu
g-
meals/


YUM

Tell me how it goes?

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I know not to take credit for recipes.

Be good.

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Did you know you do not have to be a member of a group to go to their recipe forums and copy the ones you like? As usual, please do not take credit for it being your own unless you actually make some changes to it.

I just found 32 crockpot recipes I'm going to check out, from another team.And remember, omnivores can add meats + to go along with vegetarian/vegan dishes if they want.

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I found this recipe on SparkRecipes, as I mentioned on the main page, having searched google and was directed back here. Oh boy. I'll have to start searching more SparkRecipes here at SparkPeople. So here it is:

The author used all whole wheat flour, omitted nuts, cut the butter with applesauce and subbed honey for brown sugar
original recipe here http://thetanglednest.com/2010/01/super-qu
ick-sandwich-bread-for-busy-days/
Minutes to Prepare: 10
Minutes to Cook: 60
Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients

2 cups whole wheat flour (traditional whole wheat, or white wheat both work beautifully)
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour (or more whole wheat)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup applesauce
1/2 cup light brown sugar (or 1/4 cup honey)
2 large eggs
1/4 - 1/3 cup molasses
1 1/4 cups milk
2 tablespoons orange juice
1- cup chopped nuts (walnuts are yummy in this recipe, but go ahead and experiment) - OPTIONAL
1/4 cup flax seeds - OPTIONAL


Directions
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, soda, and salt.

In a large mixing bowl, cream the sugar, applesauce and butter until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time. Beat in the molasses. Add 1/2 the flour mixture, then about half the milk, then the rest of the flour, then the last of the milk and the orange juice, mixing until moistened after each addition. If using a stand mixer, scrape the sides of the bowl as needed throughout the entire process. Stir in the nuts.

Transfer the batter to a buttered or oiled 9 x 5 loaf pan. Bake in a 300 degree oven for an hour and 10-15 minutes. Check the bread in an hourif it seems to be too dark on top, cover it lightly with foil for the last bit of baking. Let the finished bread sit 20 minutes before removing it from the pan, then allow it to cool completely before slicing.

The long baking time at this lower temperature allows the bran to become thoroughly moistened by the wet ingredients, making a wonderful, tender bread. I love a hunk of this bread toasted plain with my morning coffee. Its dense, so slice thinly for sandwiches. Enjoy!


Serving Size: 16 servings

Number of Servings: 16

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I use the free kindle books on Amazon

I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.


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At all grocery stores I go to it lists price per. serving on the store shelf on packaged items where the price is, it makes it easier to see what is the best buy! This is also done at my local pharmacy open to midnight that also sells many foods at a low price.

I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.


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When we get canned vegetables on sale they are .88- 1.25, no less, mostly $1.00, I do get 1 can a week and 1 can beans from the food bank every week.

I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.


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I found this person's cookbook in the public library, and then I got ahold of her ebook version of it. I was so happy about that. She also has a website, with the link offered below. She mainly does Asian foods, but is not restricted to that. You can search by style, cuisine, ingredient... pretty cool.

We like her version of Naan (a flatbread of India).


rasamalaysia.com/

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Here is a place that I look for free ebooks at Amazon. Sometimes there are up to 100 books listed, other times as little as 6. There are two columns so be sure to look to the one on the right which is labeled "Free". The one on the left is for $.



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I've enjoyed getting cookbooks from Amazon's website under ebooks. They have a listing for Top Free ebooks for just about every category, and I also get access to limited free ebooks on onehundredfreebooks.com. hahaha

I just downloaded a free pressure-cooker cookbook
amzn.com/B01M0PSNWF

On pinterest I have lots of cooking and diy/health stuff (including pins from SparkPeople). My free ebook pins are at
www.pinterest.com/gcandj/books-free-
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Yes with cost changes it probably doesn't get posted as it should. It is probably a good thing to double check. Certain foods I assign my own price per serving to save money. When its a good price I buy a lot. Recently I bought canned corn and green beans for 33 cents/can so I got a couple of cases. I try not to buy canned vegetables for more than 45 cents/can. People that know their bottom dollar will know a savings when they see one.

Okay GRALAN and I have chimed in on this. What does everyone else think? In this day and age of high prices everyone needs to know how to save a few $$$.

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You're right about cost per serving size, but I've found that at times it is not properly reflected on the store's shelf label; but it doesn't take much to use a calculator (on phone?tablet?). I've got a solar powered one that works under bright florescent lights. The product will say # of servings, so we just divide the $ by that and get our figure.

It is nice to see some activity here.
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Thanks for all the super ideas GRALAN. Everyone should compare serving size cost. Often it tells you on a shelf label how much this is.

I have used many of these ideas myself including foraging. Spring greens are a popular forage food here in Arkansas and I'm not above going to the yard for wild onions when I'm out of the store bought variety. My daddy planted cherry tomatoes in the corner of our house one year and then every spring they would come up by again. The tomatoes just grew until frost killed them. Daddy didn't even bother to mow the plants down. I guess the seeds just lay in the mulch of tomato plants until good weather came along. And the corner made it somewhat protected.

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Here is yet another resource free at time of posting.

ohfb.com/book/101-quick-and-easy-rec
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I also have boards including just cheap, books free, kids, sew what, etc at pinterest:
www.pinterest.com/gcandj/

When eating on a budget, free cookbooks and more are great for sponsoring creativity in our lives.
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Here is a set of books ranging from Mediterranean, clean eating, spiralizer, dump dinners and pressure cooking. Sometimes these books are free for hours, other books remain free after a year... lots of fun perusing. Note that the free samples of cooking books often have recipes.

www.amazon.com/dp/B016LS6436/ref=rdr
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I hope someone will find this helpful. I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, so to say, but I'm finding over and again how buying "bulk" can actually cost me more $. And as in the following, it actually does not reduce waste, as the individual pkgs are "wrapped" in a sleeve.

At a store we frequent, six pkgs of Ramen noodles are 17 cents each ($1.02 total). However, the same product in the proffered "six pack" costs $1.62. I've found this occurring with canned fruits and veggies, tortillas, paper and cleaning products.

So buyer beware is the cautionary motto of Capitalism. That biggest jar of pickles that seems like it should be a bargain, may actually cost you more than the smaller jars.

Caio for now, chow for later,
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Great link, good overview and tips. I'm glad they listed resources.

Here is my favorite tip: Peel fruit and place in water with vitamin C pills dissolved in it. This will keep fruit from browning. Reserve peels for making jelly. Fruit can be put directly into boxes with a slotted spoon or can be flash-frozen on cookie sheets and then stored.

www.stretcher.com/stories/15/15jul27a.cfm?
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When I copied the link info in your post I found out the space listed in the code. So I eliminated it and went to the site. I also added it here with the Add A Link.

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If you are familiar with The Dollar Stretcher, here is the link to show how to save by freezing your abundance:

http://www.stretcher.com/stories/15/15ju
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Thank you for the link there, as I went and found several things worth pinning and saving on my desktop even. I was reminded again how the basic diet needs can be met with 4 basic items (augmented with breads, crackers, onions, etc.): Rice and Legumes, peas and carrots. Since spices can be bought cheaply on discount or even at $1 stores, a little vinegar or mustard and such really help. Crackers and tortillas are easy enuf to make as well.

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WHEN YOU NEED FOOD: how to get food when you have no money.

Here is the link: http://theprudenthomemaker.com/live/when-y
ou-need-food

Summary: Building your food storage while you're living on it.

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thanks for the link

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I just ran across this today, and downloaded my copy of it. BTW, if you have a kindle reading ap for PC (which is free) I could loan this out to you for a couple weeks if you miss this deal.

www.amazon.com/Wild-Forage-Cookbook-
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I recall a landlord I had who was upset I had taught the neighbor kids to eat weeds. Well, I tried to explain Fennel to him, but he wouldn't hear of it. It was awkward after that. But it does taste like anise, or should I say black licorice.

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