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What You Need in Your Bug Out Bag

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Hello, my friends!  Today I want to share with you one of the things I have that I hope I never need to use.  Our bug out bag.  Not everyone has a bug-out bag, I know, but I definitely feel like they should!  If there is some sort of emergent situation going on where you can’t go get the things that you need at the store, hopefully you can survive off of what you have at home, right?  Sure.  BUT…what if something happens that you have to vacate your home RIGHT NOW?  Wildfire, maybe?  Earthquake made your home unstable?  There...

harvesting cilantro

How to Know When to Harvest Cilantro

Hello, my friends!  If you like Mexican food like I do, maybe you grow your own cilantro.  You may have noticed that cilantro can really be a tricky plant to garden if you don’t know when to harvest.  It’s leaves will lose their flavor once it “goes to seed”.   You cannot keep it from going to seed indefinitely, but you can delay it if you harvest cilantro properly.    I hope the tips in this post will help you know when to harvest your cilantro leaves to get the most out of your plant before it goes to seed!...

Yellowstone Vacation

Yellowstone Vacation

My family just spent four days up near Yellowstone National Park on the Montana/Wyoming border.  I thought it would be fun to share pictures because some of you may not have been there before.  Maybe you are even thinking of a trip there soon.  Well, I do have pictures to share, but our recent trip to Yellowstone felt something like a Chevy Chase movie.  We were definitely able to enjoy the gorgeous scenery there, but oh my goodness, we sure had some hurdles in trying to enjoy our long weekend getaway.                  ...

fruit salad, strawberries

How to Make Strawberry Fluff Dessert

Hey, you guys!  Since barbecue/picnic season is upon us, today I want to share with you this recipe for Strawberry Fluff Dessert.   My mom makes this often for family gatherings.  She calls it a fruit salad.  I call it a dessert-mostly because every ingredient, except for the fresh strawberries, sounds like it should be a dessert.  Call it whatever you like, but you can definitely call this Strawberry Fluff Dessert amazing!  This refreshing dessert is creamy and sweet.  And let’s be honest…you can’t go wrong with fresh strawberries!  It makes a great side dish for any gathering.  Be sure to...

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May Starbucks Gift Card Winner!

Hi, guys!   May is almost over and I still haven’t announced the winner of the May Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway!  I guess I should do that, right?   In case you don’t already know,  newsletter subscribers for Life Between the Kitchen and the Coop get a chance to win a Starbucks gift card as a thank you for hanging out with me here at Life Between the Kitchen and the Coop!  🙂  Have YOU entered by subscribing to our newsletter yet? It’s FREE!  If you haven’t subscribed, let’s get it done!  Click here to subscribe now so that you will be...

gardening

How to Make a Custom-Built Garden Irrigation System

Hey!  Have you gotten your garden planted yet?  We have.  We have to have a garden irrigation system in our garden because we live in the desert (Utah). My husband is a handy guy, so ours is custom-made.  The great thing about the garden irrigation system that my husband made is you can water your garden section by section if you want to, because it has valves to shut off sections that you don’t want to water.  I thought it was great and he said it wasn’t that difficult to do, so I thought I would share it with you!...

emergency preparedness

How to Build Food Storage By Shopping Case Lot Sales

Let’s  talk about how to build food storage through shopping case lot sales.   I want to share this tip with you because I know that it will help you! Getting started on your food storage can be overwhelming.  You might be thinking that building your food storage takes money and maybe you don’t have any extra. It can be challenging to build your food storage if you don’t have much cash to spare. Believe me I have been there and done that!  But if you learn how to shop strategically, you can really build your food storage by shopping case lot...

how to make frozen drinks, how to make cold drinks, how to make summer drinks

How to Make Copycat Orange Julius

Do you ever go to the mall on a hot summer day and get an Orange Julius?  They are a beautiful thing when it is hot outside.  Perfectly sweet, cool, and relaxing.  Frozen drinks can be a great way to beat the heat, so if it is already warming up where you are like it is here in Utah you have got to give this drink a try!  Several years ago my daughter’s middle school cooking teacher passed out this yummy recipe for making Copycat Orange Julius at home!  Our family loves them and I think yours will, too!  It’s...