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These how-to tutorials focus on growing and cooking your own food. Included are videos and detailed articles to help you become self-sufficient with all things food and drink.

You will learn how to grow fruits and vegetables on your deck, balcony or garden.

You will learn how to cook delicious whole food that is healthy and low sugar. Many of the cooking tutorials are low carb specific, but not all.  All are, however, easy and packed with flavor.

You will learn how to use a range of spices to enhance classic recipes, with a focus on Mexican cuisine.

And you can learn how to make unique craft cocktails or non-alcoholic drinks with shrub syrups.

Click here to see the range of playlists included in the video tutorials.

The cooking tutorials do not involve hard-to-find ingredients, specialized kitchen equipment or a high level of cooking experience.  They are often quick and easy with an emphasis on either low carb, slow carb, or keto recipes.

Collections of videos include the categories of “low carb Mexican”, “how to make and use spices” and “low carb recipes”, “cold weather cooking” and “food boards”.  Food boards includes how to build dessert plates, brunch boards, cheese boards, and many others.

How to Grow Eggplants from Seed: in Pots or the Garden

With its broad leaves and lavender flowers, eggplants are a beautiful plant that produce a unique fruit used in many dishes from Italy, the Middle East, and India. This guide will help you grow heirloom or hybrid varieties of eggplants from seed and then guide you to transplanting out to a container or the garden …

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Heirloom Tomato Crostata (or Galette): a Freeform Tart

An heirloom tomato crostata (aka glaette) is a beautiful, savory way to enjoy the waning days of Summer tomatoes. The crust is an easy biscuit dough, but if you want truly quick and easy, pick up some store-bought pastry dough. Just be sure and use the tastiest, freshest tomatoes available, heirloom tomatoes if possible. Top …

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Grilled Cheese with Jam Fillings

This taste test compares two versions of a grilled cheese and tomato jam sandwich – one with Velveeta and refined white bread, and one with gouda and robust seeded bread from the bakery. Processed vs Non-processed Cheese There is an ongoing controversy at our house regarding Velveeta. Is it really a cheese or something else? …

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