Monday, December 31, 2012

Celery Vinegar Recipe: 7 Powerful Benefits of Celery

Here is a very simple, yet powerful recipe for Celery Vinegar:

Combine 1/4 lb. Celery seed or 1 qt fresh celery chopped fine.  1 qt. vinegar. 1 T. Salt, and 1 T sugar. Put celery in jar; heat the vinegar, sugar, an salt an pour in boiling hot over celery.  Cool, cover tightly, and set away. After 2 weeks, strain and bottle.

Celery is often referred to as the  "negative calorie food" but it certainly isn't lacking in nutrition. 

Whether you're garden as a hobby or you're a survivalist/prepper you want to have this heirloom vegetable in your garden.  Here are several reasons why:

Immune System
The high amounts of vitamin C in celery promote a healthy immune system.

Blood Pressure
Celery contains pthalides, which have been shown to lower blood pressure by relaxing the muscles around the arteries and allowing vessels to dilate. The calcium, magnesium, and potassium in celery also helps regulate blood pressure.  Yes, Calcium helps to regulate blood pressure.

Celery is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, which may help with ailments attributed to inflammation such as arthritis.

The pthalides in celery may also lower cholesterol by increasing bile acid secretion.

Diuretic Celery has been used as a diuretic for centuries. Its diuretic effect comes from its balance of potassium and sodium which helps to flush out excess fluid from the body.

Celery contains coumarins which have been shown to be effective in the prevention of cancer.


Friday, December 28, 2012

Green Onion: How to save it & grow it in a cup

Green Onions

Cut off what you need for your recipe, dinner, etc then toss the bulbs into a glass with a bit of water. They’ll begin to grow and give you new green onions to use.
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Dill Vinegar: For Digestive Problems

How to make Dill Vinegar:

Dill Vinegar.  Crush 1/2t. dill seeds, then soak in 1 pt. cider vinegar for 2-3 weeks. Strain and it's done.  Excellent for digestive problems.  Take 1t before or after each meal.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

How to save Heirloom Seeds (Dill)

How to save Heirloom Dill Seeds:

To harvest dill seeds, You'll need to cut the plants BEFORE the seed heads turns dark brown, because after that the Heirloom Dill seeds will begin to fall to the ground.

If you can harvest our Heirloom Dill Seeds on a dry summer day.  Tie in bunches an hang in a airy but shay place.  Have something underneath the Dill Seeds to catch the seeds that drop or just lay them on a clean paper.  when the heads are dry, shell off the seeds and store in a covered glass jar or fold up stalks and all in your paper (they'll keep fine).  One school of thought says the Dill seeds are better dried off the head; I can't tell the difference.  You can also freeze dill or grow it in a kitchen pot through the winter.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Natural Flu Remedy Protocol

Flu Protocol

At the first sign of a flu (sneezing, elevated temperature, muscle and joint aches, coughing, etc.) this is what I do.

I spray my nose with colloidal silver (10ppm.) I do this often and continue until I am well. I also take colloidal silver internally. I find sipping as much as I can at the beginning often stops the process. I cannot, by law, prescribe amounts, but you can do a little research and decide on what level is good for you. I use 10ppm.

How does the silver work? Scientists tell us, after close observation of live blood, that the silver particles are attracted to ALL single celled organisms. They go right for the nucleus and attach themselves. About thirty seconds later the organism dies. It is important to note that we have good bacteria in our mouths, gut, etc. so taking colloidal everyday, all the time is probably not a good idea.

This next remedy might not sound very high tech or exciting, but, believe me, it is powerful.

I make a broth and freeze it. You will not feel like gathering the ingredients and cooking the broth when you are sick.

In a gallon of distilled water:  (use organic vegetables if possible)

    1.8-10-cloves of garlic, chopped

    2. 2-3 yellow onions, chopped

    3. 5-7 carrots, chopped

    4. 5-7 stalks of celery

    5. a handful of parsley  

    6. 2-3 inches of ginger root, chopped

    7. cayenne pepper to toleration

    8. sea salt or “real” salt

    9. about a teaspoon of curry, more if you want it

I bring this broth to a boil, then simmer for about forty-five minutes. I keep some of the broth with the solids and some I strain.

When you are really feeling poorly, the strained broth will be the best. It will hydrate you and deliver essential medicines to your body. There are many healing components in this mix, too many to list. Garlic, alone, would take up a page.  

As you begin to feel better and gain an appetite, the broth with the solids will continue the healing work.

I also take extra vitamin C, and Echinacea extract.

Often the respiratory system is deeply compromised. For the nose, I spray the colloidal silver. Sometimes I irrigate with a mild sea salt dilution (Neti pot, or small blue bulb.) If my throat is raw, I gargle deeply with a one-to one mixture of hydrogen peroxide and warm water. Never gargle with straight peroxide as it may burn your tissue.

If the lungs are congested, tea tree oils inhales are very helpful. I put two-three drops in a mug, pour rapidly boiling water to the top, cup my hands around, sniff, then deeply inhale until all of the steam is gone. Pour the mixture down the drain…NEVER ingest tea tree oil.

If your fever is too high, a warm wash cloth placed along the spine can bring it down. However, virus can be killed by heat. It is the body’s natural response to any viral invasion, so a fever can actually assist the healing process if it isn’t too high for too long.

White Willow Bark is aspirin in its original, natural form. It doesn’t produce the contraindications of the pharmaceutical copy. I take it for any aches and pains that accompany the “flu.”

Remember the old advice about drinking a lot of liquids…still holds true. I use the broth as much as I can.

If what we are told is true, that this “flu” will be back in the fall, then now is the time to organize your remedies.

Please note, there are other natural remedies out there that people use and swear by. By all means, do what works for you. This protocol is what I find works best for me and I hope it has given you some direction.

Good Health to all. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

How to Save Heirloom Celery Seeds

Learn how to save Heirloom Celery Seeds:

Celery is self-fertile, inspect-pollinated biennial.  It will cross with celeria or other celeries.  In cold zones, choose your plants in the fall.  Dig them out being careful not to harm the roots.  Replant them in dirt in something you can keep in a root cellar, the above-ground part mulched with straw.

Replant in spring after last frost; trim rotted prats.  In warm zones, plant for seed in July and transplant in January.  Set out 2 feet apart because second-year growth get high an wide.  Later come tiny white blooms; still later, brown seeds. 

To avoid loss on the ground, shake the top heads (which mature seed first) into a bag once in a while.  Cut and dry on cloth or paper.

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Heirloom Pickled Onion Recipe

Non GMO Heirloom Pickled Onions Recipe (Red or White Onions)

Main Ingredients

 1 lb red or white Heirloom Onions  (about 2 med or 1 large), thinly sliced
 1/2 cup sugar
 1 1/2 cups white vinegar

1/2 Cinnamon stick
1 Star Anise
1 Bay Leaf
5 cloves
1 Star anise
Dash red pepper flakes

Optional spices- Fresh ginger slices, oregano, garlic, cumin seeds, mustard seeds

Putting it together:

1 Blanch red onions in a saucepan of boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain in colander.

2 While the water is heating in step 1, in a separate saucepan combine the vinegar, sugar and spices. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

3 Add blanched, drained onions to the vinegar mixture. Simmer for 1 minute.

4 Transfer to a glass jar. Allow to stand until cooled. Will keep several weeks refrigerated.

Yield: Makes 1 1/2 pints.

Monday, December 3, 2012

How to Save Heriloom Onion Seeds: Survivalist, Preppers, Homesteaders

How to Save Onion Heirloom Seeds:

Onions produce seed by putting up one slender stalk that flowers and then makes seed.  If you want your onions to keep putting their energy into making bulbs rather than diverting it to making seed just snap the flower stems off when they start to make flowers.  

Onion pollen carried by insects; you can't have pure breed seed unless you grown only one kind have only one kind flowering at a time, or keep your different kinds quite separate.  On the other hand, if they do cross, the results will be edible and may have hybrid vigor! 

Onion are biennial if you're going from seed to set and then from set to bulb.  You save good bulbs from the plants you choose to be parents (your sets) and set them out the next spring.  To keep seed-making plants from losing your onion seed by scattering before it is ripe on the plant, fasten a paper bag over the seed head with a rubber band.  Then you can harvest seed, bag and all, when you're ready. But first give the insects a chance to do their job completely.  Or you can gather your onion seed a little earlier and finish drying on a newspaper.
Onion seeds will last for years if well dried and sealed in glass where humidity can't get at them, but they will die in just a few months if you have them in a warm humid place.  Getting them too dry by artificial heating will kill them too.  They are one of the shortest-lived seed unless conditions are just right.

Friday, November 30, 2012

How To Germinate Heirloom Seeds Indoors

How To Germinate Heirloom Seeds 

Step #1:

We first start our Heirloom seeds using egg cartons.  So if you've been throwing them away, now you have a reason to keep them.  You can add a little dirt in the tray BEFORE placing the seed inside.  We personally put approximately 2 or 3 Heirloom seeds per hole in the egg carton tray.  However you can place as many seeds as you would like to grow.  Below is a picture of step #1.  Our Heirloom Seeds have a high germination rate because they are sold fresh.

Step #2
After adding our Heirloom Seeds fill in the rest of the holes with dirt.  Then add a label to the carton with the contents of the tray.

Step # 3

Once we've have added the dirt we then plastic wrap to the egg cartons to create a mini green house effect. You don't have to use this method but we've had excellent results from this method.  You then apply several holes to let air circulate in and out of the egg carton. 

Step #4

You then place your eggs carton out in the sun (weather permitting) or you can place them in a room were the temperature is at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit.  Your seeds should start germinating in about 7-10 days depending on the type of seeds you are planting.

Here is a tip:

You can increase the success in terms of high germination by soaking your seeds for 2-4 hours before planting.  Some seeds like peas, green beans, string beans will greatly benefit from this.  If you want to increase the effectiveness of this soak them in our Bloomin Minerals as before planting instead of plain old water.  The Bloomin Minerals will make have a positive effect on your yield of your garden and you will be the envy of your neighbors.  Turn your "Black Thumb" into a "Green thumb" with Bloomin Minerals.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

How to Save Heirloom Turnip Seeds

How to Save Heirloom Turnip Seeds:

Turnips-Are bee pollinated, self-incompatible, biennial roots that easily cross with many other bassicas; turnip, radish, rape, mustard, rutabaga, Chinese cabbage, and wild  varieties of turnip and mustard. 

You're safe from crossing only if your seed bearers are not within 1/4 mile of any of those related plants while both are flowering.  But the problem the first year is to get the parent plant through the winter.  In the coldest zones, dig and store the root, and then replant the next spring. 

In warmer areas mulch and leave in the garden.  Allow 18 inches between seeding plants.  After seed pod become yellow, cut the stalks and manage like cabbage.

Turnip seed is very strong; with care it should keep it's germinating power for 5 years or more.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Watercress Soup Recipe: Comfort Soup Lunch Dinner

Watercress Soup Recipe:

Makes 3 bowls of soup – approx 100 kcal


1 small onion, finely chopped
2 pints of chicken or vegetable stock
2 small potatoes, diced
1 1/2 of watercress (hopefully from our Heirloom Seeds).
A pinch of salt and freshly milled black pepper

In a large saucepan heat the onions in two or three tablespoons of stock or water. Add the rest of the stock potatoes together with the seasoning in the pan.

Bring to the boil and simmer until the potatoes are soft. Add the watercress, and stir for about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and blend in a liquidizer.

The soup is delicious, served either hot or chilled.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Organic Composting: Got my hands in Defication for when the SHTF

I've got my hands in some deep defecation for when the SHTF (Shit hits the fan).  Watch the video and you'll understand why! 

It gives real life meaning for our old USMC saying:
 "When the defecation hits the oscillation rotator call Air Naval Gunfire Marines!"

Saturday, November 24, 2012

How To Save Cucumber Heirloom Seeds

Step by Step on How to Save and Store Heirloom Cucumber Seeds:

Heirloom Cucumber Seeds- After being green your cucumbers for seed will turn yellow and then brown. The skin will become hard, almost like a gourd.  Then it's finally ready. You can store the hard brown fruits in a cool place for as long as a several weeks at this stage.  That enables you to wait until all your seed cukes are ready and then process them all at once.

Getting Out the Seed: Cut each cucumber fruit in half, trying not to damage any more seeds than necessary as you do it.  Spoon out the seed together with the surrounding pulp into a nonmetal  container (glass or crockery).  Let seeds and pulp sit and ferment at room temperature, stirring twice a day.  After 2 to 4 days the jellylike pulp that had been clinging around the seeds will change into a think liquid that lets them go.  It's ready for the next step when most of the seeds are at the bottom of the dish and the liquid above is pretty much clear.  Don't worry about the seed that are still floating.  They are doing that because they're hollow, no good and wouldn't grow any way.  Skim and dump those seeds.  Don't get in a rush and skip this fermenting process because it destroys seed-born disease--a very important step in saving cucumber seeds.

Rising and Drying Cucumber seeds:  Finish the seeds by filling your container with cool water, letting the seeds setting to the bottom and pouring off what's left.  Do that several times.  Now spread out the seeds to dry, no more than 1 layer deep, in a place like a sunny window.  Don't use artificial heat like a oven or a heat lamp, that could hurt or kill them.  Figure on at least 2 days for them to dry, and then you can store.

Storing the Heirloom Seeds:  Label them with the year, their variety and the characteristics you selected them for.  It's a long time until next spring or the spring after that, and you're may to forget if you don't record it.  Store seed in a cold, dry place.  Don't panic if they freeze.  If the seeds is dry, freezing not only won't hurt but may even improve the crop.  Our Cucumber Heirloom Seeds can easily germinate for 10 years or more.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

How To Save Heirloom Carrot Seeds

How to Save Heirloom Carrot Seeds:

Carrots are insect-pollinated biennials that will cross with other varieties and with wild carrots.  So it is very hard to get pure seed where wild carrots (Queens Anne's Lace, etc) grow or within a mile of other flowering carrots.  

Crossing with wild carrots will results in whitish, fiber, non-sweet roots. You have to over winter your prospective parents.  Choose your best plants and mark them.  In the fall break or twist off the tops leave only about a inch of green stem.  Store those buried under the ground deep enough so they won't freeze.  Mark your spot.  In the spring set them out in rows, with the crowns level with the ground, and off they'll go again. 

The second year they become inedible because they send all the food out of the root in the seed stalk, and the root gets woody.  The seeds don't come or ripen all at once.  First they come on the main stem and then on the branches.  Wait until the greenish color disappears from the seeds and the branches they hang from.  then cut the stalks, air -dry further, rub out the seed by hand and screen.  Sift or winnow there, rub out the seed by hand and screen.  Sift or winnow out the sticks, etc. A dozen carrot plants would probably give enough seed for your family.  

Our Heirloom Seeds will stay healthy and germinate at least 7 to 10 years when stored correctly.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

How To Store Heirloom Seeds: For Survivalist & Preppers

Learn how to store our Heirloom Seeds in a Survivalist, Prepper or Disaster situation.  Many Survivalist and Preppers prep or safe food for various reasons. A wise person like the Prophet Joseph knew the value of saving seeds, and grains for the 7 lean years.  It will be wise if you did the same.

Sometimes it's for prepping for a disaster or what some people involved in Preparedness believe to be TEOTWAWK (Then End Of The World As We Know It).  Whatever the reason, we're going to show you "How to Store Heirloom Seeds that will last for 20+ years!"

The Heirloom Seed Survivalist Capsule will be waterproof as well as moister proof for years to come.  

What you'll need:

(1) PVC Pipe.  The size will depend on just how much Heirloom Seeds you will be storing/saving.  Our Heirloom Seeds package have over 15,000+ seeds.  That means you can plant your garden with half of the seeds and the rest you can safely store them.

Two (2) PVC Caps that will fit you PVC pipe.  

(1) PVC Glue (cement) and Primer.

(1) Our Heirloom Seeds PackageWe actually have our Heirloom Seed Survival Capsule on sale with either 15,000+ or 7,5000 seedsObviously we recommend that you order two Heirloom Seed packages.  Use one and store the other one for emergencies. 

Oxygen Absorbers-  Add about 20 or 25 packets to the PVC Piping.

Instructions (In case you haven't already figured it out).

1.  Cut your PVC pipe to the length that you want.
2.  On one end add the PVC primer, let it dry and then add glue. Before the glue dries place the PVC cap on.
3.  Add 1/2 of the Oxygen Absorbers to the PVC pipe.
4.  Add our Heirloom Seeds.
5.  On the other end follow step #2 again.
6.  You're done.

Now the fun begins.

Go hide and/or bury the "Time capsule" (don't forget where you've buried it).  This is were your survivalist/prepper skills come in.