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Homesteading Mom is run by Cat Ellis, an herbalist, prepper and aspiring homesteader. Cat is the author of two books, Prepper's Natural Medicine and Prepping for a Pandemic. Cat Ellis also blogs at KetoCat.com, HerbalPrepper.com, and TheOrganicPrepper.com.

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Egg Salad

By Homesteading Mom / August 4, 2010

If ever there was an inexpensive source of high quality protein, it is the humble and amazingly versitile egg.  Here is my version of the classic favorite, egg salad. Ingredients a dozen eggs mayonaise, 1/2 cup or less 2 tablespoons green onion 2 tablespoons chili powder salt & pepper Directions Boil and peel a dozen eggs. (click here for […]

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Uses for Leftover Water from Boiling Eggs

By Homesteading Mom / July 29, 2010

When you boil an egg, some of the calcium from the shell leaches into the water.  This is a good thing!  You now have water plus calcium.  Here are two good uses for the calcium water left over from cooking eggs. When the water cools down, use it to water tomatoes.  It will add some calcium […]

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Five Uses for Leftover Egg Shells

By Homesteading Mom / July 29, 2010

Ever wonder what to do with leftover egg shells from cooking or baking?  Here are a few ideas for leftover egg shells: Soil Amendment– Crush them up (mortar & pestle, food processor, blender, etc.) and add them to your soil before planting tomato plants.  Tomatoes love the extra calcium, which “may” help prevent blossom-end rot. Seed […]

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How to Hard Boil an Egg

By Homesteading Mom / July 29, 2010

Hard boiled eggs are used in many favorite, staple recipes, including egg salad, devilled eggs, and as a protein source in salads.  Hard boiling eggs are one of those basic cooking skills that a lot of people take for granted.  Since it is both a time and resource saver to hard boil a dozen eggs rather […]

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Welcome to Homesteading Mom

By Homesteading Mom / July 27, 2010

This site is dedicated to helping people learn homesteading skills.  The category list will continue to grow as this web site grows, but here is a quick description of each category: Food Preparation Food should be prepared from single-ingredient items (for example, pork, milk, basil, honey, butter, eggs, carrot, etc.), and from as many items […]

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