More and more these days I find myself baking from scratch. There are the artisan breads, the automatic bread maker breads and more recently artisan pizza. All of these hand baked items are far superior to store bought – no sneaky ingredients or preservatives that I can not pronounce – plus, they cost pennies to make. (Actually, about 50 cents which is still far less than $4 or more for store bought in my my neck of the woods.)
And then there are sweet breads or loaves. Not quite cake but not quite bread either. These are the banana breads and zucchini breads that are favored as a breakfast treat or bed time snack.
Ready for something new from my kitchen? Sometimes I put together something that falls into the genre of “survival food”. The reasons may be many but for the most part, to qualify the food stuffs in question need to be something that is easily prepared using store food products and can be cooked indoors in a conventional manner or outdoors on a rocket stove, grill or campfire. Sometimes, I also “practice” making things from scratch to decrease my reliance on store bought products.
I have decided to name these little adventures of mine “The Bite of Survival”. Today I provide just a snippet – a taster so to speak.
Depression cooking is a skill that we all should learn. Come in to Clara’s kitchen to see how to eat well when food and money are scarce. You will become both motivated and charmed!