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December 04, 2011


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Such an urban contemporary hunter-gatherer! So impressive. We used to do the organic basket thing. But it was too much stuff for one couple with too many weird things in it. It was too much pressure to finish everything before the next delivery came!

A Jaded Mama

Ha! Thanks Joyce! Seriously, though, try JDA. It's very grocery and we rarely get stuff we don't recognize.

Simone M

You can also hunt: elk, caribou, bear, partridge, rabbit, turtle, frogs, hahaha! I have tried bear and don't personally like it. I also don't find Caribou very good when compared to Moose. I'm not even sure who is allowed to hunt certain animals as most of the people who I know have their Native status cards. Partridge is my favourite though and so much easier to clean than a chicken. (p.s. I am not a redneck, just live in a rural area of Ontario) :)

A Jaded Mama

Big EW to the frogs. Gag.


I want to see that cow in your back yard ; )

A Jaded Mama

Not in my backyard, Maggie! It will be chickens before anything else but then I'll be kicked out of my borough. I'll have to find a farmer to board my cow.


Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting and thorough! Hope to see you next week!

Be sure to visit RealFoodForager.com on Sunday for Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!


hi, i noticed that you mentioned that cooking the stock for a week, using some, and adding more water can only be done with beef bones. however, i recently read a blog post from someone else that she does this with chicken bones. here's her link, in case you want to read it. http://nourishedkitchen.com/perpetual-soup-the-easiest-bone-broth-youll-make/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nourishedkitchen+%28Nourished+Kitchen%29

Erin Dense

if you hate gardening or dont have the space, why not look at doing aquaponics? google it! :)

Chris K.

While we don't eat 100% real food (I actually let people in the house eat the free cereal we get from WIC), the vast majority of food we eat IS and on a rather extreme budget--$161 a month in food stamps plus WIC for 2 children (where most of the unhealthier stuff comes from, ironically, since it is supposed to be a NUTRITIONAL food supplement program) for a family of 5-6 (depending on whether my oldest is here or at his dad's). My husband is unemployed and I'm unable to work due to medical issues, but we still eat dang well! This month, I've been sharing EXACTLY how we do it and what we eat with my X-Treme Food Stamp Challenge and I frequently share my recipes, gardening tips, and more as well. Just because we are poor doesn't mean we can't live well!

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