Hello. You've heard Dr. B talk about the hair mineral analysis. If you have been thinking about doing one, I suggest you do it now. We just received notification that the price is going from $53.00 up to $99.00 on May 1. If you are going to have the hair mineral analysis done, I suggest that you purchase Johnson and Johnson Baby shampoo and start using it. After you have used it for 2 weeks, you can then cut your hair and send it in for analysis. If you need a kit, just call us at 800-326-5838 and we'll mail you one.
I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but due to basketball we will not be on the air February 20th. Tune in on February 27th, and we will be back.
Hi, welcome back. As promised, here are some tips for being prepared for anything. I heartily recommend that you check out some of these websites. The first one especially www.survivalacres.comhas a wealth of information and links that you should definitely check out. Another interesting web-sight is www.frontiersurvival.net.
You should make up some test menus and extrapolate that out for however long you think you might need to have the emergency provisions. We are planning on helping our children if need be also. I find that most younger people think that they are invincible. I finally realize the old adage, with age comes wisdom.
We opted to not purchase the ready made meals, instead, we purchased flour, beans, dried vegetables, rice, and dried meat. We also purchased sprouting seeds so that we will be able to have fresh vegetables.
The mylar bags will need buckets to help keep out bugs. You really don't need to buy the special gadget that seals the bags. An ordinary iron will do.
This list is a general guide. Take your own tastes into consideration when selecting your own pantry basics. The links will take you to more detailed information on each of the condiments, including recipes:
Drying herbs in the oven is very common, and a great way to shortcut the drying process into a short span. If you are pressed for time, or lack space to dry herbs on screen racks, this method may just work well for you! I do suggest, before you try drying your favorite herb this way, to research. Some herbs, like Sage, for example, will ignite at fairly low temperatures, and aren't recommended for oven drying. Other herbs, such as Chives, do not dry well in any fashion, and are better chopped and frozen into ice cubes.
To dry the herbs in the oven, you will need the following:
* a cookie sheet
* brown craft paper with holes punched in it, or cheesecloth
* Dark-tinted glass storage container
Once you are ready to go, here is the procedure:
1. line your cookie tray with your paper or cheesecloth. This prevents the herbs from touching metal, which can change the flavour or potency of some herbs. In general, you should stay away from processing herbs or preserves with metal utensils, in case a chemical reaction with the metal spoils all that hard work!
2. Lay your herbs out in a single layer on the lined cookie sheet, making sure you have lots of room between sprigs or petals.
3. Pre-heat your oven to around 150 degrees Fahrenheit, and place the cookie sheet on the middle rack. Leave the door open or crack it, so that humidity from the drying herbs escape.
4. Check your drying herbs frequently, and turn them if necessary. When I dry Thyme or Chamomile flowers, I tend to turn frequently to make sure all sides get even amount of time "up".
5. Remove your herbs from the oven when the petals of the flower feel dry and "crackle" when rubbed between your fingers. The same can be said for sprigs of herb like Rosemary.
6. Once your herbs are dried, store them immediately in your glass containers.
7. Check them for a few days, since any left over moisture can spoil the entire batch. If you see any moisture on the glass, you can always re-heat the oven, and place the herb in for round #2. Check for spoilage, and throw out any darkened or rotten herbs.
It's really that simple! Once you get the hang of it, you can dry lots of different herbs in the oven quickly, and have the same results as hanging them to dry, or using screens... only faster.
Hi. I know we promised you some information on preparedness. and yes, it will be forthcoming. We (Dr. B and I) are in Jacksonville this Saturday. Yes, we were broadcasting long distance), but I don't have all my information here. I promise to have it all up by next Saturday's show.