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Sourdough Starter Recipe

Sourdough starter

During my downtime, I spend time in the kitchen as I enjoy cooking my mother and grandmother’s old-time recipes. One of my family’s favorites is sourdough it doesn’t matter if it is sourdough bread, biscuits, or pancakes.
I’m pretty sure this sourdough starter recipe was handed down from my grandmother to my mom, but that doesn’t matter because it makes great sourdough bread, biscuits, and anything else sourdough

The original recipe called for well water or spring water. If you don’t have access to either of these bottled water will work. (do not use chlorinated water as the chlorine kills the bacteria for the starter)

For your container, you want a large crock or glass jar, remember to leave the lid on loose to allow gas to escape. Here are the ingredients and preparation instructions for the sourdough starter recipe. Enjoy.

1 cup of whole wheat flour

3/4th cup room-temperature water (do not use chlorinated water )

add the water to the flour and whisk together to mix well

Cover the sourdough starter with a kitchen towel. Place it in a warm spot

Leave your starter alone for 24 hours. After 24 hours mix with a fork.
measure out a half cup of the starter, and discard it.

Add half a cup of unbleached, all-purpose flour and 3/4 cup of warm water do not use hot water. See 2 above

Mix well and again, leave in a warm place 24 hours

By the third day, you should see some activity in your starter and also a fruity aroma. Once again, discard half a cup of starter and add half a cup of all-purpose flour and 6 tablespoons non-chlorinated water.

Continue the process for the next three day The starter should be bubbling and is ready to use.

The starter needs to be fed about once a week
For every cup of starter used or discarded feed with 1 cup flour and ¾ cup warm non-chlorinated water.

You also might like Nanna’s Buttermilk Cornbread

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Some Facts About the Corona Virus

Johns Hopkins University has sent this excellent summary to avoid contagion, share it because it is very clear:

* The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipids (fats) which, if absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or mouth mucosa, changes their genetic code. (mutation) and converts them into multiplier and attacker cells.

* Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and the type of material in which it is found.

* The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That’s why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam BREAKS THE GREASE (that’s why you have to rub so much: for at least 20 seconds or more, and make a lot of foam). By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.

HEAT melts the fat; then use water above 25 degrees to wash your hands, clothes and everything else. In addition, hot water produces more foam which makes it even more useful.

* Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol greater than 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.

* Any mixture with 1 part of bleach and 5 parts of water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.

* Hydrogen peroxide helps a lot after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the proteins of the virus, but you have to use it pure and it hurts the skin.

NO BACTERICIDES. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; one cannot kill with antibiotics what is not alive, but rapidly disintegrate its structure with all that has been said.

* NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or clothing. While it is glued on a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only between 3 hours (fabric and porous), 4 hours (copper, because it is naturally antiseptic; and wood, because it removes all moisture and does not let it detach and disintegrates), 24 hours (cardboard), 42 hours (metal) and 72 hours (plastic). But if you shake it or use a duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours and can settle in your nose.

Viral molecules remain very stable in external or artificial cold like air conditioners in homes and cars. They also need moisture to remain stable and especially darkness. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it more quickly.

* UV LIGHT on any object that may contain it breaks the virus protein. For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask is perfect. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is a protein) in the skin, eventually causing wrinkles and skin cancer.

* The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.

* Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break the protective layer of fat.

NO ALCOHOL or VODKA. The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol and you need 65%.

We will continue to go outside for exercise and to town when we need to buy things.  Our small town is not afraid and is getting very close to defying the governor’s directive that is destroying our local economy.  That governor is a democrat…  SURPRISE!

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Precious Metals and Death of the Dollar

Precious Metals

The government is going to give $1200 to just about every US citizen. However what is that $1200 worth? Well at the current rate the government prints money it isn’t worth anything. Here’s how I plan to use my money if and when it should arrive. First I plan to restock essential supplies, like food storage, water storage, medical supplies and whatever else we may need to take care of the family. Then I plan to buy some precious metals, gold, and silver will still have value when the dollar takes a dive and isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on.

I began purchasing precious metals like gold and silver a few years ago although I have some gold coins I like silver because I can get it in coins, rounds, bars, and also what is known as junk silver pre-1964 coins. When I first began buying precious metals on June 11, 2002 gold was $317 I purchased about $2000 for around 6 one-ounce gold coins I have purchased more over the years but that first purchase in now worth just under $10,000 not bad for a $2000 investment. During this time I also bought $1500 American Silver Eagle coins today that initial $1500 is worth $3700.

Precious Metals

As I write this gold is above $1600 and silver around $15 and will most likely go higher in the next few months. The dollar is dying and precious metals are the cure. Precious metals are my hedge against the future economic collapse

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