January 23, 2018

Back to Basics: Last Day & Other Offerings

The Back to Basics Living Bundle sale ends at midnight tonight (Central Time), so I thought I'd wind up my week of book reviews by mentioning a couple of other things that I think some of you might be interested in: gluten-free baking and how to make money on your homestead.

Gluten Free

Never Buy Bread Again: 20+ Homemade Bread Recipes by Laurie Neverman isn't a gluten-free cookbook, but does include gluten-free recipes like Coconut Flour Bread, Brazilian Cheese Bread, Gluten Free Sandwich Bread, and Gram Irene's Cornbread. Some of the recipes give the option of wheat flour or gluten free blend. The chapter entitled "To Gluten or Not To Gluten?" really lays out the various problems people have with gluten, and also the problems with so many of the commercial gluten-free products. Extra recipes like Beer Cheese Fondue and Chicken and Dumplings are a nice touch.

In Artisan Bread: The Art of Sourdough author Dana Thompson states that she makes sourdough breads because members of her family are gluten intolerant. Gluten begins to break down in the souring process, so depending on one's type of intolerance, sourdough bread may be an option. She discusses all aspects of sourdough in great detail, and I was also interested in the instructions for dehydrating sourdough starter. That could be useful!

And speaking of bread, you're going to need something yummy to top your next loaf of fresh hot homemade bread and what better than a flavored butter! DIY Homemade Butters by Kristina Nelson has something for everybody: Cinnamon Honey, Herbed, Cranberry, Whiskey Blue Cheese, and Garlic butters plus a recipe for a dry Italian seasoning mix. This little eBook is a nice addition to the bundle.

Earning an Income on Your Homestead

The biggest challenge to homesteading is the reality of money. Most of us have at least a mortgage and so while we work toward self-sufficiency, must still have a job to pay that plus meet other expenses. If you're fortunate to have your place paid for and have no debt, you are fortunate indeed! Even so, money is still a necessity. The Back to Basics Living Bundle offers a couple of resources for those trying to figure out how to make a living from home.

Rural Hobby Turned Business: Take the First Steps to Starting Your Own Business by Leah M. Lynch will take you through the steps to do just that. Starting with assessing your dream and turning it into a vision, the author gives you the practical steps and advice to make it so. Teaches you how to analyze profitability, make hard decisions, and gain visibility to grow your business. 
How To Make A Profit Homesteading by Kristin Duke offers a practical, personalized approach to analyzing and adapting your homestead resources for making a profit from them. It includes two spreadsheets: Profit Projection and Revenue Expenses Tracking. You also get access to online videos that teach you how to use them. You will learn how to trace your most profitable homestead activities and how to predict your ability to earn from them.

For a list of all the eBooks in the bundle, click here. You have several options to purchase the collection:
  • Online access: $39.97
  • USB flash drive: $64.97 (includes domestic shipping)
  • USB flash drive PLUS online access: $69.97 (includes domestic shipping)
If you decide you don't like it, it has a 30-day money-back guarantee.

And remember! If you buy the bundle through my blog, you can choose one volume from my Critter Tales Series eBooks, for free. My Honeybee Tales is included in the bundle, but if you buy the bundle through this link, email me with which other Critter Tales volume you'd like, and I'll send you a link for your free copy. (The first volume in the Critter Tales Series is always free, no purchase ever necessary. You can get a free copy of that here.)

Thank you to everyone who purchased the Back to Basics Living Bundle through my blog; I very much appreciate it. All earnings will go toward finishing the barn


1st Man said...

Thank you so much for these reviews. I have purchased our bundle, can't wait to read and soak it all up like a sponge, ha. Thanks again for this!!!

Leigh said...

1st Man, you're very welcome. These mini-library collections are really great sources of information.