Portland is working on a community kitchen tool library. What a great idea!
Borrow, Don't Buy: Portland's Kitchen Tool Library
Ginger is a natural dough enhancer: "It is a mild preservative (like lecithin) but the big perk is that yeast love ginger. It gives them a nice kick start and can be thought of as yeast snack food. And while a dash wont be enough to actually taste, it does help make a lighter, fluffier loaf of bread."
Homemade wheat bread is just flour, water, and yeast - everything else is a dough conditioner. A discussion/explanation on dough conditioners like sugar, eggs, fats, gluten, lecithin, etc.
Natural Dough Conditioners | Tammy's Recipes
8 Ways to Make Any Pasta Sauce Instantly More Amazing | The Kitchn
50 Tips to Help You Make the Best Soup You've Ever Had Tips from The Kitchn
nap-jail cooking: when the baby's asleep and you can't leave the house to get an ingredient. . .how to cook, what to do for substitutions; see also "no-car jail, called-in-sick-and-can't-get-caught jail"
How I Cook When Stuck in Nap Jail
How Much Food Fits in a 5 Gallon Bucket
How Much Food Fits in a 5 Gallon Bucket? (Five Gallon Ideas)
storing tomato paste without waste - and lots of great tips in the comments
What Are Your Favorite Meals to Make Ahead and Freeze? read the comments for ideas and suggestions
three ways to skin a tomato (I'm definitely going to try the freezer method)
Root Crop Storage Bin- root veggies like carrots and beets will stay fresh all winter, just fill with layers of damp sand or sawdust, alternating with layers of carrots or beets, and put in a cool, dark place. Potatoes, turnips and squash can go right in the bin without sand.
What to Do With Leftover Pickle Brine? excellent, frugal tips