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cast iron skillet (select one)
   - fry an egg so that is slides around
       - a ten second long video showing the egg sliding around the pan
       - pics (or video) of the pan cleanup
   - vegan option (do both)
       - a stack of ten pancakes
       - hash browns that fully cover the skillet
           - one, large, round intact glob of hashbrowns
               - a bit like you are making a giant potato chip from a much of grated potatoes
               - pic of the browned side up
           - pics (or video) of the pan cleanup
cook oats
cook overnight oats, overnight in a crockpot
cook overnight oats in the haybox cooker
   - heat them up in on a rocket stove
cook stir fry
make soup / stew / chowder
cook rice in four different ways
   - you can replace rice with something else, but you have to cook that same thing in these four different ways:
       - stovetop
       - rice cooker or instapot
       - solar oven
       - haybox cooker
           - heat with rocket stove and move to haybox cooker
       - each time, you need to produce at least 2 cups of food
cook and serve a pound of fresh sunchokes
       - sunchokes must be harvested within 2 hours of cooking
make pizza (polydough)
       - can be combined with rocket.sand.oven BB for a twofer
dry food in a solar food dehydrator
       - at least 2 pounds before drying
vinegar brine pickle something
       - fill a quart jar
       - could be: cucumbers, hard boiled eggs, beets, beans, carrots, etc.
salt brine ferment/pickle something
       - could be: kraut, kimchi, carrots, jalapenos, curtido, etc.
       - at least one quart
Bake 2 loaves of bread (polydough?)
       - Not using a machine
       - one loaf can be “interesting” (cinnnamon raisin, jalapeno, herb, etc.)
       - can be combined with rocket.sand.oven BB for a twofer

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This is one of those badges where it is very important to remember the difference between "calendar time" and "experience time." It might take 30 minutes of calendar time for the oats to finish cooking, but the amount of time spent actually building experience at cooking oats during those 30 minutes of calendar time might be closer to 5 minutes. So for the purposes of this badge, cooking oats counts for 5 minutes.
 
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Refurbishing cast iron. Should it be in here or is the thought to put it in a different category?
 
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wayne fajkus wrote:Refurbishing cast iron. Should it be in here or is the thought to put it in a different category?



I think that might be a good one for a straw badge.

 
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How is "cook oats" different from cooking them in a haybox or crockpot? If one cooks the oats in a haybox, does it meet the requirements for "cook oats"?

EDIT: I went ahead and just made a Badge Bit for it here: https://permies.com/t/102826/PEP-BB-food-sand-oats Please fix it as necessary!
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:How is "cook oats" different from cooking them in a haybox or crockpot? If one cooks the oats in a haybox, does it meet the requirements for "cook oats"?

EDIT: I went ahead and just made a Badge Bit for it here: https://permies.com/t/102826/PEP-BB-food-sand-oats Please fix it as necessary!



I intentionally selected three different ways to cook the same thing:

   - stove top

   - crock pot overnight oats

   - overnight oats with a rocket stove and a haybox cooker

First, you get pretty basic oats from stove top.  You learn that the overnight oats are better - and you build experience with a crock pot.  And with the third option you carry on with "better", but build experience with the rocket stove and the haybox cooker.

 
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Straw Badge Suggestions:

Show proper care and maintenance for cast iron cookware in short video that includes initial seasoning as well as proper cleaning after use

Show off knife skills by chopping a 10 onions correctly so that pieces are the same size
Show off knife skills by peeling 10 potatoes with a knife
Show off knife skills by rolling up leafy green things and cutting chiffonade

Use all of those cut vegetables in one meal

Rehydrate 1lb of dried tomatoes or mushrooms and cook with them

Build a home made solar dehydrator
Dry 10 lbs of food in solar dehydrator

Hardboil a dozen eggs in a solar cooker

Vinegar brine 3 different things

Salt brine 3 different things

Make a dozen skillet flatbreads (naan, tortilla, roti)

Poach a fish and an egg

grow and harvest garlic or onions and braid the stalks

Start a sourdough culture from scratch

Cook 1 loaf with that starter

waterbatch can 10 pints of something

pressure can 5 pints of something





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Cook breakfast, Lunch, and a dinner meal on an open fire - not a grill

Cook rice risotto style

Harvest flint corn and turn into polenta

Harvest, Thresh, Winnow, grind a small seeded grain and use to make bread

Keep sourdough starter alive and use to make pancakes, pizza dough, sandwich bread, and cinnamon buns

Dehydrate and store vegetable chips and keep them crispy for three months

Start a homemade apple cider vinegar batch

Dry 10 different kinds of herbs

Waterbath can 10 gallons of something

Pressure Can 10 Gallons of something

Salt brine 5 items for a total of at least 3 gallons

Vinegar brine 5 items for a total of at least 3 gallons

Design and build winter storage (root cellar, storage basement, buried cooler, in ground storage)

Overwinter 3 different crops in the ground where they grew and use throughout winter

Brew 1 gallon of beer, mead, or wine





 
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For the pizza making BB, does dough made from scratch in a bread machine qualify? As in: put flour, water, instant yeast, salt and let the machine mix it and rise it for an hour. Then the dough is being let rise some more outside of the bread machine. And then pizza is made from it.
 
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Liv Smith wrote:For the pizza making BB, does dough made from scratch in a bread machine qualify? As in: put flour, water, instant yeast, salt and let the machine mix it and rise it for an hour. Then the dough is being let rise some more outside of the bread machine. And then pizza is made from it.



Good question!   I think that for sand badge, the answer is no.

 
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