Category: Food Storage
Cocoa was called “the food of the Gods” in the ancient Mayan civilization and is known as a super food because of its amazing list of health benefits. Cacao, from which cocoa is made is
This week’s blog is a continuation of the theme from last week’s blog on soup, the ultimate survival food. In that blog you learned about storing commercially canned soups and dehydrated soup mixes. This week
Soup might be called the ultimate survival food. With just a few basic ingredients, soup provides a hearty, nutritious meal. Week 44 Preparedness Challenge This week the preparedness challenge is to add prepared soups, soup
Winter squash is in season right now! They are an important vegetable in the annual fall harvest. This is the time of year to stock up. We just harvested our winter squash and are getting
This week the preparedness challenge is to add apples to your food storage. Apples are nutritious and tasty and are fresh and plentiful this time of year. They are one of the most economical fruits, and almost everyone likes them.
Apples are good for snacks, salads, cakes, muffins, breads, apple pies or crisps, and to enhance meat dishes. Having a supply of apples will increase menu options if you must rely on your stored food.
Add Some Tomatoes to Your Pantry! September is the time of the year when tomatoes are coming on like crazy in our home gardens and can be found at nearly every roadside fruit and vegetable
Drying fruits is an ancient practice and has been perfected by modern techniques. Dried fruits have a portion of the water content removed through dehydration or freeze-drying. Commercially dried fruit range from soft and pliable to crisp and snappish. In freeze-drying food is frozen and then water is removed by turning the frozen ice crystals into vapor. The product retains its shape and is porous, allowing it to be easily reconstituted.