Category: Food Storage

Now Is the Perfect Time to Add Apples to Your Food Storage

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.

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Now Is the Best Time to Add Dried Fruit to Your Storage

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.

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Now’s the Time to Add Amazing Mixes to Your Preps

This week the preparedness challenge is to add baking mixes—muffin mixes, cake mixes, brownie mixes, cookie mixes, biscuit mixes, etc. to your food storage. These mixes can be purchased or prepared from scratch and can add variety to a preparedness food storage plan. Baking mixes are a convenience that can make preparing food simpler, a welcome benefit in an emergency.

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