Category Archives: preserving foods

Shelf life of Cooking Oils

There always seems to be a debate over the shelf life of cooking oils.  This can be caused by one of several reasons, some people smell rancidity better than others.  I know some people who can’t smell it at all.  … Continue reading

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Rice, a Good Food to Store

Rice is inexpensive, easy to store, and is a versatile, economical food.  It is a good source of energy, and can supply vitamins and minerals to the diet. It is generally classified as a grain, but in family meals, it … Continue reading

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Pemmican, a Good survival Food

Pemmican is something that we have all heard about, but probably have not encountered.  It was used extensively by the Native Americans, but there seems to be some confusion over exactly how they made it.  I suspect that part of … Continue reading

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One Year Fruit Storage, Fruit Leather

Here is another article by a friend. Howard Just about everyone knows about the zucchini curse. Plant even a single zucchini seed in the spring and by midsummer you’re getting so many zucchinis you don’t know what to do with … Continue reading

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Preserving Wild Fowl without Refrigeration

The other day I was up at one of the areas in Northern California where a number of wild fowl seen to spent the winter.  In the spring and fall, you always get a large number traveling north or south … Continue reading

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Freezer Burned Meat, What Do You do with It?

Well, today is cleaning the freezer day.  It’s been awhile since this has been done and believe me it was due.  I don’t know why we insist on saving the last drop of gravy or the spoonful of vegetables.  They … Continue reading

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Erbswurst as a survival food

I am always interested in various types of food products that our ancestors, made and used for survival rations.  Recently I ran across Erbswurst which was developed in 1867 in Prussia and was soon adopted by the Prussian, later the … Continue reading

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Storing Cheese Without Refrigeration

A couple of days ago I wrote an article How do you take care of your food when the grid goes down?.  This article discussed preserving food after the grid goes down.  In a reply to this article Hangtown Frank … Continue reading

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Making Kimchi, a Good Probiotic

I like fermented vegetables, in the past I have made sauerkraut and other mixes of vegetables.  This time I decided to make kimchi, a traditional Korean side dish.  There are hundreds of varieties, but in most, the main ingredient is … Continue reading

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Desiccated vegetables as used During the Civil War

Now Civil War Army Rations were fairly similar for both sides on paper, in reality the southern rations were normally not as good due to manufacturing and transportation problems.  Everyone probably knows about the hard tack and salted beef and … Continue reading

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