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What Happens to My Food Storage After Exposure to Flood Water?

 

flood water

Spring is coming and it always seems that we have large floods somewhere.  So what happens to your food storage if your home or basement floods and your food is exposed to flood water?  Not a good situation but …

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Flour Weevils in Your Pantry, How to Keep Them Out

flour weevils

Every now and then, we will find flour weevils in food that comes prepackaged from the store.  Sometimes if there are only a few we will use it anyway, but most of the time it gets used for fertilizer. The …

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Preserving Meat Without the Use of Salt

I have been reading a Confederate recipe book published in Virginia in 1863 and have found some good ideas. There is a section on preserving meat without the use of salt that I found to be quite interesting.  It is …

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Weevils in Your Food, How to Deal With It.

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I am sure you have all opened a box of food from your pantry and have found weevils.  They are little black bugs that seem to be everywhere and spread rapidly through your food.  They chew through plastic bags and …

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Six Way to Preserve Food

 

For the last few years, my wife and I have been learning various ways to preserve foods for storage.  The following is a list of the most practical methods that we have found.

1, Freezing, as long as you …

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Making Fermented Vegetables, a Skill that Makes it Easy to Preserve Food.

Today I opened the container, in which I have been making fermented vegetables.  This was a mixture of carrots, cabbage and cauliflower along with a small amount of onions, garlic and green pepper for seasoning.  They had been fermenting for …

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Making vinegar is easy

The pioneers considered vinegar a very important food product.  It is useful for preserving food, sanitation, medical care and many cleaning chores.  Pickling vegetables from your garden is a great way to preserve them. Here are links to a couple …

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A Fermenting Crock Helps you Make sauerkraut and Preserve Vegetables

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For several years, we have been making sauerkraut in a five gallon plastic bucket and canning it with a water bath process.  Here are some links to blogs I wrote some time ago when we first started, Making Sauerkraut  More

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Tomato Ketchup or Catsup a Good Way to Add a Bit of Flavor to Your Diet

tomato ketchup

We have a granddaughter that panics if you do not have ketchup at every meal.  I sometimes think that she puts it on her cereal in the morning.  Anyway, this got me to thinking about ketchup and how to make …

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More on Root Cellars

 

A few days ago, I posted an article on building root cellars. Root Cellars can Help You to Eat Well During the Winter.  Today I would like to add a bit more information on this subject.  One thing that …

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