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Food Storage Basics

Food Storage Basics

The last winter crops are in from the garden, and in spite of mild weather in some parts, it may still be a little too early to plant anything in your neck of the woods. This slack time can be ...

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How To Dehydrate Food For Storage

How To Dehydrate Food For Storage

Why Dry? Dehydration is one of several ways to store food. The process involves removing most of the water from food by using heat. Heat, regardless of the source, kills bacteria in the food. Bacteria are what cause food to ...

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How To Make Homemade Vanilla Extract

How To Make Homemade Vanilla Extract

Vanilla extract being so expensive, you would think that it would be difficult to make.  Not so. Making vanilla extract requires few ingredients – vanilla beans, alcohol and a glass jar – and a fair amount of time. The expense ...

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Preserving Fish: Beyond the Freezer

Preserving Fish: Beyond the Freezer

Fishing is a wonderful pastime and sport. It’s also a great way to feed your family. No matter where you live, it’s likely that you have lakes, rivers, or even the ocean nearby. If you are working towards making your ...

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Preserving Eggs for the Long Term

Preserving Eggs for the Long Term

If you have been watching National Geographic’s Doomsday Prepper series, you’ve probably seen a few ideas that you wanted to try to implement in your own storage preparations. At least a show or two got you wondering about the feasibility ...

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“Fast” Food From Scratch

“Fast” Food From Scratch

We’ve all heard that we are what we eat, and we live in a society that doesn’t eat very well. Americans eat away from home about a third of the time, and at home many rely on pre-cooked meals.  Even ...

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How To Have All The Food You’ll Ever Need

How To Have All The Food You’ll Ever Need

Storing your food is an important consideration when living a completely or even just partially self-sufficient lifestyle. Being independent from grocery stores means that you are growing and creating your own food. Don’t let all that hard work go to ...

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Stand-Out Desserts

Stand-Out Desserts

I don’t know about you, but when I come to a family or church dinner, I don’t always like to have the traditional items. Yes, my mother’s banana pudding recipe is to die for, but lots of other people come ...

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Homemade Birthday Cakes

Homemade Birthday Cakes

With my birthday this week, cakes have definitely come to mind. My mom never bought cakes– she always let me pick a delicious and amazing cake from her recipe book, and then she made it for me with her own ...

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