Archive for ' Food'

Top 10 Foods for Stocking Up Posted:September 19, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Top 10 Foods for Stocking Up

You’ll want to pin this list for future reference! Click here. To get started with the basic building blocks of food storage, these are the top 10 foods I recommend. If these aren’t a good fit [...]

Augason Farms fall recipes Posted:September 19, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Augason Farms fall recipes

This month’s recipes from Augason Farms are a perfect fit for chilly autumn whether. If it’s still a bit warm in your area, turn down the AC, put on a sweater, and make these yummy fall [...]

The Nitty Gritty of Commerical Food Storage Packaging: Oxygen vs. Nitrogen in Food Storage Posted:September 15, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

The Nitty Gritty of Commerical Food Storage Packaging: Oxygen vs. Nitrogen in Food Storage

It’s easy to pin this for later! Click here. Over the years, I’ve tried out dehydrated and freeze dried foods from many different companies. Nearly all of the packages I opened, whether cans, buckets, or pouches, [...]

7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Join a Meal Swap & 5 Reasons Why You Should Posted:September 13, 2014 By:Andrea Urban

7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Join a Meal Swap & 5 Reasons Why You Should

Over the years, I’ve participated in several different meal swaps.  If you aren’t familiar with these, it’s where a bunch of people, mostly women, get together and swap meals.  For example I might be in a [...]

6 Tips for Selecting a Vacuum Sealer Posted:September 11, 2014 By:LeAnn in Alaska

6 Tips for Selecting a Vacuum Sealer

As harvest time rapidly approaches, many people are looking to get or replace the equipment they need to preserve the fruits of their hard work. Vacuum sealers have been around for home use since the 80’s and with so [...]

Back To School:  Easy, Frugal Freezer Meals Posted:September 06, 2014 By:Karen Lynn

Back To School: Easy, Frugal Freezer Meals

I am so excited to share with all of you some of our family favorite and frugal freezer meals! This summer has flown by so fast and it’s Back To School time already. It seems like [...]

A Famine Menu — A Bare-Bones Food Storage Plan Posted:August 22, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

A Famine Menu — A Bare-Bones Food Storage Plan

  I found this “famine menu” on a political forum, of all things, several years ago. There was no link to an original post nor was any author listed. I liked the plan and wanted to [...]

Canning Home Preserved Peach Jam Posted:August 18, 2014 By:Courtney Wollam

Canning Home Preserved Peach Jam

Sweet Preservation was generous enough to send me a big ol’ box of peaches. My husband LOVES peaches, and although I’ve never worked with them before (they’re not my favorite) I was super-excited to make something [...]

Homesteading Health Tip: Sneaky Sugars To Watch Out For Posted:August 12, 2014 By:Karen Lynn

Homesteading Health Tip: Sneaky Sugars To Watch Out For

As part of my Gluten Free journey, I removed refined sugars from my diet and even cut back on the natural sugars that kind of appease my sweet tooth. Of course, that meant checking what is [...]

Try It Today: 10 Ways to Use Cabbage Posted:August 10, 2014 By:Kathie Lapcevic

Try It Today: 10 Ways to Use Cabbage

Cabbage is a nutritious, frugal, and often abundant vegetable. It grows well in home gardens and can generally be found at farmers’ markets, grocery stores, and vegetable stands everywhere. Often cabbages with less-than-ideal outer leaves can be [...]