Archive for ' Food'

Small Batch Fruit Preserving Posted:July 10, 2014 By:Kathie Lapcevic

Small Batch Fruit Preserving

As we work on maximizing garden produce, we need to stretch our preservation skills to include small batches. Fruit sauces, butters, and syrups are all easy and tasty ways to put up small bits of produce before any [...]

10 Tips for Selecting an Emergency Food Storage Company Posted:July 05, 2014 By:LeAnn in Alaska

10 Tips for Selecting an Emergency Food Storage Company

If you have ever tried to find the ‘right’ emergency food company to buy from, you may have seen just how many of them are out there. They all make similar claims about being the best [...]

Food storage recipes for your sweet tooth Posted:July 05, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Food storage recipes for your sweet tooth

Sometimes when we think about food storage, rice, beans, and, hey!, more rice and beans come to mind. This type of thinking totally misses the point of food storage recipes that taste good. Recipes made with [...]

Book Review: Little Jars, Big Flavors Posted:July 04, 2014 By:Kris

Book Review: Little Jars, Big Flavors

Not a lot of produce but reluctant to waste? No problem! Southern Living presents a 2013 cookbook with something for everyone! Whether you’re a beginner, a seasoned canner, or a microwave-only cook, you’ll find inspiration in [...]

REVIEW: Green coffee beans – The Perfect Cuppa Joe Today and Long-Term Storage Tomorrow Posted:July 01, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

REVIEW: Green coffee beans – The Perfect Cuppa Joe Today and Long-Term Storage Tomorrow

My favorite time of the day is Coffee:30. Warning: Do not attempt to activate this person without coffee! You call it coffee, I call it Liquid Sanity. When it comes to serious coffee addictions, I think [...]

How to Stretch your Grocery Budget on Taco Night Posted:June 29, 2014 By:Andrea Urban

How to Stretch your Grocery Budget on Taco Night

Tacos are a favorite with our crew. Not just tacos, I mean all things related to the humble taco. Crispy tacos, Soft Tacos, Taco Salad, and even Taco Soup. With a family of 8, it can [...]

17 Things to Do with Tomatoes Posted:June 29, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

17 Things to Do with Tomatoes

 It’s summertime! And with summer come summer vegetables, like tomatoes! Whether you are harvesting tomatoes from your own garden, or purchasing them from a grocery store or farmers’ market, you can use them to make some [...]

3 Ways to Preserve Eggs and Milk for Long-term Storage Posted:June 23, 2014 By:Courtney Wollam

3 Ways to Preserve Eggs and Milk for Long-term Storage

We have an abundance of milk and eggs on our farm due to our milk cow and flock of laying hens. Production slows down a bit in the winter, but in the summertime we run two [...]

The 15 Commandments of Food Storage Posted:June 04, 2014 By:Beth Johnson

The 15 Commandments of Food Storage

Who doesn’t love that bit from Mel Brooks’ History of the World ,Part 1 where Moses descends from Mt Sinai clutching three stone tablets proclaiming: “The Lord has given you these 15 ( one tablet falls, [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Dollar Store Beans and Rice Posted:June 03, 2014 By:John A. Heatherly

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Dollar Store Beans and Rice

Beans and rice combine to make a “complete protein,” as most people know. Dollar store beans and rice make a great addition to food storage pantries for two reasons: 1.  They can be purchased and stored in [...]