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The Food Storage Companies I Recommend and Why

Over the years, I’ve purchased “survival” food from a dozen or so different companies, and believe me, not all companies that sell that type of food are the same. In a couple of instances, the food was so bad that even I, a pretty damn good cook, couldn’t salvage the end result.

If you’re going to invest money in freeze-dried and dehydrated food, then it’s worth the time to research and try sample sizes of a company’s product before stocking up. If you’re thinking about dipping your toe in, then read on as I share the good, the bad, and the awful products and quality. And I’ll reveal the business I think is the best food storage company around. Let’s get to it!

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Cherry Fruit Shrubs: How to Make This Yummy Blast from the Past Summertime Drink

One of the best things about summertime is sitting on your front porch with a nice, cool, fruity drink in your hand: lemonade, watermelon smoothies, or even some old-fashioned soda pop. Lately, a different kind of drink has become quite popular in some circles: the shrub, a traditional, vinegary drink that was a favorite in Colonial times. I decided to experiment with making a cherry shrub using this simple recipe.