Pantry

A Year’s Worth Of Food & Supplies

Empty Mason Jars Ready To Begin A New Caning Season

My Pantry & Household Supplies List For 2013 -2014Every June I start anew the annual cycle of putting aside a year’s worth of food and supplies. The goal is to have all the food and supplies I need in my pantry, cupboards, closets and cellar by Halloween. My practical food storage education first began in…

Peek Inside My Pantry – Use This Tool To Help Plan A Year’s Worth Of Food & Supplies

Inventory Of Kitchen Cupboard

Every year I “put to store” about a year’s worth of food and supplies for my family. I begin in June when serious gardening commences and try to be finished by the end of October. My tool for planning a year’s worth of food and household supplies is a detailed and complete household inventory. For…

How To Preserve Meat With A Crock

Ceramic Crock

There is a very old method of preserving some types of meat and fish known as “potting” or “crocking”. It is a non-electric method of meat and fish preservation that was widely prevalent before the advent of home canning. Potting or crocking meat and fish is a method that is no longer recommended by the…

How To Preserve Eggs With Water Glass

Eggs In Water Glass

Did you know that are a few different old-time ways to preserve fresh eggs for many months without electricity? It’s true. Freshly laid eggs have been successfully preserved by being kept in a “water glass” solution, in a lime water solution, by being coated with mineral oil, Vaseline or paraffin wax, and by being buried…

Storing Home Canned Foods

Home Canned Foods In A Cool Cellar

For best quality home canned food should be stored in a cool, dry location. Storage temperature should ideally be between 50°F and 70°F. Canned food needs to be protected from excessive heat, from freezing and from dampness. Heat causes canned food to rapidly lose quality. All canned food should be stored well away from direct…

2008 -2009 Pantry & Supplies List

Inventory of Home Canned Food June 2008

Sometimes when people look at my pantry & supplies list they assume that what they are seeing is a complete list of a year’s worth of food and supplies for 2 middle age adults. Not so. My pantry and supplies list is simply a glorified shopping and “to do” list. It’s a tool to tell…