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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…

How To Store Food With A Vacuum Sealer

Sealed Candy,Shortbread & Brown Sugar

A few years ago I inherited a Food Saver Vacuum Sealer from my mother-in-law. It came complete with lots of plastic bags, a couple of canisters and a funny looking cap thing called a “jar sealer”. I figured it was just another kitchen gadget that she saw on the TV and it looked like a…

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…

A Garden Planner For Home Food Preservation

A Garden Planner

With a bad economy at hand and garden planning just around the corner I thought a chart might be helpful to some folks looking for concrete direction. The estimates given below are for the vegetable production and preservation needs for a family of 4 for approximately 300 days. In practice the amount of food listed…

2008 Canning & Freezing Season

Cupboard With Home Canned Foods

I finished this year’s canning and freezing over 2 weeks ago. It’s exciting for me when canning season begins anew in the spring of every year. But it’s a bigger thrill to see it come to an end in the fall! By the time a summer’s worth of canning & freezing is over I’m whipped.…

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…