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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…

Chicken & Dumplings

Chicken & Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings is versatile and I never make it the same way twice. When Chicken and Dumplings are on the menu it is an opportunity to use up any fresh vegetables in the refrigerator that are past their prime. I have used fresh, frozen or canned chicken with good results. And I’ve used fresh,…

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…

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…

2007 – 2008 Pantry & Supplies List

Clean Empty Upright freezer

One of the most important things I do every year is to take a household inventory and make a pantry and supplies list. It is one of my least favorite yearly chores because I find it to be tedious. Never the less I do it and I try to do it well. Because I strive…