preservation-examples

Eliminating Weevils in Flour and Rice
March 14, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

Their little legs wriggled on my spoon. How harmful could they be? Casting my eyes to each side, I watched for approaching family members as I dropped the little bugs …

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What is Sous Vide Cooking Off the Grid?
March 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

If you lose power, how will you cook your food? Whether you have acreage or an apartment, cooking methods are crucial no matter what. Is sous vide (soo-VEED) cooking the …

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Food Preservation Methods Got us Through the Great Recession
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

I should have made shirts declaring, I survived 2009. If I said that food preservation methods saved us, would you believe me? How many of us don’t have scare stories …

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Portable Electric Burners and Other Heat Sources for Canning
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

  Whether your kitchen has all the modern conveniences or you live off the grid, for canning purposes, some heat sources work better than others. When I bought the cooktop …

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How to Safely Use a Pressure Canner
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

Low-acid foods must be processed at a temperature that is hotter than boiling water. Compared to water bath canning or steam canning, which processes jars at 212ºF, a pressure canner …

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A Guide to Salting Food Preservation
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

The successful, savory narrative of salting food preservation is fascinating when its history and uses are examined. Here’s a fun fact, did you know it’s been reported salt has 14,000 …

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The Best Reason to Practice Food Preservation Methods
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

I had a feeling something would go wrong. I’ve practiced food preservation methods since I was 12 and never had I felt so uneasy. I needed to put away all the …

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How to Store Vegetables Through the Winter
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

The garden has frozen over and your table sits heavy with food. Some food begins to wilt while others shine bright orange in the autumn light. Congratulations: your garden was a …

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Food Preservation Examples: A Guide to Food Storage
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

I tell my friends there are two types of people: preppers and those who laugh at preppers. Why is preparing for a rainy day such a laughable concept? Is it …

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