Food Storage: How to Store Food With Dry Ice

Food Storage: Store Food With Dry Ice
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Knowing Store Food With Dry Ice is is an alternative to method to help preserve your food storage.  This method is slightly more complicated than using Oxygen absorbers, but it is cheaper. Additionally, depending on your location, this method is easier to do since most large grocery stores as well as welding supply companies have dry ice and most people have to order O2 absorbers online.

Dry ice is just frozen carbon dioxide gas.  A block of CO2 warms to room temperature it turns into the harmless gas.  One pound of the ice will turn into almost 8 and ½ cubic feet of gas.  Therefore, it does not take much to fill the air spaces around your tiny grains of rice or wheat berries.
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Recipe: Emergency Food Bar

Recipe: Emergency Food Bar
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Emergency food needs to be shelf stable and contain needed nutrients. It is a plus if the food tastes good, is light weight, and not very expensive.

This was not the easiest project to achieve, and I had to test many different recipes until I settled on this particular one.

This particular food bar recipe makes a hard biscuit that is reminiscent of both hardtack and the commercial Datrex bar. It is not a gourmet meal, but it is light and if stored properly can last for well over one year. Continue reading “Recipe: Emergency Food Bar”

Book Review: Quick Wholesome Foods

Book Review: Quick Wholesome Foods
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Quick Wholesome Foods is a complete how-to 65 minute DVD with innovative techniques that will take the guess work out of preparing healthy, basic delicious foods that the whole family will love in only minutes!

See step by step easy to follow techniques to make low-fat great tasting meals. Continue reading “Book Review: Quick Wholesome Foods”

Grow Perennials for Food

Perennial Food Everyone loves the idea of homegrown produce, but in reality, it is a lot of work for those of us living in temperate zones. Many of our favorite food crops—carrots, tomatoes, squash, lettuce, beans, melons—must be planted anew every year.  If you grow perennials for food you don’t have to replant.

Most of the work happens in spring and fall. We must prepare the soil every year, plant every year (sometimes more than once during the growing season), and maybe start seeds indoors before the last spring frost and protect delicate crops after the first autumn frost. Then there is cleanup in fall after the plants have died. Continue reading “Grow Perennials for Food”

Book Review: How to Cook Everything

Book Review: How to Cook Everything
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Great Food Made Simple

Here’s the breakthrough one-stop cooking reference for today’s generation of cooks!

Nationally known cooking authority Mark Bittman shows you how to prepare great food for all occasions using simple techniques, fresh ingredients, and basic kitchen equipment. Just as important, How to Cook Everything takes a relaxed, straightforward approach to cooking, so you can enjoy yourself in the kitchen and still achieve outstanding results. Continue reading “Book Review: How to Cook Everything”