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A Year’s Worth Of Food & Supplies

A Year's Worth Of Food And Supplies

Every June I start anew the annual cycle of putting aside one 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 the mid 1980’s when I attempted to store…

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…

A Garden Planner For Home Food Preservation

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 -2009 Pantry & Supplies List

Pantry

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…