Food & Kitchen

(~ 200) Article Archives under the subject of Food & Kitchen

Dehydrate Strawberries with Excalibur Food Dehydrator

When strawberries are in season, take advantage of it! Buy on sale when the market is flooded with fresh strawberries and use a food dehydrator to preserve them for later! Strawberries are a great 'sweet tooth' addition to your preparedness deep pantry. When...

Whole Wheat Homemade Bread Recipe & Tips

Making your own wheat bread from scratch can be so much healthier than processed bread. You will control and know every ingredient that goes into making a loaf, without any of those unpronounceable ingredients listed on store-bought loaves... There are countless bread...

Food Storage – It’s NOT Just For the End of the World

A deep pantry of food storage for survival & preparedness' is more than just a backup plan for 'the end of the world'. In reality, there are other practical reasons to have so called survival food on hand - reasons that may actually be put to use! After all, 'the...

White Sugar Clumping – Why, How to UnClump, & Prevent

We try not to consume too much white sugar. But it's a good food storage prep to have in bulk. It will last indefinitely. However, there is a problem I've had... I have stored white sugar in a 5 gallon bucket (actually we had two). We had bought bulk bags and dumped...

Sourdough Starter Recipe Without Yeast From Scratch

Here’s how to make a good sourdough starter from scratch and how to keep it alive (feeding it). No added yeast. Sourdough bread baking instructions. Sourdough Starter Recipe 3 tablespoons whole rye or wheat flour. Enough water to make what looks like a “thick pancake...

Foods That Will Last Forever – Indefinite Shelf Life

Which foods will last forever? Okay, maybe some of them won't actually last 'forever', but maybe 'almost' forever! When we're talking about decades, that's almost forever, right? Here's a starter list to get you thinking about naturally long lasting foods for...

How To Make Self Rising Flour & Biscuits Without Yeast

Self rising flour does not require yeast. So lets make some biscuits... (recipes below)   Baking Powder For Self Rising Flour Baking powder is the key ingredient for self rising flour. Rumford (Aluminum-free) Baking Powder It is a leavening agent that releases...

Turkey Cooking Time Chart – Combined Average Popular Brands

How Long To Cook A Turkey? How long it takes to cook a turkey depends on the oven temperature, whether the turkey is stuffed or not, how many pounds the turkey weighs, and the doneness temperature. The following Turkey Cooking Time Chart is for an oven temperature of...

Cast Iron Cooking & Cookware Tips For The Beginner

  Guest article by 'Old Chevy – on a rustic road' My intention for this article is to post a few tips for the cast iron cook wanna-bee. This is for beginners, or for those who have only thought about using a Dutch Oven and are intimidated by trying something new....

Top 20 Foods Wasted – Thrown In The Garbage

In the U.S., almost half of our food — 40 percent of what we grow — ends up in the garbage. It's pretty amazing when you think about it. Today's modern world is overflowing with the availability of food. There's apparently so much of it, that lots get thrown out. We...

Long Term Storage Food For 1 Year – How Much Food Is That?

Guest post by 'Anony Mee' Ken’s recent post “15 Reasons Why You Need Food Storage” called to mind an earlier post “Bare Minimum Food Storage List For One Year” which was based on the LDS recommendations for one person for one year of 755 total pounds of various...

Food Price Inflation Hidden in Packaging

Food Price Inflation Examples How long can they continue to hide food price inflation? Can you say, "Food packaging schemes"? I often notice that while food prices in general continue to creep higher, the packaging is cleverly shrinking or hiding the fact that there's...

Bleach – Water Ratio For Drinking Water Purification

If your water source is uncertain, you should treat it first before drinking it. One way to treat water for drinking is to add a small amount of Regular Bleach (chlorine). Here's how much regular bleach to add: (details below) One best way to purify water for drinking...

Favorite Spices – Long Term Storage ‘Must Have’ Spices

We all have our favorite spices. Mrs.J and I have several drawers in the kitchen with nothing but spices - all sorts of flavors. We also buy some of them in bulk - vacuum sealed bags for long term storage. When a spice jar is getting low, we'll open a bulk bag and...

How To Fix Pressure Canner Problems

Guest post: by Christine Coburn The following post was originally aired during 2012. I haven't heard from Christine in years. However I felt the value of her insight and effort having written this to justify a re-post and your further comments.   There is nothing...

What SPAM Is Made Of

Have you ever wondered what SPAM is made of? I know I have... SPAM is a relatively inexpensive meat product that stores very well. It lasts forever, right? (UPDATED) (I couldn't resist posting this again with a few updates)   SPAM is a canned precooked meat...

DIY Long Term Food Storage

You might say there are three methods to securing long term food storage. 1. Buy ready-made packaged for long term food storage. 2. DIY long term food storage. 3. A combination of both. DIY or do it yourself, is probably the most popular method for most...