How do you know how much food to can and store for your family? Harvest time is busy and there is never enough time to get everything done. Of course like many things, there is no one correct answer. It will depend on how your family eats, how many mouths you are feeding and how many times you eat dinner at home each week. Knowing how much food to can starts with assessing your needs. A Formula For Figuring How Much Food to Can and Store Will you require something from your … [Read more...]
Preserving the Bounty
Many of us in the homestead,natural life style and prepper blogging communities are well versed in the methods used to preserve fresh food. In fact we are so passionate about eating fresh food all year long that we want to help others learn to preserve food too. A group of us got together to bring you a mega prize package of food preservation essentials. And to make the prize even sweeter many of the bloggers also included an extra prize! The first part of the prize is the new Stainless Steel … [Read more...]
Don’t Fear the Pressure Canner!
Will it explode? Will I end up burned and disfigured? Is it too hard or too time consuming? If you have not canned with a pressure canner yet, these may be some of the questions running through your mind. Maybe you have mastered the hot water bath canner but the thought of moving on to the big bad pressure canner has you stopped at tomatoes and fruit. I was like that for many years. So many of us grew up with no one to teach us the basics of canning and preserving … [Read more...]