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Share food and get to know the members of your community
I make really good strawberry jam and my neighbor makes mouth-watering Kringla. If we got together with others in our area to trade our specialty foods with each other, we’d have what’s...
The labeling of a meat product is important – if you know what it means
Go to the meat case in the average grocery store and you’re bombarded by over 135 different types of products. And on each of those products is a label. Maybe it says “natural,”...
These main course dishes will fill your family's bellies and warm them up on a cool night. The leftovers make great next-day lunches!
The best place is cool, dry, and dark
We all go a little crazy when the garden fruits and vegetables come on at once. You spend hours in the kitchen getting everything canned. And then you wonder -- Where am I going to put all these jars...
Add the zing of lemons to your favorite drink, salad, side dish, main dish, or dessert! These refreshing recipes will have everyone asking for seconds!
Enjoy the freshest milk possible
The trend of micro dairies is expanding because of the public's growing demand to know where its food comes from. A micro dairy refers to an operation that milks ten cows or less. The milk, or...
Whether you’re storing food for an emergency or need something ready to eat on a long hike, freeze-dried food is a good option. Freeze-drying removes all the water. When there’s no...
The process is getting a lot easier
I’ve canned a lot of tomatoes and salsa. I process the jars in a hot water bath using a big pot on the stove. Canning has become a lost art in recent years, but it’s coming back....
Egg size isn't determined by dimensions
When you go to the grocery store and buy a carton of eggs, do you pay attention to the size? Maybe you open it to find some eggs are bigger than others, even though the carton is labeled as “...
Enhance your favorite foods on the barbecue
A friend of ours had a party awhile back and made smoked pork. It was the most delicious meat I’ve ever had. Smoking adds flavor, and it can turn some of the worst cuts of meat into a wonderful...