Food Preservation

The Old Ways: Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em?

Growing vegetables, butchering meat, canning food, making soap and butter, hanging clothes on the clothesline and using a wringer washer were things they did all the time, yearly if not daily.

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The Canned Food Expiration Date Myth

Why to start canning your own food: You won’t have to worry about BPA, you’ll know what’s in it, when it was canned and you’ll learn a lifelong self-sufficiency skill.

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Applesauce Day

For years, the kids and I have spent a day or two each summer making a year’s worth of applesauce with my mother. It’s a family tradition that grows sweeter every year.

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