DIY Food Storage – Baking Mix and Baked Goods

DIY Food Storage – Baking Mix and Baked Goods

Last time we talked about the very basics of food storage and how using a food storage calculator will be helpful. We, also, discussed some of the commercial products available. This time we are going to start looking at some of the ways you can prepare your own food for storage. The advantages of preparing your own food for storage are you know exactly what’s going into your food and it can be quite a bit less expensive. The biggest…

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Food Storage Basics

Food Storage Basics

If you are new to food storage, one of the first questions you probably have is, “where do I start?” I started by Googling “food storage” and reading everything I could find. Among the listings, I found a number of food storage calculators. A calculator not only gives you a list to go by, but also keeps track of your inventory. I sampled a number of them and decided the one I liked best was foodstoragecalculator.xls, provided by Jodie and…

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Healthy Eating (cont.)

Healthy Eating (cont.)

Today I am going to continue our adventure in healthy eating. I mentioned getting organic produce at farmer’s markets and roadside stands were good places to start. To find a farmer’s market near you, try entering your location at Local Harvest. They have a pretty extensive listing for every state. The other way to make sure you are getting the best organic produce is to grow it yourself. Check out my Pinterest link for a number of good articles on…

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Do You Know You Should Be Better Prepared, But Don’t Know Where To Start?

Do You Know You Should Be Better Prepared, But Don’t Know Where To Start?

Most sources advise starting with food storage, but as a more mature person, I’m going to go against the grain and advise starting with your health. Storing food and water is important, but even if your cupboards are completely bare, you have something of value to exchange for food and water. You have years of accumulated knowledge and skills you may be able to utilize in a barter system. We’ll discuss this in more detail, in the future, but I…

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Welcome To Mare’s World

Welcome To Mare’s World

Hi, I’m Mare and I’m so glad you stopped by! Please excuse the current lack of amenities, as I’m just getting moved in to my new home on the web. As I get settled in, I hope to be able to begin sharing some of my insights with you and I hope you will do the same. Even though I still have a lot to do, I thought I’d jump right in with my first post. There are a lot…

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