Tag: vegetables

Hurdling: The Secret Food Preservation Technique That Can Add Years To Shelf Life

As a species we know a lot about food preservation. It started thousands of years ago and it has kept us alive to this day. But in many of those tried-and-true techniques, we sometimes engage in a food preservation process that is emerging more and more as the best approach. […]

5 Root Cellar Alternatives That Are Low-Cost And Easy-To-Make

During the summer there is nothing better than picking fruits and vegetables from your garden and then enjoying them at your dinner table that evening. The taste, freshness and convenience cannot be beat. But how can you continue to enjoy fresh homegrown produce when they’re not in season? One way […]

9 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Dehydrate

Many homesteaders dehydrate food but limit themselves to the “basics.” I am among that group, and thought I knew what could and what could not be dehydrated. Boy, was I wrong! We all know the usual stuff that gets dehydrated: Fruits like grapes, apples, dates, figs, plums, pineapples, bananas, cherries […]

4 Reasons You Should Never Eat Out-Of-Season Vegetables Again

While the produce selection at the grocery store may not vary throughout the year, eating fruits and vegetables according to their natural growing season can provide a surprising range of benefits. Seasonal eating may have recently emerged as a trend in the United States, but eating local, seasonal food is […]

Hate Canning? Try These 4 Simpler Food Preservation Methods

Canning is practiced by grandmothers and mothers all over America. The sterilization of high heat and pressurization has made it the safe and preferred preservation of Americans for generations, but some people aren’t interested in spending hours over a stove for cupboards precariously stacked with jars of heat-compromised nutrients. And […]

‘When Should I Pick It?’ — Harvesting Essentials For 12 Popular Vegetables

Every novice gardener has done it — picked too early or waited too long to harvest their vegetables. Even experienced gardeners have been known to let excitement get the better of them when they see that first tomato turning red on the vine. Since late summer and early fall is […]

6 Life-Saving Uses For An Ordinary Glass Bottle

It can be frustrating to see litter and trash lying on streets and in fields, but for the savvy survivalist, some trash can turn into life-saving tools. One such item that is commonly thrown away but can be re-purposed into a variety of different survival uses is the glass bottle. […]