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My Family Survival Plan How To Store Potatoes For Long Periods Of Time. Image – Wikipedia (PD) The potato is one the most commonly used vegetables in the world.

My Family Survival Plan How To Store Potatoes For Long Periods Of Time

It has high nutritional value, as it contains antioxidants, potassium, vitamin C and starch. How To Store Fresh Produce Without Power. If you’re like many, a plethora of knowledge which should have been passed down from your grandmother was replaced by the refrigerator and freezer.

How To Store Fresh Produce Without Power

These are very recent inventions that most people take for granted nowadays. Now you may be wondering, how did my ancestors preserve a whole winter season worth of frost-intolerant produce? Canning is a useful method, though a large harvest can easily turn it into a seemingly impossible task. The solution many generations before us turned to was building a root cellar. Storing Fresh Vegetables and Fruits for Months – Without Refrigeration. Though preparedness can seem like an extreme in a society which considers infinite growth to be the law of the land, being ready when extremes invariably occur is always wise.

Storing Fresh Vegetables and Fruits for Months – Without Refrigeration

When natural catastrophes become calamities due to our insistence on living completely on the grid – like what’s occurring in Puerto Rico right now and so many other places in the world – knowing what to do or already working towards living sustainably can be essential. Because of this, we at Think About Now, enjoy giving out practical advice that can truly help people. Today, we’re going to talk about refrigeration without electricity. How To Freeze Tomatoes For Winter. Dried Pineapple Zucchini - The Free Range Life. One year my kids gave me a zucchini for my birthday.

Dried Pineapple Zucchini - The Free Range Life

And this wasn’t an ordinary zucchini but the monster of all monster zucchinis. They secretly worked together to keep me away from a particular plant in the garden to see just how big it would grow before my birthday arrived. The Groundfridge: the best solution for off-grid food storage. Nowadays people have become overly dependent on modern appliances and would probably find it hard to imagine that they can refrigerate food and beverages without any electrical power.

The Groundfridge: the best solution for off-grid food storage

Floris Schoonderbeek is a designer and entrepreneur originally from the Netherlands. He developed the Groundfridge which is an underground storage unit under his brand Weltevree. This brand also sells outdoor products such as ovens, hot tubs, and furniture. There is an article published in The Contemporist website which gives more details about the spherically-shaped cooling unit. The whole design was inspired by the root cellar, being isolated underground, where the groundwater provides a cooling effect. Check out the video bellow to find more about this awesome design.

How to Store Veggies Without a Root Cellar - Bonnie Plants. Image courtesy of iStock.

How to Store Veggies Without a Root Cellar - Bonnie Plants

By Julie Martens Forney While your grandmother’s house may have had a root cellar to keep her produce fresh for months, most homes today do not. But you can find similar cool conditions in places around the house where produce will be slow to spoil, lingering in a state of very, very slow ripening. Gör grönsakspulver av resterna. Under säsongen matar jag frysen med påsar av grönsaksblast och halvskruttiga grönsaker som sedan blir grönsakspulver en dag då jag har tid.

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I min strävan efter att i så stor utsträckning det går använda grönsaker från egen trädgård har jag stor användning för det andra slänger på komposten. Features - Home Canning and Botulism. Home canning is an excellent way to preserve garden produce and share it with family and friends, but it can be risky or even deadly if not done correctly and safely.

Features - Home Canning and Botulism

It's summer, and home gardeners are harvesting the delicious produce they've been growing. Home canning is a great way to preserve your garden goodies. But beware: if it's done the wrong way, the vegetables you worked so hard for could become contaminated by a germ that causes botulism, a serious illness that can affect your nerves, paralyze you, and even cause death. 33 Canning and Preserving Tips from Experienced Home Canners. Nearly a decade ago, I arrived in my grandparents’ kitchen with a pound of beets, some apple cider vinegar and a craving to learn how to can.

33 Canning and Preserving Tips from Experienced Home Canners

My interest in sustainable food had grown while studying the environmental and health problems of our industrial food system, and had led me to a simple solution: Harvest beets from my organic garden and pickle them in my own kitchen. After a couple of hours with my grandparents, I had safely preserved my ruby gems. The pings of the lids sealing fed my desire to produce healthy food for year-round meals, and to continue the multigenerational tradition of canning and preserving.

How To Harvest and Preserve Your Garden Herbs. 13 Root Cellar Alternatives. Healthy News and Information. Fyll flaskor och burkar med sommarens sprittande läkekraft! 4 smarta metoder! Naturen riktigt slösar med växtkraft just nu.

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Och enligt örtterapeuten Marie-Louise Eklöf, som driver Inspira Det gröna apoteket i Stockholm, är kraften i läkeörterna som starkast den här tiden också. Så bygger du en enkel jordkällare. Så här gör du: 1. Everything You Need to Know About Storing the Food You Grew. Preservation Guide: How to Freeze Herbs. Cut Off Long Stems The little stems between the leaves are fine to chop up. Chop With A Mezzaluna If you have one of these handy chopping devices, chopping fresh herbs is all that much easier, but a regular chopping knife will work just as well.

Spoon Into An Ice Cube Tray Once everything is chopped up, spoon the herbs into an ice cube tray, making sure to distribute evenly. Pack them in pretty tightly. Top Off The Tray With Water Pour the water in slowly. Too much water pressure has the tendency to send your chopped herbs all over the place. Put The Cubes In A Freezer Bag After the cubes are frozen, pop them out of the tray and stash them in a freezer bag to keep them tasting their freshest. 10 Easy Ways To Preserve Herbs. Enjoying a big bounty of herbs from the garden this year? Fresh is best when it comes to cooking with them, but here are ten easy ways you can preserve them for year-round use (along with a nifty tip at the bottom of the page for crushing them fast). Air/Hang Dry Method: If you have the space and the time, you can tie small bunches together (about 4 or 5 cleaned stems) and hang them upside down in a dark, warm, well ventilated area.

The drying time is about 2 to 4 weeks – you want the leaves to be crispy and easily crumble between your fingers before you pack them for storage. If space is tight, here’s a clever project you can make using old frames, fiberglass screens, chain and S hooks (for hanging in tiers): Hanging Frames Tutorial.Oven: Arrange cleaned stems in a single layer on a cookie sheet with temperature set at 180° F.

Heat for about 4 hours, keeping the oven door open the entire time (to let moisture escape). *First published December 19, 2006 Thanks for sharing Josee! 13 Things To Know Before You Dehydrate Food. Garden Crops: Cold Storage Ideas & Root Cellar Tips. Growing your own food can be very rewarding, especially during the summer months when veggies can be washed, cooked and on the table the very same day they’re picked (nothing fresher than that!). If you plan ahead and plant more than your family and friends can consume during the growing season, you can still enjoy your bumper crop over the long, cold winter months.

Food Storage: 20 Crops That Keep and How to Store Them. Related Content Fresh Storage of Produce For the past few years, we've experimented with different ways of storing food fresh and now we're e... Here in southwest Virginia, my partner and I take pride in growing and storing most of our fruits and vegetables. Knowing where our food comes from gives us confidence in its goodness, plus we save about $5,000 a year through our gardening and food storage efforts. There is another benefit, which is the utter convenience of having a self-provisioned home.