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Creating Nirvana: Can Me Up: Over 50 Canning Recipes

Creating Nirvana: Can Me Up: Over 50 Canning Recipes
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How to Make Bone Broth (and Why Is it So Healthy?) With cold and flu season upon us, you might want to learn how to make bone broth so you can stock up on this superliquid. For those, not in the know, bone broth is stock on steroids (not literally, of course). Back before meat and vegetables came already cut up and wrapped in styrofoam and plastic, our grandparents used to make mineral rich bone broth from bones, scraps and other leftover bits. Nothing was allowed to go to waste. Unfortunately, we lost the knowledge to make this nourishing food. What Is Bone Broth? Everyone knows what stock is, right? Why Is it So Healthy? Bone broth is rich in vitamins, minerals, good fats and tissue-restorative collagen. Don’t take my word for it though; read more about why bone broth is considered a superfood from The Paleo Mom, the Whole 9 and Wellness Mama. How to Make Bone Broth I make two kinds of bone broth–chicken and beef. Ingredients: 2 pounds of good quality beef bones (I usually get knuckles and rib bones from a local butcher.

Preparing for the Upcoming Canning Season | Old Fashioned Families If you love to do jams and jellies then most likely you have already started on your canning for the year. I honestly intended to do jams this year but with the arrival of a new grandchild, and a father in Law having a triple bypass time just got away from me. Still it is time to start taking stock and getting ready for the new Canning season. If you have never canned before you might want to pick up a book as your first expense, not only will it show you all the right equipment that you should get for your canning but it will also give you a nice list of starter recipes to get going with. Make a List of Canning Supplies As I am thinking about canning this year, I am making a mental list of all of the things that I will need to make sure I have, any extra canning jars I need, canning lids, pectin and the spices that I use in pickling. Make Another List of Things you Plan to Can You might even want to plan this list before you do your supply list, or at least do both at the same time.

Decoding the Secret Language of Food Expiration Dates Americans tend to harbor dark suspicions about that forgotten can of beans in the back of the pantry, far past its sell-by date. If you’re like most consumers, you probably just toss expired items on the better-safe-than-sorry principle (unless, perhaps, it’s a Twinkie). But there’s a good chance many aged food remains totally safe to eat, according to a new report (PDF) that blames the flawed food-dating system for tons of perfectly edible food getting wasted each year. While many consumers consider the dates printed on foods a hard deadline, they actually indicate maximum quality or freshness, not safety, explains David Fikes, vice president in charge of consumer affairs at the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), a food trade group. “Producers want people to have the best experience of product,” he says. There’s a window after the “expiration” date when a product is still edible—it just won’t look or taste quite as good. • Pack date: This is the day the product was manufactured.

Slow Cooker Bone Broth Recipe Asian | Steamy Kitchen In Asian culture, soups and broths are part of everyday meals. A traditional Japanese breakfast would include a bowl of Miso Soup to warm the body. Chinese restaurants feature a long list of house soups, from an appetite stimulating Hot and Sour Soup to even a light broth served after dinner to cleanse the palate and complete the meal. Growing up, Mom always had soup simmering on the stove. I’ve tried to emulate Mom, but we’ve got such an active lifestyle that a pot simmering for hours on the stove isn’t feasible. What is bone broth? Bone broth is often gently simmered for 24 hours (or more!) Sure, it’s a trendy thing right now, with restaurants offering drive-through bone broth served in a coffee cup for $9, cookbooks dedicated to the art of bone broths (I highly recommend The Nourished Kitchen Cookbook which features bone broth) and even an entire line of bone broth concentrates that you can buy. What’s the difference between broth, bone broth and soups? Key to bone broth – be gentle.

101+ Canning Recipes for Food Storage - Mom with a PREP Canning season is getting into full swing around most of the country, so here are 101+ canning recipes to help you preserve your garden bounty! If you are interested in Dehydrating food for long-term food storage, check out this post: 101+ Dehydrator Recipes. This is not the be all and end all of recipes as there are more than anyone can count, but this is a good basic resource on how to can the most of what you produce or stock up on. There are many recipes for doing things several ways, so if the ketchup recipes here don’t inspire you, go to Pinterest – it’s an awesome source to find things quickly. *Please follow standard canning guidelines for safety and long-term storage. Get Started Canning • Safe Canning Guidelines • How to Store ApplesApples 2ApplesauceApple butterApricotsBananaBlackberriesBlueberriesCranberry JuiceDandelion JellyFigsGrapesGrapefruitGrapefruit – Juice OrangesPeachesPearsPineapplePlumsRaspberriesStrawberriesTomato (See under vegetables) Other posts you might enjoy:

NutsOnline | Premium Bulk & Wholesale Nuts, Dried Fruits & Gift Baskets What's the Difference Between Dutch Process and Natural Cocoa Powder? | Serious Eats [Photographs: Marissa Sertich Velie, unless otherwise noted] There's a kitchen stereotype that bakers are meticulous and measure everything to the gram. They follow directions to the letter, all while savory cooks are throwing food into pots Swedish Chef style. Sometimes I wish I baked like that, but truth be told I often freestyle and substitute. The answer: it depends on what you're baking, but no matter what, the two varieties don't taste the same. So What is Cocoa Powder Exactly? [Photograph: Vicky Wasik] Cocoa powder is the dry solid remains of fermented, dried, and roasted cacao beans. Natural Cocoa Powder If you're making natural cocoa powder, that's the end of the line. Dutch Process Cocoa Powder Disappointingly, this does not mean that it wears tiny wooden shoes. Dutch process cocoa has a smoother, more mellow flavor that's often associated with earthy, woodsy notes. Are Dutch Process and Natural Cocoa Interchangeable? Chocolate Cake Chocolate Pudding Hot Chocolate More Chocolate

33 Meticulous Cleaning Tricks For The OCD Person Inside You The Serious Eats Field Guide to Asian Greens [Photographs: Ben Jay, unless otherwise noted] When you walk into the produce section of your local Asian supermarket, you'll probably be greeted by a dazzling but daunting display of unusual greens. They're all great, and easy to cook, but it helps to be armed with some knowledge to tell your shoots from your choys. That's why we highlighted the most common varieties you'll find in Asian groceries with notes on what they are, how they taste, and most importantly, what to do with your haul. AA Choy AA Choy stalks and leaves. Latin name: Lactuca sativaAlso known as: Taiwan lettuce, AA Chop Xin, stem lettuce, asparagus lettuce, celery lettuce, celtuce, wosunFlavor: The leaves are similar to romaine, while the stalks taste a little like cucumber. Back to the full list » Bok Choy Shanghai and baby bok choy. Chinese Broccoli Chinese Celery Chrysanthemum Greens [Photograph: Chichi Wang] Daikon Greens [Photograph: wikioticscan/Flickr] En Choy Fava Greens [Photograph: Lily Chin] Kokabu Greens Malabar Spinach

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