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.
Bacon and Eggs : One Year Supply of Food Storage Under $300 A years worth of food storage for under $300! Yes, you read that right. How does expanding your food storage with literally hundreds of meals for around $300 sound? I think I may have found one of the best kept secrets around for pumping your food storage up REAL FAST and REAL CHEAP. On the second day you'll need to add some more water (it thickens in the fridge overnight) and another tablespoon of stock. We make our own bread and have a thick slice fer dunkin' with a large bowl of this delicious soup and it serves as a main meal. Kids will usually only be able to eat half a bowl w/bread, or a small bowl, whichever you prefer. If there is any mixture left on the third day, just add the new mixture to it. Assuming there are no refrigerators etc., it's best to err on the side of caution and not use them in the soup. We LOVE onions in our house, and cook them by wrapping them in tinfoil, and putting them in the ever-burning wood stove for an hour.
Grow Your Own!PositiveMed This is so amazing and exciting! I remember my mom starting avocados this way when I was a kid. It’s the ultimate reuse/recycle project! Apples- Coconut- How to Grow a Coconut Palm from a Dehusked Coconut: Tomatoes- Mango Tree: How to grow a mango tree from seeds: Potatoes/Sweet Potatoes- Green Onions- Leeks- Carrot Tops- Pineapple- Romaine Lettuce- Same technique as celery Cabbage- Same technique as celery Celery-
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.
52 jar method Gearing up for this trip to California, I've had a lot of requests for my favorite meals that work better in a mylar bag. Yes. I'm going to earthquake territory and this is National Emergency Preparedness month. More often than not, I print the labels and just affix them to the mylar bags using clear packing tape. Note that the instant parboiled white rice like Success Rice (boil-in-bag). The round small shells and elbow noodles are also optimum for non-piercing of the mylar bags. What are mylar bags and why do I use them? People always ask where I get my specialty stuff for the meals: All freeze-dried-meats, freeze-dried-vegetables , oxygen absorbers (for safely packing the meals) and my spice line Essential and specialty-spices-4-packs are available at honeyvillegrain.com. Here are the mylar bag recipes that also double as labels. I don't have them in PDF format and my life is a little crazy right now (as you can imagine). Always My Very Best, Your Friend Chef Tess
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.
The Pantry Journal. Record keeping notebook for the home preserver. A Canning and Preserving Notebook Keeps you Organized Organization is your best friend you know! Organizing a Garden and Pantry Journal is a great idea for convenience and a wise idea for improved production. Get a three ring notebook and dividers for the materials included. The first time I decided to keep a canning record it was VERY simple. At the end of the season it was kind of fun to count up how many jars I canned. NEW! However I am aware that in this computer age, many folks like to keep it all electronically. If you plan on using the pantry journal as an electronic record keeer, I suggest you save a copy as your master copy. This way next year you can save the master copy again as Pantry Journal 2015. If you are like me and like a paper copy, just print it up and place in a 3 ring notebook. Canning Records The first year was a guess as to how many jars to make of each type of food. 5 Easy Steps to figure out how much YOUR family needs. Handy reference sheets. Buy Right Here.....
Best Party Sangria Recipe, Recipe for Party Sangria, How to Make Sangria for a Party This Sangria recipe is perfect for big summer parties, fall gatherings, and holiday festivities - always a favorite, you may consider doubling the recipe. Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Ingredients: 1 Bottle of red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja, Zinfandel, Shiraz)1 Lemon cut into wedges 1 Orange cut into wedges1 Lime cut into wedges2 Tbsp sugarSplash of orange juice or lemonade2 Shots of gin or triple sec (optional)1 Cup of raspberries or strawberries (may use thawed or frozen)1 Small can of diced pineapples (with juice)4 Cups ginger ale Preparation: Pour wine into a large pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the lemon, orange and lime into the wine.
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