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.
Canning Dried Beans, pinto, black, navy and more. First things first. If you are canning dried beans you MUST process in a pressure canner. Click here for general pressure canning step by step instruction. Beans are so easy to store in their dried state that it is easy to just leave them there and use dry. But how many times have you wished you had thought to soak your beans ahead of time so you could make chili? Preparing for the Upcoming Canning Season 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.
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.
Slow Cooker Bone Broth Recipe Asian 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.
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
10 Household Uses for Lemon Essential Oil Time for some trivia: What natural item can replace many of the chemical-laden commercial cleaning and other household products in your home? Lemon essential oil, of course! That’s right—this essential oil is natural, safe, and effective. Lemon essential oil—or as I like to call it, liquid sunshine— is one of the most versatile essential oils. Cold-pressed from lemon peels under pressure, lemon essential oil offers up a potent burst of citrus. Avoiding heat during the distillation process preserves the oil's delicate essence.
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
What's the Difference Between Dutch Process and Natural Cocoa Powder? [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.