So you’re convinced there’s much to love about dehydrating, and now you want to know what you need to get started. No problem. We’ll start with the basics — absolute must-haves. And we’ll work our way from there. Taking my Dehydrating eCourse? You might want to put some of these things on your wish list.
You do know that each month I make a thank you video for some members of my unlimited online classes, right? I’m so excited about this month’s thank you video (and PDF) that I want to let all of you know about it. They are available ala carte — and this is one you should consider. At least if you’re interested in food storage with traditional foods. That couldn’t possibly be you, could it?
Last week — was it really last week? — we went to the butcher and picked up the cut and wrapped beef from our first home-grown grass-fed beef. Remember I shared the whole mobile slaughtering experience with you? One thing I did not expect was to get back so much fat! We got five bags of fat — which absolutely would not fit in the freezer. That meant I had to start rendering tallow ASAP.
Note: This is not totally up to date, although I have updated it a bit. (1/30/2010) My pantry is never as full as this list would suggest. Don’t use this list as the end all authority for your own natural foods pantry. Use it as a starting place for evaluating and/or improving your own pantry. [...]
Many health-conscious cooks and mothers of large families often make bulk food purchases. It not only simplies shopping but often rewards the family with great savings in food costs. My family is no exception. We purchase non-perishables to last for one or two months or more. To make purchases this way requires workable pantry storage. [...]
Updated: 4/10/2010 (briefly) We purchase most food stuffs in quantities that will last for 1 or 2 or more months. I don’t have a pantry — though I wish I did! I wouldn’t enjoy my time in the kitchen if it weren’t at least somewhat efficient, so it is important to me to find workable [...]