How to Pressure Can Green Beans (Raw Pack Method)

How to Pressure Can Green Beans (Raw Pack Method) | I'm all for saving time in the kitchen! No woman ever said, "I have way too much time on my hands these days." But in the interest of saving time, we can't sacrifice food safety. I consider some quick canning methods to be unsafe. Not the raw pack method, though -- it's both safe and time-saving. A win-win! | GNOWFGLINS.com

I’m all for saving time in the kitchen! No woman ever said, “I have way too much time on my hands these days.” But in the interest of saving time, we can’t sacrifice food safety. I consider some quick canning methods to be unsafe. Not the raw pack method, though — it’s both safe and time-saving. A win-win! [by Melissa Norris]

4 Ways to Preserve Blueberries

4 Ways to Preserve Blueberries | The only thing more glorious than eating plump, juicy blueberries straight from a bush is enjoying a sweet bite of blueberries in the dead of winter! One mouthful brings back the warmth of a July morning and the long days of summer. Blueberries can be preserved in a number of ways -- here are the four ways I do it. | GNOWFGLINS.com

The only thing more glorious than eating plump, juicy blueberries straight from a bush is enjoying a sweet bite of blueberries in the dead of winter! One mouthful brings back the warmth of a July morning and the long days of summer. Blueberries can be preserved in a number of ways — here are the four ways I do it. [by Melissa Norris]

Organize Your Pantry — with Glass Jars!

Organize Your Pantry with Glass Jars | I have an obsession with glass jars! I don't know what it is about seeing all those beautifully God-made organic foods neatly lined up that puts a smile on my face. Maybe memories from great-grandma's cupboards. Or the thought that my food is pest-free. Or that I don't have to worry about BPA, PVC or other toxins. Interested in using glass for your pantry storage? Here's how to get started. | GNOWFGLINS.com

I have an obsession with glass jars and there isn’t any help line for that. I don’t know what it is about seeing all those beautifully God-made organic foods — neatly lined up in the pantry — that puts a smile on my face. Maybe memories from great-grandma’s cupboards with food stored in recycled jelly and mayo jars. Or the thought that my food is pest-free. Pests have a hard time finding their way into properly sealed glass jars. And, you don’t have to worry about BPA, PVC or other toxins! Interested in using glass for your pantry storage? Here’s how to get started. [by Katie Baldridge]

KYF #050: Gluten-Free 72 Hour Kit with Katie Baldridge

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In this episode of Know Your Food with Wardee, you’re visiting with Katie Baldridge from Simple Foody. We talk about her family’s gluten-free lifestyle (two children have celiac disease). She’s full of wisdom about nutritious gluten-free cooking, plus she and her family have been interested in preparedness for sometime. She combined the two interests into a brand-new eBook, Create Your Own Gluten Free 72 Hour Emergency Kit where she walks you through putting together a gluten-free emergency food supply for 72 hours. It’s a great resource! (See inside for a coupon.) Get to know Katie and her family through the links and information below, and of course through this podcast. Plus… the tip of the week!

KYF #048: Real Food Family Preparedness with KerryAnn Foster

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In this episode of Know Your Food with Wardee, my special guest is KerryAnn Foster from Intentionally Domestic (formerly Cooking Traditional Foods). When I heard about her new Family Preparedness Class, I knew it was time to ask her to be a guest. Why? She’s been prepping with real foods for many years. Twice her family has had to rely on food storage to get them through difficult times lasting up to a year. She really knows her stuff, and not only that, her plans have been put to the test and passed with flying colors. In this episode, KerryAnn shares her family’s story of how they became real food preppers while working around intolerances and allergies, she gives tips for newbies to real food storage (super-duper tips), and she unveils her brand-new and absolutely awesome Family Preparedness Class — which is on sale through Friday, November 1, 2013. Plus… the tip of the week!

A Year’s Supply of Food — Traditional Food Prepping

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?

Home Rendered Grass-Fed Beef Tallow

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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.