22Nov 2013
Long-term storage shelf

What is Long Term Storage?

Long term storage is the preparation of supplies and consumables for storage for more than a year.

There are many reasons to have a long term food storage plan and whatever reason you have go for it. You’re going to have to work with the space you have. You’ll need to understand that heat and moisture are your enemies. Those elements lead to spoilage. Continue reading

12Nov 2013
Whole Wheat in Bulk

Everyone would like to be and feel healthier and one of the ways we can do that is to incorporate more whole, unprocessed, and hopefully non-GMO, grains into our every-day diet. We also want to be smart about our finances and want to make sure that as part of our daily and yearly supply of food for storage that we have these whole grains on hand and that we are storing them correctly. Continue reading

23Oct 2013
Milling day prep

People ask me all the time how hard it is to incorporate milling into their baking routines. I look at it as the time added to the prepping when I get ready to bake. It will add maybe 15 mins if you don’t have it bolted down. That time is probably going to be measuring your wheat berries or other grains to be ground and grinding. Continue reading

28Mar 2013
Portion Distortion Poster

I’ve often said after a meal, “My eyes are bigger than my stomach.” I say this as I’m uncomfortably full. I ate everything on my plate. Maybe even went in for seconds as the food was sitting right in front of me. I wondered time and time again why I ate to that point or why I didn’t pay attention to my body until it was too late. Some have mastered this art of fighting against our bodies natural instincts, I am not one of them. Continue reading

13Dec 2012
What is Allspice?

I was reading through recipes for peppernuts today. A few of these little recipes called for allspice and cloves, my first though was, “How redundant.” Growing up I thought (for some unknown reason) that they were similar somehow. Once I started cooking on my own late in High School and later in college I knew that they weren’t but the thought of what it actually was didn’t occur to me until now. Continue reading