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Storable Food

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    Old world self-sufficiency in a new world … 

So much of our lives literally revolves around the kitchen. We eat all our meals together there, sharing the day’s challenges and successes. It served as the school room and the family room for playing games. Plans for the day and the future are discussed and solidified over food and drink. The bills get paid, records are kept and taxes figured there. Seeds are spread on the table while planning the garden and jars are sorted and filled there at harvest time. Quilts and clothes get cut and sewn on that table. Neighbors and friends are always welcome to share a cup of coffee and baked goods of the day. Wonderful memories reside in the kitchen while delightful new, little people come to add their chapters.

Why Storable Food?

Home canned food can be stored for anywhere from a year to a decade depending on how acidic it is, if it’s heavily salted, or mostly sugar like jellies and preserves and how it is processed. Assuming that it was processed properly to begin with, canned and dried foods do not normally become unsafe when stored longer than the recommended time, but they eventually discolor,

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