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  1. The Fundamentals & Usefulness of Home Food Dehydrators

    For millennia, drying of foods has been one of the most effective ways to store and preserve food. Thanks to technological advances, now you no longer have to restrict yourself to the dehydrating of fruits, herbs, vegetables, and meat by putting these food items out in the sun. People all around the globe are aware of home food dehydrators that are, in effect, low-temperature ovens equipped with a fan. The food is placed on a tray across which the fan distributes the air that has been heated by an element inside the dehydrator. There are a plethora of dehydrators available now in the market, some that push the heated air horizontally around the food laden tray while others blow it vertically, allowing great flexibility in the types, choices and amounts of food to be dehydrated. It is also worth remembering that not only do the home food dehydrators help in drying and storing your food, but they also help to preserve the maximum nutritional value of those foods. With raw food diets becoming more and more popular, the use of an effective home food dehydrator has become a “must have” for a great many people.

    Given the fact that there are a myriad of food dehydrators available in the market, it is only natural to feel overwhelmed when it comes time to purchase. Store-It Foods is the place that provides you with a ready solution by offering some of the most popular home food dehydrators that are being used by today’s homemakers, outdoor fanatics, and sports enthusiasts. It is becoming common knowledge that food dehydrators give you a sensible and cost-effective food preservation option.

  2. Switch to Dry Pack Canning to Store Food Items for a Longer Period

    Dry pack canning is a simple and effective method of keeping food fresh and edible. It is a method that keeps the food from getting perished for a longer period. It is a method that people who are very conscious about food storage can turn to for desired results. You will need to buy a dry pack canner for sale online to can food items that contain very small amounts of moisture or no moisture at all. Sugar, wheat, and rice amongst others are a few suitable examples of food items that you should ‘can’ using a dry pack canner. The list of food items that can be stored using this method doesn’t end here; however, these foods, as opposed to others, can be stored for longer than expected using a canner. Storage time, as with other methods, is different for different foods.

    There are a few things other than a canner that people interested in dry pack canning would need - food grade containers, food items to store them, oxygen absorbers, and a canner. You need to purchase cans of appropriate size depending on the types of food you would be using them to store. And don’t fill these to the brim; leave some space for expansion.

    Let us set the record straight – buying dry pack canners for sale is a significant investment. So, people who care about storing food items for a more extended period should have no realms about purchasing a canner.

  3. Food Strainer Replacement Parts For Sale Online- Making The Process Simpler For You

    Preparing lip-smacking food is something that consumes a significant amount of time and effort. However, the process becomes more comfortable when the use of efficient products is done. For instance, most of the people spend from minutes to hours in making the sauce and then getting rid of the mess created during the preparation. Sauce making can be simplified by utilizing an efficient food strainer and sauce maker. A must-have in every home, strainer and sauce maker is a kitchen essential, which prevents sauce making from becoming a distasteful and messy job. So, if you haven’t purchased the widely sought after device, go ahead and place your order forthwith. However, if you already own a food strainer and sauce maker, ensure its working condition before going for sauce or salsa making process.

    Are you planning to prepare fresh sauces, salsas, and soups for your guests this weekend? Do you need to replace your food strainer’s rubber pad or shaft in the first place? If that’s the only concern you are having right now, we, at Store-It Foods would be happy to provide you with a massive range of replacement parts for your strainer and sauce maker. Backed by a wide array of replacement parts including hopper, body, spring, and others, our online store is the preferred choice of one and all. So, rather than searching your options for food strainer parts for sale online, you can place your trust in us to cater to your precise needs.

    Do you wish to place your order for food strainer replacement parts? Explore our site now!
  4. Long-Term Food Storage Equipment & Tools - Keep An Edible Supply Of Food Ready

    Whether you want tools and equipment for short or long-term food storage, canning, freeze drying, or pickling, it is very important that you make it a point to buy quality equipment from a reputable source. Storeitfoods is a company that has been delivering food storage solutions for a number of years. The advantages are obvious - a company that has been in this business for such a long time, would be better positioned to know the exact needs of consumers as well as what products would help in fulfilling those needs to a T. 
    For instance, if you want long-term food storage products, you will have to make sure that you are aware of all the factors that you need to look for in equipment and tools for this specific purpose. Every piece of equipment and tool has different features and functionality. You can’t expect a product that is made for a particular application to be perfectly suitable for use in another application, if it has not been designed for use in that application as well. For long-term food storage, you need to look for equipment that can keep your food items not only edible but appetizing for a more extended period. Whether you are facing an unexpected shortage of food supplies in your area or are preparing for a possible or even imminent emergency - long-term food storage equipment and tools will help keep that food available with the goodness intact - keeping you supplied with necessary food items in the hour of need. 
  5. Be Emergency-Prepared With Emergency Food Storage Equipment

    If for some reason, and there could be many, vehicles supplying food to your area were to be stopped, you can expect your food store shelves to be empty in just a few days. Are you, however, like the wise old squirrel, already prepared for such an emergency by having stored food for unforeseeable hard times like those just described? Ask yourself as well, how long can your emergency food last - a few days, a few weeks or even several years?

    One way to be emergency prepared is to increase the quantity of food that you usually buy and start consuming that which is the oldest. Another way is to buy survival/emergency preparedness food items that come with a shelf life of more than 10 years. Yes, when you buy so much food so much in advance, finding the right storage space can become tough even with space saving freeze-dried and dehydrated foods. And the case we have just discussed isn’t likely to happen often. On the other hand, why not prepare for anything? You can certainly start small and then expand your efforts later. Consider what you can afford to do. Take into account your space limitations. If you are not ready to make long-term preparations, it is better to find a solution for shorter-term emergencies rather than to make no emergency preparations at all. 

    Emergency food storage equipment is the right choice whichever way you look at it. It keeps your food “fresh” and you healthy during a short-term or even during a long-term emergency, allowing your family to be ready for the challenge. With this storage equipment, you can rest easy knowing that the food is there if you and your family need it. Let’s face it, a pile of food is worth a lot more than a pile of money in these situations.

  6. The Economical Kitchen

    Having food storage is one thing.  Using it is another.  The same can be said of emergency preparedness.  Being prepared is good.  Knowing how to use what you have set aside in preparation is equally important.

    Impoverished Arkansas Teen cooking during the Great Depression - circa 1930 - from fineartarmerica.com"The Economical Kitchen" will, however, at least to begin with, concetrate on the food storage side of things.

    In fact, we at Storeitfoods.com are turning to the Great Depression for resource material.  Why the Great Depression?  Well, this was a time when, for a great many people, dollars were extremely hard to come by. Purchasing even the most basic of kitchen commodities might be considered a major expenditure for many families.  Buying table salt or a bag of flour was not done on a whim.  Pennies were saved, budgets were made, and such purchases were made only after careful consideration.

    Consequently, householders, when planning meals, attempted to provide nourishing, tasty dishes that could be made with a minimum amout of waste and using a minimum amount of ingredients.  Exotic spices, even if they might be available at the nearby "Piggly Wiggly"* or some other local grocery store, were passed over in favor of the more common.  Your own garden produce, carefully grown, was used fresh or stored for future use.  Home preserves were common.  Store bought canned goods, if you had funds enough to afford them, inexpensive though they were, were also basic in many recipes.  If the time comes when we have to place a great dependance upon our own food storage, then such simple, nourishing meals might be "just what the doctor ordered."

    It should be noted, though, that these recipes originated in a time when stoves themselves were often very basic.  Wood or coal burners were still common, with gas and electric ranges, not unknown, but more of a rarity.  It would not be unusual for temperature regulators or timers to be lacking.  That meant recipe providers did not bother much with cooking times, heat settings or other such guidelines.  You were expected to know what a "hot oven" meant and act accordingly.  Thus, today's home chef might have to resort to some experimenting, and may wish to make reference to past experience or more modern recipes that requited more elabourate preparations but were for similar dishes., and do include instructions for cooking times and oven temperatures.

    Piggly Wiggly has been bringing home the bacon for millions of American families since 1916.

    Main Courses

    To begin with, let us share with you a couple of rice based main courses:

    Italian Rice

    • 1 cup rice
    • 1/2 tin tomatoes
    • 1/2 cup cheese
    • 1 tsp salt

    ​Wash rice and boil in salted water.  Drain and add to the tomatoes.  Cook 10 minutes. Add grated cheese and heat till it melts.  Serve at once. (Manitoba Agricultural College)

    Spanish Rice
    • 1 c. rice
    • 1 small onion (chopped)
    • 1/2 tin tomatoes
    • 2 tbsp shortening
    • 1 c. left over meat

    ​Wash rice and boil in salted water.  Drain and add all of the other ingredients.  Cook about 10 minutes and serve at once. (Manitoba Agricultural College)

    Note: These two recipes and many of the others which may follow in future blog entries originated with a small publication, Menus and Budgets for Economy Buying and Cooking, published by the Canadian Welfare Council.

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