Monthly Archives: July 2018

Expiration Dates

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I opened the last jar of the 2016 fermented pickles this morning, which got me thinking about expiration dates. The pickles were still crisp, juicy and had excellent flavor, despite being almost two years old. Obviously, the one-year expiration date … Continue reading

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When Canning Jars Won’t Seal

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Anyone who cans food has had the experience – you make your jam or jelly, or process fruits and vegetables, and one or more jars don’t seal. Frustrating but not unexpected. Canning is an organic, biological practice. It cannot be … Continue reading

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Old-Fashioned Cooking: Meatloaf

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In this modern-day-take-it-out-of-the-freezer-and shove-it-in-the-microwave world, we often lose sight of what real food tastes like. Not too surprising, when you look at the ingredient lists on most prepared foods. Many so-called foods have more chemicals than food ingredients. I figure … Continue reading

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