Freeze Drying Squash

There are dozens of varieties of squash and this is the season they start showing up in colorful pyramids in markets and farmer's markets. You may even have them trailing all over your own garden. Squash are so nutritious. The colorful skins contain beta-carotene and other nutrients and trace minerals. They're also incredibly versatile. Sweet

By | 2017-10-19T16:59:09+00:00 October 19th, 2017|0 Comments

October is National Eat Better / Eat Together Month

October is National Eat Better / Eat Together Month, and we think both of those things sound like good ideas. With the holidays looming, getting a jump on a healthy eating plan and a strategy to navigate the upcoming feasts can help you stay on track. Eating together, whether it's as a family or as

By | 2017-10-19T02:58:35+00:00 October 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Freeze Drying Pineapple

We've been writing about preserving seasonal foods that grow locally, but if you live in the United States there are some tasty treats that have to come from somewhere else. Like pineapple. Pineapple is an amazing food. Pineapple isn't just tasty, it contains Bromelain, a powerful digestive enzyme that helps break down protein. It's a

By | 2017-10-19T02:58:36+00:00 September 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Freeze Drying Apples

Apple harvesting season is near and it seems apple-infused recipes are only second to pumpkin spice infused recipes. It used to be that in order to make apples last through the winter, they had to be stored in a cool, dark, dry place for several weeks. Root cellars were dug under houses just for that

By | 2017-10-19T02:58:36+00:00 September 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Freeze Dried Mac & Cheese with Stacy Lyn Harris

We’ve been sharing some great video clips from Stacy Lyn Harris, cookbook author, gardener, mother of seven, sustainability expert, and guest chef. This summer and fall, Stacy Lyn is doing cooking and gardening segments on RFDTV’s Rural Heritage show on cable TV, and we’ve got two words for you: Mac & cheese. Born and raised

By | 2017-10-19T02:58:37+00:00 September 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Freeze Drying Zucchini

Zucchini is one of those wonderful vegetables that is easy to grow, and grow plenty of. It has a fairly bland flavor, which makes it the perfect vegetable to sneak into recipes that range from bread and muffins to soups, stews, and scrambles. Nutritionally, zucchini is a good source of protein, Vitamin A, Thiamin, Niacin,

By | 2017-10-19T02:58:37+00:00 September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Freeze Dried Soup with Stacy Lyn Harris

Recently we’ve been sharing some educational (and tempting) video clips from Stacy Lyn Harris, cookbook author, gardener, mother of seven, sustainability expert, and guest chef. This summer and fall, Stacy Lyn is doing cooking and gardening segments on RFDTV’s Rural Heritage show on cable TV. In this clip from the episode Homestead Ironworks Part 2,

By | 2017-10-19T02:58:38+00:00 September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Freeze Drying for Hurricane Season

  We have lots of customers in hurricane country and they've given us insight into some problems associated with traditional hurricane preparedness scenarios: Canned food is heavy and bulky. Space in the evacuation vehicle becomes high value real estate after you add kids, pet kennels, suitcases, and necessities. Canned food is limited in selection. People

By | 2017-10-19T02:58:38+00:00 September 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Freeze Drying Turkey with Stacy Lyn Harris

Cookbook author, gardener, mother of seven, sustainability expert, and guest chef Stacy Lyn Harris is a big advocate for home freeze drying because it helps her family stay prepared for emergencies and keeps her pantry stocked with healthy meals. This summer and fall, Stacy Lyn’s sustainability and gardening tips are highlighted in cooking and gardening

By | 2017-10-19T02:58:39+00:00 August 30th, 2017|1 Comment

Freeze Drying Grapes

Grapes are nearing their peak right now and they're never better than when harvested in the last days of summer. You may find bulk sales in the grocery store right now, or you may find the sweetest, juiciest bunches at your local farmer's market. Freeze drying grapes is so easy, and they are versatile and

By | 2017-10-19T02:58:39+00:00 August 28th, 2017|0 Comments