On April 13th Dave Nelson began a 2200-mile trek on the Appalachian Trail. His journey began in the Springer Mountains of Georgia and will end in Maine. He’ll be walking for five to six months, carrying everything he needs in his backpack. See our introduction to Dave and see his packing list here. We're happy to
This month we're talking about good nutrition and better health. March 24th is American Diabetes Alert Day, and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is encouraging everyone to take their quick online Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test. The test takes about 60 seconds to complete. It's important because 86 million Americans have prediabetes, and the majority
Well what do you know? National Meatball Day falls right in the middle of National Nutrition Month. And who doesn't love meatballs? Meatballs done the old school way can be full of fat, salt and sugar. However, meatballs done right are high in protein, full of flavor, and can be part of a healthy diet.
February 17th is National Random Act of Kindness Day, but we don't think the celebration should be limited to just one day a year. Sometimes we hear stories from our home freeze dryer community about how they've used their freeze dryers to perpetrate Random Acts of Kindness, or to help their friends and neighbors by
One of the things the home freeze-drying community is talking about is how simple it is to freeze dry and quickly rehydrate entire meals. This comes in handy in a true emergency, such as a power-outage or storm, and in life's small emergencies, like when your child announces they have a science
Recently we made a short video to illustrate just how easy it is to freeze dry and rehydrate entire meals. In this video we're freeze drying sliced turkey breast, gravy, corn and green beans - all in one run. We also prepared mashed potatoes, gravy and stuffing in a second run. Notice
I don’t know what it is about summer that makes me want to eat simple food, but most evenings I’m content with tomatoes on garlic toast (a.k.a. bruschetta), cannellini beans with rosemary (on garlic toast) or olive tapanade on, you guessed it, garlic toast. This time of year there’s something wonderful about rediscovering food that