Can you believe there's a holiday for cheesecake lovers? National Blueberry Cheesecake Day is May 26th. From its earliest beginnings, to its current iconic status around the world, this creamy cake remains a favorite for people of all ages. Cheesecake is a mixture of fresh soft cheese, cream cheese or cottage cheese, eggs, and sugar on
How the Drought Will Affect Food Prices Wondering how the drought will affect food prices? It depends on how much worse the drought gets, or so says the United States Department of Agriculture and Economic Research Service. (USDA ERS). According to their most current report, they predict the cost of eggs will rise (no surprise)
Would you like a chance to win a FREE Harvest Right freeze dryer? Countryside Magazine is giving you the chance! All you have to do is enter the Preserve the Harvest contest and you’ll be in the running to win useful food preservation gear like a food press, canning jars, pectin, pollinators and more. Your
Another driveway discussion led to the statement that ‘home freeze-drying alone can drastically improve the quality of life’. That’s a big statement, and I said it with a straight face. Here’s why: Without the ability to preserve food, humans have to spend the biggest portion of the day looking for or cultivating fresh food.
Heriloom tomatoes are at their peak so we’re eating bruschetta for dinner nearly every night right now. We just toast some good bread, rub it with a clove of garlic and top with diced tomatoes. Then we drizzle a little olive oil (peppery Oro Bailen is the current household favorite) and sprinkle with sea salt
Many of us store foods like potatoes, onions, garlic and ginger root in the vegetable drawer in the refrigerator, but storing root vegetables don’t do do well in cold storage. High humidity in refrigerators causes rot and storing root vegetables together can actually affect the flavor. The good news is there is an easy and