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Dehydrated Baby Food

I have been preparing for a train trip across the country. I plan on packing a cooler for the train ride, (to save money and to at least start the trip off with nutritional food). I was faced with a dilemma for my 8 month old daughter. I can pack some hard boiled eggs for her and scoop out the yolk, and make homemade pureed baby food that I can…

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Preserving Sweet Cherries

Last year I did an experiment. I bought a 10 pound box of cherries through the CSA I belong too. I knew I would not consume 10 lbs of cherries in 5 days, so I would have to freeze them or dehydrate them. I of course had never done this before, but it’s a lot more fun to jump into the fire, right? Fortunately, I at least had the foresight…

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Freezing Strawberries

Yesterday I read that the Listeria outbreak has expanded yet again, to more frozen produce. The timing could not be worse for me because I am 23 weeks pregnant right now. (Listeria is an even greater concern during pregnancy, it can cause complications). I had been enjoying the occasional smoothie, to ensure I get a lot of the nutrients I need. (Plus it is getting HOT ). So this recent Listeria…

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Freezing the Harvest

It is January, just a few days into the New Year and I am already missing the fresh produce that went straight from our garden to our table. Earlier this evening I rummaged through the freezer looking for a package of sour cream culture. I never did find the culture but I did find a few packages of sweet corn that I froze this past summer, (during the peak of harvest season).…

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Apple Chips

It’s apple season, and I finally got to go apple picking this past weekend. (I didn’t have any luck finding a good place to go apple picking when we lived in South Korea). We had a great time! We ended up with two bags of apples. I wanted to preserve as many as possible. Why bother preserving them? I read a very interesting article written by Kristen, the Food Renegade that…

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