How to Freeze Food in Glass Jars

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: UPDATE: Here are some glass-breaking tips and the honest-to-goodness-true best way to freeze food in glass jars. It seems that every day a new report comes out on the dangers of something or another toxin in various materials, doesn't it? Bisphenol-A in plastics is one of…

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Storing bulk food the (easy? cheap? green?) way

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: Buying food in bulk and preserving from your garden and farmer's markets is as an awesome way to save money and capture maximum nutrition, but there's even one more reason to love those frugal habits: they reduce waste and help save the earth, too. A 25-pound…

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7 Tips for Cleaning Out and Re-Organizing Your Pantry

The following post is from Kate of Modern Alternative Mama: That, right there, is my pantry "before." This fall, I'm doing a lot of food preserving.  I've already canned over 60 quarts of tomato sauce and a dozen or so quarts of applesauce (with many more to come).  In addition to all my canning, and…

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What is a Pantry Challenge and How Can It Save You Money?

The following post is from Jessica of GoodCheapEats and LifeasMOM: Food is my life. I think about it whenever I'm not eating it or preparing it. My kids do, too. Their parting words at night? What's for breakfast? Obviously, food is an integral part of our family's culture. Many of my early jobs, motherhood notwithstanding,…

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Getting the Most out of Your Pantry: Canisters or Original Packaging?

Do you have canisters and other containers in your pantry or do you keep food in it's original packaging, maybe with clips to hold the bags closed? I've been thinking about this a lot as I get ready to reorganize my pantry (again!). Right now, we keep everything in it's original packaging. I actually open…

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