Food preperation and storage for the long haul...

This blog is for discussion and general information on food storage, general nutrition etc. It is basicly an add on for my survival blog but any and all are welcome to join in, makes no difference if you are vegan, carnivore, omnivore or any other food consumer. If you have information, please feel free to share. If you have a question, ask.

The only thing I ask is please, PLEASE, no food politics. Everyone is entitled to their beliefs and I know for some it is a touchy issue. Just remember that this is mainly focused on food STORAGE and preservation.

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Comment by Morgan on November 8, 2011 at 4:11pm

That's an excellent list, Angel. Thanks for posting it.

Comment by ♥ Peace & Hippie~Angel ♥ on November 8, 2011 at 2:23pm

Top 12 Superfood Herbs and Spices

Many herbs and spices fall within the category of powerful anti-inflammatory superfoods because they are rich in phytochemicals. Researchers from the University of Michigan have found, for example, that holy basil has anti-inflammatory activity compared to ibuprofen, naproxen, and aspirin. Why are anti-inflammatory foods important for good health? Because inflammation is suspected to play a key role in heart disease, cancer, atherosclerosis, arthritis, asthma, allergies, and more.

Why not sprinkle some of these powerful healing herbs and spices on your foods? Here are the top 12 anti-inflammatory herbs and spices.

Ginger
Turmeric
Black Pepper
Cinnamon
Rosemary
Basil
Cardamon
Chives
Cilantro
Cloves
Garlic
Parsley

Herbs work on inflammation in a multi-faceted holistic and balanced way without the side effects of drugs.

Comment by Two Birds on November 8, 2011 at 4:44am

Echo

 

Absolutely. Herbs/ spices can make a huge difference...

Comment by Echo on November 7, 2011 at 9:21pm
Don't forget herbs & spices with your stored food.It'll help perk up a meal.  Whole herbs/spices keep longer than cut or ground ones.
Comment by Gr33nM1nd on October 27, 2011 at 10:14am

Thought you all might find this informative

 

300 year old food forest

 

in Vietnam

 

Peace

Comment by Morgan on October 27, 2011 at 5:04am

Thanks Angel. It's time to get set up for sprouting.

We'll all need some live food in the cellar (closet, tent, whatever).

Comment by Echo on October 26, 2011 at 9:38pm
Tastes good, too; I had given some grains to a friend and he is having less trouble from his IBS.  He and his wife use it instead of water in kool-aid and sun tea.
Comment by Morgan on October 26, 2011 at 9:51am

Thanks, Echo.

I Googled water kifer- sounds like a winner.

Comment by Echo on October 26, 2011 at 8:34am

I make milk and water kefir.  You need a good supply of milk for the milk kefir, but it makes good cheese and the whey that you drain off is good in lacto-fermentation of veggies.  It contains over 50 probiotics!

Water kefir is a bit different, has less probiotics, but it makes a good marinade for meat.  I've used it with herb teas, made soda pop with it, and I try to keep it available for the dogs and cats to drink.

Comment by Morgan on October 26, 2011 at 6:08am

 

Excerpt from a document I'll be posting to Surviving 2012 and Living Well After The Changes as soon as I finish it.

Amaranth
Amaranthus species 


 
Description: These plants, which grow 90 centimeters to 150 centimeters tall, are abundant weeds in many parts of the world. All amaranth have alternate simple leaves. They may have some red color present on the stems. They bear minute, greenish flowers in dense clusters at the top of the plants. Their seeds may be brown or black in weedy species and light-colored in domestic species.

Habitat and Distribution: Look for amaranth along roadsides, in disturbed waste areas, or as weeds in crops throughout the world. Some amaranth species have been grown as a grain crop and a garden vegetable in various parts of the world, especially in South America.

Edible Parts: All parts are edible, but some may have sharp spines you should remove before eating. The young plants or the growing tips of alder plants are an excellent vegetable. Simply boil the young plants or eat them raw. Their seeds are very nutritious. Shake the tops of alder plants to get the seeds. Eat the seeds raw, boiled, ground into flour, or popped like popcorn.

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