Many bloggers are listing their most popular posts of the previous year and I probably would not have followed suit but a reader asked me to, so here I go. In terms of traffic here are the most popular posts of the past year: 10 New Ways to Cook Quinoa - Over 20,000 people have visited this post and I didn't write it until late summer. Wow! I hope it has provided Quinoa cooking ideas for lots of people. Are You Eating the 30 Healthiest Foods? - I listed the healthiest foods selected by a … [Read more...]
Bringing Food Preservation Back To Our Kitchens
Canning and preserving food is no longer the necessity that it used to be before the age of grocery stores and pre-packaged convenience foods. In fact, there are plenty of people who look down on the art of canning and preserving as being unnecessary, time consuming and pointless. However, for those families who understand the cost and health benefits of preparing your own foods; learning to can and preserve can go a long ways towards cutting costs and keeping your family eating healthy, even … [Read more...]
Food Preservation – Dehydration Rocks!
Like my melon colored kitchen in the photo above? I LOVE it! I also love dehydrated foods. Drying foods is a great way to preserve local and seasonal foods and make it available for the remainder of the year. In fact I much prefer dehydration to canning because not only are you preserving the food, you are leaving it structurally and nutritionally in tact. When you cook a food you are changing the composition of it AND you are destroying as much as 50-80% of the nutritional value it once held. … [Read more...]