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  • Did you know?

    Posted on August 30th, 2015 Pam No comments

    Some vegetables and fruits are best when not refrigerated.  Here is my list.

    1.  Cucumbers, cukes tend to shrink..no matter where you store them, but they shrink less on the counter or cool basement.  They should be eaten quickly anyway!!

    2.  Onions  (dry onions….in a cool dark place, green onions…in the fridge).

    3.  Potatoes  (they go starchy when refrigerated, store in a cool dark place, like a basement)

    4.  Garlic  (fresh garlic from the garden should store 6 months, store in a brown bag open at the top, in a cool place or pantry).

    5.  Tomatoes, believe it or not…I store mine in a tub on the kitchen table with the lid on!!!

    6.  Peppers, peppers don’t have a very long shelf life, wash, dice and freeze if necessary.

    7.  Grapes, wash and store on the counter, easy access for a healthy snack.

    8.  Apples, cool dry place

    9.  Raspberries, when stored in the fridge, they will pick up fridge flavors and they do not have a very long shelf life out of the fridge, wash and process immediately!!!

    10.  Winter squash, in a cool basement, they should store and taste best before Christmas.


    As you may know, storing these and others in the refrigerator allows the item to last longer…but flavor will be lost.


    Posted on April 8th, 2011 Pam No comments

    Okay, here is something that will start the wheels turning. Have you ever thought about living in a ‘BOX’? Then click here and enjoy more information about container houses.
    Some of these ideas are really cool!!!!!


    Posted on January 3rd, 2011 Pam No comments

    Did you know that frozen vegetables are better for you than fresh vegetables from the store? It turns out that frozen vegetables are picked when they are ripe and ready to harvest. The frozen vegetables are processed right away, while ‘fresh’ vegetables are picked way before they are mature. Then they are shipped to the grocery store that may take up to two weeks. Then the ‘fresh’ vegetables may stay in your crisper for a few more days. Not so fresh huh?

    Well, according to “The Doctors”, (a television program), ‘fresh’ vegetables like beans and spinach can lose 75% of Vitamain C after one week in storage. They suggest using the farmers market, or buying from local growers. That is a good idea, but some farmers markets also ship vegetables in from other states. They may be fresher than the grocery store, but still not as fresh as ‘home grown’ vegetables.

    As the trend toward ‘organic gardening’ continues to build, consider being your own source of organic food. As this new year stimulates change, give gardening a try. Imagine growing your own vegetables in your own garden and vegetables that have wonderful flavor. Not to mention being able to walk outside and pick several vegetables for a dinner salad which can’t be any fresher.

  • How Clean are your Eggs?

    Posted on April 1st, 2010 Pam No comments

    Well I bet you wouldn’t think I would write about eggs right? But here goes. I was raised on a farm, grew up on raw milk, home grown meat and ‘home made’ eggs from free range chickens. I am just a farm girl at heart.
    I just read a post from Throwback at Trapper Creek (my favorite blog at the moment). They are talking about clean eggs and washing eggs. It will surprise you to learn about the importance of having clean eggs, to have the eggs start clean, not washed. This blog also talks about saving seeds, grass feed beef, being self-sufficient, food storage, canning, cooking and so much more.
    Click here for more info about eggs from this blog. You can also check them out on my blog list on a regular basis.