How to Make Powdered Ginger

powder ginger next to ginger root grinder and strainer

One of the things you start to notice after you do more and more of your own cooking, is just how inferior so many of our store-bought goods are. The major revelation for me was trying spices I had grown and processed myself. There’s just no going back… And while I haven’t grown my own … Read more

So What Exactly Can You Store in a Root Cellar?

a root cellar

Root cellars might be old fashioned, but they still work wonderfully for storing food and other goods. This is because they maintain a generally constant, cool temperature and constant humidity level, both helping the gods kept in them to last longer than they would otherwise. This simple but highly effective method of preservation has been … Read more

How Long Does Beef Jerky Last?

thinly sliced beef jerky

Beef jerky is a popular, tasty treat that’s perfect for anywhere and everywhere. Depending on whether you buy it at your local butcher or make it yourself, you want it to last. So, here’s the question: how long does beef jerky last? Store-bought beef jerky will last anywhere between 9 months and 2 years if … Read more

10 Clever Ways to Preserve Your Onions

dozens of harvested onions

Preserving onions is not usually high on the top of a homesteading garden “to do” list simply because they keep so long with extra effort and processing. When bushel after bushel of tomatoes, peppers, green beans, and other garden staples must be canned or dehydrated, onions often get lost in the shuffle… and ultimately go … Read more