10 Foods to Never Dehydrate and Why

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Dehydrating food is a great way to preserve it for future weeks, months – perhaps years, depending on what exactly you’re preserving… I love dehydrating herbs in particular, as this makes it easy to store them for later use. Herbs definitely aren’t the only foods you can dehydrate, though. You can also dehydrate fruits, vegetables, … Read more 10 Foods to Never Dehydrate and Why

10 Clever Ways to Preserve Your Onion Harvest

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 10 Clever Ways to Preserve Your Onion Harvest

10 Things Kids Shouldn’t Do in the Kitchen (and 66 Others They Should)

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Passing down family traditions while teaching skills in the kitchen is all part of the homesteading lifestyle for American families. Children can and should be an integral part of this process. The key to kids in the kitchen success requires parents take into account both the age and the maturity level of the children before … Read more 10 Things Kids Shouldn’t Do in the Kitchen (and 66 Others They Should)

The 7 Best Ways To Store Potatoes On The Homestead

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Potatoes have been a staple crop for centuries. Thankfully, they are an inexpensive and easy to grow vegetables that consistently produces a bumper crop. But, storing the potatoes so they do not rot and are both good and safe to eat for the winter and spring (until a new crop can be harvested) is a … Read more The 7 Best Ways To Store Potatoes On The Homestead

40 Foods You Can Make in Your Dehydrator

dried fruit in mason jars

If you’re a homesteader, preserving food is an absolutely essential skill. If you want to live a sustainable, low-cost lifestyle, you need to be able to optimize the foods you grow, harvest, hunt, forage or buy, so you have a healthy, low-cost supply on hand during cold weather, or during tough times when food is … Read more 40 Foods You Can Make in Your Dehydrator

How to Make Powdered Eggs Step by Step

A Bowl of Powdered Eggs

If you’re a homesteader, preserving the foods you grow and harvest is extremely important. Preserved foods enable you to ensure you have enough supplies on hand during the winter, when your homestead will likely be less productive. While food preservation techniques like root cellars, canning and smoking are popular options to store the food you … Read more How to Make Powdered Eggs Step by Step