Category: Food Security

Post #1988: Why I can (and otherwise stockpile food)

It’s inevitable when I post a picture on Facebook of my food canning/hoarding ways: someone always makes a wisecrack about how “they know where to go when the apocalypse is happening”. Not only do I preserve tons of food in the summer, I bulk…

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Rhubarb ketchup and other recipes.

It’s rhubarb time and I have been bit by the canning bug for another year running. As always, I don’t do things in half measures and if I’m going to get all that boiling water going in the canner I want more than 3…

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Under Pressure!

I am a little embarrased to admit that more than a year ago, my co-worker “leant” me a pressure cooker which has remained under my desk all this time – manual, weight, and all. Now, my co-worker has downsized and since she hasn’t asked…

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Canning report for 2011

Thanks to B’s willingness to count jars, for once we have an accurate record of all that we canned this year – a hell of a lot! Now that it’s all away in the basement I can breathe a sigh of relief that the…

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Some thoughts on canning, mid-winter

We’re about halfway through the months when canned food is most appreciated – a  supplement to sparse local foods available, a taste of the past harvest and market purchase. As I’ve written previously, B. and I did an awful lot of canning last summer…

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