Category: Food Storage

  • Can You Store Boiled Potatoes in the Fridge?

    Can You Store Boiled Potatoes in the Fridge?

    Whether it’s because I’m a redhead or the tasty natural sugars, I can’t help but love eating potatoes. Boil ’em, fry them, or put them in a stew – and I’m all about the potatoes. Of course, once dinner is over is a whole other subject. Can you store boiled potatoes in the fridge? Boiled […]

  • Freeze Dryer Vs. Dehydrator: What’s the Difference?

    Freeze Dryer Vs. Dehydrator: What’s the Difference?

    My family does lots of freeze-drying and dehydrating every year because we grow a huge garden. Both devices have definitely helped us store our food. But lately, I’ve been wondering if one device is better at storing food and maintaining its nutrients than the other. What exactly is the difference between a freeze-dryer and a […]

  • How to Freeze Dry Mushrooms: 12 Tips You Can’t Miss

    How to Freeze Dry Mushrooms: 12 Tips You Can’t Miss

    Mushrooms are one of my favorite foods. They go with almost everything and they enhance so many wonderful flavors! Unfortunately, not everyone in my family likes the texture of mushrooms, so I’ve turned to freeze-drying them – so we can still have the taste! But how do you freeze-dry mushrooms? Freeze-drying mushrooms involve steps like […]

  • How Much Does a Freeze Dryer Cost? 28 Examples and Factors

    How Much Does a Freeze Dryer Cost? 28 Examples and Factors

    When you’re looking at buying a freeze dryer, the upfront cost is usually the most daunting part. After all, they aren’t cheap. Even so, how much does a freeze dryer cost? And what other costs are associated with it? Freeze dryer units cost between $1,995 and $38,000+, depending on the model and use. The most […]

  • Can You Freeze Beets without Cooking Them?

    Can You Freeze Beets without Cooking Them?

    Garden harvest time is here, and it’s one of the best times of the year. But since we can’t eat all of our garden produce at once, it’s when we start thinking about how to store the excess for later – in the easiest way possible. Which makes me wonder – can you freeze beets […]

  • This is Why Your Frozen Vegetables Thaw

    This is Why Your Frozen Vegetables Thaw

    My kids love popsicles – and they spend way too much time with the freezer open looking for said popsicles. But one warm summer day, when they didn’t shut the freezer adequately, we had to have a chat about why closing that door is so important – and why an open door could cause all […]

  • Can You Store Food in Home Depot Buckets?

    Can You Store Food in Home Depot Buckets?

    The first time I thought about using 5-gallon buckets to organize my food storage, I wondered which buckets I should buy. The orange ones from Home Depot are a great price. Can you store food in Home Depot buckets? Food should not be stored in an orange Home Depot bucket, as it’s not made of […]

  • Can You Freeze-Dry Aged Beef?

    Can You Freeze-Dry Aged Beef?

    Growing up, we tapped into our food storage regularly. And while it was a huge blessing to our family, it was also a bummer. Because 15-year-old-me didn’t have any of her favorite steaks in food storage to look forward to. Thankfully, that was a bit ago – and today there’s a different answer to this […]

  • Can You Refrigerate Boiled Water?

    Can You Refrigerate Boiled Water?

    Hot water happens when you’re under a water boil advisory, you’ve got to make baby formula, or you’re baking. Only, now you have to cool it off. Can you refrigerate boiled water? Refrigerating boiled water is possible but NOT recommended. Doing so raises the temperature of the fridge and its contents to an unsafe temperature […]

  • How to Freeze Dry Bell Peppers: 5 Simple Steps!

    How to Freeze Dry Bell Peppers: 5 Simple Steps!

    Bell peppers are delicious, and they’re one of my favorite vegetables. However, not everyone in my family feels that way. So it’s nice to have a way to store them, via freeze-drying them, that eliminates waste. But how, exactly, do you freeze-dry bell peppers? Freeze-drying bell peppers involves five simple steps: preparation, pre-freezing, freeze-drying, evaluation […]

  • Why Are Meat Chickens Female?

    Why Are Meat Chickens Female?

    Meal planning and grocery shopping don’t usually make me think about gender equality issues in chickens, but recently I got asked a thought-provoking question that did just that. It was this: why are we only eating female chickens. Both male and female chickens are raised for their meat. There is a measurable difference in total […]

  • How to Store Raw Cut Sweet Potatoes – The Right Way!

    How to Store Raw Cut Sweet Potatoes – The Right Way!

    Sweet potatoes are popular for their healthier nutritional value compared to that of a white potato, and their overall sweet taste as well. Sweet potatoes are also great for their cooking versatility. For these reasons, many look for ways to extend that longevity through storage. How do you store raw-cut sweet potatoes? The best way […]