Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Adding to My Pantry: Dehydrated Items

Yesterday was a really full and busy day so today I took things a bit easy.  I did however, do some vacuum sealing and adding some already dehydrated items to my pantry …

Organic Echinacea for use in herbal remedies ...

Organic Elderberries to make herbal remedies … 

My sourdough bread starter … in an earlier post I shared that I needed to make some bread crumbs and needed bread on hand for sandwich purposes for little ones this summer.  I now have enough bread crumbs and this week winds up the little ones visiting with us each week.  Since we eat very little bread it was time to put my sourdough starter back to sleep for a while.

Organic Yarrow to make herbal remedies.

Check out this post on using a vacuum sealer to seal jars!

That's it for me today, I feel more rested after my 'day of a slower pace' and will get back to my normal pace tomorrow!

She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27
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  1. Hi Patsy and you have done really well preserving all of those fruit and herbs they look wonderful :).

    We have added to our pantry by -

    - Added 10 additional tins of smoked chicken for $11.90 to increase our food storage.
    - Dried and separated 497 g of thyme picked and dried from the gardens. 150 g we have sold already on the internet.
    - Picked and dried from the gardens we separated out 54 g of English lavender and sold 50 g already of it on the internet.
    - Although not pantry we divided large thyme plants growing in the garden to make more plants which will add to our pantry when they grow.
    - Harvested about 4 kg of cherry tomatoes from the gardens that we washed and froze whole in 8 meal sized portions or used fresh for homemade pizzas.
    - Picked 11 bunches of silver beet we blanched and froze turning that into 8 double sized meal portions for the freezer.
    - Picked both shelling peas and snow peas we used fresh in meals.
    - Harvested our 1st head of broccoli for the season that we had steamed with chicken for dinner one night.
    - Added 3 dozen free range eggs that a friend gave us as their family had too many from their chickens.

    Hoping everyone has had a wonderful week of adding to their pantries :).

    Sewingcreations15 (Lorna)

  2. Lorna, I loved reading how you divided your thyme plants to be able to have more plants in the future, that's long term pantry planning!


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