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Nordic Food Lab

Meat Curing

What It Is And How It Works
Friday, December 16, 2016, 8:02 PM

An introduction to the concepts and techniques of curing meat with salts.  Also a few recipes to give you some historical inspiration.

http://waldenlabs.com/meat-preservation-curing/

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Curing Potatoes Before Winter Storage

Tips and ideas for better storing
Monday, October 3, 2016, 4:58 PM

Fall harvest is here and it is time to start putting up your starchy tubers for the winter from the garden.  Here are things to consider for curing and storing your potatoes to get the most out of your crop.

http://ourstoneyacres.com/curing-potatoes-winter-storage

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How to Stack Firewood

Preparing your wood stack for seasoning and drying
Monday, February 2, 2015, 6:22 PM

Why stack firewood?

Stacking is necessary to dry out wood that is not yet seasoned. If you have green wood that was recently cut, it must be dried to burn efficiently. Ideally, it needs to be stacked outdoors and in the sun if possible. You should never store green wood indoors. This can result in mold because of the moisture coming out of the wood. Another benefit to stacking is getting the wood off the ground so it can dry out faster. It's important to get good air circulation underneath and around your stack. Another great benefit to stacking, it looks nice and orderly compared to a big heap, and is easier to deal with when taking wood to your wood stove or boiler. » Read more

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How to Harvest and Store Onions

Methods and tips for saving your crop
Monday, August 11, 2014, 10:30 AM

It’s amazing to me how versatile onions are. They are in so many different recipes. I can’t imagine cooking without good onions from the garden. The challenge is to harvest and store them in a way that preserves them for the longest period of time. » Read more

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Methods for Preserving Your Own Meats

Adding meat to your food storage and deep pantry
Monday, April 28, 2014, 5:31 PM

Meat always seems to be a popular item in food storage. It packs essential nutrients like proteins, iron, zinc, Vitamins A, Vitamin B and Vitamin D. However, having a long-term supply of meat can be tricky. How do you get it to last?

There are a few options when preserving meats. Methods like salting, brining, canning, freezing and dehydrating are great options to help you keep meats available  for future meals. » Read more