On 3/15/2012 5:01 PM, [email protected] wrote:
> So I've been a big canner for the last few years -- it's become an obsession to 'stockpile' food..haha. I've decided to start a huge garden this year to offset some of my bulk cost at the state's farmer market. My question is this though -- I've recently been introduced to freeze dried foods and I'm wondering if I should put so much of my time and effort into canning/dehydrating when it's just as easy to buy already freeze dried stuff for my pantry?!
> Anyone have any thoughts on this?
I vote for doing your own preserving. Item 1: You know where it came
from and what's in it. Item 2: You get the enjoyment of growing and
preserving your own food. Item 3: You get to brag about it on this
newsgroup. Item 4: If you have family and friends you can gift with your
homemade stuff you get a lot of satisfaction from their praise.
I've been off salt and most sugar for years, therefore I make most of my
own jams, jellies, and preserves. Helps keep my blood sugar and
cholesterol levels more normal.