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  1. Tammy says:

    I know you’re sick of me…but, what does the “Dogs For Sale” link have to do w/ food storage? And have you ever done anything w/ TVP?

  2. Tammy says:

    fYI, I found the link to the spreadsheet I was looking for.
    http://www.simplylivingsmart.c.....sheet.html 🙂

  3. Shelley says:

    How long do powdered egg whites opened last? Mine are at least
    2 years old. I ordered them from Alison’s pantry. I guess It was
    to big of a can to use up.

  4. Kim says:

    I’m sorry to say you probably need to replace those egg whites. I believe they typically last for 12 months on your shelf after opening. Next time you open a new can, vacuum seal the unused portion in a big glass jar. Put the egg powder in a plastic bag inside the jar first so no powder is sucked into your sealer. This will reseal your eggs and extend the life.

  5. Sandra Thomas says:

    Where can I purchase the Deni-1200-JarVac?

  6. Kim says:

    I’m not familiar with the JarVac, but I recommend buying the FoodSaver and the Jar Attachments (you can see them in my box of product recommendations on the right). With the FoodSaver you aren’t just limited to storing in jars. You can also seal pouches which is handy for repackaging bulk meats, etc.

  7. Kathy Gist says:

    Congratulations on your new employment with AP. I am looking forward to all your weekly tips!!


  8. Kim says:

    Thanks, Kathy! I’m really excited to be working with AP permanently.

  9. Nancy says:

    I canned green beans and used a hot, boiling water bath for 10 minutes. Then found out they should have been in a pressure cooker. Should I throw them out or are they safe to eat?

  10. ann coffin says:

    I love all your ideas especially for the Food Saver (which I have and love), but here’s a serious question no one seems to discuss. If there is a disaster and we have no electricity for an extended time, how do you keep the food that is opened. Can you recommend a site that would address this type of thing?

  11. Kim says:

    I think this is a great point to address. We always discuss how to cook foods without electricity, but we rarely talk about storing cold foods without electricity. I will have to research to advise on different techniques beyond keeping the freezer door closed as much as possible, and using camp coolers! I know there are instructions online for building root cellars…

  12. Terrie says:

    A generator is a great storage appliance(diesel or gasoline) to be able to reseal food jars or run a cooling appliance like freezer or refrigerator for short term usage depending on how much fuel you can store. Otherwise dig that root cellar!