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February 07, 2009


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yes! your plan resembles mine. I'm all about my pressure cooker for beans, that and the quick soak where you boil for 5minutes then cover and soak for 3 hours.



Its tiring being a fretful mother isn't it? I do soak beans over night and then simmer them for hours all day. It doesn't seem hard to me, but then I don't have a tiny little guy to take care of like you do. I've got garbanzos for hummus stinking up the house right now. ;)

Oh, you can also freeze processed tomatoes. If you leave head space, good quality glass freezes great. Both methods (freezing and high-temp canning) change the nutrition a bit so its just a judgment call to make. Also, look into the book "Keeping food fresh : old-world techniques & recipes", The gardeners and farmers of Terre Vivante. There are tons of ways to preserve things in there that our ancestors used.

Good luck going BPA free and spreading the word! By the way, do you know about the safety of freezer/storage bags and plastic wrap? I try not to use them too much from an environmental end, but there are times when it fits the bill just right and I don't know about the safety.


I'm looking for suggestions too...we switched out our water bottles as well but we do eat canned beans and tomatoes.

Like the suggestions that were left so far...keep em coming!


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