❤️Pantry Staples ~ Grocery Lists & More❤️
I often think about the “old days” when I make my grocery list. I remember my grandmother talking about the “staples” they went and bought about once a month.
To give you a real good picture of their way of life, they even had to haul water from the spring and it was quite a ways from their house. They washed some of their clothes in another stream as well.
Augusta, Mississippi circa 1860
My husband’s great-grandmother wrote this: “Syrup was made from cane, and to get the sugar, the syrup was boiled low and then dripped through a sack. The sugar left in the sack was brown, but had a good flavor.”
Well, back to My Pantry List…I do try to be very frugal and attempt to mimic these “old ways” as best I can. My GOAL is to simplify by making some of these from scratch, such as mixes, dressings and such; and also growing MORE things! I also want to get a few goats for milk, cheese, and making goat milk soap. (UPDATE on the goats: We now have goats! Although no milkers right now.
UPDATE: Over the past few years, with concerns over GMO's, additives and other chemicals, my list has changed somewhat to include more organic products.
I'm learning more and more to depend on food, herbs, spices and other natural remedies for healing and medicine. MORE HERE
This is a reprint of one of my old articles from way back.
❤️A Few of My Favorites❤️
PINEOLENE I personally knew the elderly woman from New Augusta, Mississippi that had one of the original recipes. I wish I had known at the time what a treasure it was, and got a copy of it. It can be purchased in some feed stores, farm supply stores, etc. locally.
The website is no longer available, but here is the address:
PINEOLENE, L.L.C. of PO BOX 47, HURLEY MS 39555-0047
*In 2007, Chinese authorities pulled a batch of imported snack chips from store shelves because they believed the chips contained potassium bromate, a food additive banned in China. ... Potassium bromate is also illegal in the European Union, Canada, Brazil and elsewhere because it causes cancer in rats and mice.Mar 16, 2012
The Truth About Potassium Bromate | Bromated Flour - Live Science
*The Non-GMO Project: Home