❤️Pantry Staples ~ Grocery Lists & More❤️
Amazingly, they “got by” with these simple items…(These are just the ones I can remember, perhaps they bought a few other basic items, as well.) And they grew everything else they needed. They had a garden in the summer and fall, canning it all to last through the winter until Spring arrived and they would plant again. They also had milk cows that provided milk and she made their butter; chickens for eggs, meat, etc. The ice truck came by ever so often and they wrapped the ice in burlap, and placed it in something similar to a pie safe. It was called an Icebox. This is where they kept items such as leftover food, pies, cakes, etc. They placed milk in jugs and bottles in the spring* to keep it cold. (*A cold stream of water that poured out of the ground, and they dug a hole and dammed it up to keep some of the water there.)
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.
This excerpt is from an article written by Rachel McSwain Fullilove, for the WPA. About her life in Augusta, Mississippi circa 1860-1870
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. ANOTHER UPDATE: We now have a milk goat that will have a little one in about March of 2022.
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