When you're starting a cottage food business, one of the challenges is determining not only what ingredients you need but where to source them. You might not be sure how much you'll need of certain things, which makes it difficult to know if you should be buying it in bulk. One thing that many cottage food operators should invest in is citric acid from a reputable supplier. Here's a look at some of the many uses for citric acid in your cottage food kitchen.
20 May 2021
Dairy products are common ingredients in many recipes. The rich texture of dairy can create a luscious cream sauce or add extra body to your favorite loaf of bread. Purchasing fresh dairy can seem like a big investment, especially if you're not sure you'll be able to finish it before it goes bad. Never deal with spoiled dairy again when you switch to dairy powder for your dairy needs. Organic dairy powder can be used anywhere you'd use fresh dairy.
16 October 2020
What is juice concentrate? Juice concentrate starts out as whole fruit. The fruit is inspected and washed, and then it is mashed up until it is just a puree. Then, the pulp and seeds are filtered out, and the puree is heated up and pasteurized to prevent harmful bacteria from growing. Once pasteurized, if the juice concentrate is going to be sold as liquid concentrate, it is bottled and shipped off.
5 May 2020
If you're like most people who are just beginning your adventure with backyard barbecuing, you're undoubtedly looking forward to many years of sharing delicious meals with friends and family. Even if your experience with backyard barbecuing is still fairly limited, you probably also know that choosing the best possible cuts of meat is a good way to optimize the end result. However, you may not be aware that barbecue is very much a regional cuisine that varies greatly by location.
6 August 2019
In the event of a natural disaster, be it a flood or tornado, there's always a need for water. If you're looking to stock up on this natural resource for these emergency situations, you'll want to consider these three water storage solutions: Plastic Containers Probably the most generic and easy-to-find water container for emergencies is a plastic jug. These jugs are extremely affordable, which is important if you don't have much of a budget to work with.
21 May 2018
Keeping bugs away from your food supply is an age-old struggle. One of the challenges is that many of the chemical insecticides known to keep insects away are not food safe and will cause you considerable harm if they are accidentally consumed. Thankfully, there is an alternative that is increasing in popularity: a natural substance called diatomaceous earth, or DE. Here's a closer look at DE and why it's such a good choice for insect control in areas where food is stored.
20 March 2018
Adobo is a seasoning used with meat in a variety of Latin American dishes. This seasoning was used to preserve meat prior to the advent of refrigeration. Today, it is primarily used simply to add flavor to meat. It is an ideal seasoning for frying, grilling, sautéing and roasting. Exactly how the sauce is made and used can vary from culture to culture. There are also may ways you can use it in your kitchen.
10 October 2017
You've probably heard of the benefits of drinking green tea time and time again. But did you know that drinking black tea can be very good for you, too? This is really good news if you prefer black tea to its lighter cousin! Black tea is made from the same plant as green tea -- it's just allowed to ferment and oxidize longer before being sold. Here's a look at some of the many benefits of drinking black tea:
24 September 2017
For some smokers who love tobacco, there is nothing greater than sitting down with a pipe stuffed with fresh shredded tobacco bits in a unique flavor. However, if you are all about that roll-your-own smoking experience, you will probably be found enjoying a finely rolled cigar or cigarillo wrapped in a fronto leaf for an added level of flavor. Fronto leaves are definitely a great addition to your smoking collection, but many smokers will never step out of the box and will only experience the natural fronto flavors.
12 September 2017
Is losing weight on your agenda? You may have a goal weight that you'd like to reach by a certain date. Although some people will tell you that it's difficult to lose weight, it's actually not as challenging if you're sticking with a routine and doing certain things to make the process easier. In fact, if you're motivated enough, you could start to see some awesome results in a matter of weeks.
10 September 2017