Sam's Club Deal: 79 piece Auto Safety Kit $12.71

We were just in Sam's Club on Ohio (Frisco,TX) and they had their 79 piece JustInCase Auto Safety Kits on sale for only $12.71. It also comes with 365 days of Free roadside assistance.

Just to give to an idea of what a great deal this is, here are some current online prices...

Sear.com $77.91
Amazon.com $37.58

Set includes:
1. Premium carrying case with multi-compartments, reflective strip and stiching. Includes a built in trunk organizer
1. 24 Hour sign and drive roadside assistance
1. Roll of duct tape
1. 8 foot 10 gauge booster cable
1. 12 Foot 4,500 LBS tow strap with one hook and one loop
1. 2 Piece reflective triangle
1. Rubberized flashlight with Krypton bulb
2. Heavy duty D cell batteries
1. 2-in-1 CRV screwdriver
1. 6" slip joint pliers
10. 12' CABLE TIES
1. Pair knit gloves with grip dots
1. Emergency poncho
1. 54-piece first ai
d kit.

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Firewood



Our dear friend's sons are selling firewood this winter to save money for college. So keep your family warm and make sure that you are stocked up!


They will deliver it to your home and even stack it for you.

Cord (W 16' H 4' D 2' or 2 truck loads) $300
1/2 Cord (W 8' H 4' D 2') $155
1/4 Cord (W 4' H 4' D 2') $80

Call Ricky for delivery or pick up: 469-422-9443


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dehydrated meals in a bucket

We are wrapping up the orders of dehydrated meals in a bucket. We have not reached our minimum 100 buckets yet, so if you have an order please email it to me so we can get a closer count and mail the check to us.


I have attached the information on the contents of the buckets. There are 7 different options to choose from. We have tasted these foods and they are by far the best tasting food storage meals that we have found. Just add some salt and a little butter these are great meals. They range in price from 17 cents to 58 cents per serving including the shipping costs. This is an unbelievable price! Other companies prices are $2.00 per serving plus shipping.

There is only 1 catch. We have to get a minimum order of 100 buckets to get these great prices, so please feel free to pass this email to family and friends. Please let me know if you have any questions.


DFW Food Storage
dfwfoodstorage.com



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Great Price on Dehydrated Meals!


I know we are just finishing up the milk order, but I wanted to get out to you the information about the dehydrated foods in 5 gallon buckets as many of you have indicated that you are interested in getting these for Christmas presents and we want to get the orders in so we can have them in time.


I have attached the information on the contents of the buckets. There are 7 different options to choose from. We have tasted these foods and they are by far the best tasting food storage meals that we have found. Just add some salt and a little butter these are great meals. They range in price from 17 cents to 58 cents per serving including the shipping costs. This is an unbelievable price! Other companies prices are $2.00 per serving plus shipping.


There is only 1 catch. We have to get a minimum order of 100 buckets to get these great prices, so please feel free to pass this email to family and friends. Please let me know if you have any questions.


We would like to wrap up these orders by November 20th so get your orders in.


Thanks!


DFW Food Storage
dfwfoodstorage.com

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October 2011 - Country Cream Powdered Milk, Preview of Meal Buckets

October's Group order is for Country Cream Powdered Milk. I have attached a brochure and an order form for you to pass along. Please include your email address as many times we get orders with no way to let the people know when the order is in.

We had some price increases. The Regular and Chocolate Country Cream milks are now $15.99 each or $89.99 per case including shipping. The MilQ Milk Alternative for Regular and Chocolate are $14.99 each or $79.99 per case including shipping. Still a great deal.

Let us know if you have any questions about the milk


Disaster Preparedness food, Dehydrated food, Storage food, Emergency food, Survival food

I also wanted to make you aware that we coming up with our own line of dehydrated meals. These are complete meals as low as 17 cents a serving (yes you read that correctly) and ranging from 17 cents to 58 cents per serving. These will be available in 5 gallon buckets with a 25 year shelf life unopened. Once opened they are best used by 2 years from the time the bucket seal is broken.

Imagine a 5 gallon bucket with:
5 bags of Beef Flavored Rice Vegetable Dinner with Black Beans
5 bags of Chicken Rice Dinner



5 bags of Chinese Chicken Fried Rice with TVP Chicken Strips

5 bags of Harvest Pro Vegetable Blend (Beef flavor)

5 bags of Harvest Pro Vegetable Blend (Chicken flavor)

5 bags of Lentil Blend (Beef flavor)



5 bags of Lentil Blend (Chicken flavor)



That is a total of 345 servings in a 5 gallon bucket, nitrogen sealed with oxygen absorbers for a 25 year shelf life for only $0.28 per serving including shipping. You can see why we are excited! We are a distributor of Wise Foods and their products are nearly $2.00 per serving with shipping. So you can see what a great deal this is.

We are featuring these in November and will send you the information as soon as we can. They will make great Christmas gifts. Imagine nearly 1 meal a day for a whole year for under $100.00. We need to get a minimum of 100 buckets to get this great deal. So make your plans to place your orders next month.

By the way, they have sent us samples and we have taste tested the products and they taste is great! They are made with real potatoes, carrots, onions, beans, rice, etc.

Let me know if you have any questions.
DFW Food Storage


INFORMATION SHEET
ORDER FORM


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Country Cream Milk

October's Group order is for Country Cream Powdered Milk. I have attached a brochure and an order form for you to pass along. Please include your email address as many times we get orders with no way to let the people know when the order is in.

We had some price increases. The Regular and Chocolate Country Cream milks are now $15.99 each or $89.99 per case including shipping. The MilQ Milk Alternative for Regular and Chocolate are $14.99 each or $79.99 per case including shipping. Still a great deal.

Let us know if you have any questions about the milk!

DFW Food Storage


INFORMATION SHEET
ORDER FORM

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Pick Up in SANDY, UT

We have just added a new pick up location. Up until now, all of our orders come to Frisco, Texas to be picked up. BUT now we have added another pick up option in Sandy, Utah.


Spread the word!

If you are interested in placing an order and would like it to be sent to the Sandy pick up location, just make sure that you note that on your order when submitting it.


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Palm Shortening Time Again!

With food prices on the rise, we are excited to continue to still offer the organic Palm Shortening at $30.00 per gallon delivered to Texas. This is a great oil for your storage program (see below for more information). Find attached an order form and get your orders in by July 31st.


Organic Palm Shortening
Trans Fat Free!



What is Palm Shortening?
Palm shortening is derived from palm oil. In its natural state, palm oil is a mixture of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, with most of the unsaturated fat being monounsaturated fat. Palm shortening is palm oil that has some of its unsaturated fats removed, giving it a very firm texture, and high melting point. The melting point of our Organic Palm Shortening is 97 degrees F., making it very shelf stable. It is NOT hydrogenised, and contains NO trans fats! It is great for deep-fat frying and baking, and is not prone to rancidity. Since it has been separated from some of the unsaturated portion of the oil, it is colorless and odorless, and will not affect the taste!

Palm Oil : The Number 1 Dietary Oil for the rest of the World
Although scarcely used in the US any longer, palm oil is the most heavily consumed dietary oil in the world after soybean oil. If one were to exclude the US where most of the world’s soybean oil is consumed, palm oil would be the most popular dietary oil in the world. Palm oil traditionally has been used for baking, shortenings, margarines and deep fat frying, as it is shelf stable with a high melting point and does NOT require hydrogenation. Therefore, it contains no trans fatty acids. Saturated fats, such as tropical oils like palm and coconut, as well as butter, have traditionally been considered healthy fats and oils. In modern history, commercial interests have condemned saturated fats and replaced them in the American diet with polyunsaturated fats that are hydrogenised and contain trans fatty acids, which most people now consider harmful. These trans fatty acids were banned in some European countries as early as 2004, and food label laws in the US just forced manufacturers to list trans fats in their products last year. Some cities in the US are now banning trans fats in restaurants as well.

The reason I found the palm shortening was my frustration in having to throw away a bunch of vegetable oil in my storage because it had all gone rancid. I thought that there must be something that would have a longer shelf life, but be healthy (unlike Crisco). That is when I learned about palm shortening. Palm kernel oil is the most widely used cooking oil in the world. However palm kernel oil is a combination of saturated and unsaturated fats. It is the unsaturated fats that have the short shelf life as they are easily oxidized (turn rancid). So the manufacturer takes the palm kernel oil and separates the saturated fat from the unsaturated fat and the saturated fat becomes Palm Shortening. Saturated fats are very stable and do not oxidize (turn rancid) easily if at all. So the palm shortening, if unopened and kept in a dark spot at room temperature has an indefinite shelf life. Once opened it has a 2-3 year shelf life. That is perfect for food storage. Besides the shelf stability, palm shortening contains medium chain fatty acids that are anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. The latest research shows that there is no link between the consumption of natural (made by nature) saturated fats and heart disease (research available on request) Palm shortening can be used in any recipe that calls for oil, butter or margarine. It is tasteless so it does not change the flavors of foods and it also has a very high smoke point so it is great for frying. It is the perfect oil for storage.

Print out this form to mail in your order.
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Health and Emergency Preparedness Fair

DFW Food Storage will be at Colleyville State's Health and Emergency Preparedness Fair this Saturday.

Hope to see you there!

When: Saturday, May 7th, from 10 am to 1 pm.
Where: 500 McDonwell School Road, Colleyville

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May is Country Cream Milk Month. Orders Due by May 22nd

May is milk month for DFW Food Storage. We are able to keep the price at last years prices (which is a miracle in and of itself). In addition Country Cream introduces Country Cream Milk milk alternative. We are offering this for those who would like something a bit cheaper, but the same great taste.

I have attached the order form and a flier about Country Cream Milk - touted as the best tasting powdered milk in the country.

In addition I have put some great articles on our message board.
For some tips on using powdered milk in recipes go here.
For an article on making homemade yogurt from powdered milk go here.
And for an article on making cottage cheese from powdered milk go here.

And if you haven't sign up to be a member on the message board and share information that you may have. Go to http://messageboard.dfwfoodstorage.com

Ken Taylor
DFW Food Storage
dfwfoodstorage.com

"Remember better 10 years too early, than 1 day too late"


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Backyard or Small Farm DVD

Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm is your guide to recapturing that lost knowledge.




***UPDATE**** SOLD OUT!!!! Thanks to everyone that ordered. We hope you enjoy you DVD.

DVD $20 each
DVD $20 each + $6 Shipping


Wasn't sure if any of you would be interested in this DVD, but I thought I would make it available to anyone who might be interested. The DVD is regularly $28.95, but DFW Food Storage has arranged a special deal for those of you who might be interested. For a limited time you can get this DVD for only $20.00 if you pick it up from us. Or we can ship it to you for $6.00. I have personally viewed this DVD and find it very informative with lots of ideas that you can use even if you don't have lots of land. If you are interested and would like to purchase this DVD, click on the link about and pay through PayPal, or email me let me know you want one and then send a check for either $20 (or $26 along with your name and address if you want this shipped) to DFW Food Storage 14575 Daneway Dr., Frisco, TX 75035. For more information about the DVD please read the information below.

Ken Taylor
DFW Food Storage

Turn Your Backyard Into a Self Sufficient Food Production Machine!

Not long ago humans fed themselves, provided for their own needs and were largely self sufficient. They knew how to feed themselves, how to take care of animals, what to plant and what to do when something went wrong. Our new DVD, Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm is your guide to recapturing that lost knowledge.

This DVD is special because it was created by a family that has actually done it, the things we will teach you to do and more importantly not to do we have already done. We will reveal to you our successes and our failures, some of them very costly to the tune of thousands of dollars so you never have to make them yourself.

The results if you follow our methods, systems and hard proven techniques will be as much self sufficiency as you decide you want in your backyard. In this DVD you will learn about every component of our self sufficient food production model including…

  • Water Harvesting and Passive Irrigation
  • How to Turn Any Soil into Fertile Black Gold
  • Which Livestock to Use and for What Purpose
  • Two “Super Trees” that Improve Soil, Grow Fast and Grow Almost Anywhere
  • The Role of Dogs on a Homestead
  • How to Convert Your Farm or Urban Back Yard into a Food Producing Machine

This Is a DVD You Will Watch Over and Over

If you asked me what is the biggest mistake we made in the creation of “Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm”, I would say we put too much on one DVD. The information on this one 110 minute DVD is a compilation of knowledge gained over years of practical application and research that would make a PhD’s head spin.

Watch a brief introduction video here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaTPjMYOrmU&feature=player_embedded

In fact we include a free bonus DVD of over 60 supporting documents just to help you get the most out of “Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm”. To give you an idea of how extensive this DVD really is here is the entire DVD Menu…

Section 1: Overview

  • Why we began this journey
  • Soil types and climate of the site

Section 2: Water

  • Water sources and qualities of water
  • How much water do you need?
  • Rain water collection systems
  • Wells
  • Ponds

Section 3: Garden

  • Garden location
  • Size – how much area do you need?
  • Bio-Intensive gardening overview
  • Fertility
  • Watering the garden
  • Wind
  • Sun and shade
  • Bugs and insects
  • Vegetable varieties and seed saving
  • Getting started

Section 4: Rabbits

  • Housing and protection
  • Watering systems
  • Feeding
  • Breeds
  • Reproduction
  • Other resources

Section 5: Home Butchering

  • Tools
  • Butchering a rabbit
  • Tanning hides
  • Butchering poultry
  • Other animals

Section 6: Poultry

  • Chicken breeds
  • Feeding
  • Watering
  • Housing and egg collecting
  • Predator protection
  • Getting started

Section 7: Dogs

  • Why dogs?
  • Dog training
  • Feeding
  • Housing
  • Size and breeds
  • Final thoughts

Section 8: Perennials: Orchards, Food Forests, and Edible Landscaping

  • Locations and micro climates
  • Watering
  • Fertility
  • Using geese for fertility
  • Tree varieties
  • Planting and care of trees
  • Getting started

Section 9: Other Essentials

  • Calorie crops
  • Solar food dehydration
  • Homemade herbicide test
  • Fire ants
  • Injuries
  • Hog panels and tee posts
  • Water levels and mapping contours
  • Rocket stove and hay box cooker
  • In The Wake; a manual for outliving civilization
  • Propagating leuceana

What People are Saying

"Excellent resource. Highly Recommended. Very Well Done. Amazingly thorough"

Joan Grinzi - Executive Director of the Price-Pottenger Nutritional Foundation www.ppnf.org

"This is the most comprehensive video I've seen on how to become self-reliant. There just isn't anything like it out there. What they present is hard won information gathered from actually living it. Growing your own food is a critical part of being a prepper and this video will save you a significant amount of time in getting your systems up and ready."

Jack Spirko - host of The Survival Podcast

www.thesurvivalpodcast.com

"With high production values, the authenticity of lived experience, a script sharp as nails, and good narration, this film makes a tremendous contribution to the practical literature of permaculture".

Peter Bane - Publisher of The Permaculture Activist Magazine No. 75, Spring 2010

www.parmacultureactivist.net

"Nature is easily understood, but for most people nature is too obivious. This DVD set gets at the basics and essentials for successfully growing food in an easy to understand and practical way".

Malcolm Beck - author of numerous books on organic methods and founder of Gardenville Composting and Recycling

www.malcolmbeck.com

"..a professional quality home video, providing an astonishingly detailed overview of self-sufficient skills, from gardening and food forests to rainwater collection, gardening, composting, raising and butchering rabbits and poultry, tanning pelts, drying food and more. Food Production Systems was filmed in Texas and optimized for southern climates, however, northern viewers will also find it highly educational".

Thomas Elpel - author of Botany in a Day and many other books and videos related to sustainable living.

www.hollowtop.com

"These are great people, serious and capable in every project that they take on. The DVD is a class act - your vision, design, and implementation will benefit from knowing what they did, how they did it, and what they learned. I urge all - those with a notion of a dream, those with a vision, those who are part-way through, and those that are done that can enjoy another's story well-told - to buy one for yourself and for someone who could use one."

Dick Pierce - permaculture teacher and founder of the Austin Permaculture Guild

www.austinperm.com

"Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm is a well produced DVD on becoming self-sustaining. Food production, rainwater collection, meat animal care and harvesting....Lots of information! Order the DVD from the web site, or buy it at The Natural Gardener or Callahan's General Store."

Carol Ann Sayle - owner and farmer of Boggy Creek Farm (Austin's oldest urban farm)

www.boggycreekfarm.com

"Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm has all the information you need to become self-reliant and sustainable. It comes with basic "how to" DVD with demonstrations on a wide variety of subjects and a bonus resource DVD. A real bargain really well done!"

Jacque Gates - owner of Bastrop Producers Market, Inc.

www.bastropproducersmkt.com

"The video shows well thought plans for the American homestead. The demonstration of how to humanly butcher a rabbit is worth the price alone. If you’ve ever thought about how you would have to live without being able to buy supplies at a retail store, this video is for you. I highly recommend this video to everyone".

Doug Stambler - Something Special LLC., a sustainabale living business

"Unbelievable how much useful information is literally packed into this DVD! This American family did all the research for you, even tested it out, and then presented it in a easy to understand and entertaining format. Every time I watch it, I not only learn something but also am inspired to implement the back to the earth living methods on my own property".

April Holtzmann - director of Camp Tonkawa, a naturalist and primitive skills learning center.

www.camptonkawatexas.com

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DFW Food Storage Message Board

We are expanding. It almost feels like we are having another child. Just kidding. We did however, created a message board!

Remember, the only dumb question, is the one that you don't ask.

Please check it out at...

DFW Food Storage Message Board

...better ten years too early than one day too late!

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Prepare Your Family for Possible Radioactive Fallout: The answer IODINE

With the possibility of a nuclear meltdown in Japan becoming more likely here are some recommendations to prevent thyroid issues with radioactive fallout. (see http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110314/wl_nm/us_japan_quake)


Japan, Radiation Fallout and Iodine Recommendations

With the terrible earthquake in Japan, let’s send thoughts, prayers as well as assistance to the Japanese.

I have had inquiries about the use of iodine to prevent problems secondary to the nuclear fallout that will occur. As the Japanese nuclear reactors release radiation into the air, the jet streams will push this radiation to the Western U.S. and Canada. There are estimates that the radiation fallout will reach the Western side of N. American in six to ten days. Furthermore, I have seen estimates that it is expected that 750 RADS may contaminate these areas.

How much is 750 RADS? One chest x-ray is approximately 3/100 RADS. One CT scan is 1 RAD.

Folks, potentially this is a lot of radiation. Fortunately, we have an item that can prevent this fallout from damaging us: iodine. If there is enough inorganic, non-radioactive iodine in our bodies, the radioactive fallout has nowhere to bind in our bodies. It will pass through us, leaving our bodies unharmed.

It is important to ensure that we have adequate iodine levels BEFORE this fallout hits. How much iodine is recommended?

The CDC recommends using iodine to prevent injury from radioactive iodine fallout. Adults and women who are breastfeeding should take 130mg of potassium iodide. Children who are between 3 and 18 years of age should take 65mg of potassium iodide. Children who are adult size should take the adult dose. Infants and children between 1 month and 3 years of age should take 32mg of potassium iodide. Newborns from birth to one month of age should be given 16mg of potassium iodide.

When should you take iodine? For an acute exposure, you want to take iodine just before the exposure hits. Iodine is cleared out of the body within 24 to 72 hours after taking it. However, if you have been using ortho-iodo supplementation as I describe in my books and lectures (taking from 6-50mg/day of iodine and iodide), you should be covered. Remember, the goal is to not let the radioactive iodine bind in the body.

Potassium iodide can be found in many health food stores. Combinations of iodide/iodine can be obtained from holistic physicians. Iodoral, Iodozyme HP, and Lugol’s solution are examples of this form of iodine. For long-term treatment, combinations are much more effective. More information about this can be found in my book, Iodine Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It, 4th Edition (available at www.drbrownstein.com).

I do not recommend starting the first dose of iodine right now. It is important to follow the news reports and supplement accordingly. I would suggest starting iodine supplements within one to two days of the expected fallout. If the fallout is expected to continue, you may need to take more than one dose of iodine. I will keep you updated as I find out more information.

posted by Dr. David Brownstein

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Square Foot Gardening Class 2/19/2011


Thanks to all that attended the Square Foot Gardening Class. We had a great turn out!

Please post comments and questions about Square Foot Gardenng to this post and we'll do our best to get them answered.


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Family Grain Mills - Even a Child Can Do It

We are taking orders for Family Grain Mills... So Easy A Kid Can Do It!!!
for questions about placing an order email sharon {at} dfwfoodstorage {dot} com
Orders due on February 28th


Family Grain Mill / Grain Roller Mill

• Versatile Multi-Grain milling: The grind is infinitely adjustable, from fine for bread flour, to medium for "Cream Of Wheat" style cereals, or coarse for steel cut or cracked grain (if you want to, you can adjust it to such a coarse setting that grains aren't even cracked.) The milling head grinds wheat, oats, corn, soybeans, rye, barley, rice, spelt, flax, buckwheat, millet, coffee, kamut, quinoa, and sesame (doesn't grind popcorn.) It will also mill some chopped, dry, non-oily herbs and spices. The Family Grain Mill grinds cool to preserve nutrients. Large 5 cup hopper capacity.
• Additional Functions: Available options for the Family Grain Mill are listed in the table below. They include the Food Processor which slices and shreds vegetables, nuts, fruits and cheese with 3 included stainless steel drums. The Flaker Mill head flakes soft grains and is popular for fresh homemade oatmeal, making a hearty flake from oat groats (oats with the hulls removed) that's thicker and chewier than store-bought flaked oats. The Food & Meat Grinder is available with a variety of disk sizes.
Grinds Herbs & Spices in small quantities
Quality Construction: Manufactured in Germany by Messerschmidt, the Family Grain Mill is built with high carbon steel and the same super-tough material that football helmets and industrial safety shields are made of. It's a durable grain mill capable of a lifetime of dependable use.
Nutrient Preservation: The milling head's conical steel burrs work grain with a shearing action to avoid the "crushing friction" that creates high heat in common small grain mills — excess heat that can quickly destroy many of the nutrients in your flour. And unlike stone burrs, steel burrs won't gum up or glaze, and don't add grit to your flour. The Family Grain Mill's high carbon steel burrs are long lasting and easily replaceable. (Jump down page to see the burrs)
• Fast & Easy to Use: One cup of fine flour is produced in just 2 minutes in hand operation, or a minute and a half with the 150 watt electric motor base. (It takes about 2/3 cup of wheat to make a cup of fine flour.) Because it doesn't grind with friction, the FGM's hand operated base turns easily, much easier than most hand operated mills. Overall time/effort is four times less than required by most hand mills — and most mills still won't produce as fine a flour. Hopper has generous 5 cup capacity.
• Fast Cleanup & Dust-Free Operation: Family Grain Mill components remove quickly for cleaning. The grain mill head disassembles completely in five seconds, so it's quick and easy to have your mill ready for its next use. And where many mills create a cloud of flour dust to settle everywhere, the FGM operates dust-free.
• A Quiet Grain Mill: The Family Grain Mill will be very easy on your ears.
• Easy Setup, Compact Storage: The Family Grain Mill motor base is free-standing in use, while the hand base clamps quickly and securely onto a table or counter edge, without marring. Small or large bowls will fit under the mill head to collect flour. Modular design of the Family Grain Mill stores compactly.
• Mills: Wheat flour, corn meal flour, oat flour, rye flour, barley flour, rice flour, spelt flour, flax flour, buckwheat flour, millet flour, coffee, kamut flour, sesame, and more. Also cracks grain to any size -- you can set the adjustment dial to any size from flour or meal to cereal grind or cracked grain.
• Warranty: Manufacturer's lifetime warranty (excluding replaceable burrs).

***THIS IS 2011 PRICING, CALL/EMAIL FOR CURRENT PRICE LIST***

THANK YOU ... for all of your palm shortening orders. We are hoping to have them available for pick up next Friday the 18th. We will keep you updated through email. If you are attending the Square Foot Gardening class and would like to pick up your order then, email us.

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Cooking with Palm Shortening

Cookies

For those of you that have never seen Palm Shortening in person, it looks like mash potatoes, has the consistency of butter at room temperature AND even melts like butter if warm. (You can see a pool of melted Palm Shortening in my pail because somehow it was like 80 degrees in my house.

Palm Shortening make the most BEAUTIFUL cookies. You can use it for a direct replacement for butter with equal measurements. AND not that you can consider a cookie "healthy", but this does make for a healthier version of a cookie.

Here is the recipe I used...

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Palm Shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Bake 10 to 12 minutes in an oven that has been preheated to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).




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Square Foot Gardening Class: Postponed to Feb. 19th




For those of you planning on attending the Square Foot Gardening class, it has been postponed due to this crazy weather we are experiencing in DFW area. This class is going to be rescheduled for February 19, 2011 9-11am at Times Square at Craig Ranch Apartments.

If you were signed up for this class already, please RE-confirm your attendance by emailing sharon@ dfwfoodstorage.com OR if you like to attend and have not already signed up PLEASE email sharon@ dfwfoodstorage.com too.

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January -- Palm Shortening Time!!!

We keep getting people asking when we are going to do another Palm Shortening order again, so we decided now is the time. For those of you who tried a pail of it last year know how great the palm shortening is and with an indefinite shelf life when unopened and stored in a cool dark place, it can't be beat for food storage. The average family of 4 should have about 6-8 pails of palm shortening for their cooking oil needs. Remember if you are baking bread you will need the oil every day. The palm shortening can be used in place of butter, shortening or oil in a recipe (if the recipe calls for oil, you just melt the palm shortening). The palm shortening is tasteless so it will not add or change the taste of your food. Palm Shortening (unlike other oils like Olive oil) had a high smoke point so it is great for cooking with and won't break down from the heat.

Here is further information on the Palm Shortening.


Palm Oil Information Sheet


Question: What is the best kind of oil to store?

We have tried storing vegetable oils, but they have a storage life of only 6 to 12 months and we find it difficult to rotate it and end up throwing much of it away which is not very cost effective. What is your suggestion?


Answer: We recommend Palm Shortening as the best oil to store. It has an indefinite shelf life if unopened and kept in a cool dark place! After it is open it has a 3 year shelf life. Contains no Tran’s fats! Unlike hydrogenated vegetable oils, (Crisco) this is non hydrogenated heart healthy oil! It can be used in recipes that call for butter, shortening, oil, margarine, etc.


What is Palm Shortening?


Palm shortening is derived from palm oil. In its natural state, palm oil is a mixture of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, with most of the unsaturated fat being monounsaturated fat. Palm shortening is palm oil that has some of its unsaturated fats removed, giving it a very firm texture, and high melting point. The melting point of our Organic Palm Shortening is 97 degrees F., making it very shelf stable. It is NOT hydrogenised, and contains NO Trans fats! It is great for deep-fat frying and baking, and is not prone to rancidity. Since it has been separated from some of the unsaturated portion of the oil, it is colorless and odorless, and will not affect the taste of foods like Virgin Palm Oil does.

Palm Oil: The Number 1 Dietary Oil for the Rest of the World


Although scarcely used in the US any longer, palm oil is the most heavily consumed dietary oil in the world outside the U.S. Palm oil traditionally has been used for baking, shortenings, margarines and deep fat frying, as it is shelf stable with a high melting point and does NOT require hydrogenation. Therefore, it contains no trans fatty acids. Saturated fats, such as tropical oils like palm and coconut, as well as butter, have traditionally been considered healthy fats and oils. In modern history, commercial interests have condemned saturated fats and replaced them in the American diet with polyunsaturated fats that are hydrogenised and contain Tran’s fatty acids, which most people now consider harmful. These Trans fatty acids were banned in some European countries as early as 2004 and food label laws in the US just forced manufacturers to list Tran’s fats in their products last year. Some cities in the US are now banning trans fats in restaurants as well.


I am excited about having palm shortening as a viable alternative for our food storage program. As a chiropractor and clinical nutritionist I was concerned about the instability of storing vegetable oils as part of our storage program. This gives us a heart healthy stable product that can be stored long term without concern of rotation or it becoming rancid.- Ken Taylor, D.C.


This product is a solid shortening type.


We were able to hold the price at $30 per pail. Order deadline is January 31st, so get your orders in early. To place an order email, sharon@dfwfoodstorage.com. If you have any questions, let us know.

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