Pioneer Woman at Heart

One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Some things I learned and other ramblings . . .

 I was watching a foraging video on making dandelion pesto, and the person mentioned using "soaked and dried" nuts (unroasted) or seeds for the recipe.

I had to google it, and yes there are video's on doing this process.  Apparently, it helps you digest them, brings out their flavor and nutrition.

I did not even know that re-usable freezer bags, that use a handheld tool, existed.  The tool removes the air from the bag.  They re-seal and are washable.  I bought one (not the one I wanted, as I don't think it is being made anymore), but trying it out to see if the bags keep the air out after months of being in the fridge.  I hope it works out well.  I just put hot peppers in the freezer.  I can take out a bit, re-seal and put back in the freezer.  I love the fact that it will cut back what I spend on ziploc bags.


Leigh said...

I'm not one for many gadgets and gizmos these days, but that looks really useful! Please do give us a review after you've had a chance to use it awhile.

Kristina said...

Leigh, I will. I wanted a different brand, but it appears they are not making them after 2020 shut down many businesses. I hope these hold out the air for several months.

Lisa K Thomasson Jung said...

I have a large bag sealer but this one looks nifty. Have a good week.

Jackie said...

That looks very interesting. I will be waiting for your take on how well it works.

God bless.

Kristina said...

Lisa, I learned about it from America's test kitchen, but the one they recommended was a repeat show, and no longer made. I picked this one based on reviews. I hope it lasts a long time. It was not that expensive either.

Kristina said...

Thanks Jackie, I am testing it out on hot peppers right now.