31 Ways to Use a Mason Jar in Your Kitchen

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I have a bit of a love affair with mason jars. They are sturdy, they come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, they can often be found inexpensively, and best of all? They are a completely non-toxic way to store things in my kitchen! We all know by now that plastics usually include dangerous chemicals, particularly if they are heated at all, but even when they are used for any sort of food or liquid that could absorb the toxins that the plastics […]

Homemade Beef Tallow: A Simple and Convenient Way to Store It

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Last year, I was delighted to learn how to render my own beef tallow from all the bones/fatty pieces that came with our side of grass-fed beef. Just the other week, I picked up a new side of beef and was more eager than ever to whip up some nourishing bone broth, and in particular, to have some beef tallow again for cooking. We have just fallen in love with using this old-fashioned, wholesome fat for making homemade french fries, deep-fried zucchini sticks, and most […]

Organization in the Real Food Kitchen: Knowing and Using What’s in Your Freezer

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Today’s post is written by my friend Nola, who happens to currently have a more organized freezer than I do! I asked for tips for freezer organization a while back and Nola had sent me enough good stuff to make an entire post of it. I’ve added a few little notes of my own as well. It just didn’t seem right to explore the way that we organize our “real food” and not take a look at the beloved spaces that we use to store […]

Organization in the Real Food Kitchen: Ferments Everywhere

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“Hi, my name is Stephanie and I have a problem. I’m addicted to fermenting, culturing and soaking foods and they’re taking over my kitchen! Help!” Having a lot of cultured, soaked, sprouted and lacto-fermented foods around is a wonderful problem to have since these are incredibly nutritious and beneficial to consume. Sometimes, though, it can get a little bit challenging to find a place for everything that I want to store in my kitchen. Two things to consider when deciding what to do with all […]

Organization in the Real Food Kitchen: Notes from a Small Kitchen

Did you miss the earlier posts in this kitchen organization series? Catch up here: Menu Planning, Favorite Recipe Lists, Recipe Binder and Creating a Homemaking Binder. Stay tuned for more posts on topics like bulk storage, pantry and freezer organization, and soaking/fermenting! __________________________________________________________ This is a guest post from Katie at Kitchen Stewardship’s kitchen. Yep, the kitchen. Katie has been just swamped with the Real Food Face-Off and a few healthy foods carnivals, so she took the photos and turned the job over to me. […]

Time to Get Organized!

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Image by macinate I seem to have a yearly break down in my systems of organization. I can get systems set up, rooms de-cluttered, schedules made and being used, etc. for about 6-9 months and at that point, they start to disintegrate. I fight desperately to hang on to them, but generally it is of no use until I set aside specific time to really re-organize and figure out some new systems or get back into my old ones. Once a year seems to be […]

Giveaway: Stainless Steel Food Storage!

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**It’s my 2nd Blogiversary and I’m celebrating all week! This is the second of 4 giveaways so make sure that you come back each day to see what else is happening around here!** Ever wished that you could ditch the plastic food storage containers and use something that you didn’t worry was going to shatter? That’s what I love about these stainless steel food containers! Safe and toxin-free, not to mention affordable, they just make so much sense. I know that so many of you, […]