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Storing Grains and other Basics

grainLast night I heard that grain prices are fluctuating up and down significantly because of poor harvests in Russia and Europe.  Sometimes these reports can cause panic buying especially when the prices are up.

If you buy grains and beans in bulk and store them in your pantry, you protect your family from excessively high prices.

You also can put together meals using what you have and staying out of the grocery store.   I always keep some cheeses, canned veggies, pastas, and fruits on hand to round out meals made  based on what I have.

So, I am posting the bulk grain and bean items I keep in plastic storage buckets or quart size canning jars in my pantry area downstairs.  Remember to rotate and use these foods regularly.  Only buy and store what you family enjoys and always store it as cool and dry as possible.

What other items do you keep in the grain,  bean, herb/spice category I have overlooked that your family enjoys?

Bulk Grains and Beans:  *Non-gluten grains are important to keep around

wheat

rolled oats or oat groats

*quinoa

pastry wheat

7 Grain Mix

*white and brown rice

spelt

*millet

barley

Kamut TM

kidney beans

green split peas

black beans

lentils

Spices I buy in bulk:

allspice

celery seed

chili powder

*dill weed

*dill seed

sesame seeds

oregano

cayenne pepper

cinnamon

curry powder

onion powder

paprika

*basil

cumin

ginger

nutmeg

*parsley

Real Salt

*thyme

turmeric

* I grow these in the garden, dry them myself and store in glass storage containers in a dark place.

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