Jun 28, 2012
Freezing & Storing Your Grains, Great Western Movie Hats (for Women Too!)
Freezing and Storing Your Grains -
There's nothing worse than wasting money, and time, when you buy something new that's contaminated. Years ago I read about all the microscopic bugs and larvae that are in packaged store-bought grains, that you can't actually see. It's gross, I know. There's nothing more frustrating than going to bake and pulling out a bag of flour and finding it full of weevils. EW! I got into the habit of sticking anything I buy grain-wise into the freezer for several days as soon as I got it home from the store. Kills any tiny stuff in there. The freezer method has worked great for me for years, so I'll stick with what I do. I always take the grains, like whole oats, cornmeal, flours, out of the original containers right away, and then freeze them. After freezing I put them either in glass jars, or Rubbermaid-type containers with a good sealing snap-on lid. I was reading about oven canning grains, but I don't have enough room for all those jars.
Here's an article with some more tips and ideas on storage- Get Rid of Weevils
Great Western Movie Hats-
Ever since I saw the original True Grit movie, I wanted a cool western/prairie hat. Not the fabric kind with bows, but a working ranch/farm woman's hat! I stumbled onto this article and swooned when I saw the new True Grit hat- I want one!!! It's made by Stetson- The Austral. Didn't see the movie yet. Very similar to the original- Great Western Movie Hats Time to go get the DVD :)