Rainy Day Foods

Emergency Food Storage Tips & Recipes

  1. Fair Week!

    Contributed by RL You can smell the excitement in the air! Oh, that is the smoke from a fire burning not to far away on the east side of Bear Lake. But really there is a feeling of excitement as people awake and begin their week then realize that this is fair week for Bear Lake county. (https://www.facebook.com/Bear-Lake-County-Fair-1641811732750830/) Our 4-H...
  2. Perfect Family Food Prep For Your Self-Catering Cabin Break

    Contributed by Jennifer Dawson Photo by Kristin Ellis on Unsplash   Travelers spent $258 billion on food services during their 2017 vacations, according to the U.S Travel Association. But you needn't spend anywhere near as much on a self-catering cabin holiday. Tucked away in a cozy cabin on a quiet site, there’s nothing better than enjoying time with your family with...
  3. Why Home & Food Storage?

    Contributed by RL Freeze dried 1 Year Food Pak This past week we had some free-lance writers visiting us at Rainy Day Foods. They were fascinated with our process of and the fact that we take freeze dried, dehydrated and dried food and package them into 6 gallon buckets and can them into #10 and #2.5 cans for long term...
  4. Tomatoes and Squash; OH My!

    Contributed by RL Its hot and looks like it is going to get hotter. It's good for the garden as long as there is enough water to go around. With the heat the tomato plants (https://www.almanac.com/plant/tomatoes) are producing well along with the squash. If you have neighbors that are raising zucchini it is recommended to keep your car doors locked...
  5. July is for Apple Pie and Mom!

    Contributed by RL Here in the west July is a big month. We celebrate 4 July with the rest of the nation by indulging in parades, picnics and fireworks. Then we turn around and celebrate again on the 24 July that heritage that brought us here to the west and to this, the United States of America. Our Pioneer forefathers...
  6. ARE WE 72 HOUR PREPARED?

    Contributed by RL Deluxe 2 person 72 hour kit As we listened to the news we have learned of a new fissure that has opened up in the Grand Teton National Park. Of course it being a part of the greater Yellowstone Park area some of the media caught it and did a brief run on the end of the...
  7. Using Nutritious Whole Foods For Snacking and Eating!

    contributed by RL Bloomington Lake (photo obtained from https://bearlake.org/)   We got a phone call the other day from my brother-in-law informing us that he was going to come and visit. Not too unusual except he was going to backpack over the mountain for the visit. He is into hiking, camping and biking and Bear Lake (https://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/parks/bear-lake) is one of...
  8. The Power of Popcorn

    Contributed by Rick Lamm A few weeks ago we had our grandchildren visiting for a couple of days, with out their parents! This is a time for us to visit and bond with the children as they do not live close and visiting is not a daily or weekly event. This group of 5 grandchild range in ages from 8...
  9. How To Make Nutritious And Tasty Garnishes

    contributed by Jennifer Dawson Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash Edible stir sticks for cocktails and mocktails are the hottest trend in garnishes, according to the Food Network. With the right ingredients and small kitchen appliances, it’s possible to create superb garnishes that are enjoyable and wholesome. These tips will help home chefs of all skill levels to master impressive garnishes...
  10. Macronutrient Balance: It's Time to Start Loving Carbs Again

    Article contributed by Jennifer Dawson Photo by Emiliano Vittoriosi on Unsplash Carbs have so often been seen as the bad guys, the ones to cut out of your diet if you want to lose some weight. But maybe it’s time to start loving carbs again. Proteins, carbs and fat, the three macronutrients that our bodies need, are all essential for...

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