Apart from energy usage freezers demand dependence on the grid. Not an attractive feature for preparedness minded people.
Anyway back to the main topic. Some time ago we came across this book via a friend and found it very good. Excellent, simple preserving recipes that produce a good result. Highly recommended.
Pietro Demaio's Preserving the Italian Way
Part of the recipe we used calls for cooking the vegetable in vinegar of which we have loads. A by-product of wine making is occasionally you have a bottle or two that doesn't work out. We keep a few flagons in the laundry with cotton wool stoppers and tip the wine into those. Every now and then when we remember some of the flagon material is decanted into bottles and stored in the cave. Mostly it's red wine vinegar but apart from imparting a little colour it works just as well as white vinegar.
|Red Wine Vinegar|