We have been back in America for a whole year and a half now, and I still love the fact that I can buy tasty bread, yogurt, sour cream, tortillas, and ground meat already prepared for me. However, some of the habits I developed in China have stuck with me such as making homemade pork sausage, grating my own cheese (versus the cellulose-caked pre-grated stuff), and using lots of fresh vegetables (instead of canned). My kitchen prep time decreased dramatically once I came back to my homeland. But now I can choose to cook from scratch for the fun of it and for the health benefits instead of out of necessity.
Pantry Paratus Means Kitchen Self-Sufficiency
I’m excited to introduce a unique online store — Pantry Paratus. It is filled with kitchen tools such as grain mills and dehydrators, water purifiers and vacuum sealers. There are also bulk spices, canning supplies, and a nice collection of cookbooks and kitchen how-to manuals. I found dozens of things to add to my kitchen wishlist.
Who will love Pantry Paratus?
- a homesteader who wants to live off the land
- a homemaker who values clean eating and cooking from scratch
- a family that wants to work towards preparedness and self-sufficiency
- a cook who wants to branch out into a new skill (canning, wheat milling, bread baking, cheese making)
I so wish I had had cheese making supplies while I was in China! Cheese was something we missed so much that I absolutely would have been willing to learn to make. But even now I think it would be very rewarding to make my own cheese or bake bread with wheat that I ground myself.
Homeschool Appreciation Week
Chaya and Wilson, the owners of Pantry Paratus want to recognize homeschoolers this week by offering special deals each day of the week. Chaya wouldn’t tell me the exact deals for each day, but she did give me some insider tips.
The banner on the Pantry Paratus will have a different flash sale each day featuring a product or group of products that will be deeply discounted — at cost or almost at cost. There aren’t even any coupon codes needed. Just old fashioned sales. (I love that!)
A little birdie told me that during the course of the week she will have these different things on sale:
- the canners and canning supplies
- the bread baking supplies
- all the books
- the cheese kits
- the Homestead Blessings series
While you are browsing the site, be sure to visit the Pantry Paratus blog. I really enjoyed the tutorial for making cornbread in a cast iron skillet and the cost comparison of dried versus canned beans.
Giveaway: $25 Store Credit
Chaya is offering one reader a $25 store credit you can spend however you would like. Please use the widget below to enter that. There are many different options to increase your chances of winning, but the minimum required is simply a comment.
Disclosure: This post and giveaway are sponsored by PantryParatus.