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Inside the Book

Table of Contents

Why I Wrote It

Samples From Chapters

About the Authors

Why An e-Book?

e-Consult Services

Food Storage

Fuller lists are availalbe in the book.

Pantry Foods

Pantry

Refrigerator

Freezer

Breads or rolls

Homemade or artisan breads have a shorter shelf life.

3-5 days

Not recommended

2-3 months

Cereals ready to eat

2-3 months
If unopened, 6-12 months

Cereals to be cooked (Oatmeal, etc.)

12 months

Cornmeal

6-12 months

Yeast

Expiration date on pkg

Baking powder and baking soda

8-12 months

Cornstarch

18 months

Flour, white

6-8 months

Flour, whole wheat

6-8 months

Cake, cookie mixes

12 months

Cookies

4 months store bought unopened2-3 weeks homemade

Pasta

1-2 years

Rice, white

2 years

Rice, brown

1year

Wild rice

6 mos

Nuts

6 months pkg nut meats unopened
4 months unshelled

Beans and peas, dry

1 year

Tortillas

1-2 weeks

2 weeks

Bread crumbs

4 mos

Soup mix, dry

12 mos

Catsup

12 months

3 months after opening

Chili sauce

12 months

3 months after opening

Mustard

2 years

6-8 months after opening

Mayonnaise

3-4 months

3 months opened

Salad dressing, bottled

10-12 months

3 months opened

Oil, vegetable

18 mos
6-8 mos open

Oil, olive

6 mos

Vinegar

2 years
6 mos open

Pickles, olives

1-3 months

2-3 months opened

Canned goods

12 months

Crackers

3 months

Baby food, jarred

12 months

2-3 days opened

Spices and herbs

Whole spices 1 year
Ground spices 6 months
Herbs 6 months

Tea

Bags - 18 mos
Instant - 3 years
Loose - 2 years

Coffee

Whole beans 2 weeks
Store in glass container

Not recommended

3 months in airtight bag

Chocolate

Semisweet 2years
Unsweetened 18 mos

Sugar

Brown 4 mos
Confectioners 18 mos
Granulated 2 years

Vanilla

2 years
12 months opened

Syrup

12 months

Jams and jellies

12 months

Peanut butter

6-9 mos
2-3 mos opened (read jar instructions)

Read instructions on jar

Molasses

12 mos
Opened 6 mos

Honey

1 year

Soymilk, aseptic packaging

6 mos

7-10 days opened

Tofu, aseptic packaging

1 year

Bottled water

2-5 years

Soft drinks

8 months

Beer

Foodfunandfacts.com

4-6 mos
Cool dark place if in pantry. Artisan brews may be aged like fine wines. Check with the brewer.

8-12 mos recommended method

Wine, opened

3-5 days Recork and refrigerate. Remove red wines ½ hour before serving

Wine

Varies by wine
Keep in a cool, dark place.


 

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