Storing Food Without Refrigeration

Storing Food Without Refrigeration

by Carolyn Shearlock
Storing Food Without Refrigeration

Storing Food Without Refrigeration

by Carolyn Shearlock


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With a little planning and foresight, refrigeration is absolutely not necessary. In this book, the author discusses how to store food and make delicious meals without the use of a refrigerator. From milk and cheese to eggs and meat, the book lays out ways any boater, hiker, or camper can have home-cooked meals without artificially freezing or cooling their food.
Broken down into handy categories, this reference guide gives techniques on how to properly wash, store, treat, and cook your food for maximum flavor and usability. Written by a dedicated sailor whose own skills were honed on months-long journeys, the tips in this guide can be put to use by anyone trying to avoid heavy, power-sucking refrigerators. Sailors, campers, and hikers all could benefit, and the books serves equally well for those in RVs, those with limited space, and those trying to live off the grid.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681571478
Publisher: Cardinal Publishers Group
Publication date: 03/01/2019
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Long ago, Carolyn realized that there were two essential ingredients for great trips: sleeping well and eating well. Food didn’t have to be fancy, but it shouldn’t be a gray blob, either.
Over the years, trips have progressed from weekend Girl Scout camping trips to more rugged adventures on three continents lasting as long as four months. Both through her own trial and error and advice from others, Carolyn has refined her techniques for storing foods and cooking tasty meals, sometimes with a tiny refrigerator, sometimes with a cooler and sometimes with no way to cool food.
From 2002 to 2008, Carolyn lived aboard Que Tal, a Tayana 37 sailboat and cruised full time with her 117 husband. In 2010, she created her website, The Boat Galley, to help others navigate the challenges of provisioning, storing food and cooking aboard a small boat. In response to reader questions, the site has expanded to include buying a boat and gear, living on a boat, cruising and chartering, boat work and potential problems.
In 2012, she and Jan Irons published The Boat Galley Cookbook, a collection of 800 everyday recipes and cooking tips they’d each collected while cruising with their husbands. It has become the go-to galley reference book for cruisers... and many RVers and campers also appreciate the easy from-scratch recipes and extensive substitutions and variations to suit what’s on hand.
In 2016 she began a podcast on Boat Radio. Carolyn, her husband Dave and dog Paz now live aboard their second cruising sailboat, Barefoot Gal.

Table of Contents

Dedication ix

Introduction to the Second Edition xi

Introduction xiii

Buying Food 1

Meat and Seafood 3

Buying Canned Meat and Seafood 4

Canning Your Own Meat 4

Canned Meat and Seafood Meal Ideas 6

Ham 7

Chicken or Turkey 8

Tuna and Salmon 8

Crab 9

Shrimp 9

Corned Beef 9

Roast Beef 9

Clams 11

Oysters 11

Cooking with Canned Meats and Seafood 11

Vacuum-Sealed Refrigerated/Frozen Meats and Seafood 12

Shelf-Stable Meats 15

Freeze-Dried Meats 17

Fresh Fish and Seafood 19

Produce 21

Buying Fruits and Vegetables 22

To Wash, or Not to Wash? 23

Storage Basics 25

Fruits and Veggies: Shortest to Longest-Lasting 27

Storage Specifies for Various Vegetables and Fruits 30

Stretch Your Stock of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables 42

Canning Your Own Fruits and Vegetables 44

Herbs & Spices 55

Milk 57

Boxed Milk of All Types 57

Cream 64

Butter or Margarine 69

Storing Butter at Room Temperature 69

Canned Butter 70

Butter Bell 71

Brining Butter 72

Substitutes for Butter 74

Cheese 77

Powdered Cream, Sour Cream, Cheese and Butter 81

Eggs 83

Unrefrigerated Eggs 84

Powdered Eggs 86

Condiments 89

Common Condiments 89

The Clean Spoon Rule 90

Horseradish and Wasabi 91

Maple Syrup 91

Mayonnaise and Miracle Whip 91

Bottled Salad Dressings 93

Miscellaneous 95

Coffee 95

Canned Foods 95

Juice 96

Bouillon and Stock 96

Tofu 97

Leftovers 97

Cooler 101

Setting Up a Cooler for Food 102

What to Look For in Buying a Cooler for Food 105

What Size Cooler to Store Food? 108

Putting It All Together 109

Final Thoughts 113

Thank You So Much! 114

Appendix A Instant-Read Thermometer Temps 115

Appendix B Recipes 117

Basic Vinaigrette 117

Greek Dressing 119

Olive Garden Copycat Dressing 120

The Boat Galley Salad 121

Healthier Zucchini, Carrot or Sweet Potato Bread 124

Yogurt 126

Ricotta Cheese 130

Chocolate-Oatmeal No Bake Cookies 132

John Herlig's Pickled Vegetables 133

Kimchi 135

Appendix C Equivalent Measurement Chart 139

About the Author 141

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