I recently had a really nice chat with Chaya, the owner of Pantry Paratus (and isn’t that the cutest name?). Yes, she sells kitchen items in her online store, but what makes her so unique is that she advocates the self-sufficient kitchen. What is that you say? Can you imagine making food from scratch and knowing exactly where your food comes from and what it’s made of? Chaya chatted about her fond memories of being a military spouse over here in Europe, and she wanted us all to know about her interesting store, her FREE SHIPPING to APO and also a blog where you can learn more about being self-sufficient in your own kitchen. Along with that, she is offering up this very cool tortilla press to one of my readers! Don’t worry, she’ll teach you how to use it and never again will you buy the limp non-fresh stuff in the baggie at the commissary ever again! Here’s how you can win this tortilla press and learn more about her company.First, you gotta post below in the comments. I’d like to hear what you do to help your family become more self-sufficient…..anything from canning your own veggies or fruits to baking your own bread (ok, so that was a dumb example being in Europe with all the AWESOME breads and pastries to choose from). You get my drift. Even if it’s not food related, let’s hear it. I have a friend who makes her own soap in Belgium. Another makes her own pre-packaged mixes in Germany, where she knows exactly what ingredients are going in there before she uses her next BBQ rub or meatloaf seasonings. Please post your comment by COB on 12 January 2012 at 12 pm EST to be included in the raffle. I will choose a winner at random using random.org. Only one comment per entry please and only comments below will be counted.
Be sure to stop by Pantry Paratus and see some of the neat things Chaya has there. Check out her blog. I just read about making my own creamed condensed soup on her blog. I never thought of not having to grab the Campbell’s stuff which is full of preservatives and just plain junk I’m sure…but it’s in so many of my quick recipes…arrrgghhhh!
Be sure to check out her homepage, as there are daily specials going on for “Preservation Week” right now!
From the site: It is our desire to see everyone think seriously about what the family is eating, where it comes from, and how they can preserve their surplus and prepare that pantry for the lean times. We endeavor to equip and to teach pantry preparedness–healthy, wholesome food to nourish the family from the inside out, today and in the future. Feel free to browse our products, read our articles and discover just how rewarding reconnecting with your food can be for your family. Our products are the best on the market and we stand by all of them because we use them ourselves!
I’m looking forward to learning some new things from Chaya (and you) and thank her (and you) for stopping by! If you have a business or something you’d like to highlight, let me know! I think it’s awesome to hear about these wonderful businesses and endeavors from my readers around the world! I know this sounds cheesy…but together, we are stronger!
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