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January 15, 2010 on 6:11 pm
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Here is another list of top ten food trends and this one deserves some attention as well. I have to admit I have opened a few more cans while preparing meals to stretch the dish. Just today I added canned corn to my soup as it added a little texture and color as well as giving me another meal.

I’m all for fresh but when you go to the store not only are the prices higher, but the quality just isn’t there. Maybe because they are sitting there longer, but I think people are trying to find ways to stretch the dollar. I’ve also noticed the frozen veggies are flying off the shelf. I haven’t tried canning my own veggies, but you never know. Here’s the first food trend:

“1. The Canning Comeback – Food preservation has rejuvenation. They used to call it “putting up,” as in putting up tomatoes or corn for the winter ahead. Maybe your grandmother still refers to it that way. What it means of course is canning, pickling, and preserving—and more and more folks will be getting into it for a number of reasons, including the economy, health and food safety.  The recent scares over contaminated tomatoes, peanut butter, and eggs have driven people to take more control over what they put on the table.”

You can read the entire article here.

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