Not Approved by the FDA

Not Approved by the FDA

p8070026.JPGUsing my cold frame as a refrigerator. But it works! Last night, I put the pot with the chicken in it outside in the cold frame for the night. The pot is too big for the fridge, it was in the high 30s last night and even now it’s only in the mid-40s. Really, about the same as my fridge — and I don’t have raccoons or other critters to worry about. And as you can see from the photo, the cold frame is right outside the back door, which is off the mud room, which is off the kitchen. So into the cold frame it goes, and tonight I’ll de-fat it, and probably reheat and then pack it up afterwards in some less oddball manner — or I might not, it’s perfectly fine out there.

5 thoughts on “Not Approved by the FDA

  1. Believe it or not that is a pretty common practice amongst the older folks I grew up around in Maine. Now, it usually wasn’t a cold frame but rather an uninsulated back porch shelf or “cold closet” that was utilized. Some even unplugged the fridge during the winter as they didn’t see the purpose in paying for what was there on the back porch for free, namely the cold.

    If someone does have a raccoon problem they could build some lockable cabinets on a back porch and have some extra winter cold storage.

  2. I so contemplated this last night for my 20 quarts of chicken stock – but was concerned about the coons. Oh well, next time I’ll move the cold frame to the front porch and go for it!

  3. One thing I miss about France is the ability to do one’s thing without people, neighbours, The State, interferring. England is SUCH a nanny state in comparison, all the ‘Mustn’t do’s’ drive me nuts. Any advice on how to stop a dog from yapping and annoying the neighbours? I’m not sure I can handle a rude and abusive man on my doorstep first thing in the morning!

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