Food Preservation: Most Popular Articles
The best ways to preserve the bright color and flavor of fresh basil
This applesauce is super easy to make because it cooks in a crock pot while you are doing something else. You can turn this slow cooker recipe into a super healthy fruit snack by leaving out the sugar.
The two best ways to freeze mushrooms
How long you can store different types of food in the freezer
The best way to dry apples in a dehydrator
The best ways to store, freeze, dehydrate and can pumpkin, butternut and other winter squashes
Cilantro (coriander) is a versatile herb, but it is almost always used fresh because it doesn't dry well. Here are some ways to extend its life in your kitchen so that it doesn't ever need to go to waste.
Why some vegetables must be blanched before they are frozen, and how to do it.
How to Process Food in a Boiling Water Bath
A recipe for kale chips made in a dehydrator, with a couple of variations. Raw food enthusiasts take note: the low temperature method yields a raw food product!
How to sterilize canning jars. Food Preservation.
Knowing the difference between boiling water bath and pressure canner food preservation is essential for safe canning.
A recipe for a smooth, delicious pear butter that requires very little active kitchen time.
How to blanch and freeze broccoli so that it retains the best possible flavor, texture, color and nutritional value.
How to make delicious jelly from apple cores and peels
A simple method for freezing sweet peppers so that they retain their bright colors and flavor and don't clump together.
Pears can beautifully, keeping good texture and flavor. Although traditionally they are canned in sugar syrup, it is entirely possible to can pears with no added sugar. Here are the best ways to can pears.
Preparing fresh pears for dehydrating
Recipe for green tomato chutney - just in time for the end of the gardening season!
How to freeze cauliflower so that it keeps the best possible texture, taste and nutritional value.
Wondering what you can do with chutney besides serving it with Indian food? Here are 10 mouthwatering suggestions.
How to dry tomatoes in a dehydrator.
The best ways to blanch and freeze asparagus
A simple recipe for mulberry jam that uses homemade instead of commercial pectin
How to dry mushrooms in your oven
How to make liquid pectin from apples
How to make dry breadcrumbs with or without a food processor
The best way to freeze pumpkin and other winter squash so that it is ready to use in pies, soups, muffins and other recipes.
Step-by-step instructions for harvesting prickly pear fruit, removing the prickles and seeds, and making delicious jelly.
If you live at a higher than 1000 feet altitude, you need to use different canning times and pressures. Here's how to adjust recipes for safe canning if you live at a high altitude.
The best way to freeze cranberries so that they keep their bright color and flavor, and so that they do not clump together.
How to dry mushrooms in a dehydrator
Which fruits are high or low pectin, and how that affects turning them into jams and jellies.
The best ways to preserve chanterelle mushrooms
A step-by-step guide through pressure canning
An easy end of the gardening season recipe for lacto-fermented green cherry tomato pickles.
How to freeze green beans so that they retain the best possible taste, color, texture and nutritional value.
Red cabbage makes a colorful variation of sauerkraut, and is rich in healthy probiotics.
Crisp butternut squash chips are easy to make in your oven. Skip the cost and grease of deep frying and try this healthy (but just as tasty) version instead.
Freezing cheese can drastically change its texture. Here is what you need to know about which cheeses you should never freeze, and which cheeses you can freeze.
How lacto-fermentation safely preserves foods without canning, special ingredients, or fancy equipment.
How to make bacon at home. Food Preservation.
How to make and freeze or can soup stocks
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Spicy pickled carrot recipe. Food Preservation.
When the jelly is ready, the last drops pouring off the spoon will run together and "sheet" off the spoon
Many people don't try canning their own food because they are afraid of botulism. Here's what you need to know about that bacterium and how to make absolutely sure your food is safe from it.
A simple, delicious recipe for stove top applesauce, with canning instructions
Why alkaline and acidic foods require different canning methods
How to make your own pectin for thickening jams and jellies.
How to make a delicious oil infused with the scent and flavor of fresh rosemary.
How to make kale chips in your oven.
The best way to blanch and freeze peas
I see canned pumpkin butter on the shelves. Why can't I can it at home?
How to make vinegar from apple cores and peels
How to dry carrots so that they retain their color, flavor and nutritients
How to dry cranberries in a home oven.
Turning applesauce into rich, spreadable apple butter is easy when you make it in your oven.
How to dry strawberries in a food dehydrator
Tomatoes are a fruit, and among the most delicious. Capture their sweet-tart essence in this surprisingly delicious and versatile jam.
After you've enjoyed a roasted chicken dinner, don't throw out the bones! Turn them into a delicious stock that you can use to make soups and sauces.
How to preserve the vibrant aromas and flavors of herbs in vinegar.
Two new changes to the home canning process with Ball and Kerr jars and lids make home canning even easier and faster than ever.
An easy recipe for delicious lacto-fermented carrots that are rich in healthy probiotics
Crisp squash chips are easy to make in a dehydrator. Skip the cost and grease of deep frying and try this healthy (but just as tasty) version instead.
How to dehydrate apples in your oven
A super simple recipe for pickled hot peppers.
How to preserve avocado by freezing avocado puree.
Okra needs to be blanched before freezing.
How to pressure can homemade soups
Inventing your own pickle, jelly, chutney or sauce recipe is one of the joys of food preservation. But how do you know if your recipe safely preserves the food? Here's how to tell when you can improvise vs. when you need to stick to the rules.
How to blanch and dry celery. Food Preservation.
An easy recipe for lemon curd, a creamy and delicious treat that you can enjoy on its own, or as a filling or topping for other desserts.
Leafy greens need to be blanched before they are frozen. Here's how.
How to dry pears in an oven. Food Preservation.
A quick, simple recipe that preserves the flavor of rosemary much better than drying.
The best ways to freeze individual vegetables so that they keep their texture, taste and nutrients
How to make delicious butters with fresh herbs. Use these as an easy recipe for fish or cooked vegetables, or spread them thinly on small pieces of toast or crostini as an elegant party offering.
How to dehydrate strawberries in your oven. Dried strawberries are a delicious and healthy snack and can also be added to baked goods and cereal.
How to freeze mulberries so that they don't clump together but do retain great color, flavor, and nutritional value.
Sealing food in cans or jars to preserve it is a relatively recent method of food preservation. Here is the brief history of how modern canning methods came to be.
How to make and use rendered chicken fat, also called schmaltz
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Product review of LifeWithoutPlastic's non-plastic food storage and freezer containers.
How to make brine-cured olives at home
The best way to freeze strawberries
How to make file powder for gumbo
How to make a beautiful and delicious syrup from prickly pear cactus fruit.
Pickling is one of the best ways to preserve chanterelle mushrooms. This recipe is easy but the result is scrumptious.
How to make salt pork. Food Preservation.
A recipe for quince jelly that has a delicate flavor and exquisite color
Recipe for classic sweet cucumber relish
A simple strawberry jam that uses homemade pectin to ensure a good jell.
Don't throw out those basil flowers you prune off of your plants to encourage leaf production: use them to make a delicious herbal vinegar!
An easy DIY hot sauce made from fermented peppers that rivals the stuff on the grocery store shelf.
Pear chutney is great with curries, but it's also a treat served with a cheese and fruit platter.
How to lacto-ferment food without adding salt
Easy to make, this colorful, spicy kimchee is full of good-for-you probiotics. Serve it alongside Korean or other Asian-style dishes.
Sometimes you need to sterilize canning jars, sometimes you don't. Here's how to know if you do, and how to do it.
How to use a pressure canner as a boiling water bath
A product review of Excalibur's 2400 no-frills basic food dehydrator
This creamy raspberry curd is spectacular paired with dark chocolate or crisp ginger snap cookies.
The best way to freeze rhubarb. Food Preservation.
Surprisingly, sometimes frozen vegetables actually boast a higher nutritional value than fresh veggies. Here's what you need to know to make the healthiest choices between fresh and frozen produce.
How to make jerky from ground turkey meat.
These cucumber pickles have a classic deli dill flavor and crunch. They are ready to eat in just a few days, if you wait a week they will be even better.
Cooked in a slow cooker, apple butter is one of the easiest and yet most delicious preserves you can make, and it can be canned for long-term storage.
A recipe for a lacto-fermented apple chutney that is crunchy, lightly tangy and delicious enough to use as a side dish rather than a condiment.
This recipe uses less sugar than most cranberry sauce recipes and is more flavorful than plain cranberry sauce.
Ever buy a big chunk of fresh ginger root and then only use an inch of it in your recipe? Here's how to save the rest
Drying carrots this way requires no specialized equipment and preserves their bright color as well as their flavor.
A simple recipe for healthy, probiotic fermented green beans
The best way to freeze sugar snap peas; how to preserve sugar snap peas
How to make a small, single jar batch of homemade sauerkraut
Making classic, ballpark-style yellow mustard - the stuff you love on hot dogs - is so easy. Here's how.
An easy and tasty pickle recipe that is ready to serve the next day
How to safely can tomatoes at home.
This is how to freeze bananas so that they are easy on your blender and the pieces don't clump together.
A recipe for canning roasted tomatoes.
A simple recipe for pickled fresh ginger to go with sushi or sashimi.
A recipe for quince paste. Food Preservation.
A simple mustard recipe with several variations
After you've dined on a perfectly roasted turkey and enjoyed the next-day sandwiches, don't throw out the bones! Turn them into a delicious stock that you can use to make soups and sauces.
How to dry zucchini and other summer squash in a dehydrator
Recipes for lacto-fermenting fruits and vegetables
This classic French sausage is a great entry point for the novice to charcuterie. The technique is straightforward,
Recipe for smooth jellied cranberry sauce
A simple recipe for labneh, a cheese made from strained yogurt
How to dry peaches in a dehydrator so that they keep the best flavor, color, texture and nutritional value.
How to make fruit leathers or roll-ups from fresh fruit
How to make delicious smoked trout at home
Savòr, a quince conserve from the northeastern regions of Italy, is an unusual and delicious condiment to sharp cheeses.
How to make Mostarda di Frutta, a sweet-and-punget Italian side dish made with candied fresh fruit and mustard essence.
A richly flavored slow cooker applesauce recipe that combines fresh and dried apples, apple cider and a hint of maple syrup.
Pickled nopales, or cactus pads, are delicious alongside meats or as a vegetarian taco filling. Here's how to keep the slimy factor down.
How to safely can pumpkin and other winter squash.
The best methods for drying herbs so that they keep their color, aroma and flavor.
A review of BPA-free Italian Quattro Stagioni canning jars and lids, and how they measure up compared to the more common Ball Mason and Kerr jars
A simple marmalade recipe that preserves the bright color and flavor of kumquat fruits
Tomatoes dried in the oven until chewy can be safely packed in oil, as long as you follow these steps.
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Even people who think they don't like beets are won over when they taste this mildly tangy salad
How to avoid common canning mistakes and instead produce healthy, safe, delicious jars of home-canned food.
This is one of the simplest ways to cure olives. The result is identical to the full-flavored, slightly
What are cornichons cucumber pickles, and how do you make them?
The essential pieces of information you need to know in order to safely can food at home.
Product review of Harsch ceramic fermenting crocks
Dehydrated vegetables and stock make for a quick and easy soup, and makes a great gift.
An easy, delicious pear butter with canning and freezing instructions.
A recipe for lightly spiced, pickled cauliflower that is ready to eat in just 24 hours.