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Roll Up Your Sleeves and Make These 10 Cool...
Make gifts from the heart that your recipients will savor. Try these 10 easy DIY food gifts this season instead of fighting the retail crowds.
Your Complete Guide to Freezing Mushrooms
The two best ways to freeze mushrooms
How Long Can You Keep Food in the Freezer?
How long you can store different types of food in the freezer
The 3 Best Ways to Preserve Cilantro
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.
Can I Freeze Cheese?
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.
The Best Way to Freeze Cranberries
The best way to freeze cranberries so that they keep their bright color and flavor, and so that they do not clump together.
The Benefits of Blanching: Guide to Preserving...
Why some vegetables must be blanched before they are frozen, and how to do it.
10 Ways to Use Chutney
Wondering what you can do with chutney besides serving it with Indian food? Here are 10 mouthwatering suggestions.
Drying Cranberries in Your Oven - How to Make...
How to dry cranberries in a home oven.
The Right Way to Sterilize Canning Jars
How to sterilize canning jars. Food Preservation.
How to Dry Apples in a Dehydrator
Dropping apple slices into acidulated water before dehydrating
Simple Kale Chips - Dehydrator Method
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!
Lemon Curd Recipe
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.
Make Your Own Cranberry Juice, Then Can It
Making your own cranberry juice is a great way to use all those cranberries from the holidays. It's relatively easy to make, and cans and freezes very well.
7 Steps to Safe Home Canning
Boiling water bath canning is the easiest way to make shelf-stable jams and pickles right in your own home. Follow these steps to safely can foods in a water bath canner.
The Go-to Oil for Everything Roasted - Rosemary...
How to make a delicious oil infused with the scent and flavor of fresh rosemary.
The Best Way to Freeze Broccoli
How to blanch and freeze broccoli so that it retains the best possible flavor, texture, color and nutritional value.
Kumquat Marmalade: Enjoy the Tropical Fruit...
A simple marmalade recipe that preserves the bright color and flavor of kumquat fruits
How to Make Limoncello, a Delicious Italian...
How to make limoncello, the traditional Italian lemon liqueur.
How to Dry Cranberries
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Never Waste Fresh Basil Again - Preserving Basil
The best ways to preserve the bright color and flavor of fresh basil
2 Easy Ways to Make Dry Breadcrumbs
How to make dry breadcrumbs with or without a food processor
Make Beef Jerky Safely with These 3 Tips
Beef jerky makes a delicious, portable, protein rich snack that can easily and inexpensively be made at home. Here's how to do it safely.
Boiling Water Bath vs. Pressure Canning
Knowing the difference between boiling water bath and pressure canner food preservation is essential for safe canning.
Why Add Pectin to Preserves? About High and Low...
Which fruits are high or low pectin, and how that affects turning them into jams and jellies.
Alkaline and Acidic Foods
Why alkaline and acidic foods require different canning methods
Try This Fig Paste Instead of Cheese to Pair...
Who says wine pairs best with cheese? Vegans can indulge in this fig paste as part of a (no) cheese plate to accentuate fine wines.
What You Need to Know about Freezing Asparagus
The best ways to blanch and freeze asparagus
Turn Duck Breasts into a Salty Cured Meat in...
If you've ever been curious about making cured meats at home, it's best to start small. Duck breasts,
How to Dry Mushrooms in Your Oven
How to dry mushrooms in your oven
Recipe for Homemade Bacon (with or without a...
How to make bacon at home. Food Preservation.
The Lacto-Fermentation Process: How Pickling...
How lacto-fermentation safely preserves foods without canning, special ingredients, or fancy equipment.
Slow Cooker Apple Butter
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.
Making and Preserving Soup Stocks
How to make and freeze or can soup stocks
How to Dry Mushrooms - Dehydrator Method
How to dry mushrooms in a dehydrator
How to Blanch and Freeze Cauliflower
How to freeze cauliflower so that it keeps the best possible texture, taste and nutritional value.
How to Keep Pumpkin and Winter Squash from...
The best ways to store, freeze, dehydrate and can pumpkin, butternut and other winter squashes
Red Cabbage Sauerkraut
Red cabbage makes a colorful variation of sauerkraut, and is rich in healthy probiotics.
The Best Way to Freeze Bananas
This is how to freeze bananas so that they are easy on your blender and the pieces don't clump together.
How to Dry Pears in a Dehydrator: Your...
Pretreat pears in acidulated water to prevent browning
The Best Way to Freeze Green Beans
How to freeze green beans so that they retain the best possible taste, color, texture and nutritional value.
Make Your Own Pectin from Citrus Peels
How to make your own pectin for thickening jams and jellies.
Your Guide to Drying Strawberries in a Dehydrator
How to dry strawberries in a food dehydrator
Kale Chips: A Simple, Healthy Alternative to...
How to make kale chips in your oven.
The Best Ways to Freeze Vegetables
The best ways to freeze individual vegetables so that they keep their texture, taste and nutrients
How to Test Homemade Jellies for the Gel Point...
When the jelly is ready, the last drops pouring off the spoon will run together and "sheet" off the spoon
Slow Cooker Applesauce Recipe
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.
Removing the Risk of Botulism from Canning -...
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.
An Easy Way to Preserve Fresh Rosemary
A quick, simple recipe that preserves the flavor of rosemary much better than drying.
When Life Gives You Turnips, Make Kimchi
There's more to kimchi than napa cabbage. Try this traditional version made with turnips.
Your Step-By-Step Guide to Pressure Canning
A step-by-step guide through pressure canning
How to Make Your Own Liquid Pectin from Apple...
How to make liquid pectin from apples
The Best Way to Freeze Peas
The best way to blanch and freeze peas
6 Best Ways to Preserve Ginger
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
Chicken Bone Soup Stock Recipe
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.
Drinking Vinegar? With Cranberries and...
Cranberries and rosemary make an intriguingly tangy-savory combination in this shrub, or drinking vinegar.
How to Dry Tomatoes in a Dehydrator
How to dry tomatoes in a dehydrator.
How to Make Schmaltz
How to make and use rendered chicken fat, also called schmaltz
Traditional Salt-Cured Lemons Are the Easiest...
Widely used in North Africa as well as Southeast Asia, sal-preserved lemons are a surprisingly versatile pantry staple.
Easy Recipe for Red Currant Jam
A simple but delicious recipe for red currant jam
Simple Mustard Recipe
A simple mustard recipe with several variations
How to Freeze Sweet Peppers
A simple method for freezing sweet peppers so that they retain their bright colors and flavor and don't clump together.
How to Make Salt Pork
How to make salt pork. Food Preservation.
How to Make Jerky from Ground Turkey
How to make jerky from ground turkey meat.
Prickly Pear Jelly - A Step By Step Guide &...
Step-by-step instructions for harvesting prickly pear fruit, removing the prickles and seeds, and making delicious jelly.
Blanching and Freezing Leafy Greens: A...
Leafy greens need to be blanched before they are frozen. Here's how.
How to Freeze Pumpkin and Winter Squash
The best way to freeze pumpkin and other winter squash so that it is ready to use in pies, soups, muffins and other recipes.
How to Make Authentic Dijon-Style Grainy Mustard
Authentic Dijon-style mustard delivers a piquant punch like no other. Here's how to make your own.
How to Preserve Avocado
How to preserve avocado by freezing avocado puree.
Spicy Pickled Carrots
Spicy pickled carrot recipe. Food Preservation.
How to Dry Strawberries in Your Oven
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 and When to Sterilize Canning Jars
Sometimes you need to sterilize canning jars, sometimes you don't. Here's how to know if you do, and how to do it.
Pickled Cranberries? You Bet, and They're...
Serve up a bowl of pickled cranberries at your holiday table. You might be surprised at how big a hit they'll be.
How to Make Sweet-Savory Tomato Jam
Tomatoes are a fruit, and among the most delicious. Capture their sweet-tart essence in this surprisingly delicious and versatile jam.
Canning Soup - How to Can Soup
How to pressure can homemade soups
How to Dry Carrots in a Dehydrator
How to dry carrots so that they retain their color, flavor and nutritients
Dehydrate Pears in Your Oven
How to dry pears in an oven. Food Preservation.
How to Invent Safe Food Preservation Recipes
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.
Make Healthy, Tasty Butternut Squash Chips in...
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.
Lacto-fermented Carrot Recipe
An easy recipe for delicious lacto-fermented carrots that are rich in healthy probiotics
Yellow Hot Dog Mustard Recipe
Making classic, ballpark-style yellow mustard - the stuff you love on hot dogs - is so easy. Here's how.
Favorite Strawberry Jam Recipe
A simple strawberry jam that uses homemade pectin to ensure a good jell.
The Best Way to Freeze Strawberries
The best way to freeze strawberries
LifeWithoutPlastic's Non-plastic Food Storage...
Product review of LifeWithoutPlastic's non-plastic food storage and freezer containers.
Lacto-fermentation Without Added Salt
How to lacto-ferment food without adding salt
Spiced Cranberry Sauce with Apple and Orange
This recipe uses less sugar than most cranberry sauce recipes and is more flavorful than plain cranberry sauce.
How to Make a Luscious Raspberry Curd
This creamy raspberry curd is spectacular paired with dark chocolate or crisp ginger snap cookies.
How to Make Jerky from Ground Beef
How to make jerky at home using hamburger meat (ground beef).
Fresh vs Frozen Vegetables
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 Saucisson Sec, a Classic French Dry...
This classic French sausage is a great entry point for the novice to charcuterie. The technique is straightforward,
Excalibur 2400 Economy Model Dehydrator Review
A product review of Excalibur's 2400 no-frills basic food dehydrator
Stove Top Applesauce Recipe
A simple, delicious recipe for stove top applesauce, with canning instructions
Preserved Whole Kumquats - Recipe
Recipe for whole kumquat preserves
How to Dry Apples - Oven Method
How to dehydrate apples in your oven
Raw Food Diets and Dehydrator "Cooking"
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Fermented Turnip Pickle
Crunchy, tangy fermented turnips are a traditional pickle in many cultures. They are rich in good-for-you probiotics.
Mushroom Recipe - How to Preserve Chanterelle...
The best ways to preserve chanterelle mushrooms
Labneh Yogurt Cheese
A simple recipe for labneh, a cheese made from strained yogurt
Butternut Squash Chips - Dehydrator Method
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.
Bacalao-How to Make Salt Cod
How to make bacalao or salt cod at home
Red Currant Jelly Recipe
A simple small-batch recipe for a beautiful and tasty red currant jelly.
How to Dehydrate Celery, With or Without a...
How to blanch and dry celery. Food Preservation.
Dry Salt-cured Olives
This is one of the simplest ways to cure olives. The result is identical to the full-flavored, slightly
How to Make File Powder for Gumbo
How to make file powder for gumbo
Carrot Kimchi
Easy to make, this colorful, spicy kimchee is full of good-for-you probiotics. Serve it alongside Korean or other Asian-style dishes.
From Napoleon to Mason Jars - The Brief History...
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.
Tiny, Tart, and Terrific - How to Make...
What are cornichons cucumber pickles, and how do you make them?
Chinese Five Spice Powder Recipe
This mix contains five aromatic spices for a blend that is balanced and alluring. It adds a haunting flavor to both sweet and savory dishes.
How to Freeze Sugar Snap Peas
The best way to freeze sugar snap peas; how to preserve sugar snap peas
How to Brine Cure Olives
How to make brine-cured olives at home
Slow Cooker Pear Butter Recipe
A recipe for a smooth, delicious pear butter that requires very little active kitchen time.
Pickled Ginger Recipe to Go With Sushi or Sashimi
A simple recipe for pickled fresh ginger to go with sushi or sashimi.
How to Make Elderflower Syrup
How to make elderflower syrup - delicious added to cold drinks or drizzled over yogurt or desserts.
How to Make Herb Butter
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 Store Your Home-Canned Goods
What you do after the lids are sealed on your jars is as important as what goes in them. Here's what you need to know to keep your canned foods safely.
How to Make Smoked Trout
How to make delicious smoked trout at home
Green Tomato Chutney
Recipe for green tomato chutney - just in time for the end of the gardening season!
Use Your Dehydrator to Make the Best Dried...
How to dry peaches in a dehydrator so that they keep the best flavor, color, texture and nutritional value.
Classic Sweet Hot Dog Relish Recipe
Recipe for classic sweet cucumber relish
Candied Kumquats - Kumquat Glass
How to make and use candied kumquats, also called calamondin or kumquat glass; kumquat recipe
So I Made Preserved Lemons. Now What?
Recipes that use preserved lemons with grains and vegetables.
How to Dehydrate Carrots in Your Oven
Drying carrots this way requires no specialized equipment and preserves their bright color as well as their flavor.
Single Jar Sauerkraut Recipe
How to make a small, single jar batch of homemade sauerkraut
Jellied Cranberry Sauce
Recipe for smooth jellied cranberry sauce
Giardiniera Recipe - Italian-style Mixed...
How to make mixed Italian antipasto garden pickles - Giariniera Recipe
Fermenting Food - Lacto-fermentation Fruit and...
Recipes for lacto-fermenting fruits and vegetables
This Cranberry-Apple Shrub, or Drinking...
Shrubs, or drinking vinegars, are a great way to capture the flavor of the season, and can be enjoyed as a refreshing soft drink or used in cocktails.
How to Can Pears
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.
Candied Grapefruit Peel
Candied grapefruit peel recipe. Food Preservation.
12 Top Tips for Perfect Sauerkraut
Got mushy kraut? Try these 12 tips to up your game when fermenting foods.
Holiday Food Gift Basket Ideas
Suggestions for pairing homemade preserves with other ingredients to create wonderful food gift baskets for the holidays.
An English Favorite, Apple Chutney Goes With...
Move over, Major Grey. Apple chutney is one of the most versatile condiments you can make, as delicious alongside curries as roasted meats and more.
How to Ferment Green Beans
A simple recipe for healthy, probiotic fermented green beans
How to Make Mulberry Jam Without Using...
A simple recipe for mulberry jam that uses homemade instead of commercial pectin
Oven Apple Butter Recipe
Turning applesauce into rich, spreadable apple butter is easy when you make it in your oven.
Homemade Food Gift - Soup Mix in a Jar
How to put together a gift jar of soup ingredients - just add water or soup stock and it's a meal!
Overnight Crunchy Dill Pickles from Scratch
An easy and tasty pickle recipe that is ready to serve the next day
Raw Cranberry Relish Recipe
This not-too-sweet fresh cranberry relish only takes a few minutes to make, and freezes well if you need to make it days or even weeks ahead of serving.
Quick Refrigerator Dill Pickles
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.
Prickly Pear Syrup Recipe
How to make a beautiful and delicious syrup from prickly pear cactus fruit.
Add an Exotic Touch to Soups and Stews with...
Salt-cured lemons with fragrant spices make a Moroccan delicacy that is delicious in soups, stews and much more.
Oven-baked "Cheese-y" Kale Chips
Forget the potato chips: These oven-baked kale chips are just as addictively tasty but a much healthier snack.
Apple Scrap Vinegar
How to make vinegar from apple cores and peels
Homemade Yogurt
Yogurt is fairly easy to make at home and the result is much better in flavor and consistency than most commercial yogurt.
Fermented Apple Chutney
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.
Why Can't I Can Pumpkin Butter at Home?
I see canned pumpkin butter on the shelves. Why can't I can it at home?
Why and When You Should Blanch Vegetables...
Blanching vegetables before dehydrating them results in better color and flavor. Here's how, and how long to blanch each vegetable before drying it.
Make Your Own Red Wine Vinegar
A simple method for making your own red wine vinegar
The Right Way to Freeze Rhubarb
The best way to freeze rhubarb. Food Preservation.
Apple Scrap Jelly
How to make delicious jelly from apple cores and peels
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