Food Preservation: Most Popular Articles
The best ways to preserve the bright color and flavor of fresh basil
How to freeze green beans so that they retain the best possible taste, color, texture and nutritional value.
How to Process Food in a Boiling Water Bath
Why some vegetables must be blanched before they are frozen, and how to do it.
How long you can store different types of food in the freezer
How to sterilize canning jars. Food Preservation.
The two best ways to freeze mushrooms
How to turn leftover watermelon rinds into a fabulous sweet-and-sour pickle with a hint of spice
Knowing the difference between boiling water bath and pressure canner food preservation is essential for safe canning.
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.
A recipe for a smooth, delicious pear butter that requires very little active kitchen time.
How to safely can tomatoes at home.
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.
How to blanch and freeze broccoli so that it retains the best possible flavor, texture, color and nutritional value.
How to dry tomatoes in a dehydrator.
Peaches are the quintessential canning fruit for good reason: They make it through the canning process with more of their color, flavor and texture intact than other fruits do. Here is how to can them for the best results.
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!
Making prickly pear jelly. Food Preservation. Page 7.
Which fruits are high or low pectin, and how that affects turning them into jams and jellies.
Slice and pre-freeze okra. Food Preservation.
The best way to blanch and freeze peas
A simple method for freezing sweet peppers so that they retain their bright colors and flavor and don't clump together.
Pretreat pears in acidulated water to prevent browning
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.
How to dry peaches in a dehydrator so that they keep the best flavor, color, texture and nutritional value.
The best ways to store, freeze, dehydrate and can pumpkin, butternut and other winter squashes
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.
Recipe for classic sweet cucumber relish
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.
A step-by-step guide through pressure canning
How to freeze cauliflower so that it keeps the best possible texture, taste and nutritional value.
How lacto-fermentation safely preserves foods without canning, special ingredients, or fancy equipment.
An easy and tasty pickle recipe that is ready to serve the next day
A recipe for canning roasted tomatoes.
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 best way to dry apples in a dehydrator
Why alkaline and acidic foods require different canning methods
The best way to freeze rhubarb. Food Preservation.
How to make liquid pectin from apples
How to make dry breadcrumbs with or without a food processor
Wondering what you can do with chutney besides serving it with Indian food? Here are 10 mouthwatering suggestions.
Spicy pickled carrot recipe. Food Preservation.
The best way to freeze fresh elderberries
A super simple recipe for pickled hot peppers.
How to make kale chips in your oven.
How to dry mushrooms in your oven
How to dry mushrooms in a dehydrator
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 make bacon at home. Food Preservation.
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 ways to blanch and freeze asparagus
Red cabbage makes a colorful variation of sauerkraut, and is rich in healthy probiotics.
How to preserve the vibrant aromas and flavors of herbs in vinegar.
The best ways to freeze individual vegetables so that they keep their texture, taste and nutrients
How to dry strawberries in a food dehydrator
The best way to freeze grilled or roasted corn.
How to make delicious jelly from apple cores and peels
How to use a pressure canner as a boiling water bath
When the jelly is ready, the last drops pouring off the spoon will run together and "sheet" off the spoon
A simple but delicious recipe for red currant jam
How to make a beautiful and delicious syrup from prickly pear cactus fruit.
The best ways to preserve chanterelle mushrooms
How to make your own pectin for thickening jams and jellies.
A simple recipe for healthy, probiotic fermented green beans
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 make a delicious oil infused with the scent and flavor of fresh rosemary.
Here's an easy and delicious way to pickle young okra pods
Recipe for green tomato chutney - just in time for the end of the gardening season!
Recipes for quick refrigerator pickles that are ready to eat within 1 to 4 days.
A quick, simple recipe that preserves the flavor of rosemary much better than drying.
How to dry zucchini and other summer squash in a dehydrator
How to dry pears in an oven. Food Preservation.
The best way to freeze sugar snap peas; how to preserve sugar snap peas
How to dry carrots so that they retain their color, flavor and nutritients
How to make fruit leathers or roll-ups from fresh fruit
How to make and freeze or can soup stocks
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!
The best way to freeze strawberries
A simple strawberry jam that uses homemade pectin to ensure a good jell.
Recipe for homemade zucchini relish, similar to the sweet, hot dog relish usually made with cucumbers.
How to pressure can homemade soups
An easy end of the gardening season recipe for lacto-fermented green cherry tomato pickles.
An easy recipe for delicious lacto-fermented carrots that are rich in healthy probiotics
A simple marmalade recipe that preserves the bright color and flavor of kumquat fruits
This simple jam has an intense raspberry flavor and requires no added pectin.
This creamy raspberry curd is spectacular paired with dark chocolate or crisp ginger snap cookies.
Recipe for ratatouille with canning instructions.
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.
Easy recipe for blackberry jam using liquid pectin.
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.
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 preserve avocado by freezing avocado puree.
A simple small-batch recipe for a beautiful and tasty red currant jelly.
Fill canning jars with blanched blueberries
This lightly spicy pickle recipe can be made with green or wax beans, and is ready to eat in just 24 hours.
A lightly spiced recipe for peach chutney that pairs beautifully with curries, but also with mild cheeses and whole grains.
Product review of LifeWithoutPlastic's non-plastic food storage and freezer containers.
How to blanch and dry celery. Food Preservation.
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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.
A scrumptious pickled snap bean recipe ready to serve right out of the jar
Bread 'n' Butter Pickles are a classic cucumber pickle with an appealing sweet and sour taste. They are great on their own, or in sandwiches. And yes, their namesake bread-and-butter-and-these-pickles recipe is very, very tasty.
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.
The essential pieces of information you need to know in order to safely can food at home.
Leafy greens need to be blanched before they are frozen. Here's how.
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Seasoned more lightly than traditional pickled beets, these are good enough to eat straight out of the jar or as a side dish.
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 lacto-ferment food without adding salt
What are cornichons cucumber pickles, and how do you make them?
A product review of Excalibur's 2400 no-frills basic food dehydrator
A simple, delicious recipe for stove top applesauce, with canning instructions
How to make peach jam using homemade pectin. The delicious result uses less sugar than most jam recipes and has a shorter cooking time.
How to avoid common canning mistakes and instead produce healthy, safe, delicious jars of home-canned food.
How to make a small, single jar batch of homemade sauerkraut
An easy and delicious recipe for rhubarb freezer jam - no canning required!
A sweet, colorful and unusual preserve to go with savory dishes.
A simple mustard recipe with several variations
A zesty recipe for pickled green beans. These make a tasty and unusual garnish for bloody mary drinks.
Turning applesauce into rich, spreadable apple butter is easy when you make it in your oven.
An easy recipe for pickled green or wax beans with dill
How to make file powder for gumbo
Making classic, ballpark-style yellow mustard - the stuff you love on hot dogs - is so easy. Here's how.
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.
A colorful sweet relish that is great on hot dogs, but also in deviled eggs and potato or pasta salads
Pickling is one of the best ways to preserve chanterelle mushrooms. This recipe is easy but the result is scrumptious.
Even people who think they don't like beets are won over when they taste this mildly tangy salad
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 make salt pork. Food Preservation.
How to make and use rendered chicken fat, also called schmaltz
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.
Making and canning soup stock from corn cobs.
The best methods for drying herbs so that they keep their color, aroma and flavor.
Pear chutney is great with curries, but it's also a treat served with a cheese and fruit platter.
How to make vinegar from apple cores and peels
How to make ketchup from fresh tomatoes.
How to make delicious smoked trout at home
How to make elderflower syrup - delicious added to cold drinks or drizzled over yogurt or desserts.
How to preserve green and wax beans by drying them
The sweet, rich flavor of figs is perfectly balanced in this recipe by the warm, bright flavors of red wine and balsamic vinegar.
Drying carrots this way requires no specialized equipment and preserves their bright color as well as their flavor.
How to make jerky from ground turkey meat.
A recipe for lightly spiced, pickled cauliflower that is ready to eat in just 24 hours.
A simple recipe for mulberry jam that uses homemade instead of commercial pectin
You can preserve most fresh herbs and vegetables with this salt-based preservation method, and use it to create wonderful soups, sauces and dips.
Crunchy, tangy fermented turnips are a traditional pickle in many cultures. They are rich in good-for-you probiotics.
An easy pickled asparagus recipe with some heat and delicious intensity from chile peppers and spices.
A simple recipe for labneh, a cheese made from strained yogurt
A sweet and sour pickled fig recipe with the warm flavors of ginger, cardamom, cinnamon and other spices.
Easy to make, this colorful, spicy kimchee is full of good-for-you probiotics. Serve it alongside Korean or other Asian-style dishes.