Food Preservation: Most Popular Articles
How to freeze green beans so that they retain the best possible taste, color, texture and nutritional value.
The best ways to preserve the bright color and flavor of fresh basil
The best way to blanch and freeze peas
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
The two best ways to freeze mushrooms
How to Process Food in a Boiling Water Bath
How to blanch and freeze broccoli so that it retains the best possible flavor, texture, color and nutritional value.
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.
How to sterilize canning jars. Food Preservation.
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!
A simple but delicious recipe for red currant jam
Knowing the difference between boiling water bath and pressure canner food preservation is essential for safe canning.
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.
Okra needs to be blanched before freezing.
Which fruits are high or low pectin, and how that affects turning them into jams and jellies.
A simple small-batch recipe for a beautiful and tasty red currant jelly.
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.
An easy and tasty pickle recipe that is ready to serve the next day
How to safely can tomatoes at home.
The best way to freeze sugar snap peas; how to preserve sugar snap peas
The best way to freeze rhubarb. Food Preservation.
How to make dry breadcrumbs with or without a food processor
A simple method for freezing sweet peppers so that they retain their bright colors and flavor and don't clump together.
How to freeze cauliflower so that it keeps the best possible texture, taste and nutritional value.
Why alkaline and acidic foods require different canning methods
How to make kale chips in your oven.
How to dry tomatoes in a dehydrator.
A step-by-step guide through pressure canning
Recipe for classic sweet cucumber relish
This method of canning blueberries without added sugar or liquid preserves the full flavor of the fresh fruit.
How to test homemade jellies to know when they have reached the jell point
The best ways to store, freeze, dehydrate and can pumpkin, butternut and other winter squashes
Step-by-step instructions for harvesting prickly pear fruit, removing the prickles and seeds, and making delicious jelly.
The best ways to freeze individual vegetables so that they keep their texture, taste and nutrients
Wondering what you can do with chutney besides serving it with Indian food? Here are 10 mouthwatering suggestions.
How to dry zucchini and other summer squash in a dehydrator
How to dry peaches in a dehydrator so that they keep the best flavor, color, texture and nutritional value.
How to dry strawberries in a food dehydrator
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 make your own pectin for thickening jams and jellies.
How to make liquid pectin from apples
The best way to freeze strawberries
A simple recipe for healthy, probiotic fermented green beans
A simple marmalade recipe that preserves the bright color and flavor of kumquat fruits
How to make bacon at home. Food Preservation.
The best ways to blanch and freeze asparagus
Recipe for homemade zucchini relish, similar to the sweet, hot dog relish usually made with cucumbers.
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.
How lacto-fermentation safely preserves foods without canning, special ingredients, or fancy equipment.
The best ways to preserve chanterelle mushrooms
How to use a pressure canner as a boiling water bath
A super simple recipe for pickled hot peppers.
The best way to freeze cherries for use in future recipes.
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.
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.
How to dry mushrooms in a dehydrator
This simple jam has an intense raspberry flavor and requires no added pectin.
A simple strawberry jam that uses homemade pectin to ensure a good jell.
Here's an easy and delicious way to pickle young okra pods
How to make a delicious oil infused with the scent and flavor of fresh rosemary.
A quick, simple recipe that preserves the flavor of rosemary much better than drying.
The best way to dry apples in a dehydrator
Spicy pickled carrot recipe. Food Preservation.
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 dry mushrooms in your oven
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.
This lightly spicy pickle recipe can be made with green or wax beans, and is ready to eat in just 24 hours.
How to preserve the vibrant aromas and flavors of herbs in vinegar.
A recipe for a smooth, delicious pear butter that requires very little active kitchen time.
Recipes for quick refrigerator pickles that are ready to eat within 1 to 4 days.
What are cornichons cucumber pickles, and how do you make them?
This creamy raspberry curd is spectacular paired with dark chocolate or crisp ginger snap cookies.
Red cabbage makes a colorful variation of sauerkraut, and is rich in healthy probiotics.
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.
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How to make and freeze or can soup stocks
A recipe for canning roasted tomatoes.
The best way to freeze grilled or roasted corn.
A step-by-step guide to drying pears in a dehydrator
An easy and delicious recipe for rhubarb freezer jam - no canning required!
How to dry carrots so that they retain their color, flavor and nutritients
Making classic, ballpark-style yellow mustard - the stuff you love on hot dogs - is so easy. Here's how.
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!
How to make fruit leathers or roll-ups from fresh fruit
How to pressure can homemade soups
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.
Leafy greens need to be blanched before they are frozen. Here's how.
A scrumptious pickled snap bean recipe ready to serve right out of the jar
How to preserve avocado by freezing avocado puree.
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 a small, single jar batch of homemade sauerkraut
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.
An easy recipe for delicious lacto-fermented carrots that are rich in healthy probiotics
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.
From peach jam to canned peaches, dehydrating the fruit into bite size snacks and more, these are easy, safe and delicious ways to preserve summer's peak season peaches
How to lacto-ferment food without adding salt
An easy recipe for pickled green or wax beans with dill
A simple mustard recipe with several variations
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 zesty recipe for pickled green beans. These make a tasty and unusual garnish for bloody mary drinks.
How to make elderflower syrup - delicious added to cold drinks or drizzled over yogurt or desserts.
A simple recipe for mulberry jam that uses homemade instead of commercial pectin
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.
A colorful sweet relish that is great on hot dogs, but also in deviled eggs and potato or pasta salads
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.
An easy end of the gardening season recipe for lacto-fermented green cherry tomato pickles.
Product review of LifeWithoutPlastic's non-plastic food storage and freezer containers.
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.
Easy recipe for blackberry jam using liquid pectin.
Pickling is one of the best ways to preserve chanterelle mushrooms. This recipe is easy but the result is scrumptious.
A wonderful seasonal preserve--red currants provide the pectin that strawberries lack, and both delicious fruits are in season simultaneously.
How to make a beautiful and delicious syrup from prickly pear cactus fruit.
How to make salt pork. Food Preservation.
The essential pieces of information you need to know in order to safely can food at home.
How to make delicious jelly from apple cores and peels
How to freeze berries so that they don't clump together
How to make and use rendered chicken fat, also called schmaltz
The best methods for drying herbs so that they keep their color, aroma and flavor.
How to blanch and dry celery. Food Preservation.
A simple, tasty recipe for pickled radishes that are ready to serve in just 24 hours.
The best way to freeze fresh blueberries
A simple rhubarb preserve that can be used as a topping or to make tarts, pie and sorbet. Canning information included for long term storage.
How to avoid common canning mistakes and instead produce healthy, safe, delicious jars of home-canned food.
A product review of Excalibur's 2400 no-frills basic food dehydrator
Seasoned more lightly than traditional pickled beets, these are good enough to eat straight out of the jar or as a side dish.
An old-fashioned recipe for pickled cherries. Try these with a soft, mildly pungent cheese - so good!
A simple recipe for pickled fresh ginger to go with sushi or sashimi.
How to make jerky from ground turkey meat.
The best way to freeze fresh elderberries
Making and canning soup stock from corn cobs.
A simple recipe for labneh, a cheese made from strained yogurt
Easy to make, this colorful, spicy kimchee is full of good-for-you probiotics. Serve it alongside Korean or other Asian-style dishes.
How to make file powder for gumbo
Forget the potato chips: These oven-baked kale chips are just as addictively tasty but a much healthier snack.
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
How to preserve green and wax beans by drying them
An easy recipe for a classic ginger - rhubarb combination of flavors. Use as a jam, or as a dessert topping or tart filling.
Most canning instructions tell you that you should never use homemade vinegar to make pickles. Well, there is a way to do so safely. Here's how.
This is how to freeze bananas so that they are easy on your blender and the pieces don't clump together.
Recipe for green tomato chutney - just in time for the end of the gardening season!
A sweet, colorful and unusual preserve to go with savory dishes.
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 make delicious smoked trout at home
Yogurt is fairly easy to make at home and the result is much better in flavor and consistency than most commercial yogurt.
Recipe for whole kumquat preserves
Recipes for lacto-fermenting fruits and vegetables
An easy pickled asparagus recipe with some heat and delicious intensity from chile peppers and spices.
Pomona's Universal Pectin enables you to make jams and jellies with little or no sugar. How close is the result to traditional high-sugar recipes? Full product review.
Recipe for mulberry jam. Food Preservation.