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Food Preservation: Most Popular Articles

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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
Ew, Blue Garlic in My Pickles. Why Does That...
Pickling sometimes turn garlic cloves blue or green. Why is that? And can I still eat it?
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.
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!
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 Apples in a Dehydrator
The best way to dry apples in a dehydrator
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 Benefits of Blanching: Guide to Preserving...
Why some vegetables must be blanched before they are frozen, and how to do it.
Never Waste Fresh Basil Again - Preserving Basil
The best ways to preserve the bright color and flavor of fresh basil
Recipe for Homemade Bacon (with or without a...
How to make bacon at home. Food Preservation.
10 Ways to Use Chutney
Wondering what you can do with chutney besides serving it with Indian food? Here are 10 mouthwatering suggestions.
Kumquat Marmalade: Enjoy the Tropical Fruit...
A simple marmalade recipe that preserves the bright color and flavor of kumquat fruits
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.
Drying Cranberries in Your Oven - How to Make...
How to dry cranberries in a home oven.
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.
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.
2 Easy Ways to Make Dry Breadcrumbs
How to make dry breadcrumbs with or without a food processor
Alkaline and Acidic Foods
Why alkaline and acidic foods require different canning methods
Boiling Water Bath vs. Pressure Canning
Knowing the difference between boiling water bath and pressure canner food preservation is essential for safe canning.
What You Need to Know about Freezing Asparagus
The best ways to blanch and freeze asparagus
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 Right Way to Sterilize Canning Jars
How to sterilize canning jars. Food Preservation.
How to Dry Mushrooms in Your Oven
How to dry mushrooms in your oven
Someone Give You a Home-Canned Gift? Here's...
Receive a home-canned gift? Here's a few etiquette tips on what to do with the jar after you've gotten it.
The Lacto-Fermentation Process: How Pickling...
How lacto-fermentation safely preserves foods without canning, special ingredients, or fancy equipment.
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 to Dry Mushrooms - Dehydrator Method
How to dry mushrooms in a dehydrator
Making and Preserving Soup Stocks
How to make and freeze or can soup stocks
How to Dry Cranberries
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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
How to Blanch and Freeze Cauliflower
How to freeze cauliflower so that it keeps the best possible texture, taste and nutritional value.
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.
Your Step-By-Step Guide to Pressure Canning
A step-by-step guide through pressure canning
The Best Way to Freeze Peas
The best way to blanch and freeze peas
How to Make Jerky from Ground Turkey
How to make jerky from ground turkey meat.
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.
How to Dry Pears in a Dehydrator: Your...
Pretreat pears in acidulated water to prevent browning
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.
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.
Make Your Own Pectin from Citrus Peels
How to make your own pectin for thickening jams and jellies.
How to Dry Carrots in a Dehydrator
How to dry carrots so that they retain their color, flavor and nutritients
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.
The Best Way to Freeze Strawberries
The best way to freeze strawberries
Paying Major Coin for Bone Broth? Make Your Own...
Bone broth is trendy -- and expensive. Make your own, and put it up for pennies on the dollar.
How to Dry Tomatoes in a Dehydrator
How to dry tomatoes in a dehydrator.
Blanching and Freezing Leafy Greens: A...
Leafy greens need to be blanched before they are frozen. Here's how.
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.
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.
Can’t Get Enough of Garlic? Try Pickling...
Make quick pickled garlic to have on hand for soups, salads and other dishes. Plus, the vinegar helps neutralize odors, so your breath will thank you.
How to Make Your Own Liquid Pectin from Apple...
How to make liquid pectin from apples
No More Sticky Fingers! Try This Trick for...
Tired of getting sticky fingers peeling garlic? Here's a trick to do it quickly and easily.
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.
How to Preserve Avocado
How to preserve avocado by freezing avocado puree.
Lacto-fermented Carrot Recipe
An easy recipe for delicious lacto-fermented carrots that are rich in healthy probiotics
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
The Go-to Oil for Everything Roasted - Rosemary...
How to make a delicious oil infused with the scent and flavor of fresh rosemary.
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.
DIY Gravlax Makes the Best Bagels Ever
Best bagels ever! Make your own gravlax by salt-curing salmon for a fraction of what you pay at the deli.
Yellow Hot Dog Mustard Recipe
Making classic, ballpark-style yellow mustard - the stuff you love on hot dogs - is so easy. Here's how.
Raw Food Diets and Dehydrator "Cooking"
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How to Dehydrate Celery, With or Without a...
How to blanch and dry celery. Food Preservation.
How to Make Salt Pork
How to make salt pork. Food Preservation.
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.
Classic Sweet Hot Dog Relish Recipe
Recipe for classic sweet cucumber relish
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.
How to Make File Powder for Gumbo
How to make file powder for gumbo
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.
Can Your Own Beans for Quick and Easy Meals
Home-canned beans are an amazingly easy and delicious pantry staple. Plus, you control what goes into the jar.
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.
How to Freeze Sugar Snap Peas
The best way to freeze sugar snap peas; how to preserve sugar snap peas
LifeWithoutPlastic's Non-plastic Food Storage...
Product review of LifeWithoutPlastic's non-plastic food storage and freezer containers.
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.
Canning Soup - How to Can Soup
How to pressure can homemade soups
How to Make Limoncello, a Delicious Italian...
How to make limoncello, the traditional Italian lemon liqueur.
Plum Sauce Recipe - How to Make Plum Sauce from...
Recipe for Chinese plum sauce made from dried plums (prunes); how to make plum sauce
How to Make Schmaltz
How to make and use rendered chicken fat, also called schmaltz
Spicy Pickled Carrots
Spicy pickled carrot recipe. Food Preservation.
Lacto-fermentation Without Added Salt
How to lacto-ferment food without adding salt
Favorite Strawberry Jam Recipe
A simple strawberry jam that uses homemade pectin to ensure a good jell.
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.
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,
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.
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.
How to Dry Apples - Oven Method
How to dehydrate apples in your oven
Preserved Whole Kumquats - Recipe
Recipe for whole kumquat preserves
How to Make Jerky from Ground Beef
How to make jerky at home using hamburger meat (ground beef).
Tiny, Tart, and Terrific - How to Make...
What are cornichons cucumber pickles, and how do you make them?
Homemade Yogurt
Yogurt is fairly easy to make at home and the result is much better in flavor and consistency than most commercial yogurt.
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.
Pickled Ginger Recipe to Go With Sushi or Sashimi
A simple recipe for pickled fresh ginger to go with sushi or sashimi.
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.
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.
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.
Dehydrate Pears in Your Oven
How to dry pears in an oven. Food Preservation.
Labneh Yogurt Cheese
A simple recipe for labneh, a cheese made from strained yogurt
Easy Recipe for Red Currant Jam
A simple but delicious recipe for red currant jam
Excalibur 2400 Economy Model Dehydrator Review
A product review of Excalibur's 2400 no-frills basic food dehydrator
Single Jar Sauerkraut Recipe
How to make a small, single jar batch of homemade sauerkraut
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.
DIY Oven-Dried Tomatoes Packed in Oil
Tomatoes dried in the oven until chewy can be safely packed in oil, as long as you follow these steps.
Green Tomato Chutney
Recipe for green tomato chutney - just in time for the end of the gardening season!
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.
Cheesy Raw Vegan Kale Chips
Kale chips are addictively tasty and yet totally good for you - a much healthier option than deep-fried
Dry Salt-cured Olives
This is one of the simplest ways to cure olives. The result is identical to the full-flavored, slightly
Apple Scrap Vinegar
How to make vinegar from apple cores and peels
How to Ferment Green Beans
A simple recipe for healthy, probiotic fermented green beans
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.
Get Rid of Pesky Fruit Flies on Your Ferments....
Stave off the scourge of fruit flies while you're fermenting foods. Here's a few tips and pointers.
Candied Kumquats - Kumquat Glass
How to make and use candied kumquats, also called calamondin or kumquat glass; kumquat recipe
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 Turnips in a Dehydrator
How to dry turnips in a dehydrator
Overnight Crunchy Dill Pickles from Scratch
An easy and tasty pickle recipe that is ready to serve the next day
Beet Salad Refrigerator Pickle
Even people who think they don't like beets are won over when they taste this mildly tangy salad
Italian Quattro Stagioni Canning Jars and Lids
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
Grapefruit Marmalade
Less commonly available than orange marmalade, this grapefruit marmalade recipe can be made with both white and pink grapefruits
Simple Mustard Recipe
A simple mustard recipe with several variations
Make Your Own Red Wine Vinegar
A simple method for making your own red wine vinegar
Fermenting Food - Lacto-fermentation Fruit and...
Recipes for lacto-fermenting fruits and vegetables
Zucchini Relish Recipe
Recipe for homemade zucchini relish, similar to the sweet, hot dog relish usually made with cucumbers.
Bacalao-How to Make Salt Cod
How to make bacalao or salt cod at home
How to Make Mulberry Jam Without Using...
A simple recipe for mulberry jam that uses homemade instead of commercial pectin
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.
Make Dried Cherries Using a Dehydrator
Dried cherries are a delicious and healthy snack, and it's easy to make them using a dehydrator. Here's how...
Fermented Turnip Pickle
Crunchy, tangy fermented turnips are a traditional pickle in many cultures. They are rich in good-for-you probiotics.
Kumquat Recipes
Recipes for preserving and cooking with kumquat fruits
Red Currant Jelly Recipe
A simple small-batch recipe for a beautiful and tasty red currant jelly.
An Easy Way to Preserve Fresh Rosemary
A quick, simple recipe that preserves the flavor of rosemary much better than drying.
Smoked Maple Bacon Recipe
How to make smoked maple bacon at home
How to Make Queso Blanco
How to make queso blanco - recipe for queso blanco.
How to Make Elderflower Syrup
How to make elderflower syrup - delicious added to cold drinks or drizzled over yogurt or desserts.
Harsch Fermenting Crock
Product review of Harsch ceramic fermenting crocks
Live At Higher Than 1000 Ft.? Don't Can Food...
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.
Kumquat Marmalade with Bourbon
Recipe for kumquat marmalade with marmalade - makes a great holiday food gift!
Blueberries and Nothing Else - Canning...
This method of canning blueberries without added sugar or liquid preserves the full flavor of the fresh fruit.
How to Make Fruit Leathers from Fresh Fruit
How to make fruit leathers or roll-ups from fresh fruit
The Best Way to Freeze Blackberries
How to freeze blackberries so that they don't clump together but do retain great color, flavor, and nutritional value.
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.
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.
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.
How to Dry Zucchini and Other Summer Squash in...
How to dry zucchini and other summer squash in a dehydrator
Sweet and Sour Fermented Cherry Pickles
An old-fashioned recipe for pickled cherries. Try these with a soft, mildly pungent cheese - so good!
24-Hour Spiced Cauliflower Pickle
A recipe for lightly spiced, pickled cauliflower that is ready to eat in just 24 hours.
How to Make Pancetta, Italian Cured Pork Belly
Turn pork belly into pancetta, an Italian cured meat similar to bacon, in your own home.
Make Your Own Fruit Leathers (Roll-ups) from...
How to make fruit leather roll ups using canned fruit
Blanching and Freezing Okra
Okra needs to be blanched before freezing.
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