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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
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.
What You Need to Know about Freezing Asparagus
The best ways to blanch and freeze asparagus
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
Kumquat Marmalade: Enjoy the Tropical Fruit...
A simple marmalade recipe that preserves the bright color and flavor of kumquat fruits
The Benefits of Blanching: Guide to Preserving...
Why some vegetables must be blanched before they are frozen, and how to do it.
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.
Alkaline and Acidic Foods
Why alkaline and acidic foods require different canning methods
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.
Never Waste Fresh Basil Again - Preserving Basil
The best ways to preserve the bright color and flavor of fresh basil
Your Guide to Drying Strawberries in a Dehydrator
How to dry strawberries in a food dehydrator
10 Ways to Use Chutney
Wondering what you can do with chutney besides serving it with Indian food? Here are 10 mouthwatering suggestions.
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.
2 Easy Ways to Make Dry Breadcrumbs
How to make dry breadcrumbs with or without a food processor
Kale Chips: A Simple, Healthy Alternative to...
How to make kale chips in your oven.
Boiling Water Bath vs. Pressure Canning
Knowing the difference between boiling water bath and pressure canner food preservation is essential for safe canning.
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.
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.
The Right Way to Sterilize Canning Jars
How to sterilize canning jars. Food Preservation.
The Best Way to Freeze Strawberries
The best way to freeze strawberries
The Best Way to Freeze Peas
The best way to blanch and freeze peas
The Lacto-Fermentation Process: How Pickling...
How lacto-fermentation safely preserves foods without canning, special ingredients, or fancy equipment.
How to Blanch and Freeze Cauliflower
How to freeze cauliflower so that it keeps the best possible texture, taste and nutritional value.
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.
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.
How to Dry Mushrooms - Dehydrator Method
How to dry mushrooms in a dehydrator
How to Dry Pears in a Dehydrator: Your...
Pretreat pears in acidulated water to prevent browning
Recipe for Homemade Bacon (with or without a...
How to make bacon at home. Food Preservation.
Making and Preserving Soup Stocks
How to make and freeze or can soup stocks
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.
How to Dry Mushrooms in Your Oven
How to dry mushrooms in your oven
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
Your Step-By-Step Guide to Pressure Canning
A step-by-step guide through pressure canning
Drying Cranberries in Your Oven - How to Make...
How to dry cranberries in a home oven.
Red Cabbage Sauerkraut
Red cabbage makes a colorful variation of sauerkraut, and is rich in healthy probiotics.
How to Freeze Sugar Snap Peas
The best way to freeze sugar snap peas; how to preserve sugar snap peas
How to Make File Powder for Gumbo
How to make file powder for gumbo
How to Make Your Own Liquid Pectin from Apple...
How to make liquid pectin from apples
Lacto-fermented Carrot Recipe
An easy recipe for delicious lacto-fermented carrots that are rich in healthy probiotics
How to Dry Carrots in a Dehydrator
How to dry carrots so that they retain their color, flavor and nutritients
Make Your Own Pectin from Citrus Peels
How to make your own pectin for thickening jams and jellies.
Shred Red Cabbage and Carrots for a Ruby Red...
Tired of humdrum green sauerkraut? Shred red cabbage and carrots for a ruby red kraut with brilliant color and bright flavor.
How to Keep Pumpkin and Winter Squash from...
The best ways to store, freeze, dehydrate and can pumpkin, butternut and other winter squashes
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 Make Salt Pork
How to make salt pork. Food Preservation.
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.
The Best Ways to Freeze Vegetables
The best ways to freeze individual vegetables so that they keep their texture, taste and nutrients
How to Dehydrate Celery, With or Without a...
How to blanch and dry celery. Food Preservation.
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.
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.
How to Test Homemade Jellies for the Gel Point...
How to test jelly for doneness. Food Preservation.
Lacto-fermentation Without Added Salt
How to lacto-ferment food without adding salt
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.
How to Dry Tomatoes in a Dehydrator
How to dry tomatoes in a dehydrator.
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 Jerky from Ground Turkey
How to make jerky from ground turkey meat.
Preserved Whole Kumquats - Recipe
Recipe for whole kumquat preserves
Favorite Strawberry Jam Recipe
A simple strawberry jam that uses homemade pectin to ensure a good jell.
The Go-to Oil for Everything Roasted - Rosemary...
How to make a delicious oil infused with the scent and flavor of fresh rosemary.
How to Make a Luscious Raspberry Curd
This creamy raspberry curd is spectacular paired with dark chocolate or crisp ginger snap cookies.
Don't Toss Those Butts! Dehydrate Green Garlic...
When you've used the green part of the green garlic (or green onion, leeks or ramps), don't throw the roots away; dehydrate them.
Yellow Hot Dog Mustard Recipe
Making classic, ballpark-style yellow mustard - the stuff you love on hot dogs - is so easy. Here's how.
LifeWithoutPlastic's Non-plastic Food Storage...
Product review of LifeWithoutPlastic's non-plastic food storage and freezer containers.
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 Dry Cranberries
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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.
Dehydrate Pears in Your Oven
How to dry pears in an oven. Food Preservation.
What Is Milk Kefir?
Milk kefir is tangy, effervescent, delicious and healthful. But what exactly is it?
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.
Classic Sweet Hot Dog Relish Recipe
Recipe for classic sweet cucumber relish
Fermented Turnip Pickle
Crunchy, tangy fermented turnips are a traditional pickle in many cultures. They are rich in good-for-you probiotics.
How to Preserve Avocado
How to preserve avocado by freezing avocado puree.
Bacalao-How to Make Salt Cod
How to make bacalao or salt cod at home
Raw Food Diets and Dehydrator "Cooking"
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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.
How to Ferment Green Beans
A simple recipe for healthy, probiotic fermented green beans
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.
Candied Kumquats - Kumquat Glass
How to make and use candied kumquats, also called calamondin or kumquat glass; kumquat recipe
Citrus Is in Season! Here's a Bunch of Ways to...
Citrus is in season! Make sure you get the most of it with these methods of preserving that use all parts of the fruit.
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 Dry Apples - Oven Method
How to dehydrate apples in your oven
Labneh Yogurt Cheese
A simple recipe for labneh, a cheese made from strained yogurt
How to Make Limoncello, a Delicious Italian...
How to make limoncello, the traditional Italian lemon liqueur.
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,
Beet It! Make Kvass, a Good-for-Your Gut Drink
Beet kvass is a probiotic beverage made from lactofermented beets. Here's how to make it at home.
Spicy Pickled Carrots
Spicy pickled carrot recipe. Food Preservation.
Excalibur 2400 Economy Model Dehydrator Review
A product review of Excalibur's 2400 no-frills basic food dehydrator
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.
Tiny, Tart, and Terrific - How to Make...
What are cornichons cucumber pickles, and how do you make them?
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.
Dry Salt-cured Olives
This is one of the simplest ways to cure olives. The result is identical to the full-flavored, slightly
Pickled Ginger Recipe to Go With Sushi or Sashimi
A simple recipe for pickled fresh ginger to go with sushi or sashimi.
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?
Quick and Easy Pickled Asparagus Recipe
An easy recipe for lightly tangy pickled asparagus that does not require canning and is ready to eat in just three days.
Green Tomato Chutney
Recipe for green tomato chutney - just in time for the end of the gardening season!
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.
Blanching and Freezing Okra
Okra needs to be blanched before freezing.
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.
Fermenting Food - Lacto-fermentation Fruit and...
Recipes for lacto-fermenting fruits and vegetables
Sexy Up Your Sauerkraut with Aphrodisiac...
Think sauerkraut is boring? Sexy it up by adding aphrodisiac ingredients.
Make Your Own Red Wine Vinegar
A simple method for making your own red wine vinegar
Simple Mustard Recipe
A simple mustard recipe with several variations
Grapefruit Marmalade
Less commonly available than orange marmalade, this grapefruit marmalade recipe can be made with both white and pink grapefruits
How to Dry Zucchini and Other Summer Squash in...
How to dry zucchini and other summer squash in a dehydrator
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 and Use Creme Fraiche
How to make and use creme fraiche
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.
Can Your Own Mandarin Orange Slices for Salads...
Citrus slices can be canned, ready to use for fruit salads and desserts. Just be careful to remove the membranes if you're using whole segments.
Homemade Yogurt
Yogurt is fairly easy to make at home and the result is much better in flavor and consistency than most commercial yogurt.
24-Hour Spiced Cauliflower Pickle
A recipe for lightly spiced, pickled cauliflower that is ready to eat in just 24 hours.
How to Can Tomatoes
How to safely can tomatoes at home.
Easy Recipe for Red Currant Jam
A simple but delicious recipe for red currant jam
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.
Sweet and Heat Are a Match Made in Heaven:...
Sweet and heat are a match made in heaven. This pepper jelly is a classic recipe from the South that's a real crowd pleaser.
Cheesy Raw Vegan Kale Chips
Kale chips are addictively tasty and yet totally good for you - a much healthier option than deep-fried
How to Make Schmaltz
How to make and use rendered chicken fat, also called schmaltz
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,
Stove Top Applesauce Recipe
A simple, delicious recipe for stove top applesauce, with canning instructions
How to Use a Pressure Canner as a Boiling Water...
How to use a pressure canner as a boiling water bath
How to Brine Cure Olives
How to make brine-cured olives at home
Single Jar Sauerkraut Recipe
How to make a small, single jar batch of homemade sauerkraut
How to Dehydrate Tomatoes in Your Oven
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24 Hour Pickled Green Bean Recipe
This lightly spicy pickle recipe can be made with green or wax beans, and is ready to eat in just 24 hours.
How to Can Asparagus
How to preserve asparagus by canning it at home.
How to Make Jerky from Ground Beef
How to make jerky at home using hamburger meat (ground beef).
How to Make Elderflower Syrup
How to make elderflower syrup - delicious added to cold drinks or drizzled over yogurt or desserts.
Kumquat Recipes
Recipes for preserving and cooking with kumquat fruits
Making Marmalade? Here's How to Cut the Citrus
How you cut your citrus can make a big difference in the final product when making marmalade. Here's how to make perfectly uniform cuts.
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.
Zucchini Relish Recipe
Recipe for homemade zucchini relish, similar to the sweet, hot dog relish usually made with cucumbers.
How to Make Mulberry Jam Without Using...
A simple recipe for mulberry jam that uses homemade instead of commercial pectin
Prickly Pear Syrup Recipe
How to make a beautiful and delicious syrup from prickly pear cactus fruit.
Easy and Tasty Way to Preserve Cilantro...
Don't throw out the rest of that bunch of cilantro (coriander) you bought! This cilantro salt recipe beautifully preserves the flavor of the fresh herb.
How to Make Queso Blanco
How to make queso blanco - recipe for queso blanco.
An Easy Way to Preserve Fresh Rosemary
A quick, simple recipe that preserves the flavor of rosemary much better than drying.
Apple Scrap Vinegar
How to make vinegar from apple cores and peels
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.
Overnight Crunchy Dill Pickles from Scratch
An easy and tasty pickle recipe that is ready to serve the next day
Kumquat Marmalade with Bourbon
Recipe for kumquat marmalade with marmalade - makes a great holiday food gift!
Try This Kumquat Marmalade Made Specially for...
This kumquat marmalade is specifically designed for use in cooking, bringing brightness to dishes like Brussels sprouts with kumquats and smoked salt.
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.
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.
Beet Salad Refrigerator Pickle
Even people who think they don't like beets are won over when they taste this mildly tangy salad
Make Your Own Fruit Leathers (Roll-ups) from...
How to make fruit leather roll ups using canned fruit
The Secret Ingredient in Delicious and...
Looking for a healthful way to add bright, intense flavor to your cooking? Kvass brings an effervescent, probiotic punch to your foods.

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