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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
Drying Cranberries in Your Oven - How to Make...
How to dry cranberries in a home oven.
How Long Can You Keep Food in the Freezer?
How long you can store different types of food in the freezer
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 Cranberries
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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.
How to Dry Apples in a Dehydrator
The best way to dry apples in a dehydrator
10 Ways to Use Chutney
Wondering what you can do with chutney besides serving it with Indian food? Here are 10 mouthwatering suggestions.
What You Need to Know about Freezing Asparagus
The best ways to blanch and freeze asparagus
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.
Never Waste Fresh Basil Again - Preserving Basil
The best ways to preserve the bright color and flavor of fresh basil
The Benefits of Blanching: Guide to Preserving...
Why some vegetables must be blanched before they are frozen, and how to do it.
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.
The Right Way to Sterilize Canning Jars
How to sterilize canning jars. Food Preservation.
2 Easy Ways to Make Dry Breadcrumbs
How to make dry breadcrumbs with or without a food processor
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.
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
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 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.
Boiling Water Bath vs. Pressure Canning
Knowing the difference between boiling water bath and pressure canner food preservation is essential for safe canning.
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.
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!
Food Preservation - Search Results
Having trouble? Here are some helpful suggestions: Check your spelling. Avoid punctuation, and make sure
Blanching and Freezing Leafy Greens: A...
Leafy greens need to be blanched before they are frozen. Here's how.
How to Dry Mushrooms - Dehydrator Method
How to dry mushrooms in a dehydrator
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.
Dry Salt-cured Olives
This is one of the simplest ways to cure olives. The result is identical to the full-flavored, slightly
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.
Your Step-By-Step Guide to Pressure Canning
A step-by-step guide through pressure canning
How to Dry Pears in a Dehydrator: Your...
A step-by-step guide to drying pears 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.
Prickly Pear Jelly - from Harvest to Jelly
Step-by-step instructions for harvesting prickly pear fruit, removing the prickles and seeds, and making delicious jelly.
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.
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.
The Lacto-Fermentation Process: How Pickling...
How lacto-fermentation safely preserves foods without canning, special ingredients, or fancy equipment.
Mushroom Recipe - How to Preserve Chanterelle...
The best ways to preserve chanterelle mushrooms
Recipe for Homemade Bacon (with or without a...
How to make bacon at home. Food Preservation.
How to Dry Mushrooms in Your Oven
How to dry mushrooms in your oven
How Does Cranberry Sauce Get Its Wiggle?
Jiggly, wiggly jellied cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving classic. But what gives it that firm set? The answer is pectin.
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
The Best Ways to Freeze Vegetables
The best ways to freeze individual vegetables so that they keep their texture, taste and nutrients
Tips and Tricks for Getting the Seeds and Juice...
Do you know how to get the seeds and juice from a pomegranate? Here's a few tips.
How to Make Your Own Liquid Pectin from Apple...
How to make liquid pectin from apples
Make Your Own Pectin from Citrus Peels
How to make your own pectin for thickening jams and jellies.
The Go-to Oil for Everything Roasted - Rosemary...
How to make a delicious oil infused with the scent and flavor of fresh rosemary.
When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Marmalade
This simple lemon marmalade is the perfect balance of bitter and sweet, and is easy to make.
Making and Preserving Soup Stocks
How to make and freeze or can soup stocks
How to Preserve Cranberries - Cranberry Recipes
Cranberry recipes, including four kinds of cranberry sauce, a quick raw relish, as well as instructions for drying and freezing them.
Kumquat Marmalade: Enjoy the Tropical Fruit...
A simple marmalade recipe that preserves the bright color and flavor of kumquat fruits
How to Make Salt Pork
How to make salt pork. Food Preservation.
How to Test Homemade Jellies for the Gel Point...
How to test homemade jellies to know when they have reached the jell point
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.
Kale Chips: A Simple, Healthy Alternative to...
How to make kale chips in your oven.
Simple Mustard Recipe
A simple mustard recipe with several variations
How to Brine Cure Olives
How to make brine-cured olives at home
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.
Your Guide to Drying Strawberries in a Dehydrator
How to dry strawberries in a food dehydrator
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.
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.
Dried Ginger is a Pantry Staple. Here's How to...
Once you start making your own, you'll find that the fragrance and potency of freshly ground ginger powder blows the store bought version away.
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.
Stove Top Applesauce Recipe
A simple, delicious recipe for stove top applesauce, with canning instructions
How to Make Jerky from Ground Turkey
How to make jerky from ground turkey meat.
Dehydrate Pears in Your Oven
How to dry pears in an oven. Food Preservation.
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.
Ballpark-Style Mustard
Making classic, ballpark-style yellow mustard - the stuff you love on hot dogs - is so easy. Here's how.
How to Dry Carrots in a Dehydrator
How to dry carrots so that they retain their color, flavor and nutritients
How to Dry Apples - Oven Method
How to dehydrate apples in your oven
How to Dehydrate Celery, With or Without a...
How to blanch and dry celery. Food Preservation.
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.
Red Cabbage Sauerkraut
Red cabbage makes a colorful variation of sauerkraut, and is rich in healthy probiotics.
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.
Spicy Pickled Carrots
Spicy pickled carrot recipe. Food Preservation.
Green Tomato Chutney
Recipe for green tomato chutney - just in time for the end of the gardening season!
Canning Soup - How to Can Soup
How to pressure can homemade soups
The Best Way to Freeze Peas
The best way to blanch and freeze peas
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.
How to Make Jerky from Ground Beef
How to make jerky at home using hamburger meat (ground beef).
How to Make File Powder for Gumbo
How to make file powder for gumbo
Lacto-fermented Carrot Recipe
An easy recipe for delicious lacto-fermented carrots that are rich in healthy probiotics
Turn Pears, Walnuts, and Lemon into a Super...
This autumnal preserve of pears, walnuts and thinly sliced lemons comes from the Romagna region of Italy.
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.
LifeWithoutPlastic's Non-plastic Food Storage...
Product review of LifeWithoutPlastic's non-plastic food storage and freezer containers.
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 Preserve Avocado
How to preserve avocado by freezing avocado puree.
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.
Ever Had the Kobe Beef of Fruit? Try These...
Fresh persimmons can be transformed into an unusual dried fruit called hoshigaki, but it takes special care.
Bacalao-How to Make Salt Cod
How to make bacalao or salt cod at home
Persimmon Chutney Uses One of Fall's Best Fruit
Sweet fuyu persimmons are the backbone for this spiced chutney that plays well with all manner of holiday dishes, and makes a great food gift.
Easy Recipe for Red Currant Jam
A simple but delicious recipe for red currant jam
Slow Cooker Pear Butter Recipe
A recipe for a smooth, delicious pear butter that requires very little active kitchen time.
Hot Dog Relish
Recipe for classic sweet cucumber relish
Single Jar Sauerkraut Recipe
How to make a small, single jar batch of homemade sauerkraut
There's More to Turkey Day Than Cranberry...
Cranberry sauce is the default at the Turkey Day table, but try DIY chutneys, pickles and more to make a modern relish tray that add global flair to America's favorite holiday meal.
Dried Persimmons Are a Delicious Snack
Dried fuyu or hachiya persimmon slices are a delicious snack, and can be easily made at home.
Fermented Green Tomato Pickle Recipe
An easy end of the gardening season recipe for lacto-fermented green cherry tomato pickles.
Lacto-fermentation Without Added Salt
How to lacto-ferment food without adding salt
Oven Apple Butter Recipe
Turning applesauce into rich, spreadable apple butter is easy when you make it in your oven.
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 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.
Apple Scrap Vinegar
How to make vinegar from apple cores and peels
Blanching and Freezing Okra
Okra needs to be blanched before freezing.
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,
Some Jam Recipes Call for Pectin. What Is It,...
Some jam recipes call for pectin. What is pectin, anyway, and why does it matter?
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?
How to Make Mulberry Jam Without Using...
A simple recipe for mulberry jam that uses homemade instead of commercial pectin
Raw Food Diets and Dehydrator "Cooking"
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Jerky Is Delicious, but Is It Safe to Make at...
Yes, it’s safe to eat homemade jerky. Of course there are some things you need to keep in mind when you’re making it. Here are the precautions you need to take.
My Recipe Calls for Liquid Pectin, but I Only...
Jam and jelly recipes call for different kinds of pectin: Dry, liquid, low-sugar. Can they be substituted?
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 Schmaltz
How to make and use rendered chicken fat, also called schmaltz
Jellied Cranberry Sauce
Recipe for smooth jellied cranberry sauce
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!
How to Make Mustard - Mustard Recipes
Mustard is incredibly easy to make and is a great homemade food gift. Here's how to make several different kinds of mustard.
How to Ferment Green Beans
A simple recipe for healthy, probiotic fermented green beans
How to Make Limoncello, a Delicious Italian...
How to make limoncello, the traditional Italian lemon liqueur.
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.
Red Currant Jelly Recipe
A simple small-batch recipe for a beautiful and tasty red currant jelly.
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.
Pickled Ginger Recipe to Go With Sushi or Sashimi
A simple recipe for pickled fresh ginger to go with sushi or sashimi.
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.
Smoked Maple Bacon Recipe
How to make smoked maple bacon at home
Quince Paste
A recipe for quince paste. Food Preservation.
Labneh Yogurt Cheese
A simple recipe for labneh, a cheese made from strained yogurt
How to Dry Tomatoes in a Dehydrator
How to dry tomatoes in a dehydrator.
Excalibur 2400 Economy Model Dehydrator Review
A product review of Excalibur's 2400 no-frills basic food dehydrator
Easy Whole Cranberry Sauce Recipe
An easy and delicious recipe for whole cranberry sauce that uses 25% less sugar than most cranberry sauce recipes.
The Best Way to Freeze Strawberries
The best way to freeze strawberries
Move Over, Oranges. Bearss Limes Make Awesome...
Not into orange marmalade? Try this marmalade made with fragrant Bearss limes for a fresh alternative.
Preserved Whole Kumquats - Recipe
Recipe for whole kumquat preserves
Candied Kumquats - Kumquat Glass
How to make and use candied kumquats, also called calamondin or kumquat glass; kumquat recipe
Apple Scrap Jelly
How to make delicious jelly from apple cores and peels
Pear Chutney Recipe
Pear chutney is great with curries, but it's also a treat served with a cheese and fruit platter.
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.
Recipe for Small Batch Pomegrante Jam
Ruby red and studded with pomegranate seeds, this jam is a show stopper.
An Easy Way to Preserve Fresh Rosemary
A quick, simple recipe that preserves the flavor of rosemary much better than drying.
Fermented Turnip Pickle
Crunchy, tangy fermented turnips are a traditional pickle in many cultures. They are rich in good-for-you probiotics.
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.
Homemade Yogurt
Yogurt is fairly easy to make at home and the result is much better in flavor and consistency than most commercial yogurt.
Favorite Strawberry Jam Recipe
A simple strawberry jam that uses homemade pectin to ensure a good jell.
How to Use a Pressure Canner as a Boiling Water...
How to use a pressure canner as a boiling water bath
Raspberry Jam Recipe
This simple jam has an intense raspberry flavor and requires no added pectin.
Pumpkin and Pear Preserves
A lightly sweet, spiced pumpkin and pear preserve that makes a perfect holiday gift. Lovely served along side roasted meats or root vegetables. You can also make this recipe with butternut and other winter squashes.
Canning Pumpkin and Other Winter Squash
How to safely can pumpkin and other winter squash.
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.
10 Great Ways to Preserve Strawberries
From strawberry jam to how to freeze and dehydrate strawberries, here are recipes and methods for preserving this wonderful fruit.
Overnight Crunchy Dill Pickles from Scratch
An easy and tasty pickle recipe that is ready to serve the next day
How to Dry Turnips in a Dehydrator
How to dry turnips in a dehydrator

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