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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 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.
Creamy, Bittersweet Grapefruit Curd Will Haunt...
Grapefruit curd is like lemon curd on steroids, intensely sweet with enough bitterness to give it some muscle.
Alkaline and Acidic Foods
Why alkaline and acidic foods require different canning methods
How Long Can You Keep Food in the Freezer?
How long you can store different types of food in the freezer
What You Need to Know about Freezing Asparagus
The best ways to blanch and freeze asparagus
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 Broccoli
How to blanch and freeze broccoli so that it retains the best possible flavor, texture, color and nutritional value.
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.
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 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.
The Right Way to Sterilize Canning Jars
How to sterilize canning jars. Food Preservation.
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!
Your Guide to Drying Strawberries in a Dehydrator
How to dry strawberries in a food dehydrator
Never Waste Fresh Basil Again - Preserving Basil
The best ways to preserve the bright color and flavor of fresh basil
2 Easy Ways to Make Dry Breadcrumbs
How to make dry breadcrumbs with or without a food processor
The Benefits of Blanching: Guide to Preserving...
Why some vegetables must be blanched before they are frozen, and how to do it.
Kumquat Marmalade: Enjoy the Tropical Fruit...
A simple marmalade recipe that preserves the bright color and flavor of kumquat fruits
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.
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.
Food Preservation - Search Results
Having trouble? Here are some helpful suggestions: Check your spelling. Avoid punctuation, and make sure
How to Dry Mushrooms - Dehydrator Method
How to dry mushrooms in a dehydrator
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.
Boiling Water Bath vs. Pressure Canning
Knowing the difference between boiling water bath and pressure canner food preservation is essential for safe canning.
The Lacto-Fermentation Process: How Pickling...
How lacto-fermentation safely preserves foods without canning, special ingredients, or fancy equipment.
Reduce Food Waste and Make Delicious Food by...
Don't toss those scraps! Many have delicious uses, and can prevent food waste.
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.
Drying Cranberries in Your Oven - How to Make...
How to dry cranberries in a home oven.
The Best Way to Freeze Peas
The best way to blanch and freeze peas
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 Dry Pears in a Dehydrator: Your...
A step-by-step guide to drying pears in a dehydrator
Make Your Own Pectin from Citrus Peels
How to make your own pectin for thickening jams and jellies.
How to Make File Powder for Gumbo
How to make file powder for gumbo
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.
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.
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 Make Jerky from Ground Turkey
How to make jerky from ground turkey meat.
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 Dry Cranberries
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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.
Recipe for Homemade Bacon (with or without a...
How to make bacon at home. Food Preservation.
How to Make Salt Pork
How to make salt pork. Food Preservation.
How to Preserve Avocado
How to preserve avocado by freezing avocado puree.
How to Dry Mushrooms in Your Oven
How to dry mushrooms in your oven
Your Step-By-Step Guide to Pressure Canning
A step-by-step guide through pressure canning
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.
So I Made Preserved Lemons. Now What?
Making preserved lemons is easy, but what do you do with them when they're done? Short answer: Everything. Check Kaela Porter's recommendations.
The Best Ways to Freeze Vegetables
The best ways to freeze individual vegetables so that they keep their texture, taste and nutrients
Making and Preserving Soup Stocks
How to make and freeze or can soup stocks
Preserved Whole Kumquats - Recipe
Recipe for whole kumquat preserves
Blanching and Freezing Leafy Greens: A...
Leafy greens need to be blanched before they are frozen. Here's how.
Red Cabbage Sauerkraut
Red cabbage makes a colorful variation of sauerkraut, and is rich in healthy probiotics.
How to Test Homemade Jellies for the Gel Point...
How to test homemade jellies to know when they have reached the jell point
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 Make Your Own Liquid Pectin from Apple...
How to make liquid pectin from apples
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.
Lacto-fermented Carrot Recipe
An easy recipe for delicious lacto-fermented carrots that are rich in healthy probiotics
Hot Dog Relish
Recipe for classic sweet cucumber relish
Bacalao-How to Make Salt Cod
How to make bacalao or salt cod at home
Candied Kumquats - Kumquat Glass
How to make and use candied kumquats, also called calamondin or kumquat glass; kumquat recipe
LifeWithoutPlastic's Non-plastic Food Storage...
Product review of LifeWithoutPlastic's non-plastic food storage and freezer containers.
How to Make Jerky from Ground Beef
How to make jerky at home using hamburger meat (ground beef).
Homemade Yogurt
Yogurt is fairly easy to make at home and the result is much better in flavor and consistency than most commercial yogurt.
Lacto-fermentation Without Added Salt
How to lacto-ferment food without adding salt
The Go-to Oil for Everything Roasted - Rosemary...
How to make a delicious oil infused with the scent and flavor of fresh rosemary.
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 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 Dry Carrots in a Dehydrator
How to dry carrots so that they retain their color, flavor and nutritients
How to Make Schmaltz
How to make and use rendered chicken fat, also called schmaltz
How to Dry Apples - Oven Method
How to dehydrate apples in your oven
How to Freeze Sugar Snap Peas
The best way to freeze sugar snap peas; how to preserve sugar snap peas
Get Your Jam on for the Big Game with These...
Jam's good for more than toast. Try these recipes for game-worthy snacks.
Kumquat Recipes
Recipes for preserving and cooking with kumquat fruits
How to Dry Tomatoes in a Dehydrator
How to dry tomatoes in a 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.
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.
Ballpark-Style Mustard
Making classic, ballpark-style yellow mustard - the stuff you love on hot dogs - is so easy. 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
Dehydrate Pears in Your Oven
How to dry pears in an oven. Food Preservation.
Excalibur 2400 Economy Model Dehydrator Review
A product review of Excalibur's 2400 no-frills basic food dehydrator
Dry Salt-cured Olives
This is one of the simplest ways to cure olives. The result is identical to the full-flavored, slightly
Make Dried Slices of Lemons, Oranges, and Other...
Dried slices of lemons, oranges, and other citrus are great to have on hand for tea, infused water, or baked goods.
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.
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.
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 Make Limoncello, a Delicious Italian...
How to make limoncello, the traditional Italian lemon liqueur.
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.
Blanching and Freezing Okra
Okra needs to be blanched before freezing.
The Best Way to Freeze Strawberries
The best way to freeze strawberries
Raw Food Diets and Dehydrator "Cooking"
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Tiny, Tart, and Terrific - How to Make...
What are cornichons cucumber pickles, and how do you make them?
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.
Smoked Maple Bacon Recipe
How to make smoked maple bacon at home
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?
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.
Try These Fermented Turnips for a Tangy,...
Crunchy, tangy fermented turnips are a traditional pickle in many cultures. They are rich in good-for-you probiotics.
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.
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.
Fermenting Food - Lacto-fermentation Fruit and...
Recipes for lacto-fermenting fruits and vegetables
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.
An Applesauce Recipe So Easy It Practically...
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.
Easy Tomato Ketchup Recipe
How to make ketchup from fresh tomatoes.
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.
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.
Make Your Own Fruit Leathers (Roll-ups) from...
How to make fruit leather roll ups using canned fruit
Canning Soup - How to Can Soup
How to pressure can homemade soups
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...
Easy Recipe for Red Currant Jam
A simple but delicious recipe for red currant jam
24-Hour Spiced Cauliflower Pickle
A recipe for lightly spiced, pickled cauliflower that is ready to eat in just 24 hours.
From Picking to Pickling: How to Make Capers
How to make capers - recipe for homemade capers
Blueberries and Nothing Else - Canning...
This method of canning blueberries without added sugar or liquid preserves the full flavor of the fresh fruit.
Favorite Strawberry Jam Recipe
A simple strawberry jam that uses homemade pectin to ensure a good jell.
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 Dehydrate Celery, With or Without a...
How to blanch and dry celery. Food Preservation.
These Spicy Pickles Make Tacos Muy Delicioso
The spicy combination of pickled jalapeños, carrots and onions known as escabeche gets a twist with cauliflower in this recipe from Tacolicious.
Single Jar Sauerkraut Recipe
How to make a small, single jar batch of homemade sauerkraut
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.
Red Currant Jelly Recipe
A simple small-batch recipe for a beautiful and tasty red currant jelly.
How to Ferment Green Beans
A simple recipe for healthy, probiotic fermented green beans
Candied Grapefruit Peel
Candied grapefruit peel recipe. Food Preservation.
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.
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.
Spicy Pickled Carrots
Spicy pickled carrot recipe. Food Preservation.
Apple Scrap Vinegar
How to make vinegar from apple cores and peels
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.
Can You Safely Use Homemade Vinegar in...
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.
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
How to Make Fruit Leathers from Fresh Fruit
How to make fruit leathers or roll-ups from fresh fruit
Recipe for Fresh Fig Jam with Red Wine and...
The sweet, rich flavor of figs is perfectly balanced in this recipe by the warm, bright flavors of red wine and balsamic vinegar.
Easy and Quick Pickle Recipes
Recipes for quick refrigerator pickles that are ready to eat within 1 to 4 days.
Grapefruit Marmalade
Less commonly available than orange marmalade, this grapefruit marmalade recipe can be made with both white and pink grapefruits
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.
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 Dry Morel Mushrooms - Oven Method
How to dry morel mushrooms in the oven
Canning Peaches - Here's How to Do It
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.
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.
How to Dry Morel Mushrooms in a Dehydrator
How to dry morel mushrooms in a food dehydrator
Probiotic Fermented Radish Pickle
An easy recipe for tasty fermented radish pickles that are rich in good-for-you probiotics
Labneh Yogurt Cheese
A simple recipe for labneh, a cheese made from strained yogurt
How to Brine Cure Olives
How to make brine-cured olives at home
Recipe for Pickled Fresh Figs
A sweet and sour pickled fig recipe with the warm flavors of ginger, cardamom, cinnamon and other spices.
Stove Top Applesauce Recipe
A simple, delicious recipe for stove top applesauce, with canning instructions
Green Tomato Chutney
Recipe for green tomato chutney - just in time for the end of the gardening season!
How to Use a Pressure Canner as a Boiling Water...
How to use a pressure canner as a boiling water bath
Zucchini Relish Recipe
Recipe for homemade zucchini relish, similar to the sweet, hot dog relish usually made with cucumbers.
Make Your Own Red Wine Vinegar
A simple method for making your own red wine vinegar

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