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Food Preservation: Most Popular Articles

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Never Waste Fresh Basil Again - Preserving Basil
The best ways to preserve the bright color and flavor of fresh basil
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.
The Right Way to Sterilize Canning Jars
How to sterilize canning jars. Food Preservation.
Your Complete Guide to Freezing Mushrooms
The two best ways to freeze mushrooms
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.
Boiling Water Bath vs. Pressure Canning
Knowing the difference between boiling water bath and pressure canner food preservation is essential for safe canning.
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.
The Benefits of Blanching: Guide to Preserving...
Why some vegetables must be blanched before they are frozen, and how to do it.
How to Dry Pears in a Dehydrator: Your...
A step-by-step guide to drying pears in a dehydrator
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
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.
Alkaline and Acidic Foods
Why alkaline and acidic foods require different canning methods
The Best Way to Freeze Peas
The best way to blanch and freeze peas
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.
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 Long Can You Keep Food in the Freezer?
How long you can store different types of food in the freezer
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 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.
How to Can Tomatoes
How to safely can tomatoes at home.
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 Broccoli
How to blanch and freeze broccoli so that it retains the best possible flavor, texture, color and nutritional value.
Your Step-By-Step Guide to Pressure Canning
A step-by-step guide through pressure canning
Hot Dog Relish
Recipe for classic sweet cucumber relish
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.
How to Blanch and Freeze Cauliflower
How to freeze cauliflower so that it keeps the best possible texture, taste and nutritional value.
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 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.
10 Ways to Use Chutney
Wondering what you can do with chutney besides serving it with Indian food? Here are 10 mouthwatering suggestions.
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 Tomatoes in a Dehydrator
How to dry tomatoes in a dehydrator.
Overnight Crunchy Dill Pickles from Scratch
An easy and tasty pickle recipe that is ready to serve the next day
Blanching and Freezing Okra
Okra needs to be blanched before freezing.
Slow Cooker Pear Butter Recipe
A recipe for a smooth, delicious pear butter that requires very little active kitchen time.
How to Test Homemade Jellies for the Gel Point...
How to test homemade jellies to know when they have reached the jell point
How to Keep Pumpkin and Winter Squash from...
The best ways to store, freeze, dehydrate and can pumpkin, butternut and other winter squashes
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.
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 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
Spicy Pickled Carrots
Spicy pickled carrot recipe. Food Preservation.
Easy Recipe for Red Currant Jam
A simple but delicious recipe for red currant jam
Pickled Hot Peppers
A super simple recipe for pickled hot peppers.
How to Make Your Own Liquid Pectin from Apple...
How to make liquid pectin from apples
How to Dry Mushrooms - Dehydrator Method
How to dry mushrooms in a dehydrator
The Lacto-Fermentation Process: How Pickling...
How lacto-fermentation safely preserves foods without canning, special ingredients, or fancy equipment.
Freezing Grilled or Roasted Corn
The best way to freeze grilled or roasted corn.
Home-canned Roasted Tomatoes
A recipe for canning roasted tomatoes.
The Best Ways to Freeze Vegetables
The best ways to freeze individual vegetables so that they keep their texture, taste and nutrients
Easy and Quick Pickle Recipes
Recipes for quick refrigerator pickles that are ready to eat within 1 to 4 days.
What You Need to Know about Freezing Asparagus
The best ways to blanch and freeze asparagus
Mushroom Recipe - How to Preserve Chanterelle...
The best ways to preserve chanterelle mushrooms
2 Easy Ways to Make Dry Breadcrumbs
How to make dry breadcrumbs with or without a food processor
How to Use a Pressure Canner as a Boiling Water...
How to use a pressure canner as a boiling water bath
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 to Freeze Elderberries
The best way to freeze fresh elderberries
Jellied Cranberry Sauce with Spicebush and Orange
Jellied cranberry sauce recipe with spicebush berries and orange
Blanching and Freezing Leafy Greens: A...
Leafy greens need to be blanched before they are frozen. Here's how.
Dehydrate Pears in Your Oven
How to dry pears in an oven. Food Preservation.
How to Dry Mushrooms in Your Oven
How to dry mushrooms in your oven
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.
Make Your Own Pectin from Citrus Peels
How to make your own pectin for thickening jams and jellies.
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 Zucchini and Other Summer Squash in...
How to dry zucchini and other summer squash in a dehydrator
Use Basil Flowers to Make Herbal Vinegar
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!
Making and Preserving Soup Stocks
How to make and freeze or can soup stocks
How to Dry Carrots in a Dehydrator
How to dry carrots so that they retain their color, flavor and nutritients
The Right Way to Freeze Rhubarb
The best way to freeze rhubarb. Food Preservation.
Red Cabbage Sauerkraut
Red cabbage makes a colorful variation of sauerkraut, and is rich in healthy probiotics.
Kale Chips: A Simple, Healthy Alternative to...
How to make kale chips in your oven.
How to Freeze Sugar Snap Peas
The best way to freeze sugar snap peas; how to preserve sugar snap peas
How to Ferment Green Beans
A simple recipe for healthy, probiotic fermented green beans
Prickly Pear Syrup Recipe
How to make a beautiful and delicious syrup from prickly pear cactus fruit.
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.
Lightly Spiced Pickled Beets
Seasoned more lightly than traditional pickled beets, these are good enough to eat straight out of the jar or as a side dish.
How to Dehydrate Tomatoes in Your Oven
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Tiny, Tart, and Terrific - How to Make...
What are cornichons cucumber pickles, and how do you make them?
Recipe for Ratatouille with Canning Instructions
Recipe for ratatouille with canning instructions.
Blueberries and Nothing Else - Canning...
This method of canning blueberries without added sugar or liquid preserves the full flavor of the fresh fruit.
Canning Soup - How to Can Soup
How to pressure can homemade soups
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
Red Currant Jelly Recipe
A simple small-batch recipe for a beautiful and tasty red currant jelly.
How to Dehydrate Celery, With or Without a...
How to blanch and dry celery. Food Preservation.
Zucchini Relish Recipe
Recipe for homemade zucchini relish, similar to the sweet, hot dog relish usually made with cucumbers.
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 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
Classic Bread 'n' Butter Pickles
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.
Spicy Peach Chutney Recipe
A lightly spiced recipe for peach chutney that pairs beautifully with curries, but also with mild cheeses and whole grains.
How to Make Herbal Vinegars
How to preserve the vibrant aromas and flavors of herbs in vinegar.
Pear Chutney Recipe
Pear chutney is great with curries, but it's also a treat served with a cheese and fruit platter.
Home Canning Basics
The essential pieces of information you need to know in order to safely can food at home.
An Easy Way to Preserve Fresh Rosemary
A quick, simple recipe that preserves the flavor of rosemary much better than drying.
The Go-to Oil for Everything Roasted - Rosemary...
How to make a delicious oil infused with the scent and flavor of fresh rosemary.
Lacto-fermented Carrot Recipe
An easy recipe for delicious lacto-fermented carrots that are rich in healthy probiotics
The Best Way to Freeze Strawberries
The best way to freeze strawberries
Pickled Okra Recipe
Here's an easy and delicious way to pickle young okra pods
Recipe for Homemade Bacon (with or without a...
How to make bacon at home. Food Preservation.
How to Make Dilly Beans, a Pickled Green Bean...
An easy recipe for pickled green or wax beans with dill
Easy Rhubarb Freezer Jam Recipe
An easy and delicious recipe for rhubarb freezer jam - no canning required!
Fermented Green Tomato Pickle Recipe
An easy end of the gardening season recipe for lacto-fermented green cherry tomato pickles.
Raspberry Jam Recipe
This simple jam has an intense raspberry flavor and requires no added pectin.
Kumquat Marmalade: Enjoy the Tropical Fruit...
A simple marmalade recipe that preserves the bright color and flavor of kumquat fruits
How to Make Relish with Sweet Peppers and...
A colorful sweet relish that is great on hot dogs, but also in deviled eggs and potato or pasta salads
Pickled Green Beans Recipe with Mediterranean...
A scrumptious pickled snap bean recipe ready to serve right out of the jar
How to Preserve Avocado
How to preserve avocado by freezing avocado puree.
Single Jar Sauerkraut Recipe
How to make a small, single jar batch of homemade sauerkraut
How to Make Salt Pork
How to make salt pork. Food Preservation.
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.
Mushroom Recipe - Pickled Chanterelles
Pickling is one of the best ways to preserve chanterelle mushrooms. This recipe is easy but the result is scrumptious.
Favorite Strawberry Jam Recipe
A simple strawberry jam that uses homemade pectin to ensure a good jell.
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
Lacto-fermentation Without Added Salt
How to lacto-ferment food without adding salt
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 Make Jerky from Ground Turkey
How to make jerky from ground turkey meat.
Apple Scrap Jelly
How to make delicious jelly from apple cores and peels
Apple Scrap Vinegar
How to make vinegar from apple cores and peels
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.
Instead of the Celery - Spicy Pickled Green...
A zesty recipe for pickled green beans. These make a tasty and unusual garnish for bloody mary drinks.
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 Dry Apples - Oven Method
How to dehydrate apples in your oven
How to Make File Powder for Gumbo
How to make file powder for gumbo
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.
Oven Apple Butter Recipe
Turning applesauce into rich, spreadable apple butter is easy when you make it in your oven.
Get Funky at These Fermentation Festivals...
Fermented foods and drink have become a hot ticket in recent years. If you're looking to expand your horizons beyond the local farmers market, hit up one of these fermentation festivals.
How to Dry Fruit
How to dry different fruits in a dehydrator or an oven for the tastiest and most nutritious results.
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.
LifeWithoutPlastic's Non-plastic Food Storage...
Product review of LifeWithoutPlastic's non-plastic food storage and freezer containers.
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.
Harvesting and Drying Leafy Herbs
The best methods for drying herbs so that they keep their color, aroma and flavor.
How to Make "Leather Britches" (Dried Green...
How to preserve green and wax beans by drying them
Colorful, Unusual, and Delicious - Recipe for...
A sweet, colorful and unusual preserve to go with savory dishes.
Ballpark-Style Mustard
Making classic, ballpark-style yellow mustard - the stuff you love on hot dogs - is so easy. Here's how.
1 Hour Curried Cucumber Pickle Recipe
Not your ordinary refrigerator pickles! These curried cucumber spears are spicy and colorful, and take just a few minutes of active time in the kitchen.
Homemade Yogurt
Yogurt is fairly easy to make at home and the result is much better in flavor and consistency than most commercial yogurt.
How to Make Fruit Leathers from Fresh Fruit
How to make fruit leathers or roll-ups from fresh fruit
Freezing Grape Leaves
How to blanch and freeze grape leaves to use for stuffed grape leaf recipes (dolmades).
Don't Throw That Out! How to Make Pickled...
How to turn leftover watermelon rinds into a fabulous sweet-and-sour pickle with a hint of spice
Common Canning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
How to avoid common canning mistakes and instead produce healthy, safe, delicious jars of home-canned food.
Excalibur 2400 Economy Model Dehydrator Review
A product review of Excalibur's 2400 no-frills basic food dehydrator
How to Make Mulberry Jam Without Using...
A simple recipe for mulberry jam that uses homemade instead of commercial pectin
Sweet-Tart Pickled Blueberries Are a Surprising...
A recipe for pickled blueberries, a sweet-tart condiment that's great with meats like pork or duck, from The Broad Fork by Hugh Acheson.
Green Tomato Chutney
Recipe for green tomato chutney - just in time for the end of the gardening season!
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.
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.
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 Up Some Sweet Pickle Relish for Summer...
Sweet pickle relish adds zest and spark to hot dogs and other summer grilled meats. Here's a tangy-sweet recipe for a relish that can be canned.
Fermenting Food - Lacto-fermentation Fruit and...
Recipes for lacto-fermenting fruits and vegetables
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,

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