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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
How to Safely Can Foods in a Boiling Water Bath
How to Process Food in a Boiling Water Bath
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 Long Can You Keep Food in the Freezer?
How long you can store different types of food in the freezer
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
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.
The Benefits of Blanching: Guide to Preserving...
Why some vegetables must be blanched before they are frozen, and how to do it.
Boiling Water Bath vs. Pressure Canning
Knowing the difference between boiling water bath and pressure canner food preservation is essential for safe canning.
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.
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
Slicing apples to the correct thickness for successful dehydrating
How to Dry Pears in a Dehydrator: Your...
Pretreat pears in acidulated water to prevent browning
Slow Cooker Pear Butter Recipe
A recipe for a smooth, delicious pear butter that requires very little active kitchen time.
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!
Prickly Pear Jelly - A Step By Step Guide &...
Making prickly pear jelly. Food Preservation. Page 7.
How to Dry Tomatoes in a Dehydrator
How to dry tomatoes in a dehydrator.
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.
How to Keep Pumpkin and Winter Squash from...
The best ways to store, freeze, dehydrate and can pumpkin, butternut and other winter squashes
How to Can Tomatoes
How to safely can tomatoes at home.
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.
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.
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 to Make Your Own Liquid Pectin from Apple...
How to make liquid pectin from apples
Your Step-By-Step Guide to Pressure Canning
A step-by-step guide through pressure canning
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.
Blanching and Freezing Okra
Slice and pre-freeze okra. Food Preservation.
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 Blanch and Freeze Cauliflower
How to freeze cauliflower so that it keeps the best possible texture, taste and nutritional value.
Apple Scrap Jelly
How to make delicious jelly from apple cores and peels
Home-canned Roasted Tomatoes
A recipe for canning roasted tomatoes.
2 Easy Ways to Make Dry Breadcrumbs
How to make dry breadcrumbs with or without a food processor
The Lacto-Fermentation Process: How Pickling...
How lacto-fermentation safely preserves foods without canning, special ingredients, or fancy equipment.
10 Ways to Use Chutney
Wondering what you can do with chutney besides serving it with Indian food? Here are 10 mouthwatering suggestions.
Classic Sweet Hot Dog Relish Recipe
Recipe for classic sweet cucumber relish
The Best Way to Freeze Peas
The best way to blanch and freeze peas
Spicy Pickled Carrots
Spicy pickled carrot recipe. Food Preservation.
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.
Alkaline and Acidic Foods
Why alkaline and acidic foods require different canning methods
Green Tomato Chutney
Recipe for green tomato chutney - just in time for the end of the gardening season!
Can I Can Jams Made with Chia?
Jams thickened with chia seed are delicious, but can they be water bath canned in the home?
Kale Chips: A Simple, Healthy Alternative to...
How to make kale chips in your oven.
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 Herbal Vinegars
How to preserve the vibrant aromas and flavors of herbs in vinegar.
Fermented Green Tomato Pickle Recipe
An easy end of the gardening season recipe for lacto-fermented green cherry tomato pickles.
Pickled Hot Peppers
A super simple recipe for pickled hot peppers.
Recipe for Homemade Bacon (with or without a...
How to make bacon at home. Food Preservation.
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 Test Homemade Jellies for the Gel Point...
How to test homemade jellies to know when they have reached the jell point
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.
How to Dry Mushrooms in Your Oven
How to dry mushrooms in your oven
What You Need to Know about Freezing Asparagus
The best ways to blanch and freeze asparagus
How to Dry Mushrooms - Dehydrator Method
How to dry mushrooms in a dehydrator
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 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.
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
The Go-to Oil for Everything Roasted - Rosemary...
How to make a delicious oil infused with the scent and flavor of fresh rosemary.
Dehydrate Pears in Your Oven
How to dry pears in an oven. Food Preservation.
Making and Preserving Soup Stocks
How to make and freeze or can soup stocks
Mushroom Recipe - How to Preserve Chanterelle...
The best ways to preserve chanterelle mushrooms
Canning Soup - How to Can Soup
How to pressure can homemade soups
Overnight Crunchy Dill Pickles from Scratch
An easy and tasty pickle recipe that is ready to serve the next day
Your Guide to Drying Strawberries in a Dehydrator
How to dry strawberries in a food dehydrator
How to Freeze Elderberries
The best way to freeze fresh elderberries
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.
The Best Ways to Freeze Vegetables
The best ways to freeze individual vegetables so that they keep their texture, taste and nutrients
Oven Apple Butter Recipe
Turning applesauce into rich, spreadable apple butter is easy when you make it in your oven.
How to Use a Pressure Canner as a Boiling Water...
How to use a pressure canner as a boiling water bath
Prickly Pear Syrup Recipe
How to make a beautiful and delicious syrup from prickly pear cactus fruit.
How to Preserve Avocado
How to preserve avocado by freezing avocado puree.
An Easy Way to Preserve Fresh Rosemary
A quick, simple recipe that preserves the flavor of rosemary much better than drying.
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!
How to Dehydrate Celery, With or Without a...
How to blanch and dry celery. Food Preservation.
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 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.
Recipe for Ratatouille with Canning Instructions
Recipe for ratatouille with canning instructions.
How to Dehydrate Tomatoes in Your Oven
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Favorite Strawberry Jam Recipe
A simple strawberry jam that uses homemade pectin to ensure a good jell.
How to Make Fruit Leathers from Fresh Fruit
How to make fruit leathers or roll-ups from fresh fruit
Pickled Okra Recipe
Here's an easy and delicious way to pickle young okra pods
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.
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 Make a Luscious Raspberry Curd
This creamy raspberry curd is spectacular paired with dark chocolate or crisp ginger snap cookies.
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.
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.
Easy Recipe for Blackberry Jam
Easy recipe for blackberry jam using liquid pectin.
How to Dry Zucchini and Other Summer Squash in...
How to dry zucchini and other summer squash in a dehydrator
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
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.
Raspberry Jam Recipe
This simple jam has an intense raspberry flavor and requires no added pectin.
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
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.
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.
Pear Chutney Recipe
Pear chutney is great with curries, but it's also a treat served with a cheese and fruit platter.
Raw Food Diets and Dehydrator "Cooking"
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How to Make File Powder for Gumbo
How to make file powder for gumbo
Kumquat Marmalade: Enjoy the Tropical Fruit...
A simple marmalade recipe that preserves the bright color and flavor of kumquat fruits
Zucchini Relish Recipe
Recipe for homemade zucchini relish, similar to the sweet, hot dog relish usually made with cucumbers.
Freezing Grilled or Roasted Corn
The best way to freeze grilled or roasted corn.
How to Make Schmaltz
How to make and use rendered chicken fat, also called schmaltz
LifeWithoutPlastic's Non-plastic Food Storage...
Product review of LifeWithoutPlastic's non-plastic food storage and freezer containers.
How to Dry Apples - Oven Method
How to dehydrate apples in your oven
Blanching and Freezing Leafy Greens: A...
Leafy greens need to be blanched before they are frozen. Here's how.
Excalibur 2400 Economy Model Dehydrator Review
A product review of Excalibur's 2400 no-frills basic food 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.
Lacto-fermentation Without Added Salt
How to lacto-ferment food without adding salt
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.
Red Currant Jelly Recipe
A simple small-batch recipe for a beautiful and tasty red currant jelly.
Tiny, Tart, and Terrific - How to Make...
What are cornichons cucumber pickles, and how do you make them?
How to Make Salt Pork
How to make salt pork. Food Preservation.
Simple Mustard Recipe
A simple mustard recipe with several variations
Single Jar Sauerkraut Recipe
How to make a small, single jar batch of homemade sauerkraut
Easy and Quick Pickle Recipes
Recipes for quick refrigerator pickles that are ready to eat within 1 to 4 days.
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.
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 Freeze Sugar Snap Peas
The best way to freeze sugar snap peas; how to preserve sugar snap peas
Harvesting and Drying Leafy Herbs
The best methods for drying herbs so that they keep their color, aroma and flavor.
Colorful, Unusual, and Delicious - Recipe for...
A sweet, colorful and unusual preserve to go with savory dishes.
Pickled Green Beans Recipe with Mediterranean...
A scrumptious pickled snap bean recipe ready to serve right out of the jar
Home Canning Basics
The essential pieces of information you need to know in order to safely can food at home.
Easy Recipe for Red Currant Jam
A simple but delicious recipe for red currant jam
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.
Yellow Hot Dog Mustard Recipe
Making classic, ballpark-style yellow mustard - the stuff you love on hot dogs - is so easy. Here's how.
Beet Salad Refrigerator Pickle
Even people who think they don't like beets are won over when they taste this mildly tangy salad
Mushroom Recipe - Pickled Chanterelles
Pickling is one of the best ways to preserve chanterelle mushrooms. This recipe is easy but the result is scrumptious.
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 Make Mulberry Jam Without Using...
A simple recipe for mulberry jam that uses homemade instead of commercial pectin
Fermenting Food - Lacto-fermentation Fruit and...
Recipes for lacto-fermenting fruits and vegetables
Corn Cob Soup Stock Recipe
Making and canning soup stock from corn cobs.
Easy Tomato Ketchup Recipe
How to make ketchup from fresh tomatoes.
Spicy Peach Chutney Recipe
A lightly spiced recipe for peach chutney that pairs beautifully with curries, but also with mild cheeses and whole grains.
Blueberries and Nothing Else - Canning...
Fill canning jars with blanched blueberries
Vegetable Soup Base (Verdurette)
You can preserve most fresh herbs and vegetables with this salt-based preservation method, and use it to create wonderful soups, sauces and dips.
Oven Pear Butter Recipe
An easy, delicious pear butter with canning and freezing instructions.
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.
Labneh Yogurt Cheese
A simple recipe for labneh, a cheese made from strained yogurt
Quince Jelly
A recipe for quince jelly that has a delicate flavor and exquisite color
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
Kraut Source Small-Batch Lactofermentation Kit
Make lactofermented sauerkraut, kimchi, and sour pickles in small batches with Kraut Source, which works with all standard wide-mouth mason jars.
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.
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.
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.
How to Make Elderflower Syrup
How to make elderflower syrup - delicious added to cold drinks or drizzled over yogurt or desserts.
Pickled Ginger Recipe to Go With Sushi or Sashimi
A simple recipe for pickled fresh ginger to go with sushi or sashimi.
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