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Food Preservation: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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 Peas
The best way to blanch and freeze peas
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 Benefits of Blanching: Guide to Preserving...
Why some vegetables must be blanched before they are frozen, and how to do it.
How to Safely Can Foods in a Boiling Water Bath
How to Process Food in a Boiling Water Bath
Easy Recipe for Red Currant Jam
A simple but delicious recipe for red currant jam
Your Complete Guide to Freezing Mushrooms
The two best ways to freeze mushrooms
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.
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 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!
Boiling Water Bath vs. Pressure Canning
Knowing the difference between boiling water bath and pressure canner food preservation is essential for safe canning.
Red Currant Jelly Recipe
A simple small-batch recipe for a beautiful and tasty red currant jelly.
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.
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 Freeze Rhubarb
The best way to freeze rhubarb. Food Preservation.
Blanching and Freezing Okra
Okra needs to be blanched before freezing.
How to Can Tomatoes
How to safely can tomatoes at home.
24-Hour Refrigerator Pickles
An easy and tasty pickle recipe that is ready to serve the next day
Alkaline and Acidic Foods
Why alkaline and acidic foods require different canning methods
Blueberries and Nothing Else - Canning...
This method of canning blueberries without added sugar or liquid preserves the full flavor of the fresh fruit.
Kale Chips: A Simple, Healthy Alternative to...
How to make kale chips in your oven.
2 Easy Ways to Make Dry Breadcrumbs
How to make dry breadcrumbs with or without a food processor
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 Freeze Sugar Snap Peas
The best way to freeze sugar snap peas; how to preserve sugar snap peas
The Best Way to Freeze Strawberries
The best way to freeze strawberries
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 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 Step-By-Step Guide to Pressure Canning
A step-by-step guide through pressure canning
How to Blanch and Freeze Cauliflower
How to freeze cauliflower so that it keeps the best possible texture, taste and nutritional value.
Classic Sweet Hot Dog Relish Recipe
Recipe for classic sweet cucumber relish
Your Guide to Drying Strawberries in a Dehydrator
How to dry strawberries in a food dehydrator
How to Dry Tomatoes in a Dehydrator
How to dry tomatoes in a dehydrator.
Kumquat Marmalade: Enjoy the Tropical Fruit...
A simple marmalade recipe that preserves the bright color and flavor of kumquat fruits
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 Ways to Freeze Vegetables
The best ways to freeze individual vegetables so that they keep their texture, taste and nutrients
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.
Raspberry Jam Recipe
This simple jam has an intense raspberry flavor and requires no added pectin.
How to Make Your Own Liquid Pectin from Apple...
How to make liquid pectin from apples
Preserving Pumpkin, Butternut and Other Winter...
The best ways to store, freeze, dehydrate and can pumpkin, butternut and other winter squashes
Recipe for Homemade Bacon (with or without a...
How to make bacon at home. 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.
Make Your Own Pectin from Citrus Peels
How to make your own pectin for thickening jams and jellies.
Favorite Strawberry Jam Recipe
A simple strawberry jam that uses homemade pectin to ensure a good jell.
How to Dry Zucchini and Other Summer Squash in...
How to dry zucchini and other summer squash 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.
Pickled Purslane Recipe
Recipe for pickled purslane stems
Mushroom Recipe - How to Preserve Chanterelle...
The best ways to preserve chanterelle mushrooms
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.
Zucchini Relish Recipe
Recipe for homemade zucchini relish, similar to the sweet, hot dog relish usually made with cucumbers.
How to Use a Pressure Canner as a Boiling Water...
How to use a pressure canner as a boiling water bath
The Lacto-Fermentation Process: How Pickling...
How lacto-fermentation safely preserves foods without canning, special ingredients, or fancy equipment.
Tiny, Tart, and Terrific - How to Make...
What are cornichons cucumber pickles, and how do you make them?
How to Make Herbal Vinegars
How to preserve the vibrant aromas and flavors of herbs in vinegar.
How to Ferment Green Beans
A simple recipe for healthy, probiotic fermented green beans
An Easy Way to Preserve Fresh Rosemary
A quick, simple recipe that preserves the flavor of rosemary much better than drying.
How to Dry Mushrooms - Dehydrator Method
How to dry mushrooms in a dehydrator
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.
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 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.
Easy Rhubarb Freezer Jam Recipe
An easy and delicious recipe for rhubarb freezer jam - no canning required!
Pickled Hot Peppers
A super simple recipe for pickled hot peppers.
How to Dry Mushrooms in Your Oven
How to dry mushrooms in your oven
How to Dry Apples in a Dehydrator
The best way to dry apples in a dehydrator
The Go-to Oil for Everything Roasted - Rosemary...
How to make a delicious oil infused with the scent and flavor of fresh rosemary.
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.
Spicy Pickled Carrots
Spicy pickled carrot recipe. Food Preservation.
Red Cabbage Sauerkraut
Red cabbage makes a colorful variation of sauerkraut, and is rich in healthy probiotics.
Pickled Okra Recipe
Here's an easy and delicious way to pickle young okra pods
How to Make a Luscious Raspberry Curd
This creamy raspberry curd is spectacular paired with dark chocolate or crisp ginger snap cookies.
Blanching and Freezing Leafy Greens: A...
Leafy greens need to be blanched before they are frozen. Here's how.
15 Great Ways to Preserve Peaches
From peach jam to canned peaches, dehydrating the fruit into bite size snacks and more, these are easy, safe and delicious ways to preserve summer's peak season peaches
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.
Lacto-fermented Carrot Recipe
An easy recipe for delicious lacto-fermented carrots that are rich in healthy probiotics
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.
Making and Preserving Soup Stocks
How to make and freeze or can soup stocks
Raw Food Diets and Dehydrator "Cooking"
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Yellow Hot Dog Mustard Recipe
Making classic, ballpark-style yellow mustard - the stuff you love on hot dogs - is so easy. Here's how.
Canning Soup - How to Can Soup
How to pressure can homemade soups
How to Make Fruit Leathers from Fresh Fruit
How to make fruit leathers or roll-ups from fresh fruit
Easy and Quick Pickle Recipes
Recipes for quick refrigerator pickles that are ready to eat within 1 to 4 days.
Canning Roasted Tomatoes
A recipe for canning roasted tomatoes.
Pickled Green Beans Recipe with Mediterranean...
A scrumptious pickled snap bean recipe ready to serve right out of the jar
Freezing Grilled or Roasted Corn
The best way to freeze grilled or roasted corn.
How to Preserve Avocado
How to preserve avocado by freezing avocado puree.
The Best Way to Freeze Cherries
The best way to freeze cherries for use in future recipes.
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.
How to Dry Carrots in a Dehydrator
How to dry carrots so that they retain their color, flavor and nutritients
Edible Weeds - Recipe for Sweet Purslane Relish
A tasty, unusual variation of sweet hot dog relish that uses purslane instead of cucumbers.
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.
Single Jar Sauerkraut Recipe
How to make a small, single jar batch of homemade sauerkraut
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 Make Mulberry Jam Without Using...
A simple recipe for mulberry jam that uses homemade instead of commercial pectin
How to Dry Pears in a Dehydrator: Your...
A step-by-step guide to drying pears 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.
How to Make Elderflower Syrup
How to make elderflower syrup - delicious added to cold drinks or drizzled over yogurt or desserts.
Strawberry-Red Currant Preserves
A wonderful seasonal preserve--red currants provide the pectin that strawberries lack, and both delicious fruits are in season simultaneously.
LifeWithoutPlastic's Non-plastic Food Storage...
Product review of LifeWithoutPlastic's non-plastic food storage and freezer containers.
How to Freeze Berries
How to freeze berries so that they don't clump together
Easy Rhubarb Compote Recipe
A simple rhubarb preserve that can be used as a topping or to make tarts, pie and sorbet. Canning information included for long term storage.
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 Dehydrate Celery, With or Without a...
How to blanch and dry celery. Food Preservation.
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.
Harvesting and Drying Leafy Herbs
The best methods for drying herbs so that they keep their color, aroma and flavor.
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 Make Jerky from Ground Turkey
How to make jerky from ground turkey meat.
Labneh Yogurt Cheese
A simple recipe for labneh, a cheese made from strained yogurt
Slow Cooker Pear Butter Recipe
A recipe for a smooth, delicious pear butter that requires very little active kitchen time.
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.
Spicy Asparagus Pickles for Your Next Bloody Mary
An easy pickled asparagus recipe with some heat and delicious intensity from chile peppers and spices.
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 Smoked Trout
How to make delicious smoked trout at home
Sweet and Sour Fermented Cherry Pickles
An old-fashioned recipe for pickled cherries. Try these with a soft, mildly pungent cheese - so good!
Mushroom Recipe - Pickled Chanterelles
Pickling is one of the best ways to preserve chanterelle mushrooms. This recipe is easy but the result is scrumptious.
How to Make Salt Pork
How to make salt pork. Food Preservation.
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
An easy recipe for mulberry jam
Recipe for mulberry jam. Food Preservation.
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.
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.
Easy Recipe for Blackberry Jam
Easy recipe for blackberry jam using liquid pectin.
Excalibur 2400 Economy Model Dehydrator Review
A product review of Excalibur's 2400 no-frills basic food dehydrator
Lacto-fermented Green Cherry Tomato Pickles
An easy end of the gardening season recipe for lacto-fermented green cherry tomato pickles.
Prickly Pear Syrup Recipe
How to make a beautiful and delicious syrup from prickly pear cactus fruit.
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.
Easy Peach Jam Recipe with Homemade Pectin
How to make peach jam using homemade pectin. The delicious result uses less sugar than most jam recipes and has a shorter cooking time.
How to Make Schmaltz
How to make and use rendered chicken fat, also called schmaltz
Recipe for Pickled Fresh Figs
A sweet and sour pickled fig recipe with the warm flavors of ginger, cardamom, cinnamon and other spices.
How to Make File Powder for Gumbo
How to make file powder for gumbo
Quick Radish Refrigerator Pickle Recipe
A simple, tasty recipe for pickled radishes that are ready to serve in just 24 hours.
Simple Mustard Recipe
A simple mustard recipe with several variations
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
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.
Cheesy Raw Vegan Kale Chips
Kale chips are addictively tasty and yet totally good for you - a much healthier option than deep-fried
Ginger - Rhubarb Jam Recipe
An easy recipe for a classic ginger - rhubarb combination of flavors. Use as a jam, or as a dessert topping or tart filling.
Pomona's Universal Pectin
Pomona's Universal Pectin enables you to make jams and jellies with little or no sugar. How close is the result to traditional high-sugar recipes? Full product review.
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.
Low Sugar Strawberry Jam
An easy recipe for strawberry jam that uses less than half the sugar called for in traditional recipes. The natural flavor and color of the fruit shine in this better-for-you treat.
How to Make Dilly Beans, a Pickled Green Bean...
An easy recipe for pickled green or wax beans with dill
Home Canning Basics
The essential pieces of information you need to know in order to safely can food at home.
How to Make "Leather Britches" (Dried Green...
How to preserve green and wax beans by drying them
Harsch Fermenting Crock
Product review of Harsch ceramic fermenting crocks
Green Tomato Chutney
Recipe for green tomato chutney - just in time for the end of the gardening season!
Freezing Grape Leaves
How to blanch and freeze grape leaves to use for stuffed grape leaf recipes (dolmades).
Homemade Yogurt
Yogurt is fairly easy to make at home and the result is much better in flavor and consistency than most commercial yogurt.
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.
Corn Cob Soup Stock Recipe
Making and canning soup stock from corn cobs.
Make Your Own Red Wine Vinegar
A simple method for making your own red wine vinegar
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