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Food Preservation: Most Popular Articles

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What You Need to Know about Freezing Asparagus
The best ways to blanch and freeze asparagus
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 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.
Your Complete Guide to Freezing Mushrooms
The two best ways to freeze mushrooms
Your Guide to Drying Strawberries in a Dehydrator
How to dry strawberries in a food dehydrator
How Long Can You Keep Food in the Freezer?
How long you can store different types of food in the freezer
How to Dry Morel Mushrooms in a Dehydrator
How to dry morel mushrooms in a food dehydrator
Never Waste Fresh Basil Again - Preserving Basil
The best ways to preserve the bright color and flavor of fresh basil
Alkaline and Acidic Foods
Why alkaline and acidic foods require different canning methods
The Right Way to Freeze Rhubarb
The best way to freeze rhubarb. Food Preservation.
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 Best Way to Freeze Strawberries
The best way to freeze strawberries
Easy Rhubarb Freezer Jam Recipe
An easy and delicious recipe for rhubarb freezer jam - no canning required!
The Benefits of Blanching: Guide to Preserving...
Why some vegetables must be blanched before they are frozen, and how to do it.
How to Make Tasty Pickled Ramps
Ramps are an early springtime treat that is only in season for a few weeks. This recipe provides a way to enjoy them year-round.
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 Right Way to Sterilize Canning Jars
How to sterilize canning jars. 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.
Canning Requires Water, but We're in a Drought....
With parts of the country in the worst drought in history, how do you conserve water and still can?
How to Dry Morel Mushrooms - Oven Method
How to dry morel mushrooms in the oven
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.
10 Ways to Use Chutney
Wondering what you can do with chutney besides serving it with Indian food? Here are 10 mouthwatering suggestions.
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.
The Best Way to Freeze Peas
The best way to blanch and freeze peas
How to Dry Mushrooms - Dehydrator Method
How to dry mushrooms in a dehydrator
Boiling Water Bath vs. Pressure Canning
Knowing the difference between boiling water bath and pressure canner food preservation is essential for safe canning.
How to Dry Apples in a Dehydrator
The best way to dry apples in a dehydrator
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.
How to Dry Mushrooms in Your Oven
How to dry mushrooms in your oven
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.
2 Easy Ways to Make Dry Breadcrumbs
How to make dry breadcrumbs with or without a food processor
Dry Salt-cured Olives
This is one of the simplest ways to cure olives. The result is identical to the full-flavored, slightly
Kumquat Marmalade: Enjoy the Tropical Fruit...
A simple marmalade recipe that preserves the bright color and flavor of kumquat fruits
Want Crisper Cukes? Follow These Tips (and Make...
Fermented cucumber pickles are delicious, but they can go mushy. Here are some tips to keep your cukes crisp.
How to Can Asparagus
How to preserve asparagus by canning it at home.
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.
The Lacto-Fermentation Process: How Pickling...
How lacto-fermentation safely preserves foods without canning, special ingredients, or fancy equipment.
Favorite Strawberry Jam Recipe
A simple strawberry jam that uses homemade pectin to ensure a good jell.
The Best Way to Freeze Ramps (Wild Leeks)
How to preserve ramps (wild leek, or Allium tricoccum) by freezing them in a way that retains their flavor and the vivid green of the leaves.
How to Freeze Sugar Snap Peas
The best way to freeze sugar snap peas; how to preserve sugar snap peas
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.
Quick and Easy Pickled Asparagus Recipe
An easy recipe for lightly tangy pickled asparagus that does not require canning and is ready to eat in just three days.
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.
Blanching and Freezing Leafy Greens: A...
Leafy greens need to be blanched before they are frozen. Here's how.
How to Make Your Own Liquid Pectin from Apple...
How to make liquid pectin from apples
Spicy Asparagus Pickles for Your Next Bloody Mary
An easy pickled asparagus recipe with some heat and delicious intensity from chile peppers and spices.
Classic Sweet Hot Dog Relish Recipe
Recipe for classic sweet cucumber relish
The Best Ways to Freeze Vegetables
The best ways to freeze individual vegetables so that they keep their texture, taste and nutrients
The Best Way to Freeze Mulberries
How to freeze mulberries so that they don't clump together but do retain great color, flavor, and nutritional value.
How to Make Elderflower Syrup
How to make elderflower syrup - delicious added to cold drinks or drizzled over yogurt or desserts.
An easy recipe for mulberry jam
Recipe for mulberry jam. Food Preservation.
Kale Chips: A Simple, Healthy Alternative to...
How to make kale chips in your oven.
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 Carrots in a Dehydrator
How to dry carrots so that they retain their color, flavor and nutritients
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...
What Can You Do with Chive Flowers? Chive...
How to make an herbal vinegar using chive blossoms from your garden
The Go-to Oil for Everything Roasted - Rosemary...
How to make a delicious oil infused with the scent and flavor of fresh rosemary.
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.
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.
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 Mulberry Jam Without Using...
A simple recipe for mulberry jam that uses homemade instead of commercial pectin
Red Cabbage Sauerkraut
Red cabbage makes a colorful variation of sauerkraut, and is rich in healthy 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.
How to Test Homemade Jellies for the Gel Point...
When the jelly is ready, the last drops pouring off the spoon will run together and "sheet" off the spoon
Making and Preserving Soup Stocks
How to make and freeze or can soup stocks
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.
LifeWithoutPlastic's Non-plastic Food Storage...
Product review of LifeWithoutPlastic's non-plastic food storage and freezer containers.
Excalibur 2400 Economy Model Dehydrator Review
A product review of Excalibur's 2400 no-frills basic food dehydrator
Recipe for Homemade Bacon (with or without a...
How to make bacon at home. Food Preservation.
Lacto-fermented Carrot Recipe
An easy recipe for delicious lacto-fermented carrots that are rich in healthy probiotics
How to Dry Pears in a Dehydrator: Your...
Preparing fresh pears for dehydrating
Life a Bowl Full of Cherries? Use These Tools...
Whether you're pitting cherries by the handful or the bushel, try these tools to make short work of pitting them.
Spicy Pickled Fiddleheads
A recipe for spicy pickled fiddlehead ferns, a springtime treat
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.
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 Brine Cure Olives
How to make brine-cured olives at home
Yellow Hot Dog Mustard Recipe
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
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.
Blueberries and Nothing Else - Canning...
How to prepare blueberries for canning
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.
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.
Rhubarb Isn't Just for Dessert - Rhubarb...
How to make a sweet-and-sour rhubarb barbecue sauce that is delicious on pork, poultry, and tofu
Preserved Whole Kumquats - Recipe
Recipe for whole kumquat preserves
Strawberry Rhubarb Compote Recipe
How to make a classic springtime treat - strawberry and rhubarb compote - with canning instructions.
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.
Drying Cranberries in Your Oven - How to Make...
How to dry cranberries in a home oven.
How to Make Salt Pork
How to make salt pork. Food Preservation.
How to Make Jerky from Ground Turkey
How to make jerky from ground turkey meat.
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.
How to Make File Powder for Gumbo
How to make file powder for gumbo
How to Dry Tomatoes in a Dehydrator
How to dry tomatoes in a dehydrator.
How to Dehydrate Celery, With or Without a...
How to blanch and dry celery. Food Preservation.
How to Make a Naturally Fermented "Champagne"...
Made with the lacy, cream-colored flowers of the elderberry shrub (Sambucus nigra or S. canadensis ),
Lacto-fermentation Without Added Salt
How to lacto-ferment food without adding salt
Tiny, Tart, and Terrific - How to Make...
What are cornichons cucumber pickles, and how do you make them?
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.
How to Use a Pressure Canner as a Boiling Water...
How to use a pressure canner as a boiling water bath
Dehydrate Pears in Your Oven
How to dry pears in an oven. Food Preservation.
Overnight Crunchy Dill Pickles from Scratch
An easy and tasty pickle recipe that is ready to serve the next day
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 Preserve Avocado
How to preserve avocado by freezing avocado puree.
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.
Raw Food Diets and Dehydrator "Cooking"
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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.
Easy Pickled Asparagus Recipe
An easy, delicious recipe for pickled asparagus.
Spicy Pickled Carrots
Spicy pickled carrot 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.
Easy 2 Ingredient Rhubarb Jam Recipe
Easy two ingredient recipe for rhubarb jam
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 Herbal Vinegars
How to preserve the vibrant aromas and flavors of herbs in vinegar.
Canning Soup - How to Can Soup
How to pressure can homemade soups
How to Ferment Green Beans
A simple recipe for healthy, probiotic fermented green beans
Freezing Grape Leaves
How to blanch and freeze grape leaves to use for stuffed grape leaf recipes (dolmades).
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.
Labneh Yogurt Cheese
A simple recipe for labneh, a cheese made from strained yogurt
Blanching and Freezing Okra
Okra needs to be blanched before freezing.
How to Dry Zucchini and Other Summer Squash in...
How to dry zucchini and other summer squash in a dehydrator
How to Make a Luscious Raspberry Curd
This creamy raspberry curd is spectacular paired with dark chocolate or crisp ginger snap cookies.
Everything You Need to Know About Preserving...
How to preserve asparagus by canning, freezing and pickling it
Sweet and Sour Fermented Cherry Pickles
An old-fashioned recipe for pickled cherries. Try these with a soft, mildly pungent cheese - so good!
Easy Recipe for Red Currant Jam
A simple but delicious recipe for red currant jam
An Easy Way to Preserve Fresh Rosemary
A quick, simple recipe that preserves the flavor of rosemary much better than drying.
How to Make Smoked Trout
How to make delicious smoked trout at home
Bacalao-How to Make Salt Cod
How to make bacalao or salt cod at home
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!
Pickled Ginger Recipe to Go With Sushi or Sashimi
A simple recipe for pickled fresh ginger to go with sushi or sashimi.
Raspberry Jam Recipe
This simple jam has an intense raspberry flavor and requires no added pectin.
Make Your Own Red Wine Vinegar
A simple method for making your own red wine vinegar
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,
Homemade Yogurt
Yogurt is fairly easy to make at home and the result is much better in flavor and consistency than most commercial yogurt.
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.
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.
Freezing Grilled or Roasted Corn
The best way to freeze grilled or roasted corn.
How to Can Tomatoes
How to safely can tomatoes at home.
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.
Probiotic Fermented Radish Pickle
An easy recipe for tasty fermented radish pickles that are rich in good-for-you probiotics
Easy and Quick Pickle Recipes
Recipes for quick refrigerator pickles that are ready to eat within 1 to 4 days.
How to Dehydrate Cherries in Your Oven
You can use your oven instead of a dehydrator to make dried cherries. Here's how.
Fermented Turnip Pickle
Crunchy, tangy fermented turnips are a traditional pickle in many cultures. They are rich in good-for-you probiotics.
Quince Paste
A recipe for quince paste. Food Preservation.
Simple Mustard Recipe
A simple mustard recipe with several variations
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.
Pickled Hot Peppers
A super simple recipe for pickled hot peppers.
Fermenting Food - Lacto-fermentation Fruit and...
Recipes for lacto-fermenting fruits and vegetables
Rhubarb Recipes - Ways to Preserve Rhubarb
Easy and delicious recipes and techniques for preserving rhubarb.

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