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Food Preservation: Most Popular Articles

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The Best Way to Freeze Peas
The best way to blanch and freeze peas
Never Waste Fresh Basil Again - Preserving Basil
The best ways to preserve the bright color and flavor of fresh basil
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
The Right Way to Sterilize Canning Jars
How to sterilize canning jars. Food Preservation.
The Best Way to Freeze Strawberries
The best way to freeze strawberries
The Benefits of Blanching: Guide to Preserving...
Why some vegetables must be blanched before they are frozen, and how to do it.
How to Freeze Sugar Snap Peas
The best way to freeze sugar snap peas; how to preserve sugar snap peas
Easy Recipe for Red Currant Jam
A simple but delicious recipe for red currant jam
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.
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
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.
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.
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 Bananas
This is how to freeze bananas so that they are easy on your blender and the pieces don't clump together.
Boiling Water Bath vs. Pressure Canning
Knowing the difference between boiling water bath and pressure canner food preservation is essential for safe canning.
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.
What You Need to Know about Freezing Asparagus
The best ways to blanch and freeze asparagus
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.
How to Test Homemade Jellies for the Gel Point...
How to test homemade jellies to know when they have reached the jell point
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.
An easy recipe for mulberry jam
Recipe for mulberry jam. Food Preservation.
Easy Rhubarb Freezer Jam Recipe
An easy and delicious recipe for rhubarb freezer jam - no canning required!
How to Blanch and Freeze Cauliflower
How to freeze cauliflower so that it keeps the best possible texture, taste 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.
Make Your Own Pectin from Citrus Peels
How to make your own pectin for thickening jams and jellies.
How to Dry Apples in a Dehydrator
The best way to dry apples in a dehydrator
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
Blanching and Freezing Leafy Greens: A...
Leafy greens need to be blanched before they are frozen. Here's how.
Favorite Strawberry Jam Recipe
A simple strawberry jam that uses homemade pectin to ensure a good jell.
How to Make Mulberry Jam Without Using...
A simple recipe for mulberry jam that uses homemade instead of commercial pectin
Overnight Crunchy Dill Pickles from Scratch
An easy and tasty pickle recipe that is ready to serve the next day
Blueberries and Nothing Else - Canning...
This method of canning blueberries without added sugar or liquid preserves the full flavor of the fresh fruit.
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.
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.
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
Okra needs to be blanched before freezing.
The Right Way to Freeze Rhubarb
The best way to freeze rhubarb. Food Preservation.
The Lacto-Fermentation Process: How Pickling...
How lacto-fermentation safely preserves foods without canning, special ingredients, or fancy equipment.
The Best Ways to Freeze Vegetables
The best ways to freeze individual vegetables so that they keep their texture, taste and nutrients
Hot Dog Relish
Recipe for classic sweet cucumber relish
Raspberry Jam Recipe
This simple jam has an intense raspberry flavor and requires no added pectin.
2 Easy Ways to Make Dry Breadcrumbs
How to make dry breadcrumbs with or without a food processor
How to Make Elderflower Syrup
How to make elderflower syrup - delicious added to cold drinks or drizzled over yogurt or desserts.
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.
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 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.
How to Dry Mushrooms - Dehydrator Method
How to dry mushrooms in a dehydrator
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.
Kale Chips: A Simple, Healthy Alternative to...
How to make kale chips in your oven.
Easy and Quick Pickle Recipes
Recipes for quick refrigerator pickles that are ready to eat within 1 to 4 days.
Kumquat Marmalade: Enjoy the Tropical Fruit...
A simple marmalade recipe that preserves the bright color and flavor of kumquat fruits
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 Make a Naturally Fermented "Champagne"...
Made with the lacy, cream-colored flowers of the elderberry shrub (Sambucus nigra or S. canadensis ),
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 Can Tomatoes
How to safely can tomatoes at home.
Red Cabbage Sauerkraut
Red cabbage makes a colorful variation of sauerkraut, and is rich in healthy probiotics.
Lacto-fermented Carrot Recipe
An easy recipe for delicious lacto-fermented carrots that are rich in healthy probiotics
How to Dry Tomatoes in a Dehydrator
How to dry tomatoes in a dehydrator.
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 Zucchini and Other Summer Squash in...
How to dry zucchini and other summer squash in a dehydrator
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 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.
Dry Salt-cured Olives
This is one of the simplest ways to cure olives. The result is identical to the full-flavored, slightly
How to Dry Mushrooms in Your Oven
How to dry mushrooms in your oven
Strawberry-Red Currant Preserves
A wonderful seasonal preserve--red currants provide the pectin that strawberries lack, and both delicious fruits are in season simultaneously.
Tiny, Tart, and Terrific - How to Make...
What are cornichons cucumber pickles, and how do you make them?
Making and Preserving Soup Stocks
How to make and freeze or can soup stocks
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.
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 - How to Preserve Chanterelle...
The best ways to preserve chanterelle mushrooms
How to Use a Pressure Canner as a Boiling Water...
How to use a pressure canner as a boiling water bath
The Go-to Oil for Everything Roasted - Rosemary...
How to make a delicious oil infused with the scent and flavor of fresh rosemary.
How to Dry Pears in a Dehydrator: Your...
A step-by-step guide to drying pears in a dehydrator
The Best Way to Freeze Cherries
The best way to freeze cherries for use in future recipes.
Strawberry and Rhubarb Are a Match Made in...
How to make a classic springtime treat - strawberry and rhubarb compote - with canning instructions.
Recipe for Homemade Bacon (with or without a...
How to make bacon at home. Food Preservation.
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 Cherries Without Adding Sugar
Cherries are usually canned in sugar syrup, but it's possible to get results that are just as tasty - and much healthier - by canning them in unsweetened juice.
How to Make Herbal Vinegars
How to preserve the vibrant aromas and flavors of herbs in vinegar.
An Easy Way to Preserve Fresh Rosemary
A quick, simple recipe that preserves the flavor of rosemary much better than drying.
Lacto-fermentation Without Added Salt
How to lacto-ferment food without adding salt
Freezing Grape Leaves
How to blanch and freeze grape leaves to use for stuffed grape leaf recipes (dolmades).
Ballpark-Style Mustard
Making classic, ballpark-style yellow mustard - the stuff you love on hot dogs - is so easy. Here's how.
How to Make Jerky from Ground Turkey
How to make jerky from ground turkey meat.
Pickled Hot Peppers
A super simple recipe for pickled hot peppers.
How to Dry Carrots in a Dehydrator
How to dry carrots so that they retain their color, flavor and nutritients
Freezing Grilled or Roasted Corn
The best way to freeze grilled or roasted corn.
Want to Make Your Cherry Jam Sing With Flavor?...
Vanilla and cherries come together in a simply superb jam in this recipe.
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.
LifeWithoutPlastic's Non-plastic Food Storage...
Product review of LifeWithoutPlastic's non-plastic food storage and freezer containers.
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!
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 Make File Powder for Gumbo
How to make file powder for gumbo
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.
Harvesting and Drying Leafy Herbs
The best methods for drying herbs so that they keep their color, aroma and flavor.
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.
Preserved Whole Kumquats - Recipe
Recipe for whole kumquat preserves
Spicy Pickled Carrots
Spicy pickled carrot recipe. Food Preservation.
How to Ferment Green Beans
A simple recipe for healthy, probiotic fermented green beans
How to Brine Cure Olives
How to make brine-cured olives at home
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 Salt Pork
How to make salt pork. Food Preservation.
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...
How to Preserve Avocado
How to preserve avocado by freezing avocado puree.
Canning Soup - How to Can Soup
How to pressure can homemade soups
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 Dehydrate Celery, With or Without a...
How to blanch and dry celery. Food Preservation.
Maceration: A Handy Tip for Jammers with Busy...
Love making jam but short on time? Maceration helps release juices from fruit, and allows you to break the preserving process down over two days.
Single Jar Sauerkraut Recipe
How to make a small, single jar batch of homemade sauerkraut
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,
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.
Pickled Okra Recipe
Here's an easy and delicious way to pickle young okra pods
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.
How to Make a Luscious Raspberry Curd
This creamy raspberry curd is spectacular paired with dark chocolate or crisp ginger snap cookies.
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.
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.
Fermenting Food - Lacto-fermentation Fruit and...
Recipes for lacto-fermenting fruits and vegetables
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.
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.
Home Canning Basics
The essential pieces of information you need to know in order to safely can food at home.
Excalibur 2400 Economy Model Dehydrator Review
A product review of Excalibur's 2400 no-frills basic food dehydrator
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.
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.
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.
Can I Can Jams Made with Chia?
Jams thickened with chia seed are delicious, but can they be water bath canned in the home?
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
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.
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.
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.
This Might Be Every Home Canner's Dream Appliance
With its efficient design, the Ball® freshTECH Electric Water Bath Canner + Multi-cooker is a welcome addition to the home canner's pantry.
The Best Way to Freeze Berries
How to freeze berries so that they don't clump together
Raw Food Diets and Dehydrator "Cooking"
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Quick Radish Refrigerator Pickle Recipe
A simple, tasty recipe for pickled radishes that are ready to serve in just 24 hours.
Homemade Feta Cheese
Homemade feta cheese is ready to eat just a couple of days after you make it, but can be stored in brine for months.
Probiotic Fermented Radish Pickle
An easy recipe for tasty fermented radish pickles that are rich in good-for-you probiotics
How to Make Fruit Leathers from Fresh Fruit
How to make fruit leathers or roll-ups from fresh fruit
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.
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.
Pickled Ginger Recipe to Go With Sushi or Sashimi
A simple recipe for pickled fresh ginger to go with sushi or sashimi.
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.
Zucchini Relish Recipe
Recipe for homemade zucchini relish, similar to the sweet, hot dog relish usually made with cucumbers.
19 Great Ways to Preserve Berries
How to freeze, can and dehydrate berries as well as recipes for berry jams and cordials.
Dehydrate Pears in Your Oven
How to dry pears in an oven. Food Preservation.

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