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Food Preservation: Most Popular Articles

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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.
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 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
Spending Major Coin on Greek Yogurt? Make It...
Love Greek yogurt but hate how much you spend on it? You can make your own on the cheap.
The Right Way to Sterilize Canning Jars
How to sterilize canning jars. Food Preservation.
The Benefits of Blanching: Guide to Preserving...
Why some vegetables must be blanched before they are frozen, and how to do it.
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.
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.
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
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 Broccoli
How to blanch and freeze broccoli so that it retains the best possible flavor, texture, color and nutritional value.
How to Freeze Sugar Snap Peas
The best way to freeze sugar snap peas; how to preserve sugar snap peas
How Long Can You Keep Food in the Freezer?
How long you can store different types of food in the freezer
Your Guide to Drying Strawberries in a Dehydrator
How to dry strawberries in a food 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 Test Homemade Jellies for the Gel Point...
How to test homemade jellies to know when they have reached the jell point
Red Currant Jelly Recipe
A simple small-batch recipe for a beautiful and tasty red currant jelly.
How to Dry Apples in a Dehydrator
The best way to dry apples in a dehydrator
Overnight Crunchy Dill Pickles from Scratch
An easy and tasty pickle recipe that is ready to serve the next day
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.
Blanching and Freezing Okra
Okra needs to be blanched before freezing.
10 Ways to Use Chutney
Wondering what you can do with chutney besides serving it with Indian food? Here are 10 mouthwatering suggestions.
Homemade Yogurt
Yogurt is fairly easy to make at home and the result is much better in flavor and consistency than most commercial yogurt.
What You Need to Know about Freezing Asparagus
The best ways to blanch and freeze asparagus
Hot Dog Relish
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
How to Can Tomatoes
How to safely can tomatoes at home.
The Lacto-Fermentation Process: How Pickling...
How lacto-fermentation safely preserves foods without canning, special ingredients, or fancy equipment.
Blanching and Freezing Leafy Greens: A...
Leafy greens need to be blanched before they are frozen. Here's how.
Blueberries and Nothing Else - Canning...
This method of canning blueberries without added sugar or liquid preserves the full flavor of the fresh fruit.
Easy and Quick Pickle Recipes
Recipes for quick refrigerator pickles that are ready to eat within 1 to 4 days.
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.
Mushroom Recipe - How to Preserve Chanterelle...
The best ways to preserve chanterelle mushrooms
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
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 Dry Mushrooms - Dehydrator Method
How to dry mushrooms in a dehydrator
Freezing Grilled or Roasted Corn
The best way to freeze grilled or roasted corn.
How to Dry Pears in a Dehydrator: Your...
A step-by-step guide to drying pears in a dehydrator
Pickled Hot Peppers
A super simple recipe for pickled hot peppers.
How to Use a Pressure Canner as a Boiling Water...
How to use a pressure canner as a boiling water bath
2 Easy Ways to Make Dry Breadcrumbs
How to make dry breadcrumbs with or without a food processor
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 Dry Tomatoes in a Dehydrator
How to dry tomatoes in a dehydrator.
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.
Make Your Own Pectin from Citrus Peels
How to make your own pectin for thickening jams and jellies.
Easy Rhubarb Freezer Jam Recipe
An easy and delicious recipe for rhubarb freezer jam - no canning required!
How to Dry Zucchini and Other Summer Squash in...
How to dry zucchini and other summer squash 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.
The Best Way to Freeze Strawberries
The best way to freeze strawberries
Kale Chips: A Simple, Healthy Alternative to...
How to make kale chips in your oven.
Tiny, Tart, and Terrific - How to Make...
What are cornichons cucumber pickles, and how do you make them?
How to Keep Pumpkin and Winter Squash from...
The best ways to store, freeze, dehydrate and can pumpkin, butternut and other winter squashes
Mushroom Recipe - Pickled Chanterelles
Pickling is one of the best ways to preserve chanterelle mushrooms. This recipe is easy but the result is scrumptious.
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.
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 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.
Spicy Pickled Carrots
Spicy pickled carrot recipe. Food Preservation.
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.
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
Favorite Strawberry Jam Recipe
A simple strawberry jam that uses homemade pectin to ensure a good jell.
Zucchini Relish Recipe
Recipe for homemade zucchini relish, similar to the sweet, hot dog relish usually made with cucumbers.
How to Ferment Green Beans
A simple recipe for healthy, probiotic fermented green beans
How to Dry Mushrooms in Your Oven
How to dry mushrooms in your oven
How to Make Herbal Vinegars
How to preserve the vibrant aromas and flavors of herbs in vinegar.
Recipe for Ratatouille with Canning Instructions
Recipe for ratatouille with canning instructions.
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...
Kumquat Marmalade: Enjoy the Tropical Fruit...
A simple marmalade recipe that preserves the bright color and flavor of kumquat fruits
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!
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.
Making and Preserving Soup Stocks
How to make and freeze or can soup stocks
The Go-to Oil for Everything Roasted - Rosemary...
How to make a delicious oil infused with the scent and flavor of fresh rosemary.
No More Sticky Fingers! Try This Trick for...
Tired of getting sticky fingers peeling garlic? Here's a trick to do it quickly and easily.
Pickled Okra Recipe
Here's an easy and delicious way to pickle young okra pods
Labneh Yogurt Cheese
A simple recipe for labneh, a cheese made from strained yogurt
Pickled Green Beans Recipe with Mediterranean...
A scrumptious pickled snap bean recipe ready to serve right out of the jar
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.
Recipe for Homemade Bacon (with or without a...
How to make bacon at home. Food Preservation.
Slow Cooker Pear Butter Recipe
A recipe for a smooth, delicious pear butter that requires very little active kitchen time.
How to Make Dilly Beans, a Pickled Green Bean...
An easy recipe for pickled green or wax beans with dill
Canning Soup - How to Can Soup
How to pressure can homemade soups
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.
Prickly Pear Syrup Recipe
How to make a beautiful and delicious syrup from prickly pear cactus fruit.
Strawberry-Red Currant Preserves
A wonderful seasonal preserve--red currants provide the pectin that strawberries lack, and both delicious fruits are in season simultaneously.
How to Make "Leather Britches" (Dried Green...
How to preserve green and wax beans by drying them
The Best Way to Freeze Cherries
The best way to freeze cherries for use in future recipes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Dehydrate Pears in Your Oven
How to dry pears in an oven. Food Preservation.
How to Preserve Avocado
How to preserve avocado by freezing avocado puree.
How to Dehydrate Cherries in Your Oven
You can use your oven instead of a dehydrator to make dried cherries. Here's how.
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
From Pickles to "Leather Britches" - How to...
How to pickle, freeze, ferment and dehydrate green beans
How to Dehydrate Celery, With or Without a...
How to blanch and dry celery. Food Preservation.
How to Make Salt Pork
How to make salt pork. Food Preservation.
Lacto-fermented Carrot Recipe
An easy recipe for delicious lacto-fermented carrots that are rich in healthy probiotics
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.
Freezing Grape Leaves
How to blanch and freeze grape leaves to use for stuffed grape leaf recipes (dolmades).
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.
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 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
How to Freeze Elderberries
The best way to freeze fresh elderberries
10 Gift-worthy Jam Recipes
Easy recipes for tasty jams that each are made with a special method or contain a secret ingredient that makes them extra-special and gift-worthy.
How to Dehydrate Tomatoes in Your Oven
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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,
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.
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 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.
LifeWithoutPlastic's Non-plastic Food Storage...
Product review of LifeWithoutPlastic's non-plastic food storage and freezer containers.
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 Jerky from Ground Turkey
How to make jerky from ground turkey meat.
Preserved Whole Kumquats - Recipe
Recipe for whole kumquat preserves
Don't Have a Yogurt Maker? Here's How to...
Don't have an electric yogurt maker? There are plenty of other ways to incubate your homemade yogurt to get a good set.
Home-canned Roasted Tomatoes
A recipe for canning roasted tomatoes.
How to Dry Apples - Oven Method
How to dehydrate apples in your oven
An easy recipe for mulberry jam
Recipe for mulberry jam. Food Preservation.
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.
Excalibur 2400 Economy Model Dehydrator Review
A product review of Excalibur's 2400 no-frills basic food 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 Dehydrate Carrots in Your Oven
Drying carrots this way requires no specialized equipment and preserves their bright color as well as their flavor.
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.
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.
Sweet and Sour Fermented Cherry Pickles
An old-fashioned recipe for pickled cherries. Try these with a soft, mildly pungent cheese - so good!
How to Make Fruit Leathers from Fresh Fruit
How to make fruit leathers or roll-ups from fresh fruit
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.
How to Make File Powder for Gumbo
How to make file powder for gumbo
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.

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