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Food Preservation: Most Popular Articles

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Your Complete Guide to Freezing Mushrooms
The two best ways to freeze mushrooms
How to Dry Apples in a Dehydrator
Slicing apples to the correct thickness for successful dehydrating
How Long Can You Keep Food in the Freezer?
How long you can store different types of food in the freezer
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.
Never Waste Fresh Basil Again - Preserving Basil
The best ways to preserve the bright color and flavor of fresh basil
How to Keep Pumpkin and Winter Squash from...
The best ways to store, freeze, dehydrate and can pumpkin, butternut and other winter squashes
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 Benefits of Blanching: Guide to Preserving...
Why some vegetables must be blanched before they are frozen, and how to do it.
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!
Boiling Water Bath vs. Pressure Canning
Knowing the difference between boiling water bath and pressure canner food preservation is essential for safe canning.
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.
How to Dry Mushrooms in Your Oven
How to dry mushrooms in your oven
Mushroom Recipe - How to Preserve Chanterelle...
The best ways to preserve chanterelle mushrooms
What You Need to Know about Freezing Asparagus
The best ways to blanch and freeze asparagus
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 Dry Pears in a Dehydrator: Your...
Pretreat pears in acidulated water to prevent browning
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.
Green Tomato Chutney
Recipe for green tomato chutney - just in time for the end of the gardening season!
Slow Cooker Pear Butter Recipe
A recipe for a smooth, delicious pear butter that requires very little active kitchen time.
How to Dry Mushrooms - Dehydrator Method
How to dry mushrooms 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.
10 Ways to Use Chutney
Wondering what you can do with chutney besides serving it with Indian food? Here are 10 mouthwatering suggestions.
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.
The Best Way to Freeze Cranberries
The best way to freeze cranberries so that they keep their bright color and flavor, and so that they do not clump together.
Prickly Pear Jelly - A Step By Step Guide &...
Making prickly pear jelly. Food Preservation.
How to Blanch and Freeze Cauliflower
How to freeze cauliflower so that it keeps the best possible texture, taste and nutritional value.
2 Easy Ways to Make Dry Breadcrumbs
How to make dry breadcrumbs with or without a food processor
How to Make Your Own Liquid Pectin from Apple...
How to make liquid pectin from apples
Fermented Green Tomato Pickle Recipe
An easy end of the gardening season recipe for lacto-fermented green cherry tomato pickles.
Alkaline and Acidic Foods
Why alkaline and acidic foods require different canning methods
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 Lacto-Fermentation Process: How Pickling...
How lacto-fermentation safely preserves foods without canning, special ingredients, or fancy equipment.
Apple Scrap Jelly
How to make delicious jelly from apple cores and peels
Recipe for Homemade Bacon (with or without a...
How to make bacon at home. Food Preservation.
Your Step-By-Step Guide to Pressure Canning
A step-by-step guide through pressure canning
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 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.
Kale Chips: A Simple, Healthy Alternative to...
How to make kale chips in your oven.
How to Dry Cranberries
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Stove Top Applesauce Recipe
A simple, delicious recipe for stove top applesauce, with canning instructions
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 Dry Tomatoes in a Dehydrator
How to dry tomatoes in a dehydrator.
Apple Scrap Vinegar
How to make vinegar from apple cores and peels
Making and Preserving Soup Stocks
How to make and freeze or can soup stocks
Drying Cranberries in Your Oven - How to Make...
How to dry cranberries in a home oven.
Make Your Own Pectin from Citrus Peels
How to make your own pectin for thickening jams and jellies.
Lacto-fermented Carrot Recipe
An easy recipe for delicious lacto-fermented carrots that are rich in healthy probiotics
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.
Spicy Pickled Carrots
Spicy pickled carrot recipe. Food Preservation.
How to Dry Carrots in a Dehydrator
How to dry carrots so that they retain their color, flavor and nutritients
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
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.
The Best Way to Freeze Peas
The best way to blanch and freeze peas
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.
Why Can't I Can Pumpkin Butter at Home?
I see canned pumpkin butter on the shelves. Why can't I can it at home?
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.
Oven Apple Butter Recipe
Turning applesauce into rich, spreadable apple butter is easy when you make it in your oven.
Blanching and Freezing Leafy Greens: A...
Leafy greens need to be blanched before they are frozen. Here's how.
Your Guide to Drying Strawberries in a Dehydrator
How to dry strawberries in a food dehydrator
Pickled Hot Peppers
A super simple recipe for pickled hot peppers.
Canning Soup - How to Can Soup
How to pressure can homemade soups
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.
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 Apples - Oven Method
How to dehydrate apples in your oven
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 Preserve Avocado
How to preserve avocado by freezing avocado puree.
Dehydrate Pears in Your Oven
How to dry pears in an oven. 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.
Blanching and Freezing Okra
Okra needs to be blanched before freezing.
How to Dehydrate Celery, With or Without a...
How to blanch and dry celery. 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 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.
How to Make Salt Pork
How to make salt pork. Food Preservation.
The Best Ways to Freeze Vegetables
The best ways to freeze individual vegetables so that they keep their texture, taste and nutrients
An Easy Way to Preserve Fresh Rosemary
A quick, simple recipe that preserves the flavor of rosemary much better than drying.
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 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 Herbal Vinegars
How to preserve the vibrant aromas and flavors of herbs in vinegar.
LifeWithoutPlastic's Non-plastic Food Storage...
Product review of LifeWithoutPlastic's non-plastic food storage and freezer containers.
Prickly Pear Syrup Recipe
How to make a beautiful and delicious syrup from prickly pear cactus fruit.
Classic Sweet Hot Dog Relish Recipe
Recipe for classic sweet cucumber relish
How to Make Jerky from Ground Turkey
How to make jerky from ground turkey meat.
How to Use a Pressure Canner as a Boiling Water...
How to use a pressure canner as a boiling water bath
Lacto-fermentation Without Added Salt
How to lacto-ferment food without adding salt
How to Make Schmaltz
How to make and use rendered chicken fat, also called schmaltz
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.
Spiced Cranberry Sauce with Apple and Orange
This recipe uses less sugar than most cranberry sauce recipes and is more flavorful than plain cranberry sauce.
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.
Quince Jelly
A recipe for quince jelly that has a delicate flavor and exquisite color
Raw Food Diets and Dehydrator "Cooking"
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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
Single Jar Sauerkraut Recipe
How to make a small, single jar batch of homemade sauerkraut
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.
How to Make File Powder for Gumbo
How to make file powder for gumbo
Yellow Hot Dog Mustard Recipe
Making classic, ballpark-style yellow mustard - the stuff you love on hot dogs - is so easy. Here's how.
Slow Cooker Apple Butter
Cooked in a slow cooker, apple butter is one of the easiest and yet most delicious preserves you can make, and it can be canned for long-term storage.
Pear Chutney Recipe
Pear chutney is great with curries, but it's also a treat served with a cheese and fruit platter.
The Best Way to Freeze Strawberries
The best way to freeze strawberries
Excalibur 2400 Economy Model Dehydrator Review
A product review of Excalibur's 2400 no-frills basic food dehydrator
Favorite Strawberry Jam Recipe
A simple strawberry jam that uses homemade pectin to ensure a good jell.
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.
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 Freeze Sugar Snap Peas
The best way to freeze sugar snap peas; how to preserve sugar snap peas
My Recipe Calls for Liquid Pectin, but I Only...
Jam and jelly recipes call for different kinds of pectin: Dry, liquid, low-sugar. Can they be substituted?
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.
Oven Pear Butter Recipe
An easy, delicious pear butter with canning and freezing instructions.
Kumquat Marmalade: Enjoy the Tropical Fruit...
A simple marmalade recipe that preserves the bright color and flavor of kumquat fruits
Pickled Ginger Recipe to Go With Sushi or Sashimi
A simple recipe for pickled fresh ginger to go with sushi or sashimi.
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!
Ever Had the Kobe Beef of Fruit? Try These...
Fresh persimmons can be transformed into an unusual dried fruit called hoshigaki, but it takes special care.
Simple Mustard Recipe
A simple mustard recipe with several variations
Quince Paste
A recipe for quince paste. Food Preservation.
How to Make Smoked Trout
How to make delicious smoked trout at home
Some Jam Recipes Call for Pectin. What Is It,...
Some jam recipes call for pectin. What is pectin, anyway, and why does it matter?
Fermented Turnip Pickle
Crunchy, tangy fermented turnips are a traditional pickle in many cultures. They are rich in good-for-you probiotics.
Harvesting and Drying Leafy Herbs
The best methods for drying herbs so that they keep their color, aroma and flavor.
Jellied Cranberry Sauce
Recipe for smooth jellied cranberry sauce
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.
Important Changes to the Home Canning Process
Two new changes to the home canning process with Ball and Kerr jars and lids make home canning even easier and faster than ever.
Overnight Crunchy Dill Pickles from Scratch
An easy and tasty pickle recipe that is ready to serve the next day
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 Ferment Green Beans
A simple recipe for healthy, probiotic fermented green beans
Easy Recipe for Red Currant Jam
A simple but delicious recipe for red currant jam
Dry Salt-cured Olives
This is one of the simplest ways to cure olives. The result is identical to the full-flavored, slightly
Fermenting Food - Lacto-fermentation Fruit and...
Recipes for lacto-fermenting fruits and vegetables
How to Dry Zucchini and Other Summer Squash in...
How to dry zucchini and other summer squash in a dehydrator
2 Ways to Make Mostarda di Frutta, a Sweet and...
How to make Mostarda di Frutta, a sweet-and-punget Italian side dish made with candied fresh fruit and mustard essence.
How to Can Tomatoes
How to safely can tomatoes at home.
Quince in Syrup Recipe
Recipe for quince preserves; how to make quinces preserved in syrup.
How to Dry Turnips in a Dehydrator
How to dry turnips in a dehydrator
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.
The Right Way to Freeze Rhubarb
The best way to freeze rhubarb. Food Preservation.
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.
Cheesy Raw Vegan Kale Chips
Kale chips are addictively tasty and yet totally good for you - a much healthier option than deep-fried
Tiny, Tart, and Terrific - How to Make...
What are cornichons cucumber pickles, and how do you make them?
Canning Pumpkin and Other Winter Squash
How to safely can pumpkin and other winter squash.
Beet Salad Refrigerator Pickle
Even people who think they don't like beets are won over when they taste this mildly tangy salad
Labneh Yogurt Cheese
A simple recipe for labneh, a cheese made from strained yogurt
How to Make Elderflower Syrup
How to make elderflower syrup - delicious added to cold drinks or drizzled over yogurt or desserts.
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.
Maple Triple Applesauce
A richly flavored slow cooker applesauce recipe that combines fresh and dried apples, apple cider and a hint of maple syrup.
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,
A DIY Hot Sauce That Rivals the Stuff on the...
An easy DIY hot sauce made from fermented peppers that rivals the stuff on the grocery store shelf.
Spicy Asparagus Pickles for Your Next Bloody Mary
An easy pickled asparagus recipe with some heat and delicious intensity from chile peppers and spices.
Make Your Own Red Wine Vinegar
A simple method for making your own red wine vinegar
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