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Your Complete Guide to Freezing Mushrooms
The two best ways to freeze mushrooms
Make Limoncello in Just Hours, Not Days or Weeks
Love limoncello but don't want to wait days or weeks? You can make it in just hours with these techniques.
How Long Can You Keep Food in the Freezer?
How long you can store different types of food in the freezer
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.
What You Need to Know about Freezing Asparagus
The best ways to blanch and freeze asparagus
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.
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!
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.
Your Guide to Drying Strawberries in a Dehydrator
How to dry strawberries in a food dehydrator
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 Dry Apples in a Dehydrator
The best way to dry apples in a dehydrator
Alkaline and Acidic Foods
Why alkaline and acidic foods require different canning methods
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 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.
Kumquat Marmalade: Enjoy the Tropical Fruit...
A simple marmalade recipe that preserves the bright color and flavor of kumquat fruits
The Right Way to Sterilize Canning Jars
How to sterilize canning jars. Food Preservation.
10 Ways to Use Chutney
Wondering what you can do with chutney besides serving it with Indian food? Here are 10 mouthwatering suggestions.
She Had Never Made Jam Before. Now She's Making...
When a woman and her husband bought a hotel, she didn't know she'd also become an expert jam maker.
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.
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.
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.
2 Easy Ways to Make Dry Breadcrumbs
How to make dry breadcrumbs with or without a food processor
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.
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 Make Limoncello, a Delicious Italian...
How to make limoncello, the traditional Italian lemon liqueur.
Kale Chips: A Simple, Healthy Alternative to...
How to make kale chips in your oven.
How to Blanch and Freeze Cauliflower
How to freeze cauliflower so that it keeps the best possible texture, taste and nutritional value.
How to Dry Mushrooms in Your Oven
How to dry mushrooms in your oven
The Lacto-Fermentation Process: How Pickling...
How lacto-fermentation safely preserves foods without canning, special ingredients, or fancy equipment.
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
Recipe for Homemade Bacon (with or without a...
How to make bacon at home. Food Preservation.
Make Your Own Pectin from Citrus Peels
How to make your own pectin for thickening jams and jellies.
Red Cabbage Sauerkraut
Red cabbage makes a colorful variation of sauerkraut, and is rich in healthy probiotics.
Making and Preserving Soup Stocks
How to make and freeze or can soup stocks
How to Make Your Own Liquid Pectin from Apple...
How to make liquid pectin from apples
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.
Dry Salt-cured Olives
This is one of the simplest ways to cure olives. The result is identical to the full-flavored, slightly
Blanching and Freezing Leafy Greens: A...
Leafy greens need to be blanched before they are frozen. Here's how.
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 Pears in a Dehydrator: Your...
How to choose pears at the best stage of ripeness for dehydrating
The Best Way to Freeze Peas
The best way to blanch and freeze peas
Drying Cranberries in Your Oven - How to Make...
How to dry cranberries in a home oven.
How to Dry Carrots in a Dehydrator
How to dry carrots so that they retain their color, flavor and nutritients
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 to Freeze Sugar Snap Peas
The best way to freeze sugar snap peas; how to preserve sugar snap peas
Favorite Strawberry Jam Recipe
A simple strawberry jam that uses homemade pectin to ensure a good jell.
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 Salt Pork
How to make salt pork. Food Preservation.
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.
Lacto-fermented Carrot Recipe
An easy recipe for delicious lacto-fermented carrots that are rich in healthy probiotics
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 Dry Morel Mushrooms in a Dehydrator
How to dry morel mushrooms in a food dehydrator
DIY Oven-Dried Tomatoes Packed in Oil
Tomatoes dried in the oven until chewy can be safely packed in oil, as long as you follow these steps.
The Best Ways to Freeze Vegetables
The best ways to freeze individual vegetables so that they keep their texture, taste and nutrients
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 Schmaltz
How to make and use rendered chicken fat, also called schmaltz
How to Make Mulberry Jam Without Using...
A simple recipe for mulberry jam that uses homemade instead of commercial pectin
How to Brine Cure Olives
How to make brine-cured olives at home
Dehydrate Pears in Your Oven
How to dry pears in an oven. Food Preservation.
LifeWithoutPlastic's Non-plastic Food Storage...
Product review of LifeWithoutPlastic's non-plastic food storage and freezer containers.
Classic Sweet Hot Dog Relish Recipe
Recipe for classic sweet cucumber relish
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 Test Homemade Jellies for the Gel Point...
During the early stage of cooking jelly the liquid is visible while it boils.
Spicy Pickled Carrots
Spicy pickled carrot recipe. Food Preservation.
How to Make Jerky from Ground Turkey
How to make jerky from ground turkey meat.
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.
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 Dehydrate Carrots in Your Oven
Drying carrots this way requires no specialized equipment and preserves their bright color as well as their flavor.
Bacalao-How to Make Salt Cod
How to make bacalao or salt cod 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.
These Spicy Pickles Make Tacos Muy Delicioso
The spicy combination of pickled jalapeños, carrots and onions known as escabeche gets a twist with cauliflower in this recipe from Tacolicious.
Quince Paste
A recipe for quince paste. Food Preservation.
Lacto-fermentation Without Added Salt
How to lacto-ferment food without adding salt
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 Dehydrate Celery, With or Without a...
How to blanch and dry celery. 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.
Preserved Whole Kumquats - Recipe
Recipe for whole kumquat preserves
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.
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,
Single Jar Sauerkraut Recipe
How to make a small, single jar batch of homemade sauerkraut
How to Preserve Avocado
How to preserve avocado by freezing avocado puree.
How to Make Candied Violets
How to make candied violets. Food Preservation.
Candied Kumquats - Kumquat Glass
How to make and use candied kumquats, also called calamondin or kumquat glass; kumquat recipe
Apple Scrap Vinegar
How to make vinegar from apple cores and peels
Raw Food Diets and Dehydrator "Cooking"
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Make Guinness Jelly for a St. Paddy's Day Treat
Guinness, the classic Irish dry stout, can be made into an intriguing jelly that pairs nicely with strong cheeses or can be used as a glaze on roasted meats.
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.
Best Reuben Ever: DIY Corned Beef FTW
Corn your own beef for a St. Paddy's Day feast, or pair it with homemade sauerkraut for the best reuben ever.
Labneh Yogurt Cheese
A simple recipe for labneh, a cheese made from strained yogurt
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 Naturally Electric Blue Syrup from...
How to make violet flower syrup and what to do with it
Tiny, Tart, and Terrific - How to Make...
What are cornichons cucumber pickles, and how do you make them?
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.
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.
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 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 Can Asparagus
How to preserve asparagus by canning it at home.
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 a Luscious Raspberry Curd
This creamy raspberry curd is spectacular paired with dark chocolate or crisp ginger snap cookies.
How to Dry Apples - Oven Method
How to dehydrate apples in your oven
Pickled Ginger Recipe to Go With Sushi or Sashimi
A simple recipe for pickled fresh ginger to go with sushi or sashimi.
How to Make Elderflower Syrup
How to make elderflower syrup - delicious added to cold drinks or drizzled over yogurt or desserts.
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.
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 Dry Morel Mushrooms - Oven Method
How to dry morel mushrooms in the oven
Simple Mustard Recipe
A simple mustard recipe with several variations
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.
How to Dry Cranberries
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Homemade Yogurt
Yogurt is fairly easy to make at home and the result is much better in flavor and consistency than most commercial yogurt.
How to Make File Powder for Gumbo
How to make file powder for gumbo
Fermenting Food - Lacto-fermentation Fruit and...
Recipes for lacto-fermenting fruits and vegetables
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.
Make Your Own Red Wine Vinegar
A simple method for making your own red wine vinegar
Fermented Turnip Pickle
Crunchy, tangy fermented turnips are a traditional pickle in many cultures. They are rich in good-for-you probiotics.
Pickled Green Almonds Recipe
A recipe for delicious pickled green almonds
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.
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.
Why Buy Pickling Spice When You Can Make Your...
Why buy pickling spice, when you can make your own from ingredients you probably already have in your spice drawer?
How to Make Authentic Dijon-Style Grainy Mustard
Authentic Dijon-style mustard delivers a piquant punch like no other. Here's how to make your own.
How to Ferment Green Beans
A simple recipe for healthy, probiotic fermented green beans
Canning Soup - How to Can Soup
How to pressure can homemade soups
Wisteria Wine
How to make a luscious wine from wisteria flowers
How to Can Meat - Pressure Canning Meat
How to can meat so that you can store the sealed jars at room temperature: no worries about freezer space or if the power goes out.
How to Can Tomatoes
How to safely can tomatoes at home.
What Is Milk Kefir?
Milk kefir is tangy, effervescent, delicious and healthful. But what exactly is it?
Green Tomato Chutney
Recipe for green tomato chutney - just in time for the end of the gardening season!
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.
Quince in Syrup Recipe
Recipe for quince preserves; how to make quinces preserved in syrup.
How to Make Queso Blanco
How to make queso blanco - recipe for queso blanco.
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.
The Right Way to Freeze Rhubarb
The best way to freeze rhubarb. Food Preservation.
Easy Recipe for Red Currant Jam
A simple but delicious recipe for red currant jam
Apple Scrap Jelly
How to make delicious jelly from apple cores and peels
Make Authentic Japanese Pickles Easy As Can Be
Turn turnips, radishes and seaweed into a salty-sour pickled called sanbaizu, a traditional type of Japanese pickle known as tsukemono.
Preserve Fresh Stalks of Green Garlic by...
Got green garlic? Capture its fresh flavor by fermenting it. The pickled stalks are delicious in stir-fries, tagines and pasta.
Spicy Asparagus Pickles for Your Next Bloody Mary
An easy pickled asparagus recipe with some heat and delicious intensity from chile peppers and spices.
How to Make Dandelion Wine
A recipe for dandelion flower wine
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.
Pickled Hot Peppers
A super simple recipe for pickled hot peppers.
How to Make Fruit Leathers from Fresh Fruit
How to make fruit leathers or roll-ups from fresh fruit
An easy recipe for mulberry jam
Recipe for mulberry jam. Food Preservation.
How to Make Jerky from Ground Beef
How to make jerky at home using hamburger meat (ground beef).
Stove Top Applesauce Recipe
A simple, delicious recipe for stove top applesauce, with canning instructions
Cheesy Raw Vegan Kale Chips
Kale chips are addictively tasty and yet totally good for you - a much healthier option than deep-fried
Kumquat Recipes
Recipes for preserving and cooking with kumquat fruits

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