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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.
Your Complete Guide to Freezing Mushrooms
The two best ways to freeze mushrooms
What You Need to Know about Freezing Asparagus
The best ways to blanch and freeze asparagus
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.
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.
Your Guide to Drying Strawberries in a Dehydrator
How to dry strawberries in a food dehydrator
Never Waste Fresh Basil Again - Preserving Basil
The best ways to preserve the bright color and flavor of fresh basil
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.
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.
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
How to Dry Morel Mushrooms in a Dehydrator
How to dry morel mushrooms in a food dehydrator
10 Ways to Use Chutney
Wondering what you can do with chutney besides serving it with Indian food? Here are 10 mouthwatering suggestions.
The Best Way to Freeze Strawberries
The best way to freeze strawberries
The Right Way to Sterilize Canning Jars
How to sterilize canning jars. Food Preservation.
How to Make Pancetta, Italian Cured Pork Belly
Turn pork belly into pancetta, an Italian cured meat similar to bacon, in your own home.
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.
Kumquat Marmalade: Enjoy the Tropical Fruit...
A simple marmalade recipe that preserves the bright color and flavor of kumquat fruits
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.
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
How to Dry Mushrooms - Dehydrator Method
How to dry mushrooms 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.
The Lacto-Fermentation Process: How Pickling...
How lacto-fermentation safely preserves foods without canning, special ingredients, or fancy equipment.
The Right Way to Freeze Rhubarb
The best way to freeze rhubarb. Food Preservation.
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 Mushrooms in Your Oven
How to dry mushrooms 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.
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.
Kale Chips: A Simple, Healthy Alternative to...
How to make kale chips in your oven.
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 Morel Mushrooms - Oven Method
How to dry morel mushrooms in the oven
How to Brine Cure Olives
How to make brine-cured olives at home
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
Make Your Own Pectin from Citrus Peels
How to make your own pectin for thickening jams and jellies.
How to Make Candied Violets
How to make candied violets. Food Preservation.
Blanching and Freezing Leafy Greens: A...
Leafy greens need to be blanched before they are frozen. Here's how.
Lacto-fermented Carrot Recipe
An easy recipe for delicious lacto-fermented carrots that are rich in healthy probiotics
How to Make Naturally Electric Blue Syrup from...
How to make violet flower syrup and what to do with it
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
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.
How to Freeze Sugar Snap Peas
The best way to freeze sugar snap peas; how to preserve sugar snap peas
Red Cabbage Sauerkraut
Red cabbage makes a colorful variation of sauerkraut, and is rich in healthy probiotics.
How to Make Your Own Liquid Pectin from Apple...
How to make liquid pectin from apples
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
Recipe for Homemade Bacon (with or without a...
How to make bacon at home. Food Preservation.
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.
Yellow Hot Dog Mustard Recipe
Making classic, ballpark-style yellow mustard - the stuff you love on hot dogs - is so easy. Here's how.
Favorite Strawberry Jam Recipe
A simple strawberry jam that uses homemade pectin to ensure a good jell.
The Best Ways to Freeze Vegetables
The best ways to freeze individual vegetables so that they keep their texture, taste and nutrients
How to Dry Carrots in a Dehydrator
How to dry carrots so that they retain their color, flavor and nutritients
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 Keep Pumpkin and Winter Squash from...
The best ways to store, freeze, dehydrate and can pumpkin, butternut and other winter squashes
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 Make Jerky from Ground Turkey
How to make jerky from ground turkey meat.
How to Make Mulberry Jam Without Using...
A simple recipe for mulberry jam that uses homemade instead of commercial pectin
Quince Paste
A recipe for quince paste. 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.
Pickled Green Almonds Recipe
A recipe for delicious pickled green almonds
How to Dry Apples - Oven Method
How to dehydrate apples in your oven
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.
LifeWithoutPlastic's Non-plastic Food Storage...
Product review of LifeWithoutPlastic's non-plastic food storage and freezer containers.
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.
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.
Preserved Whole Kumquats - Recipe
Recipe for whole kumquat preserves
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 Can Asparagus
How to preserve asparagus by canning it at home.
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 Make Salt Pork
How to make salt pork. Food Preservation.
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.
Drying Cranberries in Your Oven - How to Make...
How to dry cranberries in a home oven.
How to Test Homemade Jellies for the Gel Point...
How to test homemade jellies to know when they have reached the jell point
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.
Lacto-fermentation Without Added Salt
How to lacto-ferment food without adding salt
Got Too Many Herbs? Salt Them!
When herbs are overabundant, salt is your friend with this traditional method, popular in Eastern Canada.
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,
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.
How to Preserve Avocado
How to preserve avocado by freezing avocado puree.
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.
Excalibur 2400 Economy Model Dehydrator Review
A product review of Excalibur's 2400 no-frills basic food dehydrator
Raw Food Diets and Dehydrator "Cooking"
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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 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.
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 Dehydrate Celery, With or Without a...
How to blanch and dry celery. Food Preservation.
How to Make File Powder for Gumbo
How to make file powder for gumbo
How to Dry Cranberries
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Classic Sweet Hot Dog Relish Recipe
Recipe for classic sweet cucumber relish
How to Dry Tomatoes in a Dehydrator
How to dry tomatoes in a dehydrator.
Dehydrate Pears in Your Oven
How to dry pears in an oven. Food Preservation.
How to Ferment Green Beans
A simple recipe for healthy, probiotic fermented green beans
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.
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.
Overnight Crunchy Dill Pickles from Scratch
An easy and tasty pickle recipe that is ready to serve the next day
Pickled Ginger Recipe to Go With Sushi or Sashimi
A simple recipe for pickled fresh ginger to go with sushi or sashimi.
Labneh Yogurt Cheese
A simple recipe for labneh, a cheese made from strained yogurt
Tiny, Tart, and Terrific - How to Make...
What are cornichons cucumber pickles, and how do you make them?
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.
Does Fermenting Fartichokes Take the Wind Out...
Jerusalem artichokes, or sunchokes, earn an unfortunate nickname: Fartichokes. Can lactofermentation take the wind out of them?
Quince in Syrup Recipe
Recipe for quince preserves; how to make quinces preserved in syrup.
Bacalao-How to Make Salt Cod
How to make bacalao or salt cod at home
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 Make Dandelion Wine
A recipe for dandelion flower wine
Homemade Yogurt
Yogurt is fairly easy to make at home and the result is much better in flavor and consistency than most commercial yogurt.
Easy Rhubarb Freezer Jam Recipe
An easy and delicious recipe for rhubarb freezer jam - no canning required!
How to Make Limoncello, a Delicious Italian...
How to make limoncello, the traditional Italian lemon liqueur.
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.
Canning Soup - How to Can Soup
How to pressure can homemade soups
Single Jar Sauerkraut Recipe
How to make a small, single jar batch of homemade sauerkraut
Candied Kumquats - Kumquat Glass
How to make and use candied kumquats, also called calamondin or kumquat glass; kumquat recipe
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.
Green Tomato Chutney
Recipe for green tomato chutney - just in time for the end of the gardening season!
Fermenting Food - Lacto-fermentation Fruit and...
Recipes for lacto-fermenting fruits and vegetables
How to Make a Luscious Raspberry Curd
This creamy raspberry curd is spectacular paired with dark chocolate or crisp ginger snap cookies.
An easy recipe for mulberry jam
Recipe for mulberry jam. 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.
Blanching and Freezing Okra
Okra needs to be blanched before freezing.
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.
Simple Mustard Recipe
A simple mustard recipe with several variations
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.
Can You Safely Use Homemade Vinegar in...
Most canning instructions tell you that you should never use homemade vinegar to make pickles. Well, there is a way to do so safely. Here's how.
An Easy Way to Preserve Fresh Rosemary
A quick, simple recipe that preserves the flavor of rosemary much better than drying.
Make Your Own Red Wine Vinegar
A simple method for making your own red wine vinegar
How to Make Herbal Vinegars
How to preserve the vibrant aromas and flavors of herbs in vinegar.
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.
Blueberries and Nothing Else - Canning...
This method of canning blueberries without added sugar or liquid preserves the full flavor of the fresh fruit.
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.
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.
How to Can Tomatoes
How to safely can tomatoes at home.
How to Make Jerky from Ground Beef
How to make jerky at home using hamburger meat (ground beef).
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.
How to Make Schmaltz
How to make and use rendered chicken fat, also called schmaltz
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.
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 Use a Pressure Canner as a Boiling Water...
How to use a pressure canner as a boiling water bath
There's More to Pesto Than Basil. Try This...
There's more to pesto than basil. Try this delicious version with green garlic, one of spring's best crops.
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.
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.
24-Hour Spiced Cauliflower Pickle
A recipe for lightly spiced, pickled cauliflower that is ready to eat in just 24 hours.
Ew, Blue Garlic in My Pickles. Why Does That...
Pickling sometimes turn garlic cloves blue or green. Why is that? And can I still eat it?
Kumquat Recipes
Recipes for preserving and cooking with kumquat fruits
How to Make and Use Creme Fraiche
How to make and use creme fraiche

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