Preservation

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How to Dehydrate Lettuce and Leafy Greens (and How to Use It Later)

Dehydrating lettuce and leafy greens may seem odd, but you can preserve great nutrition and add it to your dinners when you don't have time to eat salads, or if you have naturally picky eaters. Plus, you can preserve the goodness of your garden for later consumption.

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How to Make Fruit Preserves for a Simple Fruit Cobbler

Learn how to make your own fruit preserves and then use them to make a simple fruit cobbler.

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How to Make Tomato Sauce Using an Outdoor Evaporator

How do you turn 400 pounds of tomatoes into 92 quarts of wonderful smoky sauce in one day? With an outdoor evaporator and the help of several friends, of course.

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How to Pressure-Can Chicken Broth: An Illustrated Guide

Pressure-canning your own homemade chicken broth is easy, and having it available in your cellar is convenient and inspiring.

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How to Pressure Can Chicken Meat: An Illustrated Guide

Pressure canning chicken is easy, and it gives you access to meat for quick meals, as well as cellar stock for emergencies and a DIY lifestyle.

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Cherry and Black Grape Jam in the Crockpot

Making cherry and black grape jam in the crockpot is going to be so easy, you'll be surprised that you didn't think to do this for yourself before now. This recipe turns juicy cherries and crispy grapes into a sweet, smooth, yummy concoction that you can enjoy with toast or biscuits.

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Pressure-Canning Sweet Corn Off the Cob

This recipe will help you with pressure-canning sweet corn off the cob. Summertime is wonderful, if not just because corn is in season, and the best of it goes on sale at my local organic food store. We love everything about corn, like cream corn, corn broth, tamales, and especially corn on the cob.

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Homemade Mixed Berry Jam for Water-Bath Canning

You're going to love this delicious homemade mixed berry jam for water-bath canning. Filled with deliciously fresh blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries (and just a hint of honey), the burst of flavor you are going to experience when eating this jam is going to blow your mind.

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Water Bath Canning Homemade Peach Salsa

This article is about water bath canning peach salsa. This process is really quick and easy. We get an amazing end product that we can enjoy all year round. This salsa is slightly spicy and really sweet—filled with all kinds of wonderful fruit and vegetables. I highly recommend it!

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How to Pressure Can Black Beans: A Step-By-Step Photo Guide

This recipe is focused on pressure canning black beans. By preserving your own food, not only can you control the ingredients in the food you make— providing your family with more nutritious food—but you also get the satisfaction of making food for your family.

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Pressure Canning Green Beans

This recipe is about pressure canning green beans. By preserving my own food, not only do I get to control the ingredients that go into the food we're eating, but I get to provide my family with delicious, nutritious food all year round.

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How to Pressure-Can Goat's Milk: A Step-by-Step Photo Guide

This article contains photos and text that will teach you step-by-step how to pressure-can milk by sealing it in jars for long-term storage.

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Pressure-Canning Your Own Black-Eyed Peas

I'll walk you through pressure-canning your own black-eyed peas, including soaking them overnight ahead of time and raw-pack canning in boiling water. I also share some of my tips and tricks for water-bath canning and pressure-canning many other items.

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How to Pickle and Can Beets

I love pickled beets, and I enjoy canning. This article will show you how to pickle beets and then can them for storage!

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Canning Pineapple Chunks in Water

My husband and I go a bit overboard when we see good sales. We capitalized on a pineapple sale we found. I want to show you how to take advantage of canning your own pineapple!

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How to Store and Preserve Green Peas at Home

Green peas are nutrient-dense. They are very delicious. This veggie is seasonal. Hence, buy them when they are abundant and preserve them for the future. Here's an easy way to preserve them at home.

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Freeze Chillies to Stop Waste and Save Money

Prepare and freeze fresh chillies so there is no waste. No blanching required.

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How to Make and Use 'Choi Poh' (Chinese Sweet-Salty Preserved Radish)

Preserved vegetables are the 'magic' ingredient in home-style Chinese cooking. The preserved sweet-salty radish called 'choi poh' in Cantonese is a universal favourite. It's very easy to make. Enjoy!

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Making Jams and Jelly Without Commercial Pectin

Fruits can be made into jam or jelly straight or used to balance low pectin fruit to gel.

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Easy Pickled Jalapeño Recipe

This is a very easy but tasty recipe for pickling fresh jalapeños. They are so succulent that you will be putting them on everything you can—from sandwiches and homemade burgers to salads.

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How to Make and Freeze Homemade Baby Food

I've made a lot of baby food in the past year. I prefer to make it at home because I know exactly what goes into it. I'd love to share my experiences with you.

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Minnesota Cooking: How to Freeze Homegrown Tomatoes

Freezing tomatoes for later use was easier than I thought it would be. Let me show you how.

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How to Make My Favourite Fridge Pickles

These great-tasting pickles can be eaten in only 3 days.

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How to Make Cultured Strawberry Preserves at Home

Strawberries are one of the easier things to culture, and they make a tangy and delicious probiotic condiment.

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How to Freeze and Can Your Food

Learn how to prepare your foods for storage, canning or freezing. This article explains what I do to prepare my food and why I choose to can or freeze it.

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Ways to Preserve Tomatoes and Peppers

Celebrate the grand garden season finale. Here are some faster, space-saving methods to harvest and store garden produce at its best.

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How to Make Black Garlic at Home in a Crock-Pot (Recipe)

Learning how to make sweet, delicious black garlic at home is easier than you may think.

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Minnesota Cooking: How to Make Pickled Chicken Gizzards and Hearts

I purchased my packages of gizzards and hearts at our local Walmart. I planned to pickle them. In Dallas, Texas, apparently, they deep fry them and are fondly remembered as the people go north!

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How to Make Pickles From Cucumbers

Many people are afraid to try to preserve vegetables because they think it is difficult or are fearful of making someone sick from botulism. But if you follow sound canning procedures, you can succeed!

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The Easiest Way to Make Sweet, Crunchy Pickles

This article is about the easiest way to make sweet, crunchy pickles, featuring a secret shortcut. It includes the recipe, complete instructions, and lots of photos. You will love these pickles.

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Food Preservation: Fish Drying, Salting, or Freezing

Fish can be preserved by drying, salting, and freezing. These are effective ways to store bumper catches for times of scarcity.

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Canned Hot Pepper and Banana Pepper Recipes

If you love hot peppers and banana peppers, you will love these recipes for pickled peppers. Can them at the peak of freshness for delicious peppers year-round.

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How to Freeze Hot Malagueta Chili Peppers

Are you wondering what to do with your bounty of beautiful chilies? Why not freeze them so that they can be available to use whenever you want to add a bit of spice to your life.

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Common Home Preservation Methods: Advantages and Disadvantages

What are the advantages of preserving food by canning, pickling, drying, and smoking? What are the disadvantages?

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Home Preservation Methods: The Advantages and Disadvantages

This article details the advantages and disadvantages of home food preservation. We will explore food that is fresh, root-cellared, and frozen.

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Pickled Watermelon Recipe: Summertime in a Jar

Love watermelon and want to eat it year-round? Pickled watermelon packs a little summer in every jar.

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How to Cook Oven-Baked Tomatoes

This recipe for oven-baked baby tomatoes is very easy and suitable for a beginner cook. Use it as an appetizer, spread, sauce, covering for meat or fish, or an omelette filling.

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How Do You Freeze Fresh Green Beans?

Green beans are essential in a well-balanced diet. Fresh from the garden, they have higher levels of nutrients than ones bought at the store. Here's how to harvest, and freeze green beans.

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How to Home Can Chicken Breast

Home canning your own chicken can save you money—and you will know there aren't any preservatives added. I'll teach you how to do it yourself.

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How Do You Freeze Fresh Green Peppers?

Green peppers provide several nutrients and benefits to your body and health. They also taste great, whether they are in your spaghetti sauce or fresh on a salad. These are great fruit!

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How to Start Canning Food

Home canning is simple and can be a great skill to learn. I think it's economical and healthy because no chemicals are added during the process. It's also a great way to store extra food!

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How to Can Stewed Tomatoes

Here are step-by-step instructions on how to can stewed tomatoes.

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Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam Recipe

Strawberry freezer jam is a great treat you can put on your ice cream or your toast. By packaging it, you can turn it into a nice gift. It's yummy, too!

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Gooseberry Jam Recipe

If you've never tasted a gooseberry, June is the perfect time. Make a tasty jam from these green berries, and surprise your friends with the fresh, sweet, tart flavor, as well as the unusual color.

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How to Can Food BPA-Free: Toxins in Mason Jar Canning Lids

Many mason jar canning lids contain BPA which acts like estrogen in the body, disrupting normal hormone regulation. BPA-free claims may not be enough. Find out how to find healthy canning jars.

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How to Make Easy Homemade Guava Jam

Cook easy, homemade guava jam in six simple steps. Now, you no longer have to rely on supermarkets because this sweet and preservative-free fruit jam is easy to make.

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How to Make Wine Jelly

This article explains how to make a wonderful jelly for wine lovers. Learn to make this awesome and versatile jelly at home.

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Persimmon and Jalapeño Pepper Jam-Preserve Recipe

This delicious recipe is a fusion of sweet and heat that is scrumptious to eat.

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How to Preserve Pecans and Other Nuts in Mason Jars

Pecans (and almost any food) can be preserved in Mason jars. This method frees up your freezer space and there is no freezer burn.

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4 Homemade Beef Jerky Marinade Recipes

Nothing beats the fresh taste of homemade beef jerky. Say goodbye to the massively preserved, store-bought bags and find true comfort with homemade beef jerky recipes.