Preserving & Canning

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How to Dehydrate Your Own Food

Dehydrate your own food and you'll have loads of tasty snacks and flavorful ingredients on hand.

How Long Can I Store Frozen Food ?

Food will stay fresh in the freezer when you learn these storage techniques

Packaging and Storing Dried Foods

Important tips to make sure your dried foods store without spoiling

Save Money: Produce and Dairy You Can and Cannot Freeze

Make the most of your grocery shopping sales by knowing which produce and dairy items freeze well.

Canning Fish

Get a quick overview on a long-standing method for preserving your fish at home

Home Canning—Why Can Foods?

Learn how come canning extends more than just the shelf-life of your fresh produce

Home Canning - Jars and Lids

United States Department Of Agriculture, Extension Service Food may be canned in glass jars or metal

Food Dehydrators

What to look for when choosing a food dehydrator

Safe Canners for Glass Top Stoves

Canners are used on the top of ceramic or glass stoves. Flat bottom canners are safe and can be very

Home Canning: Preparing Pickled and Fermented Foods

Once you start, you’ll be hooked on home canning.

How to Prepare for Seasonal Canning

Canning your extra garden harvest takes a bit of prep, but it's worth it!

15 Foods That DON'T Need to Be in Your Fridge

Save your money and your taste buds.

Home Canning - Selecting The Correct Processing Time

Tips from the United States Department Of Agriculture.

Canning Meat

Canning is the perfect way to preserve food.

Food Dryer Vs. Oven Drying Food

Ensure you have a supply of your fruits and vegetables

How Is Freeze Dried Food Made?

Freeze dried food has been frozen, then dehydrated.

Dried Food: Does It Lose Its Nutritional Value?

Dried food gets rid of more than water.

How to Can Vegetable Crops

Enjoy your produce for years to come.

Canning Basics for Beginners

Save money and time with this age-old DIY skill!

Home Canning - Recommended Canners

United States Department Of Agriculture, Extension Service Recommended Canners Equipment for

Home Canning - Ensuring High Quality Canned Foods

United States Department Of Agriculture, Extension Service Begin with good-quality fresh foods

Making Jams and Jellies - Blackberry Jam

with liquid pectin 4 cups crushed blackberries (about 2 quart boxes blackberries) 7 cups sugar 1 pouch

Making Jams and Jellies - Apple Preserves

with powdered pectin 6 cups peeled, cored, sliced apples 1 cup water 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 package

Home Canning - Testing Jar Seals

United States Department Of Agriculture, Extension Service After cooling jars for 12 to 24 hours,

Home Canning - Preparing Butters, Jams, Jellies and Marmalades

United States Department Of Agriculture, Extension Service Sweet spreads are a class of foods

Home Canning - Canned Foods For Special Diets

United States Department Of Agriculture, Extension Service The cost of commercially canned special