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 to Prepare for Seasonal Canning

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

Canning Basics for Beginners

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

Home Canning: Preparing Pickled and Fermented Foods

Once you start pickling and fermenting foods, you’ll be hooked on home canning.

How to Can Vegetable Crops

Canning vegetable crops allows you to enjoy your garden-fresh produce for years to come.

Home Canning - Recommended Canners

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

Home Canning - Jars and Lids

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

Save Money: Foods You Can and Cannot Freeze

Make the most of your grocery shopping by knowing which foods freeze well.

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

Save your money and your taste buds by keeping these 15 food items out of the fridge.

Canning Meat

Canning is the perfect way to preserve food for later use without the addition of chemicals and additives

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

Home Canning - Why Can Foods ?

United States Department Of Agriculture, Extension Service Canning can be a safe and economical

Making Jams and Jellies - Apple Preserves

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

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 - Selecting The Correct Processing Time

United States Department Of Agriculture, Extension Service When canning in boiling water, more

Home Canning - Testing Jar Seals

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

Food Dryer Vs. Oven Drying Food

Food dehydration is a convenient way to ensure you have an ongoing supply of your fruits and vegetables

Home Canning - Preparing Butters, Jams, Jellies and Marmalades

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

How Long Can I Store Frozen Food ?

Freezing cannot improve the flavor or texture of any food, but when properly done it can preserve most

Packaging and Storing Dried Foods

Dried foods are susceptible to insect contamination and moisture reabsorption and must be properly packaged

Canning Fish

Canning Fish is a great way to keep your meat fresh. It is also a very simple process. If you have water

Food Dehydrators

A food dehydrator is a small electrical appliance for drying foods indoors. A food dehydrator has an

Home Canning - Canned Foods For Special Diets

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

Dried Food: Does It Lose It's Nutritional Value?

Dried food gets rid of more than water; dried food also loses nutritional value. While dried food has

How Is Freeze Dried Food Made?

Freeze dried food is cooked or fresh foods that have been frozen then had the water removed. This creates