Preserving & Canning

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various vegetables pickled in jars
Winter Pickling Recipes

Keep veggies around longer, or give their flavor some punch.

fresh pickles with dill
How to Make Your Own Pickles

Turn that cucumber into a nearly instant munchable treat.

frozen berries
How to Freeze Food

You can store about three months worth of food in advance.

Dehydrated fruit
How to Dehydrate Your Own Food

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

dried strawberries
Dried Food: Does It Lose Its Nutritional Value?

Dried food gets rid of more than water.

A freezer with food and thermometer.
Save Money: Produce and Dairy You Can and Cannot Freeze

Streamline your budget by knowing which items freeze well.

A collection of supplies for canning, including tongs and jar lids.
How to Prepare for Seasonal Canning

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

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Home Canning - Ensuring High Quality Canned Foods

The steps you can take for the best tasting home canned foods

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Home Canning - Canned Foods For Special Diets

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

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Home Canning - Preparing Butters, Jams, Jellies, and Marmalade

Learn about the key ingredients and techniques used to make perfect fruit spreads

Home Canning of Summer Vegetables on Shelves Hz
Home Canning - Recommended Canners

How to pick and use pressure canners and boiling-water canners for preserving food at home

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Apple Butter Recipe Using a Boiling-Water Canner

Introductory recipe and steps for a homemade apple butter

blueberry blackberry jam with fresh fruit
How to Make Blackberry Jam Using a Water-Canner

A recipe for homemade blackberry jam

Frozen chicken wings
How Long Can I Store Frozen Food ?

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

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Packaging and Storing Dried Foods

Important tips to make sure your dried foods store without spoiling

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Canning Fish

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

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Home Canning—Why Can Foods?

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

Culinary: Stewed Tomatoes
Home Canning - Jars and Lids

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

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Food Dehydrators

What to look for when choosing a food dehydrator

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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

Radishes in a jar for canning.
Home Canning: Preparing Pickled and Fermented Foods

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

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

Save your money and your taste buds.

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Home Canning - Selecting The Correct Processing Time

Tips from the United States Department Of Agriculture.

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Canning Meat

Canning is the perfect way to preserve food.

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Food Dryer Vs. Oven Drying Food

Ensure you have a supply of your fruits and vegetables

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How Is Freeze Dried Food Made?

Freeze dried food has been frozen, then dehydrated.

A row of canned vegetables.
How to Can Vegetable Crops

Enjoy your produce for years to come.

A pressure cooker with mason jars of beans in front of it.
Canning Basics for Beginners

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