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TAG : food preservation

Vegetable Processing and Preservation

When the euphoria and celebration of a bountiful harvest subsides, we gardeners and homesteaders are presented with a new task: preserving the abundance so that it will feed us rather than rot. After the long season of planting, growing and harvesting, we are fatigued and somehow the work of ...

Canning, Freezing and Dehydrating: Which Preservation Method is Right For You?

Whether you're brand new or a veteran homesteader, you're probably at least somewhat acquainted with different preservation methods.  Most everyone has frozen produce and many have dabbled in dehydrating or water bath canning. But are you aware of all the different preservation methods out ...

Home Canning Made Easier

After this past year with food and supply shortages, more folks than ever have gotten on the home canning band wagon. For as far back as I can remember, this has just been a way of life for my family. It is actually hard for me to fathom anyone who doesn’t do it. However, like anything, it ...

Dry Canning: 3 Methods Dry Goods Food Preservation

Miss Google is a wonderful asset to gain knowledge on just about anything. However, she can lead you astray, as I found out the other day. When completing any food-preservation project, it is essential to check multiple websites and ensure that each is a reputable source of information. You ...

Canning, Drying and Fermenting for the Year

The other day, a friend asked a question that I haven’t really thought about before: “With all your gardening and preserving foods, would you have enough to last a year if you had to?” With the uncertainty in today’s world and the fragility of the food chain, this is a question that ...

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How to Dehydrate Fruits and Vegetables

Whether you nurture a suburban backyard garden, two potted tomato plants, or acres of produce, this year you may depend on your harvest not only for fresh vegetables, but also for variety. The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our food supply, from processing plant closures to distribution ...

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Become a Master Food Preserver

  “Help! We canned several jars of chili a few weeks ago, and now they’re popping! There’s chili all over the pantry. Can it be salvaged?” The friends who sent me this email are experienced home canners. They didn’t want to lose all their hard work, but realized they had a ...

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