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.
Learn how to make your own fruit preserves and then use them to make a simple fruit cobbler.
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.
Pressure-canning your own homemade chicken broth is easy, and having it available in your cellar is convenient and inspiring.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Freezing tomatoes for later use was easier than I thought it would be. Let me show you how.
Learning how to make sweet, delicious black garlic at home is easier than you may think.
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!
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.
What are the advantages of preserving food by canning, pickling, drying, and smoking? What are the disadvantages?
This article details the advantages and disadvantages of home food preservation. We will explore food that is fresh, root-cellared, and frozen.
Is freezer-burned food safe to eat? What causes it to happen in the first place—and is it possible to prevent? Learn everything you need to know.
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.
Pecans (and almost any food) can be preserved in Mason jars. This method frees up your freezer space and there is no freezer burn.