How to Dehydrate Lettuce and Leafy Greens (and How to Use It Later)
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.
How to Make Fruit Preserves for a Simple Fruit Cobbler
Learn how to make your own fruit preserves and then use them to make a simple fruit cobbler.
How to Make Tomato Sauce Using an Outdoor Evaporator
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.
How to Pressure-Can Chicken Broth: An Illustrated Guide
Pressure-canning your own homemade chicken broth is easy, and having it available in your cellar is convenient and inspiring.
How to Pressure Can Chicken Meat: An Illustrated Guide
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.
Cherry and Black Grape Jam in the Crockpot
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.
Pressure-Canning Sweet Corn Off the Cob
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.
Homemade Mixed Berry Jam for Water-Bath Canning
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.
Water Bath Canning Homemade Peach Salsa
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!
How to Pressure Can Black Beans: A Step-By-Step Photo Guide
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.
How to Pressure-Can Goat's Milk: A Step-by-Step Photo Guide
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.
Pressure-Canning Your Own Black-Eyed Peas
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.
How to Make and Use 'Choi Poh' (Chinese Sweet-Salty Preserved Radish)
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!
Minnesota Cooking: How to Freeze Homegrown Tomatoes
Freezing tomatoes for later use was easier than I thought it would be. Let me show you how.
How to Make Black Garlic at Home in a Crock-Pot (Recipe)
Learning how to make sweet, delicious black garlic at home is easier than you may think.
Minnesota Cooking: How to Make Pickled Chicken Gizzards and Hearts
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!
Easy Sweet, Crunchy Pickle Recipe (With Secret Shortcut)
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.
Common Home Preservation Methods: Advantages and Disadvantages
What are the advantages of preserving food by canning, pickling, drying, and smoking? What are the disadvantages?
Home Preservation Methods: The Advantages and Disadvantages
This article details the advantages and disadvantages of home food preservation. We will explore food that is fresh, root-cellared, and frozen.
Is It Safe to Eat Freezer-Burned Food? Plus Prevention Tips
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.
How to Can Food BPA-Free: Toxins in Mason Jar Canning Lids
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.
How to Preserve Pecans and Other Nuts in Mason 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.