Author: Christine Patrick

Freezing Peaches

Peach season in South Carolina ushers in a time for peach cobbler, peach ice cream, peach pie, and peaches plain. Besides offering a sweet treat, a medium raw peach will give you both vitamins A and...

Preserving Apples

Canning Sliced Apples Quantity: An average of 19 pounds is needed per canner load of 7 quarts; an average of 12¼ pounds is needed per canner load of 9 pints. A bushel weighs 48 pounds and yields 16...

Preserving Peaches

Canning Peaches (Halved or Sliced) Quantity: An average of 17½ pounds is needed per canner load of 7 quarts; an average of 11 pounds is needed per canner load of 9 pints. A bushel weighs 48 pounds...

Preserving Root Vegetables

(Beets – Carrots – Onions – Sweet Potatoes – White Potatoes) Canning Beets Quantity: An average of 21 pounds (without tops) is needed per canner load of 7 quarts; an average of 13½ pounds is needed...

Freezing Meats & Seafood

Safety of Frozen Meats Wholesome food stored constantly at 0 °F will always be safe. Only the quality suffers with lengthy freezer storage. Freezing preserves food for extended periods because it...

Mailing Perishable Foods

Everyone loves getting packages in the mail. Sometimes they are gifts of food, either homemade or from mail order. When it is baked goods or shelf-stable canned items, the lucky recipient usually...

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