Category: Preservation

Canning Foods at Home

Canning is an important, safe method of food preservation if practiced properly. The canning process involves placing foods in jars and heating them to a temperature that destroys microorganisms...

Preserving Foods

Unless food is preserved in some manner, it begins to spoil soon after it is harvested or slaughtered. The main methods of food preservation that will keep food safe are canning, freezing and...

Home Canning Equipment

Canning is the process in which foods are placed in jars or cans and heated to a temperature that destroys microorganisms and inactivates enzymes. This heating and later cooling forms a vacuum seal....

Flavored Vinegars

Vinegars garnished with sprigs of herbs or a layer of berries adds extra flavor and excitement to dishes. Vinegars are easy and safe to make at home, provided a few simple precautions are followed....

Pickled Cucumbers

Bread-&-Butter Pickles Ingredients: 6 pounds of 4- to 5-inch pickling cucumbers 8 cups thinly sliced onions (about 3 pounds) ½ cup canning or pickling salt 4 cups vinegar (5 percent) 4½ cups...

Herb Infused Oils

Infusing oil with fresh herbs and vegetables is a creative way to add flavor and interest to cooking. The basic concept is that the essence of fresh garlic and herbs is infused into oil. Oil...

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...

Strawberry Jam

Strawberries are practically perfect for making jam. A classic strawberry jam is simply made with strawberries and sugar, a freezer jam can be easily prepared using powdered pectin, and there are...

Canning Venison

Deer and other wild game provide wholesome, nourishing food. These meats can be pressure canned for future use but should be handled carefully to guarantee safety and retain quality. Wild meat is...

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