Category: Preservation

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...

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...

Food Selection & Storage

Food Quality & Safety Storage does not improve the quality of any food. The quality of a food will also not decrease significantly during storage as long as the food is stored properly and used...

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...

Freezing Prepared Foods

Preparing food ahead of time and freezing it can save time, add variety to your menu, offer quick meals for unexpected company and provide nutritious choices for busy days. When you are preparing a...

Common Canning Problems

Common Canning Problems & Remedies Problem Cause Prevention Canned Foods Loss of liquid from glass jars during processing This is not a sign of spoilage; do not open to replace liquid. However,...

Pickle Basics

Pickled products truly add spice to meals and snacks. The skillful blending of spices, sugar and vinegar with fruits and vegetables creates a crisp, firm texture and a pungent, sweet-sour flavor....

Relishes

Pickled Corn Relish Ingredients: 10 cups fresh whole kernel corn (16 to 20 medium-size ears), or six 10-ounce packages of frozen corn 2½ cups diced sweet red peppers 2½ cups diced sweet green...

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