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Learn How to Make Flavored Vinegar

Add to Favorites By Rita Heikenfeld and Erin Phillips – Remember when buying vinegar meant choosing between distilled, clear grain vinegar, cider, and a few choices of red and white …

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Crabapples

Add to Favorites By Lisa Garcia — Crabapples are often overlooked as a food source for rural and suburban homesteaders. Now treated primarily as ornamentals, these trees have a usefulness that …

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How Does Freeze Drying Work?
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Freeze-drying has been around more than 100 years. But how does freeze drying work? And why is it better than simply dehydrating? People have developed many food …

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Food Preservation Methods Got us Through the Great Recession
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites I should have made shirts declaring, I survived 2009. If I said that food preservation methods saved us, would you believe me? How many of us don’t …

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Understanding How Botulism Causes Illness
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites It’s the Big Evil in canning. Botulism causes paralysis, death, and long-term rehabilitation for survivors. But understanding how botulism forms, and how to prevent it, keeps you …

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6 Ways of Preserving Food Through the Ages
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Some ways of preserving food have been around since ancient times while others are modern. Older methods can leave meals dry, salty, fermented and imperfect. But they …

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A Tomato Ketchup Recipe Anyone Can Make
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites It’s nearing the end of tomato season. You learned how to care for tomato plants, tended them tirelessly, and now – if you’re like me – you’re …

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Canning Salsa Recipes Abound
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Canning salsa recipes are everywhere these days. There are so many options to try! You can experiment with canning salsa using tomatoes, corn, beans, fresh herbs, dried …

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How Long Does Homemade Jam Last?

Add to Favorites Here’s how long homemade jam lasts: For homemade jam using sugar and processed by canning in a hot water bath, you can expect to get about two …

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Learning How to Dehydrate Food
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Knowing how to dehydrate food is a matter of survival for many. I learned food preservation methods from my grandmother. Her pantry is still an object of …

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How to Make Peach Jam
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites It’s good to know how to make peach jam before the peaches come into season. Peaches are delicious right off the tree and buying from the orchard is …

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A Guide to Salting Food Preservation
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites The successful, savory narrative of salting food preservation is fascinating when its history and uses are examined. Here’s a fun fact, did you know it’s been reported …

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Drying Mushrooms: Instructions for Dehydrating and Use Afterward
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Drying mushrooms is an easy way to “upcycle” your produce. While most foods lose flavor or texture after dehydration, mushrooms improve. Mushrooms have been eaten since ancient …

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The Best Reason to Practice Food Preservation Methods
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites I had a feeling something would go wrong. I’ve practiced food preservation methods since I was 12 and never had I felt so uneasy. I needed to put …

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7 Canning Myths: Inventing Canning Recipes and Other Bad Ideas
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites There’s a lot of advice floating around the internet about canning, including the idea that you can make up your own canning recipes. Although it’s tempting to …

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