Food Preservation Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Drying Fruit
Ways to dry fruit in a dehydrator or in your oven

How to Dry Pears in a Dehydrator - A Step by Step Guide
Use this simple step-by-step guide for dehydrating pears in a food dehydrator. Save your fruit to enjoy for snacks or on salads and in compotes.

Choose Pears That Are Almost Fully Ripe
How to choose pears at the best stage of ripeness for dehydrating

Peel, Core and Slice the Pears
Preparing fresh pears for dehydrating

Pretreat Pear Slices in Acidulated Water
Pretreat pears in acidulated water to prevent browning

Drain the Acidulated Pear Slices
Drain the pear slices before transferring them to the dehydrator

Arrange Pear Slices on Dehydrator Trays
How to arrange pear slices on dehydrator trays for the best results

Dry the Pears
Dry the pears in the dehydrator. Food Preservation.

Dehydrating
Dehydrating food with or without a dehydrator

How to Make Dehydrated Apples
Learn the best way to make dehydrated apple slices in a dehydrator. Use these steps to make dried apple chips you can enjoy as a snack or in recipes.

Dehydrate the Apples
Dehydrating apples. Food Preservation.

Slicing the Apples
Slicing apples to the correct thickness for successful dehydrating

Drop Into Acidulated Water
Dropping apple slices into acidulated water before dehydrating

Drain the Apples
Draining acidulated apple slices

Arrange Apple Slices on Dehydrator Trays
How to arrange apple slices on trays so they dehydrate evenly

"Condition" the Dehydrated Apples
Conditioning dehydrated apples. Food Preservation.

Storing Dehydrated Apples
How to store dehydrated apples. Food Preservation.

Powders and mixes made from dehydrated vegetables and herbs
Powders and mixes made from dehydrated vegetables and herbs

Two Ways to Make Dehydrated Kale Chips
See two ways to make dehydrated kale chips. The low-temperature recipe yields a raw food product, while the quick dehydrator method is hours faster.

Oven-Baked Kale Chips - Recipe
How to make kale chips in your oven. This healthy snack is simple to make in minutes. Also, see how to store kale chips and how to re-crisp them.

How to Dehydrate Zucchini and Summer Squash
How to dehydrate zucchini and other summer squash in a dehydrator or oven. Don't let your bounty go to waste. Dry them to use in soups and stews.

Simple Steps for Dehydrating Celery
Dehydrating celery is easy to do at home either in the oven or with a food dehydrator. Learn how to blanch and dry celery to use in your recipes.

Food Preservation Gifts
Gifts of homemade preserved foods

How to Make Ground Turkey Jerky - Recipe
Use this ground turkey jerky recipe and your food dehydrator to make a tasty snack from your leftovers. It includes an important food safety step.

How to Dry Mushrooms in Your Oven
How to dry mushrooms in your oven at home. No dehydrator, no problem. Use these seven steps to preserve their flavor and use them throughout the year.

How to Make Dehydrated Mushrooms
Dehydrated mushrooms are easy to make at home with a dehydrator. Follow these six steps to dry them to preserve their flavor for recipes year-round.

5 Steps for Dehydrating Morel Mushrooms
Dehydrating morel mushrooms in a food dehydrator preserves them for months to come. Here's how to dry them and tips for later rehydrating them to use.

10 Steps for Dehydrating Carrots
Dehydrating carrots will allow you store them and preserve their color, flavor, and nutrients. Use a dehydrator and these 10 steps for drying carrots.

How to Make Dried Pears in Your Oven
You can make dried pears in your oven if you don't have a dehydrator. Here is how to prepare and dry the slices and store them to enjoy for months.

How to Use a Dehydrator To Dry Peaches
How to dry peaches in a dehydrator to keep the best flavor, color, texture and nutritional value. Learn the steps from blanching through conditioning.

Food Preservation (Jellies, Freezing, Canning, & More)
Recipes, methods and information that will enable you to make safely and deliciously preserved foods.

Low-Sugar Nectarine Jam Recipe
When you add the sugar makes a difference with stone fruit. Try this recipe for a delicious, bright nectarine jam.

Fruit Curds
Curds are made with fruit, eggs, and butter heated to a custard.

Sugar and Honey Preserves
How to make jams, jellies, marmalades and other sweet preserves

Rhubarb Recipes
Recipes for sweet preserves using rhubarb

Strawberry Recipes
Recipes for strawberry jam and preserves

Sweet Quince Recipes
How to make quince paste, quince syrup, and more.

Citrus Marmalades
Marmalade Recipes. Food Preservation.

Fruit Butter
Fruit cooked down into a spreadable puree makes for a rustic, and often lower-sugar, preserves.

Preserving Food with Fats and Oils
Preserving foods in oils, rendering fats, preserving foods in fats, butter, and oil.

Grilled Mixed Mushrooms in Oil
Preserving mushrooms in oil is a common practice in Italy. The oil keeps out oxygen, staving off spoilage, but also imparts its own flavor and textural compliments to the preserved foods.

Condiments
Mustard, mayonnaise and ketchup are obvious choices, but the world of condiments goes well beyond, with salsa, chutney, and much more.

Apricot Sauce Recipe
Skip the Chinese plum sauce and make this tangy apricot sauce instead.

Plum Sauce Recipe - How to Make Plum Sauce from Dried Plums
Recipe for Chinese plum sauce made from dried plums (prunes); how to make plum sauce

Canning Recipes
Recipes for canning food in a boiling water bath or pressure canner so that it can be stored at room temperature, i.e. on a kitchen cupboard shelf.

Canning
Canning techniques, recipes and tips

How to Dry Strawberries in a Dehydrator
How to dry strawberries in a food dehydrator

Oven-dried Strawberries
How to dehydrate strawberries in your oven. Dried strawberries are a delicious and healthy snack and can also be added to baked goods and cereal.

How to Blanch and Freeze Broccoli to Retain Texture
How to blanch and freeze broccoli so that it retains the best possible flavor, texture, color and nutritional value.

Canning Soups
Recipes and instructions for safely canning homemade soups

Canning Fruit
How to can fruit. Food Preservation.

Canning Tomatoes
Recipes and instructions for canning tomatoes

How to Can Vegetables
Canning times and instructions for each kind of vegetable

Tools and Equipment
How to use food preservation tools and equipment, and reviews of different models available

How to Blanch and Freeze Green Beans
How to freeze green beans so that they retain the best possible taste, color, texture and nutritional value.

How to Sterilize Jars for Canning
How to sterilize canning jars. Food Preservation.

Boiling Water Bath vs. Pressure Canning
Knowing the difference between boiling water bath and pressure canner food preservation is essential for safe canning.

Using Noyaux in Preserves
Noyaux, or the kernels of stone fruit, lend a hauntingly almond-like flavor and aroma to preserves and other applications. But are they toxic?

Apricot Jam with Noyaux
This apricot jam is made even more delicious with a special ingredient: The noyaux, or kernels from the pits, which lend an almond-like flavor.

Sour Cherry Pie Filling
Looking for the perfect thing to take to a summer food swap? Can off a few quarts of this sour cherry pie filling.

Freezing
How to freeze food,which foods need to be blanched before freezing,how long different foods can be stored in the freezer

How to Freeze Each Vegetable
Instructions for the best way to freeze each kind of vegetable

Freezing Fruit
The best ways to freeze different kinds of fruit

How Long Can I Keep Food in the Freezer?
How long you can store different types of food in the freezer

The Best Way to Store and Preserve Strawberries
Proper storage is key to maintaining strawberries' flavor and aroma, and if you want to enjoy them even longer, there are methods of preservation to capture their essence.

Strawberry Freezer Jam Recipe
The easiest strawberry jam ever requires almost no cooking and absolutely no canning. Simply freeze and thaw to have on hand.

Pickling
Pickling recipes and techniques. Food Preservation.

Asparagus Pickle Recipes
How to pickle asparagus; recipes for pickling asparagus

Radish Recipes
Includes both lacto-fermented and vinegar brine recipes for pickled radishes.

Pickled Fruit
Yes, fruit can be pickled too. Open your mind to the possibilities, and discover new levels of delicious!

Vinegar Recipes and Information
Homemade vinegar recipes and information

Lacto-fermented Pickles
Pickle recipes that use lacto-fermentation rather than vinegar to preserve foods

Refrigerator Pickles
Quick and easy refrigerator pickle recipes that do not need to be canned.

Chutney
Chutney recipes and tips. Food Preservation.

Relishes
Recipes for homemade relishes. Food Preservation.

Beet Pickles
Recipes for pickling beets. Food Preservation.

Green and Wax Beans
Recipes for pickled green or wax beans

The Best Way to Store and Preserve Avocados
Avocados are fickle and expensive. Here's now to select, ripen, store, and preserve them best.

Carrot Cake Conserve
Enjoy this conserve recipe that captures the flavors of carrot cake in a jar.

Infusions and Liqueurs
Capture the essence of fruits, spices and more by infusing them in an alcoholic base.

Liqueurs
Liqueurs are alcoholic infusions that have been sweetened, commonly drunk as aperitives or digestives.

6 Mason Jar Fermenting Kits
Sauerkaut, kimchi, and other fermented foods are easy to make with these kits that work with standard wide-mouth mason jars.

Fermentation
How to make fermented foods and beverages

Home Winemaking
How to make your own wine. Food Preservation.

Lacto-fermentation
Recipes and information for lacto-fermenting foods

Lactofermented Vegetable Cocktail Juice
Love V8®? Make your own, and ferment like a kvass it to make it even healthier

How to Dehydrate Ginger
Once you start making your own, you'll find that the fragrance and potency of freshly ground ginger powder blows the store bought version away.

Bacalao-Salt Cod
How to make bacalao or salt cod at home

How to Dry Apples - Oven Method
How to dehydrate apples in your oven

3 Small-Batch Lactofermentation Kits
Make your own lactofermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, and sour pickles in small batches with these DIY fermentation kits.

FARMcurious Fermenting Set with ReCAP
Make lactofermented sauerkraut, kimchi, and sour pickles in small batches with the FARMcurious Fermenting Set with ReCAP, which works with all standard wide-mouth mason jars.

Kraut Source
Make lactofermented sauerkraut, kimchi, and sour pickles in small batches with Kraut Source, which works with all standard wide-mouth mason jars.

Oven-Dried Tomatoes Packed in Oil
Tomatoes dried in the oven until chewy can be safely packed in oil, as long as you follow these steps.

Can I Substitute Kinds of Pectin in Recipes?
Jam and jelly recipes call for different kinds of pectin: Dry, liquid, low-sugar. Can they be substituted?

What Is Pectin and What Does it Do?
Some jam recipes call for pectin. What is pectin, anyway, and why does it matter?

Dry and Grind Jerusalem Artichokes for a Great Staple
Sunchokes don't keep long, but dried and ground into a flour they're a great staple.

Smoked Trout Recipe
How to make delicious smoked trout at home

Can I Can Jams Made with Chia?
Jams thickened with chia seed are delicious, but can they be water bath canned in the home?

Herbal Vinegars
How to preserve the vibrant aromas and flavors of herbs in vinegar.

Can You Freeze Cheese?
Freezing cheese can drastically change its texture. Here is what you need to know about which cheeses you should never freeze, and which cheeses you can freeze.

Common Canning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
How to avoid common canning mistakes and instead produce healthy, safe, delicious jars of home-canned food.

How to Freeze Pumpkin and Winter Squash
The best way to freeze pumpkin and other winter squash so that it is ready to use in pies, soups, muffins and other recipes.

How to Preserve Avocado
How to preserve avocado by freezing avocado puree.

3 Super-Smooth Lactofermented Hot Sauces
Red, green or yellow? Whatever kind of hot sauce you like, here's how to make your own fermented versions quickly and easily.

Sweet Tea Jelly
Sweet tea's good for more than summer sipping. Make this sweet tea jelly to slather on scones.

Turnip Kimchi Recipe
There's more to kimchi than napa cabbage. Try this traditional version made with turnips.

Classic Apple Chutney
Move over, Major Grey. Apple chutney is one of the most versatile condiments you can make, as delicious alongside curries as roasted meats and more.

Limoncello Recipe
How to make limoncello, the traditional Italian lemon liqueur.

Spicy Scrapple
The Pennsylvania Dutch serve scrapple for breakfast: a spicy, rich, and aromatic pork loaf, crispy on the outside and creamy on the interior.

Boozy Peach Jam Recipe
Recipe for a luscious peach jam thickened by homemade pectin and spiked with a dash of brandy

Savòr, an Italian Quince Conserve
Savňr, a quince conserve from the northeastern regions of Italy, is an unusual and delicious condiment to sharp cheeses.

Moroccan-Style Preserved Lemons Recipe
Salt-cured lemons with fragrant spices make a Moroccan delicacy that is delicious in soups, stews and much more.

Dijon-Style Grainy Mustard Recipe
Authentic Dijon-style mustard delivers a piquant punch like no other. Here's how to make your own.

Cranberry-Apple Shrub Recipe
Shrubs, or drinking vinegars, are a great way to capture the flavor of the season, and can be enjoyed as a refreshing soft drink or used in cocktails.

Blackberry Jam Recipe
Easy recipe for blackberry jam using liquid pectin.

How to Freeze Currants - Freezing Currants
How to freeze fresh currant fruits both for use in future recipes and in order to make them easier to de-stem.

Garlic Chive Blossom Vinegar Recipe
How to preserve the savory flavor of the blossoms of garlic chives (Allium tuberosum) by turning them into a tasty vinegar.

Blackberry Jam with Homemade Pectin
This blackberry jam recipe uses homemade pectin to reduce the cooking time and the amount of sugar needed to get a great consistency and fabulous flavor.

Rhubarb Jam Recipe
Easy two ingredient recipe for rhubarb jam

Rhubarb BBQ Sauce Recipe
How to make a sweet-and-sour rhubarb barbecue sauce that is delicious on pork, poultry, and tofu

Candied Kumquats - Recipe
How to make and use candied kumquats, also called calamondin or kumquat glass; kumquat recipe

10 Special Jam Recipes
Easy recipes for tasty jams that each are made with a special method or contain a secret ingredient that makes them extra-special and gift-worthy.

Giardiniera - Italian Pickled Antipasto Vegetables
How to make mixed Italian antipasto garden pickles - Giariniera Recipe

10 Great Ways to Preserve Strawberries
From strawberry jam to how to freeze and dehydrate strawberries, here are recipes and methods for preserving this wonderful fruit.

Fermented Watermelon Radish Pickle Recipe
Colorful and packed with probiotic health benefits, fermented watermelon radishes are a party-worthy treat.

Easy Whole Cranberry Sauce Recipe
An easy and delicious recipe for whole cranberry sauce that uses 25% less sugar than most cranberry sauce recipes.

8 Recipes to Preserve Rhubarb
Easy and delicious recipes and techniques for preserving rhubarb.

Quince in Syrup Recipe
Recipe for quince preserves; how to make quinces preserved in syrup.

Queso Fresco Recipe - How to Make Queso Fresco
How to make queso fresco, a mild Mexican cheese that (unlike queso blanco) melts well.

Soup Recipes - Canning, Dehydrating and Other Ways to Preserve Soup
How to pressure can soup; dehydrated and salted soup ingredients; how to preserve soup

Pickled Ramps (Wild Leeks)
Ramps are an early springtime treat that is only in season for a few weeks. This recipe provides a way to enjoy them year-round.

Using Preserved Lemons in Beverages, Jams and Desserts
Recipes that use preserved lemons in cocktails, beverages, jams and desserts.

Using Preserved Lemons in Soups, Condiments and Cocktails
Recipes that use preserved lemons in soups, stews, tagines, condiments and dressings.

Using Preserved Lemons in Legumes, Meat and Fish
Recipes that use preserved lemons with beans, legumes, meats and fish.

Probiotic Lacto-Fermented Carrot Recipe
An easy recipe for delicious lacto-fermented carrots that are rich in healthy probiotics

Using Preserved Lemons in Grains and Vegetables
Recipes that use preserved lemons with grains and vegetables.

Kumquat Recipes
Recipes for preserving and cooking with kumquat fruits

So I Made Preserved Lemons. Now What?
Making preserved lemons is easy, but what do you do with them when they're done? Short answer: Everything. Check Kaela Porter's recommendations.

Ratatouille Recipe with Canning Instructions
Recipe for ratatouille with canning instructions.

How to Preserve Cranberries - Cranberry Recipes
Cranberry recipes, including four kinds of cranberry sauce, a quick raw relish, as well as instructions for drying and freezing them.

Preserved Whole Kumquats - Recipe
Recipe for whole kumquat preserves

Recipes For Pickling And Preserving Radishes
Recipes for radish pickles, including both fermented and vinegar-brined pickles.

Easy Mulberry Jam Recipe
Recipe for mulberry jam. Food Preservation.

Massage the Persimmons
This is why they're called the kobe beef of dried fruit.

Berry Recipes - How to Preserve Berries
How to freeze, can and dehydrate berries as well as recipes for berry jams and cordials.

Hang the Persimmons
Hanging the persimmons in a place with good airflow and humidity, and exposure to sunlight.

Keep Massaging Until the Sugar Blooms
All that massaging pays off, when the sugar blooms like magic.

Berry Recipes - How to Preserve Berries
How to freeze, can and dehydrate berries as well as recipes for berry jams and cordials.

With time, patience and a gentle touch, you can turn persimmons into hoshigaki, a traditional Japanese dried fruit.
Fresh persimmons can be transformed into an unusual dried fruit called hoshigaki, but it takes special care.

Unripe hachiya persimmons are key here.
Which persimmon you choose -- and in what state of ripeness -- matters a lot here.

Peel the Persimmons
You've got to peel the skin off the fruit to allow for drying.

Fresh Herb Butter Recipe with Variations
How to make delicious butters with fresh herbs. Use these as an easy recipe for fish or cooked vegetables, or spread them thinly on small pieces of toast or crostini as an elegant party offering.

Make sure those rings are just finger-tight
Make sure those rings are just finger-tight, to ensure a good seal.

Lower the jars into the water bath and boil
Lower the jars into the water bath and boil for the stipulated time.

Time to cool off. Don't fuss with those lids!
Time to cool off. Don't fuss with those lids!

Check the lids to ensure a good seal.
Check the lids to ensure a good seal, and store them in a cool, dark place for up to a year.

Follow these steps to safely can foods at home
Boiling water bath canning is the easiest way to make shelf-stable jams and pickles right in your own home. Follow these steps to safely can foods in a water bath canner.

The tools you need to can at home
You can buy a ready-made canning kit, or buy the tools individually.

How to fill your jars to prepare them for canning
Fill your jars to the correct headspace, release any trapped air, and clean the rims.

What's the Difference Between Jam, Jelly, and Marmalade?
Do you know the difference between jam, jelly, and marmalade? Here's a rundown of different kinds of preserves.

Tropea Onion Jam Recipe
Sweet, red Tropea onions caramelize into a savory jam that's delicious with sharp cheeses like cheddar or pecorino.

Green Tomato Jam Recipe
Don't toss those unripe green tomatoes. This jam is complex and almost savory, making it a great pair for cheeses and meats.

Salting
How to use salt to preserve food

How to Make Umeboshi, Japanese Sour Salted Plums
Umeboshi, Japanese salted plums, are a delicacy often enjoyed with rice. Here's a traditional method for making them.

Grapefruit-Rhubarb Preserves
Tangy grapefruit and tart rhubarb are a match made in heaven in this cross-seasonal preserve.

Ways to Use Leftover Pickle Brine
Once you've finished up that jar of pickles, don't toss the brine. Here's a bunch of ways to use this green gold.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

Zucchini Summer Squash Relish Recipe
Recipe for homemade zucchini relish, similar to the sweet, hot dog relish usually made with cucumbers.

Cilantro Salt Recipe for Preserving Fresh Cilantro
Don't throw out the rest of that bunch of cilantro (coriander) you bought! This cilantro salt recipe beautifully preserves the flavor of the fresh herb.

Dandelion Flower Wine Recipe
A recipe for dandelion flower wine

Spicy Carrot Kimchee Recipe
Easy to make, this colorful, spicy kimchee is full of good-for-you probiotics. Serve it alongside Korean or other Asian-style dishes.

Quince Paste Fruit Preserve Recipe
A recipe for quince paste. Food Preservation.

Rosemary Salt Recipe for Preserving Fresh Rosemary
A quick, simple recipe that preserves the flavor of rosemary much better than drying.

The Many Ways to Preserve Citrus
From lemon curd to kumquat marmalade to candied grapefruit peel and more, here are some delicious ways to preserve citrus fruits.

Preserving Alkaline and Acidic Food
Why alkaline and acidic foods require different canning methods

Slow Cooker Applesauce Recipe for Freezing or Canning
This applesauce is super easy to make because it cooks in a crock pot while you are doing something else. You can turn this slow cooker recipe into a super healthy fruit snack by leaving out the sugar.

Sauerruben Fermented Turnip Pickle
Crunchy, tangy fermented turnips are a traditional pickle in many cultures. They are rich in good-for-you probiotics.

Spicy Rutabaga Pickles
Rutabagas are an underappreciated vegetable. This spicy pickle is a tasty and unusual way to serve them.

Fermented Cauliflower with Chilies Recipe
Cauliflower gets funky in a good way when fermented with zippy chili peppers.

10 Bits and Scraps Worth Saving
Don't toss those scraps! Many have delicious uses, and can prevent food waste.

Grapefruit Curd Recipe
Grapefruit curd is like lemon curd on steroids, intensely sweet with enough bitterness to give it some muscle.

How to Dehydrate Citrus Slices
Dried slices of lemons, oranges, and other citrus are great to have on hand for tea, infused water, or baked goods.

Ideas for Fending off Fruit Flies from Your Ferments
Stave off the scourge of fruit flies while you're fermenting foods. Here's a few tips and pointers.

Apple Peel Jelly Recipe
Have leftover apple cores and peels from another recipe? Turn them into this delicious jelly!

10 Last-Minute Food Preservation Gifts
Whether you need a little something to bring to a holiday party, or a jar to stuff in a stocking, here are 10 things you can whip up in as little as a few hours.

Pear-Pineapple-Ginger Jam Recipe
Maggie Battista's pear-pineapple-ginger jam perks up everything from pancakes to sandwiches, and is delicious in cocktails or as a glaze for duck or chicken.

Vin d'Orange Recipe
Infused with winter citrus fruits, vin d'orange reaches its prime in spring or summer—and that’s when you’ll thank yourself for having such foresight.

Sweet Potato-Sour Cherry Butter Recipe
A Low Country specialty, sweet potatoes and tangy cherries make a rich, sweet spread.

Transferring Your Crock Ferments from Crock to Jar
So you've fermented a large batch in a crock. How do you store your food now? Here are some tips from Amanda Feifer's book

Tips for Getting the Best Results from Crock Fermenting
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How to Store Your Crock Ferments
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How to Choose the Right Fermentation Crock for You
Looking to ferment food in crocks? There are two major types of crocks. Find out which is best for you. Here are some tips from Amanda Feifer's book

Tips for Getting the Best Results from Crock Fermenting
Looking to ferment food in crocks? Weight your salts, use the right weights, and add tannins for the best results in larger batches.

Singe Off the Prickles
How to remove the prickles from prickly pear fruits to make them easier to handle when cooking with them

Peel the Prickly Pears and Chop
Preparing prickly pears for jelly-making

Simmer the Prickly Pear Pulp
Making prickly pear jelly. Food Preservation.

Strain Out the Seeds
Removing the seeds from prickly pear fruit to make jelly

Prickly Pear Jelly - from Harvest to Jelly
Step-by-step instructions for harvesting prickly pear fruit, removing the prickles and seeds, and making delicious jelly.

Collect the Prickly Pear Fruits
How to collect prickly pears without getting stuck with the prickles

Boil With Lemon Juice, Rinds and Sugar
Making prickly pear jelly. Food Preservation.

Fill Jars and Seal
How to store prickly pear jelly. Food Preservation.

How Does Cranberry Sauce Get Its Wiggle?
Jiggly, wiggly jellied cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving classic. But what gives it that firm set? The answer is pectin.

Top Tips for Food Preservation
Blogger Erica Strauss offers her top tips for making food preservation easy, practical and fun.

Basic Lemon Marmalade Recipe
This simple lemon marmalade is the perfect balance of bitter and sweet, and is easy to make.

Pear, Walnut & Lemon Conserve Recipe
This autumnal preserve of pears, walnuts and thinly sliced lemons comes from the Romagna region of Italy.

How to Dehydrate Persimmons
Dried fuyu or hachiya persimmon slices are a delicious snack, and can be easily made at home.

Pate
Ground meat, packed and cooked gently in a bain marie, makes a classic French dish.

Salami
Salami starts as a sausage, but is dry-cured until firm and savory.

Salt Cure
Salt curing whole muscle meats produce classics like pancetta, guanciale, prosciutto, lonza and more.

Sausage
Ground and salted meat can be stuffed in sausage or left as patties and cooked up.

Charcuterie and Salumi
Make your own salami, pate, sausages and other salted meats at home.

Brining
Preserving meats with a salt-based brine

Is It Safe To Make and Eat Homemade Jerky?
Yes, it’s safe to eat homemade jerky. Of course there are some things you need to keep in mind when you’re making it. Here are the precautions you need to take.

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Savòr, an Italian Quince Conserve
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There's More to Turkey Day Than Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry sauce is the default at the Turkey Day table, but try DIY chutneys, pickles and more to make a modern relish tray that add global flair to America's favorite holiday meal.

2015-2016 Fermentation Festivals
Fermented foods and drink have become a hot ticket in recent years. If you're looking to expand your horizons beyond the local farmers market, hit up one of these fermentation festivals.

Use Chocolate Bars in a Milk Liqueur
Make Halloween candy a grown-up treat by making DIY infusions and liqueurs with it.

Ghoulish Green Liqueurs from 4 Different Candies
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Red Hots or Hot Tamales Liqueur
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Candy Corn Vodka and Cocktail Recipe
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DIY Reese's Pieces Liqueur for Halloween
Why should kids get all the fun? Make Halloween candy a grown-up treat by making DIY infusions and liqueurs with it.

Caramel Apple Liqueur
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Turn Werther's into Butterscotch Liqueur
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Taste the Rainbow of Skittles Vodka
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Green Garlic Pesto Recipe - Pesto Without Basil
There's more to pesto than basil. Try this delicious version with green garlic, one of spring's best crops.

Recipes for Preserving Apples
Here are my favorite recipes and methods for preserving apples, from rich apple butter to dried apples to ways to use leftover apple peels and cores.

Can Up Some Sweet Pickle Relish for Summer Grilling
Sweet pickle relish adds zest and spark to hot dogs and other summer grilled meats. Here's a tangy-sweet recipe for a relish that can be canned.

Recipe for Tomato Jam, a Sweet-Savory Preserves
Tomatoes are a fruit, and among the most delicious. Capture their sweet-tart essence in this surprisingly delicious and versatile jam.

Make This Classic French Cured Sausage at Home
How to make saucisson sec, a classic French dry-cured sausage, from

Apple Raspberry Wine Recipe
You can make your own wine with just about any fruit. This recipe makes a smooth wine with apples and raspberries.

Mulberry Wine Preserve Recipe
Wild mulberries pair up with rich red wine in a delicious preserve, suitable for canning.

Fast Limoncello Recipe
Love limoncello but don't want to wait days or weeks? You can make it in just hours with these techniques.

Pick the Best Cherry Pitter for Your Jam Session
Whether you're pitting cherries by the handful or the bushel, try these tools to make short work of pitting them.

Strawberry-Honey Jam with Orange Zest Recipe
Say no to Smucker's! Honey and orange zest make this strawberry jam sing with flavor.

Low-Sodium Orange Pickled Fennel Recipe
Being on a sodium-restricted diet doesn't mean you have to give up your love of pickles. This recipe for low-sodium pickled fennel is delicious and healthful.

Cheesemaking
How to make cheese. Food Preservation.

Chèvre Recipe
Making rich, creamy chčvre from fresh goats' milk is easier than you think. This recipe from David Asher uses natural methods.

Mostarda di Frutta Recipe
How to make Mostarda di Frutta, a sweet-and-punget Italian side dish made with candied fresh fruit and mustard essence.

How to Dry Cherries - Dehydrator Method
Dried cherries are a delicious and healthy snack, and it's easy to make them using a dehydrator. Here's how...

How to Freeze Cherries
The best way to freeze cherries for use in future recipes.

Herbes Salées Recipe
When herbs are overabundant, salt is your friend with this traditional method, popular in Eastern Canada.

How to Dry Cherries - Oven Method
You can use your oven instead of a dehydrator to make dried cherries. Here's how.

Introduction to Milk Kefir
Milk kefir is tangy, effervescent, delicious and healthful. But what exactly is it?

Pickled Blueberries Recipe
A recipe for pickled blueberries, a sweet-tart condiment that's great with meats like pork or duck, from The Broad Fork by Hugh Acheson.

Brandied Cherries Recipe
Forget those day-glow red cherries. Make your own DIY brandied cherries for extra sophisticated cocktails.

Canning 101
Whether you're a novice canner or an experienced preserver, it pays to brush up on the basics. Here's a collection of resources for canning.

Many Ways to Preserve Cherries
Tart or sweet, cherries are one of the greatest gifts of summer. Here's a bunch of ways to preserve and enjoy them.

14 Uses for Whey
Made cheese? Don't toss that whey -- it's good for all kinds of things. Here's a few suggestions.

How to Make Greek Yogurt
Love Greek yogurt but hate how much you spend on it? You can make your own on the cheap.

Multiple Ways to Incubate Yogurt
Don't have an electric yogurt maker? There are plenty of other ways to incubate your homemade yogurt to get a good set.

Cherry Balsamic Shrub Recipe
Sweet cherries and balsamic vinegar come together harmoniously in a refreshing shrub that can be enjoyed as a soda or in a cocktail.

Macerate Your Cherries Before Dehydrating Them
By macerating your cherries in sugar before dehydrating, they become chewier and sweeter. Plus, you get a bonus byproduct: Cherry juice to use in a shrub.

Canning in a Drought
With parts of the country in the worst drought in history, how do you conserve water and still can?

Atmospheric Steam Canners Now Officially Deemed Safe
Steam canners can now be used safely in lieu of water bath canners. Read the full report.

How to Start a Home-Based Preserves Business
What if you could make preserves and get paid for all your hard work? Here's what you need to know.

Mild, Yellow Hot Dog Mustard - Recipe
Making classic, ballpark-style yellow mustard - the stuff you love on hot dogs - is so easy. Here's how.

Classic Sweet Hot Dog Relish Recipe
Recipe for classic sweet cucumber relish

Cherry-Vanilla Jam Recipe
Vanilla and cherries come together in a simply superb jam in this recipe.

The Many Moods of Maceration
Love making jam but short on time? Maceration helps release juices from fruit, and allows you to break the preserving process down over two days.

Strawberry - Rhubarb Compote Recipe
How to make a classic springtime treat - strawberry and rhubarb compote - with canning instructions.

DIY Condiments for Summer Entertaining
Take a pass on Heinz. Make your own ketchup, mustard, relish, BBQ sauce and salsa, and impress your friends this summer

Lacto-fermented Garlic Recipe
Garlic is already one of the most healthful foods around, but you can make it even healthier by lacto-fermenting it. It's easy, too. Here's how.

How to Add Flavors to Preserves
Want to give your preserves a twist? Here's how to add herbs and other flavors.

Review: Ball® freshTECH Electric Water Bath Canner + Multi-cooker
With its efficient design, the Ball® freshTECH Electric Water Bath Canner + Multi-cooker is a welcome addition to the home canner's pantry.

Crisp Dilly Garlic Cucumbers Recipe
Fermented cucumber pickles are delicious, but they can go mushy. Here are some tips to keep your cukes crisp.

Wild BBQ Sauce Master Recipe
If you're overwhelmed by the bounty of foraged fruit, try this wild fruit barbecue sauce, delicious on meats as well as veggies.

All About Aerobic and Anaerobic Ferments
Some ferments need air, others absolutely do not. Know which is which for the best results.

Mole Poblano Recipe
Making your own traditional mole poblano is a labor-intensive process, but it freezes well, so you can have it on hand for months to come.

Tomato Salsa for Canning Recipe
Skip the store-bought salsa and can up a big batch of tomato salsa for your summer entertaining needs.

Spicy Fermented Carrots with Dill Recipe
Pickle carrots naturally with lactofermentation, flavored with fresh dill, spicy red chili and black peppercorn.

Strawberry Balsamic Black Pepper Jam Recipe
Plain strawberry jam can be insipid. Give it more depth with two flavors commonly paired with strawberries in Europe: Balsamic vinegar and black pepper.

Fermented Green Garlic Recipe
Got green garlic? Capture its fresh flavor by fermenting it. The pickled stalks are delicious in stir-fries, tagines and pasta.

Fermented Sunchokes Recipe
Jerusalem artichokes, or sunchokes, earn an unfortunate nickname: Fartichokes. Can lactofermentation take the wind out of them?

In a Jam: One Woman's Journey from Novice to Confiturière
When a woman and her husband bought a hotel, she didn't know she'd also become an expert jam maker.

Corned Beef Recipe
Corn your own beef for a St. Paddy's Day feast, or pair it with homemade sauerkraut for the best reuben ever.

Guinness Jelly Recipe
Guinness, the classic Irish dry stout, can be made into an intriguing jelly that pairs nicely with strong cheeses or can be used as a glaze on roasted meats.

Pickled Cauliflower, Carrots, and Jalapeños (Escabeche) Recipe
The spicy combination of pickled jalapeńos, carrots and onions known as escabeche gets a twist with cauliflower in this recipe from Tacolicious.

DIY Pickling Spice Mix
Why buy pickling spice, when you can make your own from ingredients you probably already have in your spice drawer?

Sanbaizu Tsukemono (Japanese Pickle) Recipe
Turn turnips, radishes and seaweed into a salty-sour pickled called sanbaizu, a traditional type of Japanese pickle known as tsukemono.

Canning with Orchard Road Jars
Orchard Road jars are a suitable alternative to the mainstream Ball jars. In the end it comes down to personal preference on appearance and budget.

Fresh Pineapple Chutney Recipe (Anaraser Chaatney)
Serve this fresh pineapple chutney with crisp-fried lentil wafers called poppadums as a palate cleanser between mains and dessert.

Canned Mandarin Oranges Recipe
Citrus slices can be canned, ready to use for fruit salads and desserts. Just be careful to remove the membranes if you're using whole segments.

Many Ways to Preserve Citrus
Citrus is in season! Make sure you get the most of it with these methods of preserving that use all parts of the fruit.

Dehydrated Green Garlic Root Powder
When you've used the green part of the green garlic (or green onion, leeks or ramps), don't throw the roots away; dehydrate them.

Red Cabbage and Carrot Sauerkraut Recipe
Tired of humdrum green sauerkraut? Shred red cabbage and carrots for a ruby red kraut with brilliant color and bright flavor.

Sexy Up Your Sauerkraut
Think sauerkraut is boring? Sexy it up by adding aphrodisiac ingredients.

Beet Kvass Recipe
Beet kvass is a probiotic beverage made from lactofermented beets. Here's how to make it at home.

Let Kvass Take Your Cuisine to the Next Level
Looking for a healthful way to add bright, intense flavor to your cooking? Kvass brings an effervescent, probiotic punch to your foods.

Ways to Keep Ferments Submerged
Having difficulty keeping your ferments submerged? Here's a bunch of ways to keep it safe.

Pepper Jelly Recipe
Sweet and heat are a match made in heaven. This pepper jelly is a classic recipe from the South that's a real crowd pleaser.

Award-Winning Louisiana-Style Hot Sauce
An easy DIY hot sauce made from fermented peppers that rivals the stuff on the grocery store shelf.

Bearss Lime Marmalade Recipe
Not into orange marmalade? Try this marmalade made with fragrant Bearss limes for a fresh alternative.

How to Cut Citrus for Marmalade
How you cut your citrus can make a big difference in the final product when making marmalade. Here's how to make perfectly uniform cuts.

Make Your Own Bone Broth -- and Can It
Bone broth is trendy -- and expensive. Make your own, and put it up for pennies on the dollar.

Gravlax Recipe
Best bagels ever! Make your own gravlax by salt-curing salmon for a fraction of what you pay at the deli.

Why Does Garlic Turn Blue When Pickled?
Pickling sometimes turn garlic cloves blue or green. Why is that? And can I still eat it?

Pickled Garlic Recipe
Make quick pickled garlic to have on hand for soups, salads and other dishes. Plus, the vinegar helps neutralize odors, so your breath will thank you.

How to Peel Garlic Cleanly and Quickly
Tired of getting sticky fingers peeling garlic? Here's a trick to do it quickly and easily.

Pancetta Recipe
Turn pork belly into pancetta, an Italian cured meat similar to bacon, in your own home.

Sichuan Bacon Recipe
Like bacon? Brace yourself for Sichuan bacon. Your BLT will never be the same.

How to Can Dry Beans
Home-canned beans are an amazingly easy and delicious pantry staple. Plus, you control what goes into the jar.

Kumquat Marmalade Recipe
This kumquat marmalade is specifically designed for use in cooking, bringing brightness to dishes like Brussels sprouts with kumquats and smoked salt.

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Homemade Teriyaki Beef Jerky with 3 Ways to Ensure Safety
Beef jerky makes a delicious, portable, protein rich snack that can easily and inexpensively be made at home. Here's how to do it safely.

Butternut Squash Chips - Oven Method
Crisp butternut squash chips are easy to make in your oven. Skip the cost and grease of deep frying and try this healthy (but just as tasty) version instead.

10 Great DIY Food Gifts
Make gifts from the heart that your recipients will savor. Try these 10 easy DIY food gifts this season instead of fighting the retail crowds.

Fig Paste Recipe
Who says wine pairs best with cheese? Vegans can indulge in this fig paste as part of a (no) cheese plate to accentuate fine wines.

Homemade Citrus Pectin Recipe for Preservation
How to make your own pectin for thickening jams and jellies.

10 Ways to Use Chutney
Wondering what you can do with chutney besides serving it with Indian food? Here are 10 mouthwatering suggestions.

Spicy Pickled Carrots Recipe and Preservation Instructions
Spicy pickled carrot recipe. Food Preservation.

How to Make Dry Breadcrumbs
How to make dry breadcrumbs with or without a food processor

Mulberry Jam with Homemade Pectin
A simple recipe for mulberry jam that uses homemade instead of commercial pectin

Lemon Curd Recipe - Silky Smooth, Sweet and Tangy
An easy recipe for lemon curd, a creamy and delicious treat that you can enjoy on its own, or as a filling or topping for other desserts.

Simple Red Cabbage Sauerkraut Recipe
Red cabbage makes a colorful variation of sauerkraut, and is rich in healthy probiotics.

Strawberry Jam with Homemade Pectin
A simple strawberry jam that uses homemade pectin to ensure a good jell.

Raspberry Curd Recipe
This creamy raspberry curd is spectacular paired with dark chocolate or crisp ginger snap cookies.

Best Ways to Preserve Pumpkin & Other Winter Squashes
The best ways to store, freeze, dehydrate and can pumpkin, butternut and other winter squashes

The Best Ways to Preserve Basil
The best ways to preserve the bright color and flavor of fresh basil

How to Can Pears
Pears can beautifully, keeping good texture and flavor. Although traditionally they are canned in sugar syrup, it is entirely possible to can pears with no added sugar. Here are the best ways to can pears.

How to Freeze Rhubarb
The best way to freeze rhubarb. Food Preservation.

Elderflower Syrup
How to make elderflower syrup - delicious added to cold drinks or drizzled over yogurt or desserts.

Homemade Apple Pectin for Jellying - Recipe
How to make liquid pectin from apples

Kumquat Marmalade
A simple marmalade recipe that preserves the bright color and flavor of kumquat fruits

Rendered Chicken Fat (Schmaltz) Recipe
How to make and use rendered chicken fat, also called schmaltz

High and Low Pectin Fruits for Jams and Jellies
Which fruits are high or low pectin, and how that affects turning them into jams and jellies.

24-Hour Refrigerator Pickles
An easy and tasty pickle recipe that is ready to serve the next day

Red Currant Jam
A simple but delicious recipe for red currant jam

How to Blanch and Freeze Peas
The best way to blanch and freeze peas

How to Freeze Mushrooms
The two best ways to freeze mushrooms

Watermelon Rind Pickle Recipe
How to turn leftover watermelon rinds into a fabulous sweet-and-sour pickle with a hint of spice

Easy Rhubarb Freezer Jam Recipe
An easy and delicious recipe for rhubarb freezer jam - no canning required!

Red Currant Jelly
A simple small-batch recipe for a beautiful and tasty red currant jelly.

Quick Refrigerator Dill Pickles
These cucumber pickles have a classic deli dill flavor and crunch. They are ready to eat in just a few days, if you wait a week they will be even better.

Blanching Vegetables Before Freezing
Why some vegetables must be blanched before they are frozen, and how to do it.

How to Freeze Sweet Peppers - Food Preservation
A simple method for freezing sweet peppers so that they retain their bright colors and flavor and don't clump together.

The Best Ways to Preserve Cilantro (Coriander)
Cilantro (coriander) is a versatile herb, but it is almost always used fresh because it doesn't dry well. Here are some ways to extend its life in your kitchen so that it doesn't ever need to go to waste.

Slow Cooker Pear Butter Recipe
A recipe for a smooth, delicious pear butter that requires very little active kitchen time.

How to Freeze Asparagus
The best ways to blanch and freeze asparagus

How to Make Bacon
How to make bacon at home. Food Preservation.

How to Freeze Strawberries For Preservation
The best way to freeze strawberries

How to Dry Tomatoes in a Dehydrator
How to dry tomatoes in a dehydrator.

Apple Scrap Jelly
How to make delicious jelly from apple cores and peels

Rosemary Infused Oil Recipe with Fresh Herbs
How to make a delicious oil infused with the scent and flavor of fresh rosemary.

How to Make and Can Cranberry Juice
Making your own cranberry juice is a great way to use all those cranberries from the holidays. It's relatively easy to make, and cans and freezes very well.

Chinese Five Spice Powder Recipe
This mix contains five aromatic spices for a blend that is balanced and alluring. It adds a haunting flavor to both sweet and savory dishes.

Duck Prosciutto Recipe
You can make a

Cranberry Solstice Shrub
Cranberries and rosemary make an intriguingly tangy-savory combination in this shrub, or drinking vinegar.

Removing the Risk of Botulism From Canning
Many people don't try canning their own food because they are afraid of botulism. Here's what you need to know about that bacterium and how to make absolutely sure your food is safe from it.

Are Frozen Vegetables as Healthy as Fresh Veggies?
Surprisingly, sometimes frozen vegetables actually boast a higher nutritional value than fresh veggies. Here's what you need to know to make the healthiest choices between fresh and frozen produce.

How to Blanch and Freeze Cauliflower
How to freeze cauliflower so that it keeps the best possible texture, taste and nutritional value.

Lacto-Fermentation - How Does It Work?
How lacto-fermentation safely preserves foods without canning, special ingredients, or fancy equipment.

How to Can Peaches
Peaches are the quintessential canning fruit for good reason: They make it through the canning process with more of their color, flavor and texture intact than other fruits do. Here is how to can them for the best results.

LifeWithoutPlastic Food Storage and Freezer Containers
Product review of LifeWithoutPlastic's non-plastic food storage and freezer containers.

Mushroom Recipes - Preserving Chanterelles
The best ways to preserve chanterelle mushrooms

High Altitude Canning
If you live at a higher than 1000 feet altitude, you need to use different canning times and pressures. Here's how to adjust recipes for safe canning if you live at a high altitude.

Preserving Soup Stock - Freezing or Canning
How to make and freeze or can soup stocks

How to Can Tomatoes
How to safely can tomatoes at home.

Raw Food Diets and Dehydrator "Cooking"
How to use a dehydrator to

How to Freeze Each Vegetable
The best ways to freeze individual vegetables so that they keep their texture, taste and nutrients

How to Freeze Each Vegetable
The best ways to freeze individual vegetables so that they keep their texture, taste and nutrients

Pickled Cranberries
Serve up a bowl of pickled cranberries at your holiday table. You might be surprised at how big a hit they'll be.

Spiced Cranberry Sauce with Apple and Orange
This recipe uses less sugar than most cranberry sauce recipes and is more flavorful than plain cranberry sauce.

Extracting Seeds from a Pomegranate
Do you know how to get the seeds and juice from a pomegranate? Here's a few tips.

Cut Open the Pomegranate
Trim away to top, and score the rind where the membranes intersect.

Pry Open the Pomegranate
Gently open up the fruit into segments to access the seeds within.

Remove the Seeds
Pry the seeds loose in a bowl of water.

The Whacking Method
Some people prefer to remove the seeds by whacking the side of the fruit.

Juicing the Seeds
Place your pomegranate seeds in a zip-top bag and gently crush them to juice.

Juicing a Whole Pomegranate
You can juice a pomegranate whole by rolling it under your hands.

Pomegranate Jam
Ruby red and studded with pomegranate seeds, this jam is a show stopper.

Persimmon Chutney
Sweet fuyu persimmons are the backbone for this spiced chutney that plays well with all manner of holiday dishes, and makes a great food gift.

Spice Road Pickles - Quick Refrigerator Pickle Recipe
Crisp and lightly tangy, these easy to make, overnight pickles get some of their color and flavor from the spice turmeric.

Vegetable Stock Powder
Make your own bouillon, or powdered vegetable stock, by dehydrating vegetables and herbs

Just-Add-Water Garden Vegetable Soup in a Jar
Dehydrated vegetables and stock make for a quick and easy soup, and makes a great gift.

Prickly Pear (Sabra) Syrup Recipe
How to make a beautiful and delicious syrup from prickly pear cactus fruit.

Pickled Nopales
Pickled nopales, or cactus pads, are delicious alongside meats or as a vegetarian taco filling. Here's how to keep the slimy factor down.

Two New Changes to the Process Announced
Two new changes to the home canning process with Ball and Kerr jars and lids make home canning even easier and faster than ever.

Pumpkin butter can't be canned at home, but why?
I see canned pumpkin butter on the shelves. Why can't I can it at home?

Apple Butter in the Slow Cooker Is Easy and Delicious
Cooked in a slow cooker, apple butter is one of the easiest and yet most delicious preserves you can make, and it can be canned for long-term storage.

How to Store Your Home-Canned Foods
What you do after the lids are sealed on your jars is as important as what goes in them. Here's what you need to know to keep your canned foods safely.

Harvesting
When and how to harvest fruits,vegetables and herbs for best food preservation results

Smoking
How to preserve food by smoking it

Cold Storage
Preserving food with cold storage, including root cellars and refrigeration

Canning Basics
Canning, or jarring is one of the most popular food preservation methods, and it has the advantage of letting you store food at room temperature for many months. Here's what you need to know to successfully and safely can food at home.

Freezing Food
Here is the information you need in order to safely store food in the freezer while retaining as much nutrition, good flavor, color and texture as possible.

Blanch the Whole Okra Pods
How to blanch okra. Food Preservation.

Drain the Okra
Drain the okra in a colander. Food Preservation.

Chill blanched okra
Chill blanched okra after draining

Slice and pre-freeze okra
Slice and pre-freeze okra. Food Preservation.

Transfer okra to freezer bags
Transfer okra to freezer bags. Food Preservation.

Italian Quattro Stagioni Canning Jars and Lids
A review of BPA-free Italian Quattro Stagioni canning jars and lids, and how they measure up compared to the more common Ball Mason and Kerr jars

Pumpkin and Pear Preserves
A lightly sweet, spiced pumpkin and pear preserve that makes a perfect holiday gift. Lovely served along side roasted meats or root vegetables. You can also make this recipe with butternut and other winter squashes.

How to Make Brined Olives
How to make brine-cured olives at home

Low Sugar Strawberry Jam
An easy recipe for strawberry jam that uses less than half the sugar called for in traditional recipes. The natural flavor and color of the fruit shine in this better-for-you treat.

Stove Top Applesauce Recipe
A simple, delicious recipe for stove top applesauce, with canning instructions

Fig Jam with Wine and Balsamic
The sweet, rich flavor of figs is perfectly balanced in this recipe by the warm, bright flavors of red wine and balsamic vinegar.

Oven Apple Butter Recipe
Turning applesauce into rich, spreadable apple butter is easy when you make it in your oven.

Cantaloupe and Peach Preserves
A simple recipe for a delicious and unusual preserve made with peaches and cantaloupe melon

Green Tomato Pie Filling Recipe
This recipe for green tomato pie filling tastes like a cross between apple pie and mince meat pie, and makes delicious use of this end-of-the-gardening season ingredient.

Green Cherry Tomato Pickle
An easy end of the gardening season recipe for lacto-fermented green cherry tomato pickles.

Canning Roasted Tomatoes
A recipe for canning roasted tomatoes.

How to Dry Tomatoes - Oven Method
An easy method for drying tomatoes in your oven. The results are just as tasty as the

Easy Curried Cucumber Pickle
Not your ordinary refrigerator pickles! These curried cucumber spears are spicy and colorful, and take just a few minutes of active time in the kitchen.

How to Freeze Fruit
How to freeze different kinds of fruit so that they retain optimal color, flavor, and nutrients.

Rose Hip Freezer Jam
This colorful and tasty jam uses raw rose hips, which preserves more of the high vitamin C content of this fruit than cooked jam recipes.

How to Freeze Cranberries
The best way to freeze cranberries so that they keep their bright color and flavor, and so that they do not clump together.

How to Freeze Elderberries
The best way to freeze fresh elderberries

Relish Recipes
A collection of easy and delicious relish recipes. Bring out a few jars of these relishes when the summer grilling season starts!

Sweet Pepper and Cucumber Relish
A colorful sweet relish that is great on hot dogs, but also in deviled eggs and potato or pasta salads

24 Hour Pickled Green Bean Recipe
This lightly spicy pickle recipe can be made with green or wax beans, and is ready to eat in just 24 hours.

Lacto-fermented Green Beans
A simple recipe for healthy, probiotic fermented green beans