Canning Food For Beginners: A Simple How To Tutorial

Are you interested in preserving your garden harvest? Or maybe you got a great deal on the bulk strawberries you just bought from the farmer's market? It is totally possible. Canning is an art which has been around since the early 1800’s. It went out of fashion after...

The Benefits Of Pickling Food From Your Garden

Pickling is one of the oldest forms of food preservation. It involves submerging the food in either vinegar or a salt brine to keep it from spoiling. Spoiling is a process that involves bacteria, and not all bacteria are created equal when it comes to spoiling or...

The Best Way To Store Fruits & Vegetables So They Will Last Longer

Fruit and Veggie Life Extender Liner for Refrigerator Drawers, Extends the Life of your Produce, Qty 12Yes, you can preserve your produce by freezing it, canning it, cooking it, pickling it, or even by dehydration. But sometimes, you just want to keep it around to use...

How To Decide What To Can, What To Freeze And What To Dehydrate

There are different ways of preserving food. You can freeze it, dehydrate it, cold store it or can it. What preservation method you choose will depend on a variety of different factors. 1.Start by figuring out what your options are. Green beans for example freeze and...

The Best Way To Preserve Fresh Fruit Is By Making Jelly and Jam

Do you have an abundance of fruit from your garden this year or did your farmer's market have the most amazing prices on berries ever?  Hands down the best way to preserve fresh fruit is as a jelly or jam! These fruit spreads can then be used throughout the year on...

Dehydrating Food Tips – What You Need to Know

  Dehydrating or drying out food is one of the oldest food preservation techniques out there and something that’s making a bit of a comeback in recent years. The idea is to preserve the food by removing as much of the moisture or water content as possible. Not only...

Can I Freeze Fresh Vegetables And Fruit?

There is only one answer to the question of can I freeze fresh vegetables and fruit? YES you can! In fact, one of the easiest things to do when you have more fresh produce than you know what to do with is to freeze it. A surprisingly large variety of fruits and...

Where To Find Great Deals On Produce To Preserve

Before you can start to put up food, you need the produce to work with. While you can certainly head to your local grocery store to pick up 20 pounds of green beans to can, it’s probably not your best option. Not only will it cost you quite a bit, even if green beans...

Five Common Methods of Processing & Preserving Food

Preserving and storing food is becoming a bit of a lost art and it’s a shame. What do you do when you come across a great deal at the grocery store or the farmer’s market? What do you do when you’re offered a discount on a bushel of produce that you can’t pass up?...

5 Pinteresting People Teach Us How To Harvest and Dry Herbs

Harvesting and drying herbs is practically a rite of passage for gardeners every Fall. Don’t know about you but I have gotten pretty spoiled by the free and much better tasting herbs growing right outside my back door! I know where they came from…they were grown...

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