Category Archives: Home Food Preservation

Garden Beets

The coolness in the air is a sure sign the seasons are changing from the warm days of summer to the crisp days of fall. Beets are often considered a summer vegetable because they are gown in many backyard gardens. … Continue reading

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Salsa Time

Red, Yellow or Green tomatoes come in many different sizes, shapes and colors, but when it comes to processing them, they are all treated the same. When you are making a particular recipe, look for the qualities that best fit … Continue reading

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Acidifying Canned Tomatoes & Tomato Products

You’ve heard us say it before – vegetables and other low acidity foods must be canned in pressure canners in order to reach temperatures high enough to kill harmful microorganisms that would otherwise grow. Many consumers typically think of tomatoes … Continue reading

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Prepare to Preserve: Pressure Canner Testing

Finally, summer is here and your garden may be offering a bounty of fresh produce. If you plan to preserve your harvest throughout the season by using a pressure canner, one of the most important things that you can do … Continue reading

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Just Because You Can . . .

I have a fellow co-worker whose favorite saying is “Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.” This piece of advice applies to a wide variety of topics from using expired food to standing on the top of a ladder. … Continue reading

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Tips for Freezing Fresh Herbs

Fresh herbs are one of the many joys of springtime. They add wonderful, bright flavor to your foods and can make an otherwise colorless food colorful! (Think chives on a baked potato). Whether you’re buying bunches of parsley from the grocery … Continue reading

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Ready , Set, Plant…..

I hear the birds and I know spring is on its way.  Buried under the mounds of white, the grass is just waiting to grow and when those signs appear, I know it’s time to think about a garden.  Tempting … Continue reading

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