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Food Preservation

Information on home food safety, including canning and freezing sauerkraut, pickles, meat, poultry, vegetables, fruits, beans, fruit pie fillings, jellies, jams and spreads. Tips on harvesting and preserving herbs and spices and home cheesemaking.
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Drying Jerky - Articles Articles

Drying Jerky

Martha Zepp

A popular snack, jerky is meat that has been salted, seasoned, and dried until most of the moisture is removed. Because of its very low moisture content, it can be stored for several weeks without refrigeration. More
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Canning and Freezing Venison - Articles Articles
Safety of home preserved venison begins as soon as the animal is killed and continues throughout the preservation process. Use proper techniques for handling the meat from field to freezer or jar. More
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Canning Soup Safely - Articles Articles

Canning Soup Safely

乐动体育注册 Martha Zepp

The convenience of canned soup makes cooking and meal preparation easier on busy days. Ingredients and preparation techniques determine the safety of home canned soups. More
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Storing Canning Supplies - Articles Articles
With the major canning season ending, many home food preservers are storing canning equipment until spring. Take time now to properly prepare the equipment for storage. More
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Preserving Pears - Articles Articles

Preserving Pears

乐动体育注册 Martha Zepp

Pears can be preserved by canning, freezing, or drying. They also star in specialty jams, butters, relishes and chutneys! More
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Kitchen Safety When Preserving Food - Articles Articles
Food preservation information usually addresses the safety of the preserved food. However, the preparation of home preserved foods also provides opportunities for injury in the kitchen. More
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How to Make Sauerkraut - Articles Articles

How to Make Sauerkraut

乐动体育注册 Martha Zepp

Fall is the best time to make sauerkraut as late season varieties of cabbage contain more natural sugars that help with fermentation. More
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Fruit Butters - Articles Articles

Fruit Butters

Martha Zepp

Fruit butters are sweet spreads made by cooking fruit pulp with sugar to a thick consistency. Their smooth, spreadable texture makes them an ideal substitute for butter on bread, toast, or muffins. More
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Let's Preserve: Squash and Pumpkins - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Squash and Pumpkins

乐动体育注册 Stacy Reed, MS, Martha Zepp, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Andy Hirneisen, MA

Learn the proper techniques for canning, drying and freezing squash and pumpkin. More
Home Food Preservation: Canning Apples
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Learn about today's recommended methods for home food preservation while dispelling food preservation myths and unsafe practices of the past. More
Let's Preserve: Sauerkraut
Let's Preserve: Sauerkraut - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Sauerkraut

Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Find recipes and proper techniques for turning your fresh cabbage into sauerkraut. Preservation methods include freezing or canning. More
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Let's Preserve: Strawberries - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Strawberries

乐动体育注册 Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Learn the proper techniques for freezing or canning fresh strawberries. For best quality, strawberries should be preserved on the day they are harvested. More
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Let's Preserve: Pears - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Pears

Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Learn the proper procedures for freezing or canning pears. Recommended varieties for preservation include Bartlett, Bosc, Anjou, and Comice. Keiffer is acceptable, and Seckel pears are suitable for pickled and spiced products. More
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Let's Preserve: Peppers - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Peppers

Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Preserved pepper products include regular, sweet pickled, hot pickled, marinated, and pickled pepper relish. More
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Let's Preserve: Sweet Corn - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Sweet Corn

Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Learn the proper techniques for freezing or canning fresh corn. Most sweet corn varieties work well for preservation. More
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Let's Preserve: Jelly, Jam, Spreads - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Jelly, Jam, Spreads

乐动体育注册 Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA

Learn the procedures and find recipes for canning jellies, jams, and spreads. More
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Let's Preserve: Peaches, Apricots, Nectarines - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Peaches, Apricots, Nectarines

Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Find the best varieties of fruit to choose when canning or freezing, plus learn the proper techniques for successful preservation. More
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Let's Preserve: Quick Process Pickles - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Quick Process Pickles

Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Learn detailed canning methods for pickles, and find recipes for sweet gherkins, bread and butter pickles, quick sweet pickles, relish, pickled beets, and more. More
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Let's Preserve: Snap Beans - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Snap Beans

Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Learn the proper techniques for canning and freezing snap beans. More
Let's Preserve: Tomatoes
Let's Preserve: Tomatoes - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Tomatoes

Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Learn the proper techniques and recipes for canning tomatoes. Select only disease-free, preferably vine-ripened, firm fruit for canning. More
Canning salt or pickling salt is pure salt, no additives. This type of salt is the best choice for canning, pickling, and sauerkraut. Photo credit: Mike Houtz, Penn State
Let's Preserve: Ingredients Used in Home Food Preservation - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Ingredients Used in Home Food Preservation

乐动体育注册 Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Martha Zepp

Learn about the typical ingredients used in home food preservation recipes, such as water, salt, sugars, thickening agents, and alternatives. More
Let's Preserve: Meat and Poultry
Let's Preserve: Meat and Poultry - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Meat and Poultry

乐动体育注册 Catherine Nettles Cutter, Ph.D., Martin Bucknavage

Meat and poultry can be preserved for longer-term storage through canning, drying, or freezing. Learn the preservation techniques that provide the opportunity to safely consume these products well beyond the time they were harvested. More
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Red Beets - Articles Articles

Red Beets

乐动体育注册 Martha Zepp

Red beets can be preserved in a variety of ways. Beets can be pressure canned, frozen, or acidified with vinegar to pickle and then boiling water bath or atmospheric steam canned. There are even directions for beet relishes and for drying beets. More
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Chutney - Articles Articles

Chutney

乐动体育注册 Martha Zepp

Chutney is a relish-type condiment usually made from a variety of fruits, seasonings, sugar, and vinegar. Newer recipes have been developed using both green and ripe tomatoes and other vegetables. More
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Freezing Herbs - Articles Articles

Freezing Herbs

乐动体育注册 Martha Zepp

Some herbs maintain their flavor better when frozen instead of dried. More
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