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Food Preservation: Setting the Record Straight on Canning Breads and Cakes
Food Preservation: Setting the Record Straight on Canning Breads and Cakes - Articles Articles
Breads and cakes canned in glass mason jars are not safe to eat. The risk for contracting a food-borne illness is high due to improper heating methods. More
Harvesting and Preserving Herbs and Spices for Use in Cooking
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Harvesting and Preserving Herbs and Spices for Use in Cooking

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Kathy Kelley, Ph.D.

Instead of relying on herbs and spices purchased from the grocery store, gardeners can grow, harvest, and preserve their own. More
Avoid Open Kettle or Oven Canning
Avoid Open Kettle or Oven Canning - Articles Articles
Have you ever heard that some methods of canning are not recommended, but don't understand why? More
Canners and Canning Methods that are Not Recommended
Canners and Canning Methods that are Not Recommended - Articles Articles
Solar canning, oven canning, open kettle canning, microwave processing, and dishwashing processing are not safe canning methods. More
Canning Pumpkin Butter and Mashed or Pureed Squashes
Canning Pumpkin Butter and Mashed or Pureed Squashes - Articles Articles
Can pumpkin butter or any mashed or pureed pumpkin or winter squash be canned safety at home? More
Drying Fruits and Vegetables
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Drying Fruits and Vegetables

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Dried foods are tasty, nutritious, lightweight, and easy to store and use. More
Drying Herbs
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Drying Herbs

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

The flavor of herbs comes from oils in the cell walls of plants. Leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds of herbs can all be dried. More
Cherries
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Cherries

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Select freshly harvested cherries with deep, uniform color and ideal maturity for eating fresh. Don’t delay preserving them, with or without seeds. More
Preserving Apples
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Preserving Apples

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

For freezing, select apple varieties that are crisp and firm and not mealy textured. For canning, use apple varieties that are crisp and firm and will retain their shape and texture. More
Preserving Blueberries
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Preserving Blueberries

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Select berries that are plump, firm, have a light-blue to blue-black color, and are of ideal maturity for eating fresh. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 days to improve flavor, then preserve them. More
Basics of Home Canning
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Basics of Home Canning

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Canning can be a fun and economical way to make fresh foods available year-round. Don’t take chances with canning recipes handed down over the years. More
Tomatoes and Potatoes Infected with Late Blight – Are They Safe for Canning?
Tomatoes and Potatoes Infected with Late Blight – Are They Safe for Canning? - Articles Articles
The following advice should help home canners decide whether or not they should process tomatoes or potatoes that show visible signs of late blight infestation. More
Canning salt or pickling salt is pure salt, no additives. This type of salt is the best choice for canning, pickling, and sauerkraut.
Ingredients Used in Home Food Preservation - Articles Articles
This fact sheet provides information on many of the typical ingredients used in home food preservation recipes. More
Freezing Vegetables
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Freezing Vegetables

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Freezing is a quick, convenient, and easy method of preserving foods in the home. More
Fruit Pie Fillings
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Fruit Pie Fillings

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

The following fruit fillings are excellent and safe products. Each canned quart makes one 8- to 9-inch pie. More
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