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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Prepare for the Canning Season - Articles Articles
It's time to plan ahead for home canning this summer. Start by checking your equipment and supplies. Proper equipment in good condition is required for safe, high quality home canned food. More
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Preserving Rhubarb - Articles Articles

Preserving Rhubarb

Martha Zepp

Learn how to properly preserve the interesting vegetable - Rhubarb! More
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Understanding the Process of Freezing - Articles Articles
To preserve high quality frozen foods it is important to understand the freezing process. More
Let's Preserve: Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes
Let's Preserve: Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes

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

For canning potatoes, select the “waxy” or “boiling” kinds. Most red-skin potatoes are suitable, and many white or gold round new potatoes with thin skins work well, too. More
Let's Preserve: Root Vegetables - Beets, Carrots, Turnips, and Rutabagas
Let's Preserve: Root Vegetables - Beets, Carrots, Turnips, and Rutabagas - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Root Vegetables - Beets, Carrots, Turnips, and Rutabagas

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

Root vegetables must be processed in a pressure canner. They cannot be safely canned in a boiling water bath or atmospheric steam canner. More
Let's Preserve: Soup
Let's Preserve: Soup - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Soup

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

The convenience of prepared soup makes cooking and meal planning easier. Freezing and canning preservation methods are explained. More
Preserving Soup Safely
Preserving Soup Safely - Articles Articles

Preserving Soup Safely

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Learn about safe methods for canning or freezing soup at home. More
Home Cheesemaking
Home Cheesemaking - Articles Articles

Home Cheesemaking

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

Making cheese at home is fun. Proper preparation and attention to sanitation will make good tasting cheese that is safe for the whole family to enjoy. More
Canning and Freezing Questions and Answers
Canning and Freezing Questions and Answers - Articles Articles
The following are some commonly asked food preservation questions (with their answers) More
Prepare and Preserve Homemade Salsa
Prepare and Preserve Homemade Salsa - Articles Articles
Salsa is one of the most popular condiments used today. Because of its popularity, many cooks want to prepare and can salsa at home. More
Freezing meals can make it easy to eat together
Freezer Meals for Family Mealtime - Articles Articles

Freezer Meals for Family Mealtime

Dori Owczarzak, MS, RD, LDN

Have you ever considered preparing two weeks’ worth of meals in a single day? The greatest advantage of doing so is providing home-cooked meals for your family. More
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Make-Ahead Freezer Meals to the Rescue - Articles Articles
Preparing and freezing family meals in advance will save you time on busy days. This will help you get a hot meal on the dinner table with less stress. More
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
Let's Preserve: Meat and Poultry
Let's Preserve: Meat and Poultry - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Meat and Poultry

Catherine Nettles Cutter, Ph.D.

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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