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.
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.
Learn about safe methods for canning or freezing soup at home.
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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.
The following are some commonly asked food preservation questions (with their answers)
Salsa is one of the most popular condiments used today. Because of its popularity, many cooks want to prepare and can salsa at home.
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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.
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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.
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Instead of relying on herbs and spices purchased from the grocery store, gardeners can grow, harvest, and preserve their own.
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Meat and poultry can be preserved for longer-term storage through canning, drying, or freezing.
This fact sheet discusses canning and freezing methods for snap beans.
This fact sheet offers recipes, freezing, and canning methods for sauerkraut.
This article details canning methods for different kinds of pickles.
Preserved pepper products include regular, sweet pickled, hot pickled, marinated, and pickled pepper relish.
Most apricot and nectarine varieties are suitable for canned and frozen products.
This article offers instructions for freezing and canning pears.