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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Let's Preserve: Cherries
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Let's Preserve: Cherries

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Freezing and canning methods for sweet or sour cherries are explained. Select freshly harvested cherries with deep, uniform color and ideal maturity for eating fresh. Don’t delay preserving them, with or without seeds. 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
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
Let's Preserve: Blueberries
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Let's Preserve: Blueberries

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Freezing and canning methods are covered, along with preparation techniques for successful preservation. Select berries that are plump, firm, and have a light-blue to blue-black color. More
Let's Preserve: Basics of Home Canning
Let's Preserve: Basics of Home Canning - Articles Articles
Canning can be a fun and economical way to make fresh foods available year-round. Here you will learn procedures that have been scientifically tested to ensure safe and high-quality canned products and optimized for prolonged storage. More
Avoid Open Kettle or Oven Canning
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Avoid Open Kettle or Oven Canning

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Have you ever heard that some methods of canning are not recommended, but don't understand why? More
Let's Preserve: Apples
Let's Preserve: Apples - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: 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