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Let's Preserve: Drying Herbs
Let's Preserve: Drying Herbs - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Drying Herbs

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

Leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds of herbs can all be dried. More
Let's Preserve: Freezing Vegetables
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Let's Preserve: Freezing Vegetables

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

Freezing is a quick, convenient, and easy method of preserving foods in the home. More
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Holiday Egg Safety Tips - News News

Holiday Egg Safety Tips

03/15/2019

When using hard boiled/cooked eggs for decorating, hiding, centerpieces or eating this holiday season, remember to keep food safety in mind! More
Home Food Preservation: Freezing Foods
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Home Food Preservation: Freezing Foods

06/26/2019

Lancaster, PA

$15.00
Learn about today's recommended methods for home food preservation while dispelling food preservation myths and unsafe practices of the past. More
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Let's Preserve: Drying Fruits and Vegetables (Dehydration) - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Drying Fruits and Vegetables (Dehydration)

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

Learn the best practices and find recipes for drying fruits and vegetables. Dried foods are tasty, nutritious, lightweight, and easy to store and use. More
Let's Preserve: Cherries
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Let's Preserve: Cherries

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

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
Let's Preserve: Apples
Let's Preserve: Apples - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Apples

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

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
Let's Preserve: Blueberries
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Let's Preserve: Blueberries

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

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: Fruit Pie Fillings
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Let's Preserve: Fruit Pie Fillings

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

The following fruit fillings are excellent and safe products. Each canned quart makes one 8- to 9-inch pie. More
Let's Preserve: Basics of Home Canning
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Let's Preserve: Basics of Home Canning

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

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
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Winter Food Safety - News News

Winter Food Safety

02/08/2019

Winter is a time for many storms, especially here in Pennsylvania. During these storms, it is important to keep food safe. More
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Holiday Food Safety Tips - Articles Articles

Holiday Food Safety Tips

Stacy Reed, MS

Follow these food safety tips to keep your holiday and guests safe from food- borne illness. More
Let's Preserve: Freezing Fruits
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Let's Preserve: Freezing Fruits

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

This article explains how to freeze foods successfully and provides details on freezing specific fruits. More
Martha Zepp, The Pennsylvania State University
Versatile Canned Chicken - Articles Articles
Do you like the convenience of opening a can of ready to use meat and having many possibilities for preparing a meal? Think of a can of tuna. You can do the same thing with canned chicken. More
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Preserving Cranberries - Articles Articles

Preserving Cranberries

Martha Zepp

With fresh cranberries readily available in stores from October through December, now is a great time to purchase a supply and preserve them for year-round use. More
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Holiday Leftovers - Articles Articles

Holiday Leftovers

Martha Zepp

The holiday meal is over. You’re ready to relax, sit down and visit with guests. But wait, doing so could result in some uninvited guests—bacteria that love to grow at room temperature! More
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Avoid Food Safety Penalties During Football Season - News News
When tailgating or homegating be sure safe food handling practices are part of your game plan! More
Step-by-Step Process for Making Strawberry Jam
Step-by-Step Process for Making Strawberry Jam - Videos Videos
The perfect jam requires a balance of quality fruit at the peak of ripeness, sugar and pectin. The best way to make jam is to give it a try; the video takes you through the process one step at a time. More
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Label Date Marks: Quality or Food Safety? - Articles Articles

Label Date Marks: Quality or Food Safety?

Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN, Brad Beatty

Food labels provide consumers with valuable information. Unfortunately, the meaning of label date marks are often misunderstood. More
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Troubleshooting Problems when Canning Applesauce - Articles Articles
Common problems when canning applesauce may include discoloration, siphoning, mold, and jars not sealing. Following good procedures can prevent these from occurring. More
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Preserving Late Season Fall Vegetables - Articles Articles
Fall vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, Brussels sprouts freeze well; some such as kohlrabi, turnips, and carrots can be canned, and most are excellent in mixed vegetable pickles. More
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Home Food Preservation and the Amazing Apple - Articles Articles
While fresh apples are available most of the year, preserving apples by canning, freezing or drying provides you with many ways to enjoy this delicious fruit. More
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Dried Apples - Articles Articles

Dried Apples

Martha Zepp

Apples dry especially well and make a tasty, nutritious snack that is lightweight, easy to store and use. More
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Food Safety and The Story of Your Dinner - News News
With the start of school, September is the perfect time to get back in the groove of family meals. The benefits of family meals are numerous, but keep food safety in mind during preparation and beyond. More
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Safe Handling for Breast Milk, Formula, and Baby Food - Articles Articles
Safe handling of breast milk, formula, and baby food is important because infants and young children are at higher risk for foodborne illness since they do not have fully developed immune systems. More
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