Category Archives: Home Canning, Freezing Drying

How to Preserve Food.

Extra-Meaty Pasta Sauce

Freezer-friendly fall flavours

Finding time to make a home-cooked meal is challenging for most, but making freezable dishes is a great way to stay on track on any busy week. Pasta sauce, chili, stew, soup, casserole and meat pie recipes all freeze, thaw and reheat well without compromising quality or taste. Pair your favourite recipe with...
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Freezing Herbs – Create Bouquet Garni Paste for Fresh Flavor

As an avid gardener of herbs, I'm always looking for ways to prolong my enjoyment of the uses and functionality of the herbs growing in my gardens and cooking with herbs is one of the uses that gives me a lot of pleasure. Being dissatisfied with lost flavor and aroma in many dried herbs, I've...
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How to Make Pumpkin Puree

Each year, eighty percent of the pumpkins grown in the USA are harvested in October. Commercially canned puree is probably the most familiar edible form of this popular autumn produce, however the mild, slightly sweet flesh of fresh pumpkin makes an excellent dish when baked, boiled, sauteed, steamed or microwaved. The pumpkin seeds, as well,...
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The Best Ways to Store Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Maintaining a home garden is the best way to provide yourself and your family with fresh, delicious, healthy fruits and vegetables. But if your fresh produce gets withered and brown when you store it, then this creates undesirable waste. Here are some easy ways to extend the shelf life of your fruits and vegetables, and...
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How to Freeze Cauliflower

Sometimes you may find you have an over abundance of cauliflower from your garden and couldn't use it all in a short time. If you find yourself in that situation, or found a great deal on cauliflower then you might want to freeze some for another day. Here's how. Read more

Freezing Fish

Try to freeze fish as quickly as possible after catching, as they deteriorate rapidly. Before freezing, prepare fish as for cooking. Fish can be frozen whole, filleted or cut into steaks. (more…)...
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Freezing Vegetables

Provided vegetables are treated properly, they will freeze particularly well, retaining more flavor and goodness than by preserving in any other method. Learn the four basic rules dealt with this section and you cannot fail. Blanching, chilling, packaging and correct cooking. Vegetables cannot be frozen raw. They must be blanched first, whilst fresh and tender....
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Freezing Fruit

Preserving fruit by deep freezing is easy and very convenient because fruit can be frozen raw and eaten raw all the year round. Raw fruits which are low in acid content need treating before freezing to prevent discoloration on thawing. To help you identify high or low acid type fruits I have prepared and listed...
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How to Make Zucchini Pickles

Do you have an abundance of zucchini? These pickles will give dill pickles a run for their money, they are crisp and tasty like their dill counterparts but maybe even better in taste. (more…)...
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Watermelon Jerky

You’ll need a food dehydrator for this recipe. Cook time can be greatly influenced by the climate you are in, and so in a Florida summer season the time will be three to four times greater than needed in a northern, drier climate. (more…)...
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