Preserving Food

How to can and preserve a variety of food.

Cherry Jam Recipe

Three-Ingredient Cherry Jam

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When you get the kids in the kitchen, you make both great food and great memories. This simple yet tasty three-ingredient recipe for cherry jam uses frozen fruit, chia seeds and maple syrup. It's an...
Pickle Problems

Pickle Problems: A Troubleshooting Guide

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There's nothing better than opening a jar of homemade pickles and taking that first satisfying bite. As soon as you bite down into a crunchy cucumber you're immediately flooded with memories of summer days...
Fruit Roll Treats

Homemade Fruit Roll Treats

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Aiming to limit processed “added sugars” doesn't mean we must give up all our favourite treats — DIYing your own homemade versions lets you control the quantities of ingredients. For example, substituting frozen fruit is...
Stuffed Peppers

Making and Freezing Stuffed Green Peppers

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We grow a lot of green peppers in our garden every summer season. They are inexpensive and you only need a few plants. When I make stuffed peppers, I like to make them in...
Apple Rings

How to Make Dried Apple Rings

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When you make dried apple rings or slices at home, you know that there are no additives in them just pure apple to be used as a snack or an addition to your morning oatmeal!
Peach, Apple and Pumpkin Fruit Butters

Peach, Apple and Pumpkin Fruit Butters

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Canning is not a difficult process like most people think and it can be learned in just a few short hours if you are a beginner. Canning is a great way for you to...
Dehydrating Food

Dehydrating Citrus Fruits

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Today, as with most days have resulted in a very eventful day in our small kitchen. Not only did we manage to dehydrate several trays of French Fried Potatoes but we also attacked some...
Basil - History, Cooking, and How to Save for Year Round Use

Basil – History, Cooking, and How to Save for Year Round Use

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Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is a popular aromatic culinary herb that is used quite frequently in Italian and Southeast Asian cuisines. Sweet basil is typically used in Italian dishes while Thai basil, lemon basil, or...
Freezing and Drying Techniques to Preserve Fresh Herbs

Freezing and Drying Techniques to Preserve Fresh Herbs

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Fresh herbs grown in the kitchen or garden can help to inject a variety of flavors to any dish. Garden herbs are possible to use year-round by relying on the drying and freezing techniques....
Garden Leftovers

Garden Leftovers

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In April you can't wait to taste the first tomato. By September you are sick of tomatoes and wondering if you can eat another one. Here are some ideas to use those summer leftovers...