Preserving Food

How to can and preserve a variety of food.

The Traditional Way of Storing Onions

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There are lots of things that come to mind when we talk of storing onions. Especially due to the fact that they are prone to sprouting if the storage conditions are wrong. This results...

Recipe for Homemade Hot Garlic Dill Pickles

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Years ago in Sacramento, California, I ran across an old man selling pickles at a swap meet. He made the pickles in his own kitchen in large plastic barrels and sold them on week-ends....

Simple Steps For Making Orange Jam

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Have you ever considered making orange jam but where just not sure how to do it or what you needed in order to make it? The truth is orange jam is actually really easy...

How to Make Homemade Dried Apple Slices

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Dried apple slices make for a great, healthy snack and can also be used in wreaths or added to potpourri to add fragrance. Dried apple slices can also be frozen for later use. Ideally you...
Peanut Butter

Beyond The Jar: 8 Ingenious Ways to Eat Peanut Butter

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What food is tasty, filling and fun? Peanut butter, and according to research, Americans are in love with the nutty spread. According to a Peter Pan Simply Ground survey (see below for survey notes), 74...
BBQ Sauce Recipe - How to Make a Great Sauce for Basting

BBQ Sauce Recipe – How to Make a Great Sauce for Basting

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Do you have plans of having a cookout in your backyard one of these days? If you do, then you must consider preparing a good recipe for it. One of the best dishes to...
Saving Money on Canning Jars

Saving Money on Canning Jars

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Canning season is fast approaching, so I thought I'd share some of the ways in which I save money on canning jars. 1. Garage Sales - I live in a rural area, so I often...
Homemade Salad Dressings

Homemade Salad Dressings – Tips For Making Your Own

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When it comes to flavor, homemade salad dressings win over store bough dressings any time. Not only can you enjoy better flavor, but you will find that these dressings are extremely easy to make...

How to Make Herbal Jams & Jellies

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Some herbal jellies are well-known, mint jelly being one of the best examples. Others, although less famous, are equally delicious when eaten with a variety of meats and poultry. Another bonus is that jams...
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....
Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce

Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce

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A classic tangy flavorful bbq sauce. Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce 2 cups ketchup1 cup apple cider vinegar2 tsp sriracha chili sauce1 teaspoon honey2 tablespoons brown sugar2 tablespoons paprika1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 teaspoon onion powder2 teaspoon...

How to Dehydrate Strawberries

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Strawberries are probably one of the most popular fruits and even children cannot resist them. They make a great addition to any fruit salad and add that something extra to plain yogurt. Sadly these...

How To Make Your Own Homemade Barbecue Sauce

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The time to start thinking about cooking BBQ is in the Spring and Summer time, with the warm days ahead and fun social gatherings with your friends an family, there is no better time...
Some Simple Easy Wine Recipes

Some Simple Easy Wine Recipes

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If you're into homemade wine, you know the importance of getting some good homemade wine recipes. Just throwing some fruit juice and a fermenting agent in a jar and letting it sit for awhile...
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...