Preserving

  • Food Dehydration

    When it comes to food storage, there are few things more satisfying than “putting up” your own food. Drying, or dehydrating, homegrown produce is one of the traditional ways of food preservation. This process involves removing moisture from food, while exposing it to temperature increases and moving air.

    Dried fruits provide an inexpensive and sweet alternative to sugary store-bought foods. Fruit leathers and jerky are two examples of snack replacements that you can produce at home for mere pennies. (...)

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  • Preserving Basics

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    While there are many commercially available foods for long term storage, preserving your own food is another a great way to prepare for an emergency. Preserving your own food for storage can be a lot of work, but it also brings many rewards. For example, canning and dehydrating homegrown produce not only helps you save money, it can give you and your family feelings of self-sufficiency and confidence. (...)

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  • I Think I Can

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    By Angie Sullivan

    Want to enjoy that summer bounty long after the season ends? You can with canning. You might think that canning is only for your mother’s generation, or that it is way too hard for you. Well, if you have the right tools, canning can be fun and provide you with some delicious food storage from your own kitchen.

    Before you start, there are some things you need to know. First, there are different types of home canning. These include Hot Water Bath, Steam Canning, and Pressure Canning. (...)

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