Get Started With Preserving Food
Read through the following guides to help you get learn and get comfortable preserving food at home.
The Food Preservation Planner
Keep all of your food preservation information in one place! Includes record sheets, checklists, cheat sheets, and more to save you time and keep you more organized!
All Food Preservation Articles
Learn how to make your own homemade ketchup using fresh tomatoes from your garden-includes canning directions to preserve your ketchup up to a year!
Too much zucchini? Use up that extra summer squash by adding pineapple juice and your dehydrator and you have a delicious treat of pineapple zucchini!
Learn how to make your own strawberry preserves with this super simple strawberry preserves recipe (includes canning directions!)
Do you have a bumper crop of peppers in your garden this year? Learn nine methods for preserving peppers; includes preserving hot peppers & sweet peppers
Are you confused about what foods can be preserved in a water bath canner versus a pressure canner? Here are 21 foods you can CAN in a water bath canner!
Canning applesauce is one of the easiest things to preserve at home. Combine multiple apple varieties into amazing homemade applesauce- no sugar needed!
Freezing zucchini is a great way to preserve your summer harvest. Learn how to freeze zucchini and my trick for easy measured portions!
Do you have calendula growing in the garden? Learn how to preserve it and have your own dried calendula flowers for use in tea, salves, and more!
Are you overrun with cherry tomatoes from your vegetable garden? Try one of these 5 easy way to preserve cherry tomatoes!
Cucumbers are an amazingly healthy food. And you can do more with them than eat them plain! Here are over 30 different fresh ways to use cucumbers to keep your body healthy- inside and out!
Did you know you can save money by canning pinto beans at home? Learn how to pressure can pinto beans for healthy, home-canned beans all the time!
Do you have a bumper crop of eggplant in the garden? Learn how to preserve eggplant by freezing and dehydrating to enjoy it all year long!
Do you have fresh eggplant that goes to waste? Learn how to store eggplant for the best results so that it keeps longer and retains quality.
If you are looking to purchase an electric food dehydrator in 2018 check out this ultimate buying guide for the best food dehydrators on the market! Compare the top models and pick which one is best for you!
Get more information on how to use the Food Preservation Planner from The Free Range Life.
Tired or sauce and salsa? Try out this sticky and sweet Tomato Jam! It’s sure to be a new favorite to add to your home canned pantry!
Are you wondering what to do with your garden harvest? Check out these 11 Food Preservation Guides- and you’ll be a canning genius in no time!
Do you have a bountiful garden? Check out these 100+ home canning recipes and resources so that you know exactly how to preserve all that harvest!
Do you have cucumbers piling up from the garden? Here are 10 ways to preserve cucumbers that will let you enjoy their crisp goodness all year long!
Dehydrating cucumbers into crunchy cucumber chips is a great way to preserve cucumbers. You can make BBQ chips, ranch chips, or the flavor of your choice.
Use your homegrown cucumbers to make this simple, homemade pickle relish. Canned for longer storage this relish can be enjoyed all year long!
Are you looking for something other than pickles to do with your cucumbers? Try this sweet and tangy cucumber jelly for something light and refreshing!
These quick and easy refrigerator pickles are sweet and tangy- and the perfect thing to make with all those fresh grown cucumbers from your garden!
Spring flowers bring…jelly? Do you have forsythia in your yard? Learn how to make forsythia jelly with all those blooms and blossoms!
Canning is a great way to preserve your garden or local, seasonal favorites. Are you making these canning mistakes that cost you time, money or your health?
This homemade pumpkin butter made with all the spices of your favorite pumpkin pie is full of fresh grown squash and full of the taste of fall!
Ajvar is a sauce made from roasted red peppers, eggplant and garlic. It has a wonderful red color and a spicy-sweet flavor. Simple to make, easy to enjoy!
Simple peach preserves sweetened only with honey allows the natural goodness of the fruit to shine through.
Do you love to make fresh salsa with your summer tomato harvest? Try my recipe for garden fresh salsa using roasted tomatoes, peppers, garlic and onions.
Do you want to preserve your summer harvest? Learn how to can peaches to enjoy that taste of summer during the winter months.
Make your own easy, delicious roasted tomato sauce using garden fresh tomatoes. Freeze or can to enjoy your summer bounty all year long.