Get Started With Preserving Food
Read through the following guides to help you get learn and get comfortable preserving food at home.
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Do you have a lot of chard growing in your garden? Learn how to dehydrate Swiss chard (and make chard powder) using these simple methods!
Do you have a large spinach harvest from the garden? Learn how to preserve spinach to extend its shelf life- so you can enjoy it longer!
Is your garden full of cabbage? Get step by step instructions for dehydrating cabbage at home, so it doesn’t go to waste!
Do you have a lot of cabbage in the garden? Learn all the ways to preserve cabbage to extend its shelf life- so you can enjoy it longer!
Do you have a lot of spinach in the garden? Learn how to dehydrate spinach (and make spinach powder) using these simple methods!
Do you have a bumper crop of fresh basil from your garden? Learn how to freeze basil so you can enjoy this tasty herb all year round!
Do you have seasonal apples to preserve? Learn how to dehydrate apples at home so you can store and enjoy your apples all year long.
Do you have a garden full of rosemary? Learn how to dry rosemary using 3 different methods. As well as how to store and use your dried rosemary!
Do you have a bumper crop of basil in your garden? Learn how to preserve basil at home, so you can enjoy it all year long!
What are the best tomatoes for making & canning salsa? Are there specific types of tomatoes you should use in your home canned salsa or does it really matter?
Do you grow zucchini? Don’t let the extra go to waste- learn how to dehydrate zucchini and preserve it for the winter months!
Do you preserve a lot of food and have a ton of canning lids hanging around. Are you wondering can you reuse canning lids more than once?
Kale is one of the easiest vegetables to preserve and dehydrate at home. Learn how to dry kale using these 3 simple methods!
Do you have a garden full of basil? Learn how to dry basil so you can enjoy that great basil taste in dishes and meals all year long!
Are you looking to get an electric food dehydrator? Check out this buying guide for the best food dehydrators & compare the top models to choose one that is best for you!
Do you have a garden full of dill? Learn how to dry dill so you can enjoy that great dill taste in dishes and meals all year long!
Do you have a garden full of oregano? Learn how to dry oregano so you can enjoy that great oregano taste in dishes and meals all year long!
Winter squash is a great garden crop that gives you a big harvest and a lot of calories. Learn how to preserve winter squash and pumpkins for later use!
Summer squash is a great crop that gives you a big harvest in a short period of time. Learn 6 ways to preserve summer squash to save your harvest for later!
Green beans are a great crop that can give you a big harvest in a small space. Learn all the ways you can preserve green beans to enjoy all year long!
Do you have a large crop of tomatoes in the garden? Try some of these ideas to preserve tomatoes and replace your store bought items with homemade ones!
Strawberry season can provide a lot of berries in a very short period of time. Learn how to preserve strawberries to enjoy all year long.
You can make your own floral jelly using blooms from around your yard. Learn how to make redbud jelly, including canning instructions.
Canning peaches is a great way to preserve the summer harvest. Learn how to can peaches in juice to enjoy that taste of summer all year long.
Do you grow okra in your garden and need a way to preserve it? Learn how to dehydrate okra to preserve it so that it lasts all year long!
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!
Canned beans are a life saver when it comes to preparing frugal meals. Learn how to pressure can your own dry beans for much cheaper than storebought!
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!
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!
Do you love potato chips but want something more healthy? Try making cucumber chips! 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!
Jelly made from flowers is a tasty way to use the flowers already in your yard. Here’s how to make forsythia jelly from your forsythia bush this spring!
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!
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.
Make your own easy, delicious roasted tomato sauce using garden fresh tomatoes. Freeze or can to enjoy your summer bounty all year long.