preservation

How Does Freeze Drying Work?
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Freeze-drying has been around more than 100 years. But how does freeze drying work? And why is it better than simply dehydrating? People have developed many food …

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Food Preservation Methods Got us Through the Great Recession
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites I should have made shirts declaring, I survived 2009. If I said that food preservation methods saved us, would you believe me? How many of us don’t …

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Understanding How Botulism Causes Illness
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites It’s the Big Evil in canning. Botulism causes paralysis, death, and long-term rehabilitation for survivors. But understanding how botulism forms, and how to prevent it, keeps you …

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Portable Electric Burners and Other Heat Sources for Canning
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites   Whether your kitchen has all the modern conveniences or you live off the grid, for canning purposes, some heat sources work better than others. When I …

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SCOBY Uses: More Than Just a Healthy Brew

Add to Favorites Did you know that there are dozens of SCOBY uses that don’t involve brewing a batch of kombucha? Once I learned how to make kombucha at home, …

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6 Ways of Preserving Food Through the Ages
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Some ways of preserving food have been around since ancient times while others are modern. Older methods can leave meals dry, salty, fermented and imperfect. But they …

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How to Make Kombucha at Home
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Not long after I began drinking it, I decided I needed to learn how to make kombucha. If you buy it in the store, you will pay …

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A Tomato Ketchup Recipe Anyone Can Make
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites It’s nearing the end of tomato season. You learned how to care for tomato plants, tended them tirelessly, and now – if you’re like me – you’re …

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Canning Salsa Recipes Abound
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Canning salsa recipes are everywhere these days. There are so many options to try! You can experiment with canning salsa using tomatoes, corn, beans, fresh herbs, dried …

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How Long Does Homemade Jam Last?

Add to Favorites Here’s how long homemade jam lasts: For homemade jam using sugar and processed by canning in a hot water bath, you can expect to get about two …

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Learning How to Dehydrate Food
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Knowing how to dehydrate food is a matter of survival for many. I learned food preservation methods from my grandmother. Her pantry is still an object of …

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Mason Jar Meals Using the Best Survival Food
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites The best survival food retains vitamins and lasts decades. Take it from #10 cans to delicious combinations before hard times hit. Whether you’re a prepper, homesteader or …

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6 Kombucha Benefits for Your Health
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites It seems kombucha benefits are talked about across the media. Kombucha has been called the “Immortal Health Elixir.” It’s mentioned in records dating 2,000 years ago. When …

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A Guide to Salting Food Preservation
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites The successful, savory narrative of salting food preservation is fascinating when its history and uses are examined. Here’s a fun fact, did you know it’s been reported …

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Drying Mushrooms: Instructions for Dehydrating and Use Afterward
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Drying mushrooms is an easy way to “upcycle” your produce. While most foods lose flavor or texture after dehydration, mushrooms improve. Mushrooms have been eaten since ancient …

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