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The Secret to Good Pickles

Add to Favorites By Beth Kramer – A wise homemaker clued me in to the success of pickles — your water source. The minerals in water can interfere with the pickling …

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Homemade Pickled Beets

Add to Favorites By Jerry Hourigan I watch the Food Network channel a lot and I have yet to see my old buddies Alton, Ina, Paula or Rachael ever add …

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Congrats on the Harvest! You Did It!
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites A successful gardening season means you’re probably drowning in produce right now. And you don’t want it to go right into the compost pile. So how do you …

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Culture Your Own Probiotics For Your Backyard Chickens

Add to Favorites By Juleigh Howard-Hobson, Oregon A probiotic is an organism that gives benefits to its host. Yogurt is probably the most commonly found probiotic around, but it is not …

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It’s Time To Preserve Your Tomatoes

Add to Favorites By Kay Wolfe Tomatoes are one of the easiest and most common plants grown in backyard gardens. Everyone loves fresh tomatoes picked from their own vine, but if …

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Beyond Kraut & Kimchi
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites By Gail Damerow Preserving vegetables by adding salt and setting them aside a few days to ferment is part of our family tradition. Before fermentation became all the rage, it was …

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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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Bone Broth Recipe: A Hot Trend in Modern Health
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites I grew up in a family where “waste not, want not” was a way of life. My mom, Mary, would save leftover bones and scraps of meat …

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Apple Butter Uses Aplenty
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Apple butter uses truly do abound. The apple itself is such a versatile fruit, which can be preserved in so many ways as a beverage, a sweet …

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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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Reviving Old Crab Apple Recipes
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Previous generations grew crab apple trees as an edible, not just decorative, tree. People knew how to care for apple trees and nurtured these trees well to …

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