Canning jars are absolutely essential to a home food preservationist. Whether you pick them up new or used, you can never have enough. Find our best tips and tricks for what exactly you should be buying, how to estimate the quantity that you need, and bonus advice on choosing and safely using lids and bands. Read more.
Are you sad that your fresh herb garden has such a short life span? Your beautiful aromatics can be preserved in a variety of different ways. This helpful guide will teach you everything you need to know on how to store all of your favorite herbs at the end of the gardening season and beyond. Read more now.
Preserving your garden’s harvest, or seasonal produce when it comes on sale, is just flat-out smart. A pantry full of jams and jellies, chutney and pickles for the year is economical, you get to control what goes into the foods you eat, and it’s fun to produce them as well. You can produce a variety of low-acid foods, including garden veggies, fish, poultry, game, and meat. And while they make look a little complicated, they actually have a simple design and are easy to use. Get the whole story now!
When your plate is lacking a punch, look no further than these pickled veggies. The turnips take on a vibrant rosy hue from the beets, and everything gets a salty kick from the brine and a hint of spice from the chili. Read more now to add this recipe to your list of tangy must-have condiments for the table.
We’ve scoured an array of sources for the most common problems encountered when using a pressure canner, and the solutions that make preserving easy and efficient. From how to build pressure to adjusting for altitude, we’ve got you covered. Read along for 13 top tips for successful pressure canning! Read more now on Foodal.
Many people have supposedly heard of someone who almost lost his head because the lid of his pressure cooker/canner flew off! Join the experts at Foodal as we examine this cookware’s dubious reputation, and the design improvements and safety features that are now standard in today’s safe, easy, and convenient models. Read more now.
Don’t have a clue about oxygen absorbers? Look no further, as Foodal explains exactly what they are and how to use them to preserve your food. When used correctly, they can greatly extend the shelf life of your dried produce and pantry staples. Cut down on food waste, and learn how to calculate exactly how many of these little packets you’ll need. Read more now.
Not sure how to store dates correctly? Here’s a hint: the colder, the better. We provide a look at various types of dates, their qualities and uses, as well as helpful information on storage and ways to feature this tasty dried fruit in your cooking. For the details on how to preserve this tasty dried fruit, read more on Foodal.
With summer winding down, what better way to bring the wonderful colors, tastes and fragrances of summertime into fall and winter than with a stash of homemade jams and jellies? Few things are more effective at lightening up a dreary winter day than opening the pantry to see shelves full of colorful, delicious preserves!