Canning is a humbling production. I scribble a note onto my recipe page: Do not quadruple batch. It is easy to get overzealous, lured by the harvest and the jar count at the end of the day. I get excited about bounty and forget about endurance, every year.
This spicy green kimchi recipe uses bok choy and other vegetables flavored with zesty red chile. Use this kimchi as a condiment or in favorite dishes such as fried rice, grilled cheese, or even a Bloody Mary.
Giardiniera comes from the word "giardino," or garden in Italian, and is literally a garden pickle.
This recipe is fun, easy, delicious and, because the ingredients are staples in your pantry, you can make it any time of year.
Dehydrating is a great way to preserve food.
My own special recipe for Pumpkin Maple Butter using organic pumpkin and Canadian maple syrup.
Fresh pesto is great in the summer, but it's even better in the middle of winter!
Preserving meat at home by making pork confit.
Another easy way to enjoy the fresh taste of gourmet garlic year-round is with these convenient cubes!
A gourmet guide to preserving the last harvest from your garden.
Simple suggestions on preserving vegetables and herbs
This blog post discusses growing enough produce for canning.
Cooking pumpkin for pie is as easy as, well, pie! Make your own homemade pumpkin purée with this simple recipe calling for either pumpkins or squash.
There's no need to be afraid of canning. With basic skills a cook can safely prepare and process excess produce during the summer and have a ready supply all winter. An easy way to start is with dill pickles, with extras like garlic and hot peppers.
Preserving herbs from your garden is easy, whether you freeze or dry them.
I'm going to the old Kerr canning book for this tried and true recipe for making simply wonderful pickled beets.
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Judy Mimranek shares her father's time-tested tip for digging a root pit and covering it with layers of straw and cow manure in order to store fruits and vegetables through the winter.
Debbie Mildfelt shares memories of her grandmother's stories, exploring the life of a large family on a small Kansas farm.
A great recipe for the holidays or any time of the year!
The process of curing potatoes for winter storage.
No juice extractor? No problem! This easy method for making fresh, delicious apple juice will have you sipping in no time.
People are often apprehensive about preserving their own food, whether they're intimidated by the process, or concerned about the safety of the finished product. As Sherri Brooks Vinton explains, it's time to bring canning back to the home kitchen.
A homemade solar food dryer allows you to dry tomatoes and apples for delicious and nutritious winter snacks and addition to your meals.
Take plain old raspberry jam to the next level with the complex flavors of white chocolate and coffee liqueur.
Cobbler is not the only solution to a bumper crop of berries. If you can boil water, you can turn the juice from big-flavor berries into tasty beverages that are naturally rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Make extra juice to freeze or can for year-round enjoyment.