Home Preserving

How to Preserve Herbs (4 Ways to Preserve Herbs At Home)

Almost every year without fail, I wait until the last possible moment to harvest and preserve everything out of our garden, including my herbs. Sure, I harvest things throughout the season to eat or enjoy fresh, but when it comes to preserving (as with many other...

How to Safely Can Meat For Long-Term Food Storage

Whether you have a surplus of beef from your own livestock, some wild venison meat from a recent hunt, or you found a great deal on some beef, pork or lamb from a local farm or even the grocery store, learning how to safely can meat at home is an easy way to preserve...

Low-Sugar Strawberry Jam with Pomona’s Pectin

This low-sugar strawberry jam recipe is made with Pomona's pectin and preserves the bright, fresh taste of summer strawberries all year long (without the insane amounts of sugar!) Once you try this recipe out, you may never go back to...
Easy Fermented Jalapeños Recipe

Easy Fermented Jalapeños Recipe

When we first started growing jalapeños, we did so with the intention of using them to make homemade salsa. We figured we’d be lucky to get enough jalapeños to make all of our salsa for the year, especially since we’d tried growing sweet red...

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How to Can Homemade Tomato Sauce

How to Can Homemade Tomato Sauce

When it comes to home-canned food, tomato sauce reigns supreme in terms of versatility. I don’t know about you, but in our house we eat a lot of tomato-based dishes; Pastas with marinara or bolognese sauce, pizzas topped with homemade pizza...

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How to Use A Pressure Canner Safely

How to Use A Pressure Canner Safely

  Canning and preserving food goes hand-in-hand with homesteading and self-sufficiency. And for the most part, it’s pretty safe and straight-forward. Whether you’re water bath canning pickles, jams, jellies and fruits, dehydrating,...

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