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...
6 Canning Safety Rules You Must Follow

6 Canning Safety Rules You Must Follow

Well friends, summer’s finally here, and that means canning season is upon us. This also means it’s time for a little refresher course on canning safety, because while this might not be the most exciting aspect of canning and preserving food,...

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Low-Sugar Mango Jam Recipe

Low-Sugar Mango Jam Recipe

Every year around this time, I start craving all things tropical: Tropical fruits, piña coladas, Hawaiian-style barbecues, reggae music, an all-inclusive beach vacation in an exotic locale… By late February/early March, I’ve pretty much had...

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Spicy Garlic & Dill Pickled Beans Recipe

Spicy Garlic & Dill Pickled Beans Recipe

These pickled beans are the perfect way to preserve summer's bounty of green beans to enjoy all year long. Great in a Bloody Mary, better in a Caesar! * * * Pickled beans are one of my favourite things to eat out of a Mason jar. For...

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