Home Preserving

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...

Homemade Beef Jerky Recipe (Dehydrator + Oven Instructions)

Homemade beef jerky is a delicious way to preserve meat for food storage and for easy transport to take on hikes, camping trips, road trips and to pack in a backpack in an emergency situation where you need to leave home. While store-bought beef...
Sugar-Free Applesauce (Canning Recipe)

Sugar-Free Applesauce (Canning Recipe)

  Applesauce was the very first thing I ever tried canning at home. In other words, it was my gateway into the world of home canning. Since it’s so easy to make, is safe for water bath canning and requires very few extra ingredients or...

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Spiced Plum Jelly

Spiced Plum Jelly

  This plum jelly makes quick and easy use out of plums without having to pit them. The final product is a beautiful purple, sweet, spiced plum jelly that tastes like what cozy feels like. It also makes an excellent Christmas gift!    Visions of plum...

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How to Can Blueberry Pie Filling

How to Can Blueberry Pie Filling

Canning blueberry pie filling lets you enjoy this summer treat all year long! Preserve blueberries with this recipe for home-canned blueberry pie filling. * * * Blueberries are one of my favourite summer fruits. I love to eat them fresh, and...

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“Rhubarbecue” Homemade Rhubarb BBQ Sauce

“Rhubarbecue” Homemade Rhubarb BBQ Sauce

  Over the past few years, I’ve come across different versions of this rhubarb BBQ sauce under various different names. Sometimes called Victorian or Victoria Sauce, other times called Rhubarbecue Sauce or the more literal Rhubarb BBQ sauce,...

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8 Ways to Preserve Food At Home

8 Ways to Preserve Food At Home

  There are many ways to preserve food at home. Learn which foods can be canned, dehydrated, fermented, infused, dry cured and more with this in-depth guide. * * * Whether you consider yourself a homesteader, a farmer or vegetable gardener,...

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Water Bath Canning for Beginners

Water Bath Canning for Beginners

  Water bath canning is one of the easiest and most popular ways to preserve many types of food. An easy skill to master that requires no real special equipment, water bath canning is the first form of food preservation that most modern...

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Pectin-Free Strawberry Jam Canning Recipe

Pectin-Free Strawberry Jam Canning Recipe

This pectin-free strawberry jam canning recipe utilizes the natural pectin in strawberries to create a homemade jam that tastes just like summer in a jar. Plus, the optional addition of vanilla makes this classic strawberry jam taste just like a...

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