Category: Food Preservation

Food preservation methods including hot water bath canning, drying herbs, food dehydrating food, and other food preservation techniques.

dehydrating apples

Dehydrating Apples with Cinnamon and Sugar

This post contains affiliate links which help support this site.   This weekend I have been dehydrating apples with cinnamon and sugar.  It is such a yummy and (relatively) healthy snack.  You may have figured out by all of my recent apple recipes that we have lots of apples at our house right now, so we are doing lots of  food preservation!       Dehydrating Apples with Cinnamon and Sugar             Let’s get started!     Cinnamon Sugar Apples Ingredients   Fresh apples Cinnamon and sugar shaker (if you don’t have one you can mix...

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Food Preservation Tips to Make Food Last Longer

This post contains ads. I am always looking for food preservation ideas.  Between produce from the garden and buying in bulk to save money, there is always the challenge of making sure food doesn’t go bad before you can use it.    I figure you probably deal with that challenge, too, so I want to share some ideas with you!       Food Preservation Tips to Make Food Last Longer         There are lots of great options for food preservation and food storage ideas.  Check out some posts of mine that will help you on your food preservation...

how to preserve strawberries

How to Preserve Strawberries Using a Food Dehydrator

Today I want to show you my “recipe” for how to preserve strawberries using a food dehydrator.  I recently made them for the first time and they were delicious!  So sweet!   When you dehydrate, it is important to use fruit (or vegetables) at their prime (translation: not over-ripened) to get the best flavor from your dehydrated product.  Fruits and vegetables should be washed and patted dry before they go in the dehydrator.  Patting them dry with a paper towel helps reduce the drying time needed in the dehydrator.         How to Preserve Strawberries Using a Food Dehydrator...

food dehydrating basics

Food Dehydrating Basics

I have been learning about food dehydrating basics.  I’m going to share my “recipe” for how I dehydrated some apples.  The process is the same for many fruits and vegetables.   Food dehydrating is something I’ve been wanting to dive into on my blog.  I figure if I want to learn about it, some of you probably do, too!   My sweet hubby got me really nice dehydrator for Christmas.  The box it was in was kind of bulky because they had styrofoam around it inside to protect it, so rather than wrap it and put it under the tree...

how to make raspberry jam

Make Raspberry Freezer Jam with Fresh Raspberries

Don’t you just love homemade raspberry freezer jam?  If you haven’t made it before, you won’t believe how easy the recipe is.  We’ve gotten lots of fresh raspberries from our garden this year and I have been able to make raspberry freezer jam – a lot of it!  At our house we love to have raspberry jam on toast for breakfast or for a late night snack.  My husband also makes a phenomenal raspberry German pancake recipe using this amazing jam.  You definitely should try it-I think your family will love it!  The best part is that it is so...

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How to Preserve Cilantro from Your Garden

This post contains ads and I receive a small commission on items purchased through my site at no extra cost to my readers.   How to Preserve Cilantro from the Garden     Here are some quick tips on how to preserve cilantro for use in salsa or Mexican food.   You won’t believe how easy it is!   I know a lot of my readers have gardens, so I thought today I would share with you one of the ways that we are able to preserve the things we grow in our garden so that we can put them in...

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How To Dry Parsley

This post contains affiliate links. Food preservation, especially preserving fresh herbs can sometimes be tricky, but drying parsley is soooo easy.  If you use parsley a lot in your cooking, you need to learn how to dry parsley!   Learning to dry parsley will help you have home-grown parsley to use for your cooking all year round!  It is also great to get some surplus built up (I just throw it in a mason jar) to put in your food storage.  We dried our parsley like this last summer and just barely ran out, so it is time to refill...