I am always looking for food preservation ideas. Between not wanting to waste the fresh produce from our garden and buying in bulk to save money, there is money to be saved if I get food preserved quickly (and I love saving money!). I figure you probably do too, right? So I want to share some of my food preservation ideas with you!
Food Preservation Tips to Make Food Last Longer
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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 journey to build and maintain your food storage!
Food Preservation Tips to Make Food Last Longer
There are several ways that you can preserve food. Nothing makes me smile like a shelf full of canning jars with favorite produce inside! Dehydrating gives you delicious snacks and makes herbs that you can add to your spice rack. Freezing is a quick and convenient way to preserve food in a hurry! Keep reading and I'll share some of my favorite food preservation ideas with you!
If you grow zucchini in the garden, you can probably relate to having lots of zucchini on your kitchen counter. Sometimes it is hard to use it all before it starts to go bad. Let me show you an easy way to store that zucchini to make yummy zucchini bread and other goodies months later!
Whether you grew pumpkins in the garden or bought them from a farmer, you can prepare that pumpkin now so that you can make fabulous pumpkin pie and pumpkin desserts this fall! You won't believe how simple it is to make homemade pumpkin puree!
Whether you are brand new to canning and need to focus on the process rather than chopping a bunch of ingredients or you are a seasoned canner just looking for a way to make delicious salsa with those garden tomatoes, I have a tip that works magic!
If you have a bunch of apples and want to can apple pie filling, I have a delicious tip that will make it easy for you! You don't have to comb through a million recipes on the internet to make tasty apple pie filling! Canning apple pie filling is easy and this post shares a tip that makes it super simple for beginning canners!
Back in 2014, my husband decided to start a garden in our backyard. His amazing green thumb brought with it tons of fall produce. I knew I couldn't let all of his hard work go to waste, so I decided to learn how to water bath can. Let me walk you through how I prepared to teach myself to do it!
Dehydrating food is an easy way to preserve it for food storage. Dehydrated food can also make great camping snacks or hiking food. I'll teach you the basics that you need to know to dehydrate in a food dehydrator successfully!
Do you have excess cilantro that you won't be able to use before it starts to go bad? There is an easy way to dehydrate cilantro so that you can add it to your spice cabinet. You won't believe how simple it is!
Dehydrating apples with cinnamon and sugar makes a delicious snack. This is one of my most popular posts for a reason! Dusted with a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar, these tasty treats are perfect for camping and hiking. You can also vacuum seal them for food storage!
Dehydrating strawberries in the food dehydrator makes a treat that is so sweet that your kids will think it is candy! This is my absolute favorite food dehydrator recipe. You have got to try dehydrated strawberries!
Homemade apple butter is the perfect old-fashioned preserve to put on your toast and biscuits! You just can't beat apple butter from scratch! This apple butter has the flavor of apples blended with a lovely combination of seasonings including cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. You can spread it on biscuits, toast, or even potato pancakes! It's one of my favorite fall recipes.
These dehydrated banana chips with cinnamon and sugar and a delicious snack and the perfect camping snack or hiking treat. They are slightly sweet crunchy banana bites! You can even vacuum seal them for your food storage!
Do you have lots of apples and you aren't sure what to do with them? Learn how to make apple butter, apple sauce, dehydrated apples with cinnamon and sugar, easy apple pie filling, and cinnamon applesauce. You'll never let an apple go bad again!
Coincidentally, as I was preparing to write this post, Infinity Jars offered to send me a couple of their products to try in exchange for me sharing my honest opinion of them with you. I was intrigued, so of course, I said yes!
The cool thing about Infinity Jars is that they filter out ultraviolet light and have an airtight seal, so things stay fresh longer. I got to try out a couple of their products. I am loving the liter-sized square glass bottle with oil spout for my olive oil! The bottle is pretty enough to leave it on the counter by the stove, which is so handy when making sauces or sauteing vegetables! It comes with both a spout and a regular cap.
There are sticker labels that come with their products, but I had leftover labels from when I made Bacardi rum vanilla, so I just used those on my olive oil. That said, if you only have one bottle you really don’t even have to label it. I think a bottle that looks like that sitting on the counter is pretty darn likely to contain olive oil, don’t you?
Infinity jars also have glass screw-top wide mouth jars. They sent me one and I think they are perfect for storing your dried herbs like cilantro or parsley! When you unscrew the lid the aroma is amazing!