Home Food Preservation – 10 Ways to Preserve Food at Home

Home Food Preservation – 10 Ways to Preserve Food at Home

There’s never been a better time to learn how to safely preserve food at home. Home food preservation helps you stock up and save money, whether you’re growing your own food or buying in bulk. It adds variety to meals, and the flavor of home preserved foods can knock the socks off of most commercial…

How to Store Strawberries 12 Ways – Plus Tips to Keep Berries Fresh

How to Store Strawberries 12 Ways – Plus Tips to Keep Berries Fresh

Perfectly ripe strawberries are yummy, but strawberries also top the “Dirty Dozen” list for highest amounts of pesticide residue. We’re lucky enough to have an organic strawberry farm nearby that uses no pesticides, so when strawberry season comes around, we stock up! How to Store Strawberries for Fresh Eating or Year Round Use In this…

How to Can Food at Home – Quick Guide to Safe Home Canning

How to Can Food at Home – Quick Guide to Safe Home Canning

To can food at home, you combine canning safe glass jars, lids with rubber gaskets, food that’s safe for canning and the right heat processing. Home canning allows you to preserve almost any food – even entire meals – but you need to follow the rules. In this post I’ll discuss how to can food…

Botulism – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Tips for Safe Home Canning

Botulism – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Tips for Safe Home Canning

Some people avoid home canning because they’re afraid of botulism poisoning, but following the right guidelines will help you prevent foodborne illness. Botulism spores are everywhere – from the deep ocean to mountain tops. You’re likely breathing them right now. It’s only under specific conditions that they become dangerous. In this post we’ll cover botulism…