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Canning Pumpkin Butter and Mashed or Pureed Squashes

More Information · 2006

A discussion of the safety issues with canning pumpkin butter or mashed squashes at home, with a recommendation to not experiment and try this product.

Food Preservation: Processing Jams and Jellies

More Information · 3 pages · 2011

Information on basic steps in making jelly or jam, a few recipes, and how to process jelly or jam in a boiling water canner.

Food Preservation: Using Boiling Water Canners

More Information · 2 pages · 2011

Directions and safe procedures for using boiling water canners.

Food Preservation: Using Pressure Canners

More Information · 4 pages · 2011

Using Pressure Canners includes the evolution of pressure canners, tips identifying and fixing conditions hazardous to pressure canning, and the steps involved for successful pressure canning.

Making Apple Cider

More Information · 4 pages · 2003

Directions and tips on safely making apple cider at home. Includes how to make the cider, safety considerations and storage.

Purchasing and Using ClearJel®

More Information · 2 pages · 2005

What ClearJel® is, how it is used, and where to purchase it.

Should I Vacuum Package Food at Home?

More Information · HTML · 1999

Precautions and risks associated with vacuum packaging food for storage at home. Includes issues related to safety of the foods, but not directions on how to vacuum package.

So Easy to Preserve For Sale

More Information · 2006

Preserving Food Series

Canning Fruit

More Information · 6 pages · 2013

Directions for safely and successfully canning fruit at home. Includes preparation of fruits for canning and how to process them in a boiling water canner.

Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products

More Information · 12 pages · 2013

Guide to safely canning tomatoes and tomato products at home. Includes safety considerations, acidification of tomatoes, and preparation and processing procedures for a variety of tomato products to be canned at home.

Canning Vegetables

More Information · 6 pages · 2013

Instructions on pressure canning vegetables safely at home. Includes food safety concerns, how to prepare the vegetables and how to process them in a pressure canner.

Freezing Fruit

More Information · 6 pages · 2000

How to freeze fruit at home: selecting freezer containers, preparing the fruit, types of packs, using artificial sweeteners, preventing discoloration, and packaging, labeling and storing.

Freezing Vegetables

More Information · 6 pages · 2000

Freezing is an excellent way to preserve fresh vegetables. This guide outlines the safe processes of freezing vegetables at home.

Pickled Products

More Information · 8 pages · 2000

How to preserve pickled products safely at home, including information on ingredients, equipment and how to avoid spoilage.

Jams and Jellies

More Information · 6 pages · 2013

Directions and safe procedures for preserving jams, jellies, butters, conserves, marmalades and preserves.

Uncooked Jams and Jellies

More Information · 2 pages · 2000

Information on making and preserving uncooked jams and jellies. Information on basic steps in making uncooked jelly or jam, a few recipes, and how to store the jelly.

Drying Fruits and Vegetables

More Information · 12 pages · 2000

Information on the various methods of drying fruits and vegetables safely. Includes recommended preparation steps and drying times, and how to package and store dried foods.

Preparing Safer Jerky

More Information · 3 pages · 2011

Directions on properly preparing, drying and storing jerky.

Freezing Animal Products

More Information · 8 pages · 2002

Steps on handling food before, during and after freezing to produce a high quality, safe product.

Freezing Prepared Foods

More Information · 12 pages · 2011

Freezing Prepared Foods contains a listing of the general advantages and disadvantages of freezing foods, packaging and storage information, and freezing directions on numerous foods.

Sensational Salsas

More Information · Español · 16 pages · 2011

Directions on safely canning salsa at home in a boiling water canner, how to choose ingredients, and preparation procedures. Contains 6 tomato-pepper salsas, tomatillo salsa verde, jicama salsa, mango salsa, peach salsa and cranberry salsa.

Flavored Vinegars

More Information · 4 pages · 2012

Directions and safe procedures for making flavored vinegars with herbs and fruits at home.

 
 

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