Category Archives: Food Preservation

Dehydrating Asparagus

After my wife made up the batch of pickled asparagus the other day we had this whole bin of leftover asparagus stems. Now I’m a big fan of asparagus and I didn’t want it to go to waste! Here you … Continue reading

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Canning Pickled Asparagus

Asparagus is one of our favorite veggies and we usually eat it fresh. ┬áIt recently went on sale for less than $1 per pound so I decided to try pickling it. Here is the roughly 4 pounds of asparagus that … Continue reading

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A Beginner’s Guide to Dehydrating Foods

Whether you’re preparing for the end of the world, dealing with overabundance from your garden, or trying to find new ways to economize in the kitchen, you will find that dehydrating your own foods is not only fun, but a … Continue reading

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Canning Homemade Salsa using a mix

  During one of our supermarket forays we found the above mix on sale. Since it was pretty inexpensive we figured it was worth a try at least. Sometimes these pre-made mixes turn out to be fantastic, some times they … Continue reading

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Canned Strawberry Kiwi Lemonade Concentrate

After the huge success that was the strawberry lemonade concentrate we started to look around for other variations we could make and stumbled upon Strawberry Kiwi Lemonade concentrate. This version of the recipe is extremely simple. You need three cups … Continue reading

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Dehydrating Tomato Skins

It used to be that when we canned or used tomatoes in any of our recipes that we would simply take those blanched tomato skins and toss them in the compost. It was a bit of a shameful waste. Most … Continue reading

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Canning whole tomatoes

Our first few tomatoes have come out of the garden, and they’ve been absolutely wonderful! But, at present we do not have a huge overabundance of tomatoes coming in, that’ll likely occur in the next few weeks. That being said, … Continue reading

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Dehydrating Frozen Broccoli

Here’s another great frozen vegetable to dehydrate. We use this all the time in soups and stews. Here I have 5 packages of frozen broccoli. We pick them up when they’re on sale during the winter months. Depending on the … Continue reading

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When you make too much Light Syrup for fruit canning

So, I must admit that there are times when I get a little overexuberant when preparing Light Syrup for fruit canning. If you do this on a regular basis it can get quite wasteful. For example, this morning I made … Continue reading

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Canning: Making Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate

This time of year in Arizona means an overabundance of early strawberries. Even though we have a limited patch here at the homestead it’s highly economical to buy large amounts of strawberries. Since we’d already dehydrated plenty, and currently have … Continue reading

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