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National Center for Home Food Preservation

National Center for Home Food Preservation
About Us The National Center for Home Food Preservation is your source for current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation. The Center was established with funding from the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (CSREES-USDA) to address food safety concerns for those who practice and teach home food preservation and processing methods. more >>> Announcing a free, self-paced, online course for those wanting to learn more about home canning and preservation. Introduction to Food Preservation General Canning Canning Acid Foods Canning Low-Acid Foods This course is offered in the University of Georgia eLC system.

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Safely Preserving Whole Eggs Preserving eggs in the refrigerator for 9 months is unfathomable to most people, let alone safely preserving eggs that long without refrigeration. But today I’ll make crystal clear how you can preserve eggs worry-free without compromising your health and taste standards and perhaps I’ll even shed some light on how you came to believe that eggs can only be preserved in a refrigerator. I assure you that Kellene Bishop has not lost her mind; I’m not some maniacal bad guy accompanied by the theme music from Jaws as I write this. Just read further and you’ll understand that this Preparedness Pro is no fraud but some other trusted entities may have been feeding you a fish story for the past several decades. Bottom line, if you look at how nature preserves eggs you can learn an awful lot about preserving your own regardless of whether your purchased them at your local superstore or you collected them yourself from your personal brood of hens. Preserving Eggs is Easy!

No-Pectin Peach Preserves - One Ash Farm and Dairy Homestead Blog Wouldn't it be delicious to pop open a jar of preserves in the cold of winter and have them taste exactly like a fresh picked peach? That has been my goal this year. In the past I have always trusted the box of clear-jell or pectin that I buy in the local market. I have followed the recipes, dumping nearly a bag of sugar into each batch. Not so this peach season! Book Shelf Please note- links for books and book searching on this page are provided via the Powell’s Books partner program. By using those links you acknowledge that you understand I will receive a referral fee for any purchases made from them. When it comes to canning recipes, it is important to understand that the only known US based sources of verifiable and tested canning recipes are The National Center for Home Food Preservation (NCFHP), state/ county extension offices and Ball Canning. Web sites, food blogs and cook book publishers do not have any legal requirements to provide tested recipes. At this time it is not known which, if any, of these sources are meeting testing guidelines prior to publishing recipes. NCHFP and Ball each laboratory test their recipes for numerous requirements to insure proper canning techniques and processing times are utilized based on food acidity.

101+ Meals in a Jar Recipes Meals in Jar are a great way to put aside whole meals for your food storage. Through the canning or dry vacuuming process, you can put a meal up to help create long-term food storage. While there are all sorts of fun things you can store in a jar in the fridge or keep on a shelf for a short period of time (like salads in a jar, etc.), I’m going to concentrate mostly on those food storage meals that you can put by for long-term. I have all these #10 Cans?

Food Storage Download video “Our Heavenly Father created this beautiful earth, with all its abundance, for our benefit and use. His purpose is to provide for our needs as we walk in faith and obedience. He has lovingly commanded us to ‘prepare every needful thing’ (see D&C 109:8) so that, should adversity come, we may care for ourselves and our neighbors and support bishops as they care for others. “We encourage members worldwide to prepare for adversity in life by having a basic supply of food and water and some money in savings. Plants For A Future : 7000 Edible, Medicinal & Useful Plants Recommended this month New Book ** Edible Perennials: 50 Top perennials from Plants For A Future [Paperback] Current interest in forest or woodland garden designs reflects an awareness that permanent mixed plantings are inherently more sustainable than annual monocultures. They safeguard and enrich soil ecosystems, enable plants to form cooperative combinations, make use of layers above and below the soil, and they create benign microclimates which soften winds and recycle the rain. The challenge is productivity: how can yields of useful foods and other useful materials be maximised?

Onion Harvest There is a lot to know about onions. The varieties and planting times are specific for each region, so you might want to spend some time learning the ins-and-outs about onion growing to have success. Assuming you have done that and have had an abundant harvest, here are some tips of what to do next. If you harvested your onions when the tops were starting to bend over, but while they were still green, you are on the right track. If you put the onions in an airy place and let the tops die over the next several weeks you will have material to braid with once the tops are dry. Free Publications to Download Here about Home Canning, Freezing, Preserving and Making Jams and Jellies! Free Publications to Download Here about Home Canning, Freezing, Preserving and Making Jams and Jellies! This month's notes: January 2016: Strawberries and blueberries each have a very brief season; don't miss them: See your state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. And see our guide to local fruit and vegetable festivals, such as strawberry festivals and blueberry festivals. Organic farms are identified in green!

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