Freezing and Using Up an Abundance of Peppers

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Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer I don’t pretend to be a master gardener. In fact, my thumb is more black than green. But one vegetable that always seems to flourish in my garden is the pepper. And, despite my limited abilities, my family always ends up with an abundance of them! Thankfully, peppers freeze extremely well, and there are lots of great recipes that call for peppers that you can implement in your kitchen all year round. Health Benefits of Peppers Besides being fairly easy […]

Dry to Preserve: A Quick Guide to Dehydration

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Written by Stacey T, Contributing Writer So you’ve started your garden, and other than a few minor hiccups (which always seem to happen regardless of skill or experience), things are probably going pretty well, right? Are you preparing to preserve the fruits of your labors (pun intended)?  Preserving your own food is an inexpensive and healthful way to feed your family, prepare for emergencies and practice self-sufficiency. There are many options available to those wanting to preserve their own foods.  Some experienced in food preservation […]

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Considering the Savings

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I’m definitely back in the saddle, doing a ton of preserving after a nice little mid-summer break. I went to my local produce market on Thursday afternoon and decided it was high time that I stock up on some of the wonderful, seasonal deals that were available and get my little tush back into the kitchen to put it all away for the winter! I started with this 20 lb box of pickling cucumbers. I bought a couple bundles of fresh dill to go along […]

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Recipes and Tutorials to Keep You Busy Until Thanksgiving

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Preserving season is in full swing! I’ve taken a brief break from it myself the past couple of weeks, after a busy bout of preserving in July. Now it’s time to jump back in with both feet, as I get set to tackle pears, peaches, tomatoes, pickles, herbs, apples and probably more. Wanting to provide you with a very extensive resource for all your real food, summer preserving, I scoured the web so that you don’t have to. These recipes are made with whole foods, […]