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Preserving the Harvest: Sweet Fruit Chutneyby  

by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer Summer, and the fruit it brings, has a way of overwhelming many of us. If you've got a pile of peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots or any other kind of fruit sitting in the middle of... Read More

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Making and Canning Applesauce with Kidsby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer In the last couple of weeks, the temperatures have gotten cooler. Fall is definitely on its way. One of our favorite family activities in the fall is apple picking, which leaves us with tons... Read More

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Considering the Savingsby  

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... Read More

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

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... Read More

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Tomato Canning Tutorialby  

I know that canning is a daunting process to many. It was for me, too, until my sweet friend Jen took one summer day about 5 years ago to teach how to do it myself. Once you see how someone... Read More

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Freezing Raspberries and Strawberriesby  

Though I've already shared how I go about freezing blueberries, my method for freezing raspberries and strawberries is somewhat different, because they can tend to be juicier fruits that stick together in the bag once frozen. It's no fun to... Read More

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Canning Pearsby  

Ripe (very, very ripe) pears waiting to be peeled and cut. I bought a 25 lb box of Bartlett pears several weeks ago and was surprised to come home from a couple days away to discover just how ripe my... Read More

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Canning Pearsby  

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Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Freezing Spinach and Dehydrating Tomatoesby  

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Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Freezing Garlicby  

Remember all of my garlic galore? Well, I've just finished preserving it all for this fall and winter! I've now dried all of the bulbs out completely. Just recently I did some sorting into piles: gorgeous and intended for planting... Read More

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Drying and Grinding Herbsby  

As you may have noticed, I've begun a new series called Preserving Summer's Bounty, where I am creating photo tutorials of some of the different foods that I am preserving this summer, along with a variety of preserving methods. If... Read More

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Blanching and Freezing Vegetablesby  

This year I added a new skill to my food preservation repertoire, and I can't believe how simple it is! Blanching and then freezing veggies is a great way to preserve excess food from the garden or summer markets. The... Read More

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Beautiful Blueberriesby  

Blueberries are such a mainstay of our diet! Every summer we put away as many as possible (while trying to be self-disciplined and not eat all the fresh ones in the process). Last summer we bought about 75-80 lbs and... Read More

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