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mostarda

Winter Fruit Mostarda

“Recipe reprinted with permission from Preserving by the Pint © 2014 by Marisa McClellan, Running Press, a member of the Perseus Book Group.” Traditionally, mostarda is whole or sliced fruit that’s been preserved in a mustard oil-infused syrup. The end result looks like innocent preserved fruit, but has the sharpness and sinus-clearing power of...

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Fermented Radish and Onion Pickles

December 23, 2017 | Fermenting, Pickling, Recipes

Excerpted from Ferment Your Vegetables by Amanda Feifer (Fair Winds Press, October 2015). In a pretty foolproof process, radish pickles remain an especially easy first step. I always have a jar of plain radish pickles fermenting at my house, simply because they’re so easy to make and taste so good that we tend to eat the...

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How to Preserve Soup

It’s soup season! Preserving soup at home is an excellent way to preserve your vegetables, and have a meal ready quickly. As we head into winter, having soup that isn’t from a can, or that needs to be thawed out is a real treat! But, it’s important to understand that not all soup recipes...

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Fermented Dill Pickles

Fermented Dill Zucchini Pickles

September 22, 2017 | Fermenting, Fermenting, Recipes, Recipes

Fermented Dill Zucchini Pickles We have been following Colleen over on Grow Forage Cook Ferment for awhile. We’ve enjoyed reading her blog about homesteading endeavors, particularly related to fermenting, as well as her herbal DIY projects. Like us, she loves preserving the harvest so that she can have healthy and tasty food (and drink!)...

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Pepper Jelly

Pepper Jelly Recipe

Mrs. Wages Pepper Jelly Kit comes with almost everything you need to make the best pepper jelly. The kit includes pectin and spices, all you need is the peppers, lemon juice, vinegar and sugar, and you will be on your way to stocking your pantry with some sweet and savory jelly. Pepper Jelly works...

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A Basic Tomato Salsa Recipe for Preserving

September 6, 2017 | Canning, Preserving Recipes, Recipes

We recently hosted a canning class taught by Marisa McClellan of Food in Jars. The hands-on canning class, at Fillmore Container, focused on tomato salsa. Marisa talked about the basics of preserving tomatoes including the importance of acidification when preserving tomatoes. The Tomato Preserving Guidelines from Penn State Extension offer some very helpful information...

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