7 Tips for Buying Bulk Foods for Canning

If you can’t grow enough food to fill your pantry for winter, turn to a market or farm and purchase fresh produce in bulk quantities for preserving.

Storing and Preserving Extracted Fruit and Vegetable Juice

Excerpt from the Popular Kitchen Series magabook Canning & Preserving with permission from its publisher, I-5 Publishing magazines, a division of I-5 Publishing, LLC Purchase Canning & Preserving here. You’ve extracted the juice from your fruits and vegetables; now what? Here are some ways to keep your delectable fruit and vegetable juice fresh and flavorful. […]

Canning Equipment and Supplies

Excerpt from the Popular Kitchen Series magabook Canning & Preserving with permission from its publisher, BowTie magazines, an division of BowTie Inc. Purchase Canning & Preserving here. Here’s what you need to have in your kitchen before you begin canning. A pot with a lid: for processing high-acid foods with a pH level of 4.6 […]

The Science of Canning and Preserving

Excerpt from the Popular Kitchen Series magabook Canning & Preserving with permission from its publisher, BowTie magazines, a division of BowTie Inc. Purchase Canning & Preserving here. Nothing compares to the sweet, crisp taste of a fresh-picked green bean or the tart burst of a plump blackberry, still warm from the afternoon sun. Unfortunately, it’s […]

Spiced Vanilla Fig Jam

This small-batch jam is perfect when you need a gift to give but also want to keep a little for yourself.

Jelly Day!

I woke up to gloom and drizzle this morning, a sight that would usually make me feel like ducking back underneath the covers to hibernate. (I can’t, of course, because the animals will be demanding their breakfast.) But today is different because a gloomy, drizzly day is perfect for staying indoors to make herbal jellies, and that’s exactly what I have planned: a long-overdue jelly day with my sunny friend and jelly buddy, Linda.

A Lesson, a Ritual, Gifts

Photo by Judith Hausman I canned my foraged “parking lot” pears in rum with plums and ground cherries. It’s a rainy, rainy day, and a rain we sorely need here in the Hudson Valley. Despite the rain, I had to go get the quince today, or else I’d have been too late for them. About […]