Wednesday, September 25, 2013

10 Ways to Preserve the Harvest

Here are 10 of the best ways to preserve the harvest.

1) Canning, discover the lost art of water bath canning. Be a Salsa Freak.
2) Dehydrating, many things will keep forever if dried and frozen.
3) Freezing, works well for many things. Consider the on going energy costs.
4) Curing onions and garlic well allows extensive storage.
5) Blanching, enhances the freezing process.
6) Can or freeze jelly or jam.
8) Pick varieties that store a long time. Shallots will store for a year.
9) Pickle cucumbers, zucchini and beets.
10) Ferment cabbage, pickles and garlic.
11) Puree and freeze pumpkin and squash.

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