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! Canning Food Recipes for Preserving

Here at canning food recipes .com you'll find canning and preserving recipes, cookbooks, canners and information on preparing, cooking and processing fruits and vegetables.

Basics for Canning Fruit

Because fruits are acidic, the boiling water bath method may be used for processing. Although spoilage can occur in home-canned fruits, contamination with Clostridium botulinum, the bacteria that causes botulism, is not a threat.

Basics for Canning Vegetables

Pressure canning is the only safe method for home canning vegetables. Clostridium botulinum is the bacterium that causes botulism food poisoning in low-acid foods, such as vegetables. The bacterial spores are destroyed only when the vegetables are processed in a pressure canner at 240 degrees Fahrenheit (F) for the correct amount of time.

Canning & Preserving - Canning Fruit

Wash and assemble canning equipment, utensils and containers. Make sure you have everything that you need before you start fruit preparation. Once you begin the canning process you need to work as quickly as possible without delays.

Canning Basics

Methods for canning foods at home have changed greatly since the procedure was first introduced almost two centuries ago. Since then, research has enabled home canners to simplify and safely preserve higher quality foods. Knowing why canning works and what causes food to spoil underscores the importance of following directions carefully.

Canning Jars & Facts - Your Complete Canning Source

Canning Recipes

Canning recipes - Recipezaar

Get ready for one of the few simple pleasures in life. Home Canning. It's the perfect way to share your favorite tastes with family and loved ones. From a sassy salsa to award-winning chili, not to forget irresistible fruit jams, jellies, and whatnots.

Lesley's Recipe Archive Canning Recipes

Sandy's Place-Home Canning Tips

Now that the garden is producing wonderful vegetables & fruits,
let's talk about preserving the produce.
Home canning, freezing & dehydrating are great ways to enjoy
the "fruit's of your labor" long after the growing season.
Along with a sense of accomplishment, and a source of pride,
home canning lets you control the ingredients and quality of the foods you eat.

Pressure Canners - Free Articles About Canning & Food Processing

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Freezing Fruits / Vegetables


Freezer Storage

Freezing maintains quality, but it cannot improve it. Frozen food processors flash-freeze food; retailers keep it at 0 degrees F or below to maintain quality. After you make a selection, proper handling is your responsibility. Food properly wrapped and stored at 0 degrees F or below will be more than just safe to eat. It will have good flavor and texture, and contain all or nearly all the nutrients it had when fresh.

Freezing Basics

Freezing is the easiest, most convenient, and least time- consuming method of preserving foods. Freezing does not sterilize foods or destroy the organisms that cause spoilage; the extreme cold simply slows the growth of microorganisms and the chemical changes that affect quality or cause spoilage.

Freezing Fruits

Freezing fruits is simple and easy. Freezing costs more than canning or drying but preserves more nutrients and a fresher flavor, if done properly.

Freezing Vegetables

Here are some simple guidelines for freezing a variety of vegetables commonly grown in home gardens.

Freezing Vegetables

Freezing vegetables is simple and easy. Freezing costs more than canning or drying, but preserves more nutrients and a fresher flavor if done properly.

How Freezing Affects Food

Freezing is one of the easiest, most convenient, and least time-consuming methods of preserving foods. Freezing does not sterilize foods; the extreme cold simply retards the growth of microorganisms and slows down chemical changes that affect quality or cause food to spoil. By following the directions for freezing food, you can enjoy high quality, nutritious frozen food.

National Center for Home Food Preservation How Do I Freeze


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Strub Pickles Pickle Recipes - Brine

For those of you who love pickles and want to try your hand at pickling at home.


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Drying Fruits / Vegetables


Drying Fruits & Vegetables (pdf document)


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Food Preservation


Food Preservation & Storage

Food Preservation and Safety

National Food Safety Database Canning, Drying and Freezing

Preserve Food

There are many ways to stretch your food budget. But the tastiest way is to extend the shelf life of the food that you buy and grow. At we have all the information you need to can, freeze, dry and even vacuum seal your vegetables, herbs, fruits, meats and grains.

Preserving Pie Fillings

Pie fillings are an excellent way to preserve an abundance of fruit. The following fruit fillings are excellent and safe products. Each canned quart makes one 8-inch to 9-inch pie. The filling may be used as toppings on dessert or pastries. "Clear JelŪ" is a chemically modified corn starch that produces excellent sauce consistency even after fillings are canned and baked. Other available starches break down when used in these pie fillings, causing a runny sauce consistency. Because the variety of fruit may alter the flavor of the fruit pie, it is suggested that you first make a single quart, make a pie with it, and serve. Then adjust the sugar and spices in the recipe to suit your personal preferences. The amount of lemon juice should not be altered, as it aids in controlling the safety and storage stability of the fillings.

Cooking- Preservatives - Making Fruit Spreads Preserve it Right by Patricia Redlinger, Diane Nelson - Pioneer Thinking

Howstuffworks How Food Preservation Works

Because food is so important to survival, food preservation is one of the oldest technologies used by human beings. In this edition of HowStuffWorks, we'll look at all of the different preservation techniques commonly used today

Preserving Food Safely - P

Preserving Food Safely - T

Publications - Preserving Peppers And Garlic


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Apples & More-Preserving Apples

Enzymes in light colored fruits such as apples, pears and peaches can cause oxidative browning as soon as the fruit is peeled or cut. Browning can cause loss of vitamin C. Because fruits are usually served raw they are not usually blanched to prevent this discoloration. Instead, chemical compounds are used to control enzymes in these fruits.


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General Tips

Selecting, Storing and Serving

Storage and Handling Tips

Strawberries - Diet Nutrition

Jamming With Strawberries

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Strawberries - NCSU BAE

Strawberries are extremely perishable and have unusually demanding postharvest handling requirements. Even under ideal conditions they can rarely be kept for more than 7 days after harvest.

Strawberries, Fact, and Fancy

Maybe they aren't berries, but strawberries do produce more food per acre, per time unit than any other fruit of the fields in the world.

The Strawberry Facts Page

Welcome to The Strawberry Facts Page, where you can learn all you ever wanted to know
about the delicious fruit called the Strawberry, and more!

Tips on Picking and Using Strawberries

To hull strawberries

Using and Preserving Strawberries

Fresh strawberries are highly perishable and delicate. If not used immediately, remove berries from their containers right after picking or purchasing. arrange in a single layer in a shallow container; loosely cover and refrigerate.

Nutrition Facts

Fruit Tool

Strawberries are high in vitamin C and a good source of fiber.

Strawberries & More

The Romans prized wild strawberries for their medicinal properties. Ounce for ounce, strawberries have more Vitamin C than citrus fruit. According to the American Cancer Society



Strawberries - Information and Recipes

Strawberries are most often eaten in desserts or fresh from the field, but don't miss these Featured Strawberry Recipes for not only some great dessert recipes, but also some main dishes.

Strawberries - Recipes, Info, Humor, Tips & Tricks, Links & More

Recipes for drinks, treats, snacks - anything to do with strawberries - complete with a splash of humor, trivia, "Did You Know? Fun Facts", Tips & Tricks, Links, and more!

Candy Strawberries


Strawberries and Cream

Mr Breakfast Presents Strawberries & Cream Pancakes

Rhubarb and Strawberry Recipes

Strawberries Romanoff

Strawberries, deep fried, with Mascarpone honey cream

Strawberry Recipes

Including recipes for Apple Strawberry Jelly, Strawberry Cheesecake, Strawberry Roll-up Dessert, Baked Ham with Strawberry Sauce, Strawberry Nut Drops, Buttermilk Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce, and Easy Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Recipes Low-er Fat Cheesecake with Strawberries


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Sweet Corn

General Tips


The Evolution of Sweet Corn

The origin of corn or maize is in remote areas of Mexico. Scientifically, they call sweet corn Zea mays rugosa

Corn, Corn, and More Corn!

Corn is best cooked right away

We enjoy corn quickly cooked, on the cob. Some like to cut fresh cooked corn from the cob for creamed corn or the ultimate corn bread, but the less fuss the better.

Freezing Sweet Corn

Nothing tastes as good as the sweet corn you freeze yourself, if you do it right. Following are suggestions

Canning Sweet Corn

GG Sweet Corn

Sweet corn is a delicious part of summer's harvest and has been for centuries. Whether eaten right off the cob or used in many wonderful dishes, corn's crunch and sweet taste make it one of our all-time favorite

How To Buy Fresh Sweet Corn Green Nature

For best quality, corn should be refrigerated immediately after being picked. Corn will retain fairly good quality for a number of days, if it has been kept cold and moist since harvesting.

Keep your corn between 34 to 38 degrees Fahrenheit.

If allowed to stay at higher temperatures, sweet corn will loose its sugar content quickly.

Let's Preserve Sweet Corn

Preserve corn within 2 to 6 hours after harvest for best quality. Select ears containing kernels of ideal maturity for eating fresh. Sweeter varieties may turn brown when canned, especially if processed at 15 pounds of pressure. Can a small amount and check color and flavor before canning large amounts.

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Sweet corn is delicious when prepared on the cob

Sweet corn is delicious when prepared on the cob. Without added butter or salt, one ear (approximately 6 inches long) contains 150 calories. It also contributes carbohydrate, a fair amount of Vitamin A (yellow varieties, only), and only a trace of sodium.


Nutrition Facts

Cooking sweet corn boost health benefits

Cooking sweet corn, whether you cream it, steam it or keep it on the cob, unleashes beneficial nutrients that can substantially reduce the chance of heart disease and cancer, according to Cornell food scientists.

Cooking sweet corn releases its antioxidant power --- HealthandAge

When sweet corn is heated, its antioxidant content is released from the grain, making it a very healthy addition to your diet.

Key nutrients in corn, in addition to vitamin C, are folate, thiamin and phosphorus.



 Sweet Corn Salsa

Chicken with Sweet Corn Stuffing Recipe

GG Sweet Corn Recipes

Grilled Sweet Corn

Roasted Sweet Corn on the Cob, Camping Cuisine at

Southwestern Sweet Corn Dressing

Sweet corn cake

Sweet Corn Chicken

An easy and economical dish made with chicken stock, sweet corn and egg white. Preparation time up to 25 minutes, cooking time approximately 25 minutes. Serves 4.

Sweet Corn Chicken Soup

Sweet Corn Chowder

Sweet corn fritters

Sweet corn muffins

Sweet Corn Recipes



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General Tips


Florida Tomato Home Page

Making the most of tomatoes

Selecting, Storing and Serving  Tomatoes

Storing tomatoes for winter use

This article will give you some ideas on keeping tomatoes for winter use, by canning, freezing and storing your tomatoes you can enjoy the for an entire year.

The On Line Vine Harvesting and Preparing Tomatoes

Tomatoes - Facts and Recipes




Canning Tomatoes

Select only disease-free, preferably vine-ripened, firm fruit for canning. Do not can tomatoes from dead or dying vines. Unripe tomatoes are more acidic than ripened fruit and can be canned safely with any of the following recommendations. Treat all ripe tomatoes (yellow, green, pink, orange, red, etc.) the same.

! Canning Tomatoes - Recipes

Traditionally, canning tomatoes has usually be done by using the hot water bath canner method. Recently, however, more people are finding that canning tomatoes in a pressure canner will result in higher quality and give you a more nutritious product.

Canning Tomato Products

Following are general instructions for canning tomato products, including selection, acidification, and preparation and processing. Also included in this fact sheet are recipes for other tomato products and answers to commonly asked questions about homemade tomato products.

Canning Tomatoes (pdf)




Canning and Freezing Tomatoes

Canning and freezing tomatoes2 (pdf)

Freezing Tomatoes and Tomato Products

You can freeze tomatoes but, for most uses, canned tomatoes have a better flavor and texture. Use frozen tomatoes for cooking. Tomato sauces and salsa freeze well and are convenient to have on hand for later cooking.




Drying Tomatoes




Home Made Tomato Sauce

This page has instructions and pictures on how to make and can your own tomato sauce. What we're making here is real sauce, ready to use right out of the jar without adding store bought items. Its a great way to preserve a little bit of Summer for the dark days of Winter.

Tomato Recipes


Baked Cherry Tomatoes Recipe Tomato Sauce Recipe

Fried Green Tomatoes Recipes

Meyer Tomatoes Quick and Easy Recipes

Old fashioned Broiled Tomatoes Recipe

Old fashioned fresh tomato recipes

Recipes - Stewed Tomatoes with Okra

Recipes with Tomatoes Index

Recipes, Cooking & Culinary Directory Tomatoes

Roasted Plum Tomatoes

Salsa Recipes for Canning

Scalloped Tomatoes

Sweet Tomato Chutney Recipe

Tomato Garden Casserole Recipe

Tomato Recipe Index

Tomato Recipes

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Tomato Recipes and Information

When selecting tomatoes at the market, use your nose. Smell the blossom (not stem) end. The most flavorful will have a rich tomato aroma.

tomato sauce recipe from lunched food-the most lip smacking recipes on line.


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