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Freezing Food: Supplies and Equipment

Freezing is one of the fastest and easiest ways to preserve foods at home. Using the right supplies and equipment to freeze will help maintain the nutritional value and quality of your food. Freezing helps to slow natural chemical reactions that lead to nutrient, flavor, and color degradation in fresh […]

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Canning Vegetables

by P. Kendall and E. Shackelton* (9/13) Quick Facts… Most recipes for home canned foods will require elevation adjustments to time and/or the processing method. Can vegetables only in a pressure canner and at the pressure required to reach 240° F for your elevation. At varying elevations, the processing time stays […]

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Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products

by P. Kendall* (5/12) Quick Facts… Select disease-free, preferably vine-ripened, firm tomatoes for canning. Avoid overripe tomatoes. To ensure safe acidity in whole, crushed or juiced tomatoes, add 2 tablespoons of bottled lemon juice or 1/2 teaspoon of citric acid per quart of tomatoes. For pints, add 1 tablespoon bottled lemon […]