15 Canning Tips for Complete Beginners

If you're trying your hand at canning for the first time this year, you're not alone. While it's not quite as tricky as creating a sourdough starter, there are some important things to keep in mind...

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Freezing or preserving potatoes?

by glutton 14 years ago

Due to one of those amusing translation problems between spouses, my wife read that I wanted 12 pounds of potatoes, not 12 potatoes. So, I've got a lot of potatoes and with my wife travelling, it'...

Are you preserving, canning or putting food by?

by piedsdesanges 14 years ago

So about ten weeks ago I posted a query about preserving and canning, here: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/416702 I had a bit of a lapse in my preserving regimen when we moved from SoCal to NorC...

Purple fingerling potatoes - preserving color

by Youffraita 14 years ago

The local farmer's market had these cute Peruvian purple fingerlings. I had intended to do a simple roast with olive oil, salt & pepper but it's to be hot and muggy today, so the oven is out. Wou...

Preserving Candy for Display

by a_and_w 15 years ago

OK, this is a weird one, but I'm curious if anyone has any experience preserving candy for display. I recently obtained a limited edition candy bar (chocolate) that I'd like to preserve and maybe ...

preserving sliced apples

by LloydG 15 years ago

Apple season is in full swing here in New York, but every time I send my kids to school with a baggie of sliced apples, they complain that they are brown when they go to eat them. They're still los...

Preserving the heat: Steak serving temperature

by Itslikeimsayin 15 years ago

Partly inspired by a discussion in a Mastro's thread on the LA board, I'm wondering if people have any good solutions to the dilemma of letting a steak rest after cooking vs. serving it while still...

Canning and preserving jars in Los Angeles

by DAC1971 15 years ago

Anyone know where I can purchase jars in Los Angeles for preserving lemons and storing tomato sauce? Thanks

Preserving extra mint?

by OnceUponABite 15 years ago

I always buy a bunch of mint when I just need three sprigs to decorate my dessert. Now I have another bunch sitting inside my fridge. I want to see if you hounds have some clever way of either ...

Preserving a Gingerbread House?

by szmn26 16 years ago

Yes, it is the last piece of the holidays remaining at my house and I've come to the crossroads of whether to toss it or preserve it. And if I preserve it, does anyone know of the best way? I've ...

last minute question on canning/preserving:equipment

by coll 16 years ago

So I have my strawberries macerating, I'm going to finish after dinner (or maybe tomorrow AM). I went to Agway this morning and bought the official jars and the Blue Ball book. Then, while browsin...

Q re: Preserving lemons--juice is cloudy

by eel 17 years ago

I'm preserving lemons for the first time. I'm using Paula Wolfert's 30-day method (basically, meyer lemons quartered but still attached at the bottom; pack with about 2/3 C course salt and 1 bay l...

Preserving Nut Oils

by learner 17 years ago

How do you prevent your nut oils from getting rancid quickly? Apart from the normal refrigerating them - which sometimes doesn't really increase its longevity - would vacuum sealing the containers ...

Preserving lemon zest?

by --susan 17 years ago

We've got a lot of lemons. A lot. We're going to freeze the juice, but hate to waste all that great zest. Anyone have a tried-and-true way to successfully preserve the zest without all that love...

Canning/Preserving Question

by Ms.Paris 17 years ago

For Christmas presents this year, I've decided to make an assortment of canned/prserved fruits and vegetables. I'm also consideringmaking more decadent items like hot fudge sauce, butterscotch sauc...

preserving parsley and cilantro

by Chow Chow 17 years ago

I often have to buy a big bunch of cilantro or parsley and only need to use a small bit for a recipe--does anyone have any ideas for how to preserve or save it so I can use it again? Thanks

Another anchovy preserving question-freezing?

by Patrick D. 17 years ago

Can anchovies be successfully frozen and if so, what's the preferred technique for maximum storage life. My reason for wanting to know is that I was fortunate enough to get about a 3 lb. box of t...

Preserving (Freezing) fresh cowpeas (black-eyed peas)...How?

by Tela T. 17 years ago

I have these black-eyed peas that are fresh - I've shelled them - but now I want to freeze them - should I blanch them first? Could I freeze them in a double freezer bag or in plastic container? ...

Vacuum food preserving systems

by RWCFoodie (Karen) 17 years ago

I'm thinking about getting one of these (especially after reading the thread on freezing BBQ ribs, etc.) I'd love to have some imput from Chowhounds on what system they have and why they chose tha...

Preserving Fresh Basil

by Frank Z 18 years ago

All What is the best way to preserve fresh basil? I did try the French method of preserving basil in Kosher Salt. Results were astonishing as there was a basil oil residue on the leaves. Th...

Preserving Foie Gras

by Tom Meg 18 years ago

Can anyone give me some guidance for preserving foie gras? I've heard about some technique of partially cooking it and storing it in a jar in the fridge, where it'll keep for a few weeks, but I ca...

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