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This category is a wide range of tutorials on preserving food, whether it comes from your garden, the farmers’ market or the grocery store.

It covers how to dehydrate fruits and vegetables, how to pickle, preserve or can fruits, how to make herbal compound butters, how to make herbal salts, and how to make vinegars.

It also includes methods of preserving food to use as shrub syrups (aka drinking vinegars) for craft cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks.

Videos are included with some of the tutorials.

Preserving Tomatoes as Dehydrated Tomato Powder

There is no comparison between the sad tasteless grocery store tomatoes of winter and the fresh summer tomatoes which are packed with umami, a bit of sweetness and a touch of acid. There is an option however for that fresh tomato taste in winter. Dehydrating mid-summer tomatoes in their peak and then grinding them to …

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Preserving Fresh Herbs as Herbal Infused Salts (includes DIY video)

Summer offers an abundance and variety of fresh herbs that are not readily available in the Winter. There are many ways to preserve fresh herbs for year-round cooking, and making herbal salts is one of the easiest preservation methods. A step-by-step video is included in the recipe card. How to Use Herbal Infused Salts It …

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Preserving Fresh Herbs as Herbal Compound Butters

Dried herbs can’t compete with fresh herbs when it comes to cooking with flavor. If you have a garden, a nearby farmers market, or a good grocery store, preserving fresh herbs as herbal compound butters is my favorite way to ensure fresh flavor year-round. It’s very easy, you can create wonderful blends, and they’ll last …

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Kosovar Ajvar – a Red Pepper Eggplant Spread

Ajvar is a red pepper eggplant spread popular in the Balkan region.  This recipe is a particularly robust version enhanced with a Peruvian hot spice. The video that accompanies the recipe demonstrates a quick and easy way to roast and peel peppers. Author: Tesla Stainbrook What is Ajvar? Ajvar is a condiment made from red …

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Easy Salt & Vinegar Cucumber Chips – Baked or Dehydrated

It’s often hard to satisfy the craving for salty, crunchy snacks on a low carb diet (or any diet actually). This easy step by step process shows you how to salt and vinegar cucumber chips (or any veggie chips) in a dehydrator or in your oven set at low. This post may contain affiliate links. …

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Quick & Easy Pickled Onions as a Side Dish to Mexican Cooking

Pickled onions are a tart and slightly sweet accompaniment to a wide variety of dishes (a perfect match with Mexican cuisine).  The cool, pungent crunch adds a crisp fresh taste to carnitas or fish tacos in particular. They take 5 minutes to prep, 30 minutes to marinate, and will keep in the refrigerator for many …

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